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Posts tagged with Content Strategy


How Barclays transformed its video content strategy

How has Barclays used video content to regain relevancy and trust?

Mark Brayton, content marketing director at Barclays, spoke at the Festival of Marketing on the transformation of Barclays' video strategy.

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10 examples of great Airbnb marketing creative

Airbnb is a master of branding and tempting UX.

I thought I'd roundup some examples, from campaigns to webpages and even little bits of what one might call 'micro UX'.


How can digital brands adapt content strategy for high growth markets?

How can brands such as Amazon Prime and Netflix ensure they approach high growth markets fully prepared, to maximise the viable revenue opportunities on offer?

As advanced economies are rapidly reaching saturation point and consumer acquisition is becoming increasingly challenging, digital content brands seeking expansion have no option, but to look for new revenue streams.

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Maximising content-led organic traffic with free Google tools: A comprehensive guide

How do you drive more organic traffic by efficiently enhancing your content strategy using only free tools?

Here's a 2,500 word how-to guide.

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What does content strategy mean at The Economist?

The Economist has caught the eye of late, with notable successes in creative programmatic and experimentation with social platforms.

I caught up with Heather Taylor, Director of Content Strategy at The Economist, to ask a few probing questions.

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Ecommerce product descriptions: Are they always necessary?

Product descriptions have long been advocated as both a sales and an SEO tactic.

But is this a bit 'web 2.0', or even 'web 1.0'?

Here is some evidence that product descriptions could be a red herring.

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How blog page design & layout can destroy readability

No matter how good you are at the words, the sentences and the grammar, no matter how often you run your florid prose through the Hemingway app, there are some elements of an article page that can scupper everything.

Here are the most important.


Five questions every content marketer needs to answer

The content marketing gold rush doesn’t seem to be slowing, and articles advising brands they need to jump on the bandwagon continue to plague the internet like timeshare salesmen in 1970s Spain. 

But does your brand really need content marketing? 

Maybe. Personally I’m pro-content, but I also don’t believe enough thought goes into why and how brands are doing it. 


NFL: the star quarterback of content marketing

It has been a while since I dissected the content marketing efforts of a major brand, and what better subject for my first one of the year than the almighty NFL. 

The 32 NFL teams generated $11.09bn in revenue between them in 2014. The English Premier League, by comparison, turned over just £3.26bn in the same period. 

I thought it would be interesting to delve into the content marketing strategy of this enormous money-making machine to see how the channel supports its success.

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Why the 'brands as publishers' trend is utter nonsense

Before a piece of marketing can have a chance of persuading anyone of anything it needs to be seen.

The necessity of registering in someone’s brain via their eyes has all but been forgotten in the fad for ‘brand publishing’.


How to make content marketing easy for Wealth & Asset Managers

Econsultancy’s recent Digital Transformation in the Financial Services Sector report found that “customer experience” was a recurring priority for senior executives from firms such as BlackRock and JP Morgan Asset Management.

Personalised and relevant content was seen to be key for delivering against this priority.

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Carlsberg: Probably the best content strategy in 2015...

Carlsberg's 'Newsroom' felt like a standout content strategy in 2015, combining old-school acumen and great creative with modern PR.

The multichannel project began in March 2015, underpinned by Fold7, TMS, OMD and CliffordFrench, and went on to win a Masters of Marketing award.

Here are the highlights of a prodigious amount of work and some background on the newsroom project.