Content Shock

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

      By Mark Schaefer I’m often asked: “What is the next big thing in marketing?” This seems like a simple question, but I’m not sure I know any more. I started thinking about this and came up with at least 10 “big things” that will profoundly impact my career, and yours. I first posted this list on Facebook and it provoked some interesting comments.

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

    …. Many reputable voices in our field have weighed in and said “yes, content shock is here” including BuzzSumo, Buffer, TopRank, Rand Fishkin of Moz, Christopher S. Penn of Shift Communications and many more. Track Maven has reported on this extensively. In a recent post they noted that the output of content per brand increased 35% per channel in one…

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  • The five great questions of content marketing

    … the Media Rating Council guidelines: 50 percent view for two seconds. Ha, is that how the creative team packaged the message?” 2. Specific measurement “We still have clients who want to know how many conversions can be attributed to specific platforms or even pieces of content — and often the brands who want to know this are the ones without…

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  • Three drastic marketing changes ahead for 2017

    … to survive and thrive in the online world. Goodbye website For the longest time, I have believed that your personal website was the most important part of your online presence. The holy grail. The mother base of all missions. Every social media network and blog was a means to drive traffic to your self-hosted site, where the real conversion of clients…

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

    …, influence marketing is an indispensable tactic and one of the hottest trends around. In 2012 I wrote the first book on influence marketing (Return On Influence) and predicted that it would become a mainstream tactic. The reason is simple: Social media has flipped the center of power. Everyone with an opinion and a wifi connection can publish…

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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

    … manage for SEO, you’re optimizing for common, popular keywords. SEO works against viral. Break some content marketing rules If you think about it, almost all the content we produce is boxed-in in a pretty dramatic way. We’re told that we need a certain headline length and style. Videos are supposed to some optimal length. To appease Google, we have…

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  • How to create a winning strategy with crappy content

    … is either to be the content curator or to be the brand trusted above all others. If we can create content that is un-missable, unmistakable, and un-copy-able we might have a chance … but let’s explore this idea a little more, shall we? Tom Webster and I dive over the crappy content waterfall in our latest Marketing Companion episode. We punch…

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

    … of The Marketing Companion podcast. Illustration courtesy Married to the Sea. Tags: content marketing, research, tom webster Posted in Content distribution, Content Marketing, Content Shock, economics of social media, Infographics, Marketing best practices, research, Social Media best practices, Social Media Strategy | No Comments » All posts …

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

    …. Eventually some companies aren’t going to be able to hang in that environment for long. It will be just too expensive. For some companies, it already is. As content popularity increases, it costs more to promote and compete. It’s a great discussion topic for our new podcast episode and in this edition of The Marketing Companion, Tom Webster and I…

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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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  • Monetizing in the moment and the content marketing pivot

    … or that your content isn’t great. It is! But there are just so many other distractions now that something has to give.” Content Shock in action I suppose. I wonder… Are we rapidly moving to a place where content can’t build relationships on the web any more? Is every piece of content simply an invitation to a cold call from a telemarketer…

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  • A course correction for influence marketing measurement

    …. In fact, he has little business experience at all. But he has a large social media following. Are you an influencer just because you declare it? What makes somebody an influencer? I did a project in 2014 for a large global ad agency to survey the world of influence marketing. What we found is that 85 percent of all ad/marketing agencies…

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