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Content Marketing Institute – How to Build a Smart Yet Simple Social Media Marketing Plan [Template]

 

 

 

 

By Jodi Harris

November 6, 2018

Editor’s note: Given the ongoing need for brands to use social media strategically, we are sharing this article updated from its original publication last year.

Concerned about how Facebook’s latest algorithm updates might affect your brand’s performance on the platform? Questioning where your Facebook ads might appear across its network of sites, including on Instagram and Messenger? Curious as to whether user trust has deteriorated to the point where social media is no longer a safe space for your brand to play at all? You’re not alone.

Brands typically have a lot of questions when it comes to marketing to consumers on any third-party content platform. Social media can be particularly puzzling as the rules, opportunities, audiences, and value propositions vary greatly from one channel to another – and can shift gears abruptly without a moment’s notice. But one thing that can make your decisions more straightforward is establishing a channel plan – an advanced directive for how your brand can and should distribute its content marketing efforts on rented channels like social media, and what you expect to achieve.

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CMSWire – What is the CMO’s Technology Strategy for 2019 and Beyond?


 

 

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October 12, 2018

According to an August survey, released by Forrester Consulting and Accenture Interactive, CMOs have more technology than they know what to do with, and a simultaneous mandate to drive a sound technology strategy and make their brands more human. It may sound like a paradox, but it’s the reality facing CMOs in 2019. “The opportunity to create emotive and powerful experiences for customers is out there, but only if the CMO collaborator can inspire customer-centric thinking that resonates with a positive brand experience across all lines of business,” researchers at Forrester and Accenture wrote.

But How? “By creating organizational alignment, a customer-obsessed culture, and a technology suite that enables and encourages innovation and real-time change.”

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Content Marketing Institute – If Your Content Doesn’t Have This, the Majority Won’t Trust It [Research]

 

 

 

 

By Ann Gynn

October 4, 2018

Is your content trustworthy?

Is your content persuasive?

If your content doesn’t include data, it is less likely to be trusted, persuasive, or even read. That’s based on the findings from an August survey of 1,054 U.S. adults released this week by SurveyMonkey Audience:

  • Three-fourths of adults say content with data is more trustworthy than content without. (Interestingly, 5% say data-backed content is less trustworthy.)

Three-fourths of adults say #content with data is more trustworthy @SurveyMonkey #research. (click to tweet)

  • Almost three-fourths (73%) say content with data is more persuasive (6% say it’s less persuasive).

Persuasive #content? It’s better with data, says 73% of adults in @SurveyMonkey #research. (click to tweet)

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Content Marketing Institute – LinkedIn for Content Marketing: What You Need to Know

 

 

 

 

By Chuck Hester

July 3, 2018

If you are a LinkedIn member – and there are more than 500 million – you can be a content marketer on the platform.

About two years ago, LinkedIn opened its publishing platform to all members, allowing them to publish blogs directly and promote their content throughout the LinkedIn network and beyond.

While LinkedIn is primarily a B2B social media platform, both B2B and B2C brands can benefit from publishing on it. Executives from Virgin (including Richard Branson), GE, and Microsoft all publish on LinkedIn. Publishing directly on LinkedIn increases their reach and allows them to connect directly with their customers.

There are two main ways to publish on LinkedIn. The first is LinkedIn Publisher, in which a LinkedIn member can write a long-form article – usually five to seven paragraphs – and share it with their LinkedIn network. The second is a LinkedIn status update – a Twitter-like feature that is perfect for short, concise updates and messages.

As LinkedIn’s publishing opportunities have evolved, there are three things you need to know.

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Contently – How to Talk to Freelancers About Marketing ROI

 

 

 

By Emily Gaudette

June 12th, 2018

 

Explaining the particulars of your business to someone who doesn’t work there is tricky. But it’s a necessary step if you want to develop effective content.

However, marketers don’t always take this step when working with freelancers. Maybe they don’t want to reveal proprietary data or think goals should stay private. Maybe they aren’t sure how to define their return on investment. Or perhaps, most likely, there are so many other things going on that they don’t even think to do it.

Whatever the reason, withholding information from your freelance talent can backfire in numerous ways. For starters, writers who don’t fundamentally understand their client’s mission won’t pitch as well. If they’re not aware of the criteria you’ll use to judge their work, then they won’t be able to edit themselves or anticipate feedback—both crucial freelance skills. And they’ll react disproportionally to small editorial changes because no one has ever bothered to show them the big picture.

Marketers and brand editors need to meet their contributors halfway, disclosing some basic information about voice, audience, distribution channels, and goals. Because everyone who creates content deserves to know its commercial purpose.

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