Why the C-suite needs to start paying attention to content marketing

Why the C-suite needs to start paying attention to content marketing

Emma Roborgh quotes Content Marketing Institute co-founder Robert Rose, who points out why content marketing needs to be viewed from top down as a business strategy rather than merely a marketing tactic. Forget the rhetoric, the bravado and bluster: content marketing is about one thing, and one thing only. Audience. Building, growing and nurturing a valuable business asset. Robert Rose, …

Why It's Time to Stop Reading About Content Marketing and Start Doing It

Why It’s Time to Stop Reading About Content Marketing and Start Doing It

Earlier this year, I published a list of some of the most striking content marketing statistics that all marketers and business owners should know: Overwhelmingly, these statistics reflect the fact that marketers understand the important role content marketing can play in their campaigns and see the value in investing in it as a business strategy. But let me ask you …

Content Becoming Broader B2C Business Strategy

Content Becoming Broader B2C Business Strategy

There was once a time that I actually said that “if you are a small local mom and pop retail business, you don’t need a blog or a sophisticated content marketing program”. I furthered that with statements like, “If you are doing an exceptional job on social media, you don’t need a blog.” Years later, nothing could be further from …

How to Level Up Your Content Marketing Maturity

How to Level Up Your Content Marketing Maturity

Large or small. Growing or dwindling resources. New or experienced in the content marketing realm. Every organization is at a different stage in their content marketing maturity, looking for innovative and even practical ways to bring their efforts to the next level. But as the old adage goes, you have to walk before you run—and that couldn’t be more true …

Influence 2.0: The Future of Influence Marketing

Influence 2.0: The Future of Influence Marketing

New study report by Brian Solis, in collaboration with Traackr and TopRank Marketing  “To help set our bearings, I partnered with influencer relationship management software provider Traackr to survey brand strategists and marketers around the world. The goal was to learn how influencer marketing is evolving and how to connect the dots between ¨influencer marketing¨ as it exists today to …

It's Time to Get Serious About Understanding Social Media and Content Engagement

It’s Time to Get Serious About Understanding Social Media and Content Engagement

A report released last September found that 5% of brand-created content accounted for 90% of all engagement. Is that significant?  To hear that 5% of all content accounts for 90% of all engagement, well…it sounds significant, right?  If you could see that 5% of the content your brand created drove 90% of all the social media engagement, would you find …

9 Things You Can Learn About Your Audience From Social Listening

9 Things You Can Learn About Your Audience From Social Listening

Show me your audience and I will tell you everything about your company. OK, maybe not everything, but their opinions and behavior provide a valuable source of knowledge about your business and its condition both in present and in the future. Clients and prospects are like a reflection of your firm’s potential. Therefore, it is worth spending time on getting …

9 Facets of a Revenue-Driving Content Strategy

9 Facets of a Revenue-Driving Content Strategy

It’s not enough to just have a content strategy and hope it pays off. You need to identify clear goals that content marketing can help you achieve. Then you can research and create content specifically catered to that purpose. Here are the most common content marketing goals for B2B content marketers over the next 12 months: What you choose will …

Personal branding

5 Keys to Select the Perfect Influencer for Your Brand

Every day brand come up with new ideas to improve communication with their potential clients, to boost their branding and better their company’s position in the market. Influencer marketing is one of the strategies that’s grown the most in the past few years. It’s all about selecting people with influence on the Internet to promote your brand, product or service. …

Why Does LinkedIn Have No Serious Competitors?

Why Does LinkedIn Have No Serious Competitors?

With millions of highly skilled employees on LinkedIn, the professional networking site is an essential tool for corporate and agency recruiters alike. The ‘serious network’ has been the dominant player since it first launched in 2003 and no new platforms have seriously challenged its market position. The world’s largest professional social network has over 467 million users worldwide, including 133 …