Content Ignition Strategy

    • Content marketing success and the crappy quality myth

      By Mark Schaefer Here is the ultimate sign that some people are drinking too much of the content marketing Kool-Aid. A Facebook post like this: “The problem with content marketing isn’t that there’s too much content, it’s that there is too much crappy content.” I see this sentiment expressed ALL THE TIME and frankly it just aggravates me off when people assume that when com ...

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  • 10 Epic Shifts that are Re-Writing the Rules of Marketing

    … (they determine what we see), Google (they determine what we find), and Amazon/Apple (they determine how it is distributed). Most internet revenue is now generated from subscription models (over advertising) but ironically, most of the actual content creators aren’t benefitting from the gold rush. 5) Distribution revolution The advent of drones and 3D…

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  • Why content is your enemy and experiences are your friend

    … Isadora Becker as Marge Simpson By Mark Schaefer I recently had an interesting conversation with my friend Jeremy Floyd, the CEO of FinWorx, and he made a provocative comment. “When we create material for our customers, we never call it content,” he said. “Content has become the enemy.” He had my attention! “Content is like a food buffet…

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

    … can observe in this little case study. In any human, natural, or economic system, when there’s too much supply and fixed demand, something has to give. In this case, the supply is content, the demand is consumption. When it gets to the point where it costs too much to compete, you’ve got to find something else to do. Certainly this is no longer…

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  • The five great questions of content marketing

    … By Mark Schaefer I recently attended a conference where marketers wrote about their single biggest challenges. These issues were posted on a board and it was fascinating to observe! These five content-related posts stood out as the great questions representing the minds of the conference attendees: 1. Breaking through the noise “We can create…

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  • What is the role of content marketing in an ad-free world?

    …, and a commitment to quality content to work. Even in a noisy marketing world crippled by Content Shock, there are still plenty of unsaturated niches to find and dominate. And in an increasingly ad-free world, every business needs to at least consider a role for content marketing in its strategy. Mark Schaefer is the chief blogger for this site…

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  • The business case for breaking the content marketing rules

    … By Mark Schaefer There are so many tutorials, webinars, and free guides out there about how to create content for the web but nearly all of them miss one critical idea — the most successful content doesn’t necessarily follow the rules. It is uncommon. Here’s a step-by-step content creation process I saw in a recent blog post: Business…

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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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  • Why Content Shock is coming to a Facebook ad near you

    … load is really a mix of art and science,” Wehner said. “We also want to be thoughtful about making sure each person’s overall feed experience has the right balance of organic and ad content.” This was surprising to analysts, as evidenced by the fact that many of them then asked Facebook’s executives to elaborate on what this means. So what does…

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  • Should your content generate leads or relationships?

    … with our social media and content strategy. Can you work with us? The email was from an executive with Adidas and it resulted in one of the biggest consulting contracts of my career. I didn’t have to fill out any paperwork to provide a quote. I didn’t have to compete with other agencies. They just wanted me, because through my content they felt…

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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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  • A course correction for influence marketing measurement

    … I recently had a great conversation with Pierre-Loic Assayag of Traackr about the state of the nation on influence marketing. I continue to like the way Traackr has moved forward as a “CRM for influence” and Pier-Loic and I talked about how the field needs to evolve. I can’t see any scenario other than influence marketing growing rapidly. One…

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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

    … This week I had the honor of giving the closing keynote address at Social Media Marketing World, the biggest social media marketing gathering in the world. What a great event. The Social Media Examiner team out-did themselves this year in every way — content, networking and flawless organization. This was a challenging talk — my audience…

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