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Posts from the ‘Digital Marketing’ Category

Contently – If Half of Web Traffic Is Fake, Good Content Marketing Is Even More Important

 

 

 

 

By Emily Gaudette

January 16th, 2019

In December, New York Magazine dropped an atom bomb on digital media. And no, I don’t mean this story on Snapchat filters for dogs.

The day after Christmas, tech reporter Max Read analyzed and synthesized reports from the Justice Department, a New York Times report on follower factories, one of many lawsuits against Facebook, a list from MarketingLand, and takedowns of YouTube, Instagram influencers, and deepfakes, all to conclude that digital metrics are fake and overinflated. We’re all just soaked in a seven layer dip of made-up, falsified baloney.

According to the article, roughly half of traffic and engagement is fraudulent. As if that wasn’t damning enough, Reddit’s ex-CEO Ellen Pao shared the article on Twitter, adding, “It’s all true: Everything is fake.” For many of us who make a living analyzing web metrics, it was a confusing time. I stopped checking Twitter for a full week, sitting in my kitchen like Dr. Manhattan on the moon, asking myself why I didn’t just go to law school.

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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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Forbes – Be The Good Friend: Create Content That Makes Readers Like And Trust You

 

 

 

By Young-Sae Song

March 5, 2018

It may not always seem like it, but content marketing is more relevant today than ever before, especially for B2B marketers. In fact, it is taking off across industries.

That doesn’t necessarily mean the quality of content is improving along with it. Too many companies take the wrong approach and consider their content simply a means to get more leads that they hope will one day turn into sales. In reality, content needs to engage and inform, educate and entertain. If it does that, you will have plenty of loyal content consumers who will think of your company’s products and services when they need them. And they’ll think of you as a friend.

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MarketingProfs – Five Reasons People Are Wired for Visual Marketing [Infographic]

 

 

 

By Laura Forer

February 26, 2018

One way to reach more consumers—or to get more mileage out of written content you already have—is to use visual content.

People remember 20% of what they read but 80% of what they see, according to an infographic on the topic of visual content.

The team at PR and content marketing partner for brands iScribblers produced the graphic, which explores five reasons visual content resonates with people more than written content does.

It also explains that the rise of social media has contributed to this phenomenon. For example…

  • Facebook continues to modify its News Feed algorithm to include larger and more prominently displayed images and videos, according to The New York Times.
  • More than 95 million photos are shared daily on Instagram, and pictures with faces are more popular than other photos, reports Reuters.
  • Twitter pulls pictures and videos right into its timeline, and tweets with images receive 150% more retweets than tweets without images, says HubSpot.

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Adweek – AI’s Hidden Patterns Transform Content, Marketing and Advertising on Facebook

 

 

 

Opinion: Consumers continue to demand more personalized experiences

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February 20, 2018

AI and Facebook permit brands to empower more effective matches between consumers and products or services
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Artificial intelligence finds and identifies the best parts about human behavior. It matches our desires with the exact information, product or service we need, at the right time. It is increasingly used to improve search results, and it will be the driving force behind the changes in content production, target marketing and advertising that we will see on Facebook.

Facebook has an abundance of data on its users that, when mined intelligently, can uncover hidden patterns. Such information—when implemented properly into content creation, marketing strategy or advertising targeting—creates a truly unique lifestyle experience. It gives users the most efficient information and access to knowledge, tailored and customized in a way that has never been done before.

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