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Storytelling for Marketers

Storytelling for Marketers

1. Introduction 1.1 Executive summary This report identifies best practice approaches, techniques, challenges and opportunities around storytelling in the context of marketing. It explores how marketers perceive the importance of storytelling to the practice of marketing and the best practice application of storytelling principles to support marketing objectives and activity. The following topics are covered […]

The Periodic Table of Content Marketing

The Periodic Table of Content Marketing

This colourful overview of the key elements of content marketing is as relevant today as when it was first unveiled by Econsultancy. An invaluable resource for anyone working on content strategy and planning projects.

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Content Marketing Team Matrix

The Content Marketing Team Matrix

The perenially popular Econsultancy Content Marketing Team Matrix offers a practical look at what makes a content team brilliant, and the necessary skills and roles needed to build one in your own organisation.

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Content internet statistics

Looking for content statistics and market data?

Browse, save and export over 1,000 content-related statistics and charts collated in Econsultancy’s online Internet Statistics Database. Constantly updated to reflect the latest findings.

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How to create GIFs in Photoshop: A beginners’ guide for marketers

A short while ago, I wrote about 10 brands using beautifully creative GIFs to enhance the visibility and quality of their content. Many of these well-established brands have a fully-fledged design department working behind the scenes to create the polished examples I identified. If you’re working in a smaller company or start-up, you may not have considered generating branded GIFs as part of your content marketing strategy.

Instagram’s IGTV shows potential but is not yet a free lunch for brands

Last month, Instagram launched IGTV, a long-form, vertical video platform that is available in the Instagram app as well as a standalone IGTV app.

Before IGTV, videos on Instagram were limited to one minute in length. With IGTV, Instagram users can now create their own channels on which they publish videos of up to 60 minutes. In the future, Instagram plans to allow users to publish videos of unlimited length.

What do the latest trends in video mean for marketers? [Stats]

If one trend in content publishing and social media has been constant over the past few years, it’s the huge and growing popularity of online video.

Long-form video, short-form video, live video, square video, video advertising… Whatever the format, video has built up a tremendous amount of buzz in the marketing industry for its ability to engage and entertain, with brands increasingly making it a core part of their marketing strategies.