Content Ignition

  • Content shock re-visited, the content marketing myths and realities

    … the rapid rate of change in our business. The challenge in all of this is to think critically and be aware of the changes in your business. Don’t keep doing something because that’s what you did last year. Consider new strategies focused not just on content but on content ignition — the economic value of content that is not seen and shared…

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  • Why it’s a very good sign that people don’t read your content

    … By Mark W. Schaefer Over the past year, I have really enjoyed delighting audiences with tales from my book The Content Code. And my favorite story from my speech goes like this: When I started out as a blogger, I had no idea what I was doing. I was working so hard, and creating content that was pretty darn good. And yet, nobody was reading my…

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  • A reasonable plan to scale content marketing efforts

    … to help us automate content distribution and help us scale content marketing efforts are (in no particular order): Sprout Social Revive Old Post ConvertKit WiseStamp And if you really want the deep dive with content distribution, here’s a post I wrote for {grow} a while back that gives 28 tips and a detailed look at how we handle it. Now I…

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  • How do you make your content the signal instead of the noise?

    … courtesy Flickr CC and Robin The post How do you make your content the signal instead of the noise? appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories Why “rich content” is central to your social media strategy The silver lining in the bad news about content marketing The business case for unbranded content Brand bullying and other things that need to change Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media? …

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  • Research proves there is still a place for long form content

    …% of long-form interactions take place in the first three days. There is another aspect to long-form content overlooked by many marketers today. Buzz Sumo, The New York Times and other organizations have determined that longer content gets shared more. I think the lesson here to re-think your strategy if you’re only dosing your customers with short…

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  • Highlights from my #SMMW keynote speech

    … patterns. The economic value of content is zero unless it is seen and shared. This suggests we need to develop a core competency focused on content ignition, in addition to content creation and audience building. We need to find and nurture our Alpha Audience, the elite group of people who share our content the most. Too many marketers…

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  • Driving economic benefits from your Alpha Audience

    … I remember the day well. It was in March 2013. I was on a long plane flight and could not shake this uncomfortable feeling I had about the state of digital marketing. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but my job just seemed harder than it was a year ago. And then I saw data on the exploding amount of content on the web, the ever-rising level…

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  • One easy tip to increase content sharing immediately

    In this world of extreme information density, creating great content is certainly no guarantee that anybody will see it. We need to focus on content ignition — techniques to get our content seen and shared. Of course this is the entire focus of The Content Code book, but I wanted to share with you one problem I see all over the web that might be secretly killing your content.

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  • A simple hack that doubles your headline power

    … By Maël Roth, {grow} Community Member As we all know by now from Mark Schaefer’s book The Content Code, there is no value in simply publishing content. There is only value in content that moves. It has to be seen and shared to deliver economic value to your business. So how do we do that? In his book, Mark has hundreds of great ideas and I…

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  • The business case for dwelling on dwell time

    … I’m a big fan of the New York Times. Not only do they lead the way with the best in American journalism and commentary, they also are innovators in their approach to marketing articles to get them to move. And as you know by now, my strong view is that we must get our content to move. In fact the economic value of all that content you’re…

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  • Content Shock is Here. Now What?

    … does not “rise to the top.” Great content alone is no longer the finish line. It is the starting line. The answer is not in simply producing more content, or even better content. It requres a new focus on “ignition.” The economic value of content is zero unless it is seen and shared. This suggests the need for a new marketing competency. Just HOW…

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  • Content Shock is here. Now what?

    … to the top.” Great content alone is no longer the finish line. It is the starting line. The answer is not in simply producing more content, or even better content. It requres a new focus on “ignition.” The economic value of content is zero unless it is seen and shared. This suggests the need for a new marketing competency. Just HOW do we get…

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  • 10 Ways to Drive More Social Proof

    … 10 Ways to Drive More Social Proof from Mark Schaefer In an information dense world, the difference between being ignored and being a success might very well hinge on this subtle idea of social proof. People are barraged with messages every day and social proof is a handy shortcut when they are trying to figure out who to believe, who…

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  • Case study: Re-building a blog from the ground up

    … ... by vicmaine Yeah, but my advice is to get off Blogger! Time to bite the ... by Mark W. Schaefer Thank you sir. I have the same policy in general. by Mark W. Schaefer Plus 4 more... Related Stories Polish up your best content to drive content marketing value Why you need to re-evaluate the design of your blog How to get off your ass and start blogging …

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