Content Shock

    • Social media engagement is a lousy metric

      By Mark Schaefer Thank you for your social media engagement through your generous tweets, blog comments, and likes. I have just one question: Why aren’t you hiring me? Let me unpack this unusual question … I’ve been creating content consistently for nearly 10 years and have built an amazing community that has generated 60,000 blog comments and hundreds of thousands of likes ...

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  • 20 Extraordinary Content Marketing Insights

    … frequency, etc. but lots of scope for growth. Starting to get the picture? This episode is jam-packed with interesting insights you won’t want to miss. let’s get started … If you can’t access the episode above, click on this link to listen to Episode 102 Other ways to enjoy our podcast Click here to download the latest episode or subscribe…

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  • 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…

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

    … marketing strategy may be a true source of competitive advantage. There are only so many influencers to go around. Jeremy Bednarski said, “Those who want to take advantage of influence marketing need to do so quickly. There are only so many influencers and only so much content they will be able to endorse. Think of it as content shock specifically…

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

    … back my friends to the show that never ends. Content Shock is certainly here to stay. Content Shock in large and small ways It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since I wrote the original article on this theme, projecting that for some businesses, content marketing would not be a long-term sustainable strategy … for the very reasons we…

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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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  • Three drastic marketing changes ahead for 2017

    …. Wooza! The ‘only’ downside? It’s not customer friendly. First of all, even $5 per month for a single series is too much if the customer can stream the entire Netflix library for about $7. Not to forget the hassle: you have to sign up, pick up the right ebook format (PDF? Mobi? ePub? AZW3?), which you then have to download and drag to your…

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

    … By Mark Schaefer Here’s the current state of my advertising consumption. I subscribe to digital versions of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and my local paper. I have not seen a newspaper ad in five years. Maybe longer. With the exception of the news or a live sporting event, I never see ads on TV. Nearly all of my video…

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  • Four marketing mega trends nobody’s talking about

    …. These trends will be forcing dramatic change: Information density — You have undoubtedly seen the dizzying statistics about the amount of content flooding the web. Finding an unsaturated niche is becoming more difficult and competing in a successful way will be more expensive. That is the fundamental idea behind the concept of Content Shock…

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  • Economist Study: B2B leaders conflicted about content marketing

    … By Mark Schaefer New research suggests that B2B content aimed at establishing thought leadership offers big rewards for those who get it right … but very few companies are getting it right. The Economist recently collaborated with Hill+Knowlton to produce a fascinating study called Thought Leadership Disrupted: New Rules for the Content Age…

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  • The business case for breaking the content marketing rules

    … are necessary to keep things organized and focused in many situations, especially when you are creating content for large and complex organizations. The best personas capture digital behavior and preferences as well as personality traits. But I can think of nothing more boring than creating scripted content that you think a made-up person is going to like…

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  • How to create a winning strategy with crappy content

    … finest because he brings up an ugly topic we choose to ignore — that swarming the web with content — maybe even crappy content — is a legitimate strategy. It’s a topic I’ve covered in The Content Code book and in a recent podcast episode — when you get it down to it, the best content marketing strategy is to create “Content Shock” for your competition…

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  • 5 Ways to distinguish your content and brand by using research

    …. If a sharp, clear graph like the one below from Statista can’t be drawn from your data, you’re doing it wrong. Final Thoughts There has been a lot of talk about the flood of content that overwhelms us (my friend Mark Schaefer calls it content shock) and there is no question that it is harder than ever to stand out with research studies or any other kind…

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

    … better ads” part seems more difficult. Facebook will either need to do a better job proving its ads lead to sales, which it’s already trying to do, or offer more premium ads, like the commercials you might see on TV. A few years ago, I wrote a post called Content Shock: Why Content Marketing is not Sustainable which predicted this eventuality…

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  • Want to Differentiate Your Content? Aim for Interaction

    … calculators – such as this one from XMedius – are great because they help users understand exactly what they’re getting from a company. They help reduce friction and establish comfort. Quizzes. If you’re looking to gain social media traction, quizzes are a favorite when it comes to interactive content. Quizzes and surveys – like this one from…

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