The growing popularity of National Awareness Days and Months makes an ideal marketing tool for your business to inspire your content. Originally set up by charities to bring focus to their cause, awareness days can also help you promote your offering too.Continue reading
In the early days of social media sites and blogs, the stream was reverse chronological with the most recent content at the top and older items further down the page. The timescale attached to a piece of content, dictated where it appeared in the stream.
Today major platforms operate differently. Instead of determining order by time of publication alone, they instead use ‘importance’ or ‘relevance’ scores to determine when, and whether, to show content to users.Continue reading
Content strategy and content planning are not the same thing much to popular belief. Strategy is the process you go through to get to the planning step, which then leads you to execution.
Strategy, then planning, then execution. If you intend to be successful with your content creation and your content marketing, you need to be able to separate one from the other and do them in the right order.
When it comes to getting started with creating your content the first factor to consider is who are you actually targeting and why is that customer a target. Each person has different intents, motivations, problems and each person requires different content to move them through the buyers journey. You need to determine which content to create to get that move happening from the very beginning.
Having a solid content strategy is the best way to get a competitive advantage. There is so much content created blindly without purpose, and this approach does not get ready for success.
When you are developing a solid content strategy, you want to create different types of content that catches users at the right step of the sales funnel. From the top of the funnel down you will find that certain types of content will create potential customers that you can lead right through the sales funnel.