It’s challenging to maintain the “perfect” content marketing strategy when it seems as though everything around you can flip on a dime. We get it.
Recent events and the need to make stronger emotional connections with your customers than ever before has put added pressure on today’s content marketer. It’s especially difficult when a small team is responsible for everything from content creation to distribution to optimization and measurement.
Where do you start?
We know you’re strapped for time – so we’ve created your one-stop-shop for all things content marketing. The best newsletters to subscribe to, influencers to follow and articles that will guide your strategy – all in one spot.
Before you start creating and distributing content, you need to establish who you’re writing for and what your objectives are. Consider these critical questions and follow this 7-step process for how to create an impactful content strategy.
TIP FOR MID & LATE-STAGE MARKETERS: As you look to expand your products or services and enter new verticals, it’s important to revisit these questions. Don’t assume the answers will be the same for every audience.
The simplest and most effective way to organize your content marketing strategy: 5-Step Framework for Executing Your Content Marketing Strategy
Repurposing content does not mean duplicating – it means taking a story that resonates and parsing it out across different channels, with a new tone, style or format. For example, try polling your audience about a specific topic you recently wrote about, and then use the quotes or data you receive to update or curate the content. Read along for more tips that will provide you with the inspiration to get started.
TIP FOR EARLY-STAGE MARKETERS: If the phrase “small but mighty” resonates, then this is the article for you. Repurposing evergreen content is a smart way to save yourself time and resources that are already running thin.
This article provides a thought leadership content roadmap that explains the different avenues to take according to your brand’s marketing goals. Once you’ve set your goals, it’s time to decide what form of content you prefer for your thought leadership. Here are a few sample goals to get started:
TIP FOR ALL GROWTH STAGES: Thought leadership should be integral to your content and earned media strategies at every stage of growth. Let your executive thought leadership bench (and your goals/expectations) grow with your brand.
Hear what your peers had to say about content marketing priorities: 2020 Content Fitness Report
No matter how much time and care you put into building your strategy, outlining your editorial plans and processes, or crafting persuasive, engaging, high-quality copy, your brand’s potential for success often lives or dies by your distribution and promotion choices. CMI shares how to make smart ones.
TIP FOR ALL GROWTH STAGES: Consider spreading your efforts out across paid, earned, shared and owned channels for maximum impact.
This resource helps set and define content marketing metrics based on your brand goals and KPIs. These 5 should get you started:
Looking for specific steps to boost organic traffic to your website? This checklist offers a 9-step process for creating and optimizing your content based on core SEO principles. Here are the first few to consider:
Optimizing content isn’t just a goal for new content. Making the most of existing assets is important and this guide explains why and how.
HUBSPOT TAKEAWAY: Identifying which content is a low lead generator is just as important as knowing which is your highest lead generator.
This article emphasizes the importance of integrating content with earned media distribution. Whether that means building a pitch and earning coverage, sharing your ideas on sites like Medium or submitting content to digital platforms like Reddit, your content marketing program won’t be successful without the help of PR!
Learn how to uplevel your content distribution strategies by downloading our latest template.
“I see a lot of B2B organizations still struggling with this idea. The idea of slowing down and creating higher quality [content].” – Robert Rose, Content Marketing Has Changed for the Better [Video]
“Good distribution strategies begin at the content ideation phase. The medium may not completely be the message, but there’s no doubt the message is profoundly shaped by the medium.” – Pam Neely
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Contently is a content marketing program that utilizes storytelling and freelance creatives to build content for high-profile brands like Marriott and Dell. The Strategist is their blog that houses everything content marketing related.
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