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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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MarketingProfs – Get Started on Your Social Media Plan (Because It Matters to Your Customer Marketing)

 

 

 

By Sandra Gudat
January 14, 2019

Your company probably has a social media presence. But if you’re not incorporating social media into your customer marketing strategy, you could be missing out.

After all, you’ve spent valuable time and money building your customer base, and you’ve also worked to amass a growing community of followers on your social media channels. But have you integrated those efforts in an effort to expand your customer base, keep current customers engaged, and increase profits?

Take the following three steps to help you make sure you do.

1. Develop a social media marketing plan

Without a plan, your social activity runs the risk of turning off customers instead of turning them in, derailing corporate objectives, and tarnishing your company’s reputation.

So, no matter where you are in the social moment, take time now to evaluate (or create) your strategy, keeping the following in mind:

Check your goals. Social efforts must support corporate and marketing goals, from big-picture aims (building brand awareness, boosting revenue) to short-term targets (generating event attendance, maximizing offer response).

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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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