Posts tagged with Content Marketing

Four qualities of an agile marketer

In marketing, buzzwords often emerge and acquire a definition which loses some of the original meaning of the term.

One recent example is the word 'agile' which now (capitalized) almost always refers to the project management method with stand-up meetings, sprints, and scrums.

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Four key traits of ‘human’ brands

As the year draws to a close, talk naturally turns to what the biggest trends of 2018 will be. Will AI dominate? Is personalisation yet again going to take centre stage?

Interestingly, it seems the one thing consumers will look for in the year ahead is a brand that sounds exactly like they do. In other words, emotional intelligence – i.e. the ability to empathise and engage like a human – will become the biggest consumer expectation of all.

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A day in the life of... content marketing manager at Skimlinks

Angus Quinn is content marketing manager at Skimlinks. What does he do, and what does it take to do it?

We're about to find out...

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10 brilliant examples of content marketing from beauty brands

New data suggests that the UK health and beauty industry is now worth £4bn, with sales of cosmetics increasing £55m in the past 12 months alone.

In the US, the demand for beauty is (naturally) even bigger, with the sector expected to rise from $80bn to a whopping $90bn by 2020.

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URL vs social media tracking

Why marketers are failing to track 87% of their content shares

Although most brands confine their analysis of social sharing to share buttons and email newsletter tracking, our latest experiment shows that 87% of all shares are made through copy-and-paste direct from the address bar.

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been an easy way to track this data, until now.

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Five essential mobile moments and how brands can take part in them

In a recent Econsultancy survey, we asked marketers whether they work to engineer mobile moments which reflect well on their brand.  

But what are 'mobile moments'?  And what can brands do to be a part of them?

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Four examples of brands using educational content marketing

Education can be a powerful marketing tool for brands. Knowledge is power, after all.

Interestingly, research has shown two thirds of consumers prefer content marketing that educates and informs them about a subject or product, meaning it could be even more effective than pure entertainment.

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Want to do content marketing in FMCG? Here's four things you need to know

I’ve heard it all before....“My product is bought seasonally.” “It’s an impulse decision.” “Reach is the most important metric.”

These are the cries of CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) companies. Whilst there is an element of truth, it doesn’t mean that these brands can simply ignore digital.

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Content strategists take heed! 10 lessons from The New York Times' 2020 report

The New York Times is a massive media brand wrestling gamely with digital.

The leaking of an internal document in 2014, detailing a struggle to innovate, made the fight pretty public.

Last week, The NYT published the 2020 report listing the newsroom's 'strategy and aspirations' - it's particularly interesting for journalists and subscription businesses, but I thought I'd pick out some quotes of general interest for content strategists.

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Four key content marketing principles

What is the secret to successful content marketing?

Much has been written about the rise and rise of content marketing. Brands across both B2C and B2B sectors have realised that content is both an effective and essential route to reaching and engaging customers.

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Embracing digital transformation in the Pharma and Healthcare sectors

Digital technology has increased the pace of change in consumer and patient expectations, but most pharma and healthcare organisations haven’t moved quickly in response.

Consumers are taking control over their own healthcare and driving change, preferring a more convenient way to get medical services and access information.

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10 useful takeaways from #BrightonSEO: Local search, AMP, content & more

Everyone and anyone in search marketing in the UK (and some from beyond) was at BrightonSEO 2016.

I went along and wanted to put together some useful takeaways - hints and tips, rather than impressive soundbites.

Here are 10...

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