CONTENT MARKETING

:What Is Content Marketing?

“Content marketing and service is a strategic approach focused on creating and distributing valuable,to attract and retain a clearly defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.”Instead of pitching your products , you are providing truly relevant and useful to your prospects and customers to help them solve their issues.

Content marketing is used by leading brands Our annual research shows the vast majority of marketers are using. In fact, it is used by many prominent organizations in the world, including P&G, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and John Deere. It’s also developed and executed by small businesses and one-person shops around the globe. Why? Because it works.

1.Increased sales
2.Cost savings
3.Better customers who have more loyalty

:Content is the present – and future
Go back and read the definition one more time, but this time remove the relevant and valuable. That’s the difference between content marketing and the other informational garbage you get from companies trying to sell you “stuff.” Companies send us information all the time – it’s just that most of the time it’s not very relevant or valuable (can you say spam?).

:Marketing is impossible without great content
Regardless of what type of marketing tactics you use, content marketing should be part of your process, not something separate. Quality content is part of all forms of marketing:

Social media: Content marketing strategy comes before your social media strategy.
1.SEO: Search engines reward businesses that publish quality, consistent content.
2.PR: Successful PR strategies address issues readers care about, not their business.
3.PPC: For PPC to work, you need great content behind it. : Content is key to driving inbound traffic and leads.

:Content Marketing in Public Relations
1.The internet has shattered barriers that once prevented businesses from reaching their target customers.
2.In the past, getting featured on TV was difficult or expensive — now you can upload a video to YouTube or Facebook and reach millions of people for free.
3.The same thing goes for making an announcement. You don’t need a publicist to communicate with your customers and fans.
4.Blog posts have replaced press releases. Facebook Live has replaced the traditional press conference. Everything you need for PR is right at your finger tips, and it’s mostly free!

:Content Marketing Best Practices
So you’re familiar with content marketing and its importance in an effective inbound marketing campaign, but are you doing them correctly? As mentioned in our intro, this is usually the area that most marketers struggle with, but thankfully, by following a few basic best practices, we can help you in your quest to get started in creating quality, relevant content.