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4 Tips to Ensure Your Branded Content Gets Discovered

Ignite Social Media

Branded content. In an era of ad-blockers and hyper-competitive social media, marketing that takes the form of useful and entertaining content as a way of promoting a brand has become de rigueur. In fact, the New York Times , BuzzFeed , Mashable , and even The Onion employ branded content. Is your content useful?  Is your content informational? 

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Why Every Organization Needs a Content Style Guide

Spin Sucks

One of the most important tools for an organization to have is a content marketing style guide, which keeps all of your content creators on voice and on message. Without it, you’ll find you are destined to spend more of your time than you’d like making edits and requesting revisions to the content your internal and external writers create.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

The best performing and most valuable content provides relevance for the user as well as the brand with a great respect for the context. What And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? Users are encouraged to location-tag their content, in order to create engagement to their own profiles. Facebook.

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25 Excellent Content Marketing Tools for Your Brand

Pamorama

Successful content marketing initiatives have many moving parts. Creating powerful content that grows your business can be a discouraging process. It’s possible to spend countless hours producing something to help your brand reach the next level, only to discover that it does little in the way of improving engagement, traffic, or sales. Content Curation Tools.

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How to Repurpose Influencer Content for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

When it comes to asking whether or not your brand should be repurposing its influencer-generated content – there’s really no question about it. Many companies, like Carusele , have recognized the power that lies in influencer-generated content – encouraging brands to feature this content on their own channels. Their images are just awesome. While Hills Bros.

Put Content Marketing at the Heart of Your Brand Strategy

Mindjumpers

With the enormous amount of time spent online on searching for information and connecting to social networks, content marketing is something marketers around the world have become increasingly interested in. Content is the voice of your brand                     . This has put an emphasis on the importance of quality content within digital marketing.

The Minimalist Approach to Brand Storytelling

Spin Sucks

Brand storytelling. While it continues to be a hot marketing buzzword of the moment, when we look around at examples we find only a select group of brands really do it effectively. Don’t get me wrong, a ton of brands tell fantastic stories about themselves. So the ultimate question then becomes: Is your brand story inclusive or exclusive to your consumer?

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Five Tips to Help You Create Shareable Content

Spin Sucks

The most powerful force to encourage people to share content is emotional engagement. Veronica Hunt shares five tips to help you produce shareable content. The post Five Tips to Help You Create Shareable Content appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Why Your Brand Should Create Less Content

Convince & Convert

It’s time to audit the amount of content on your social channels. Whose voice is behind the majority of the content you share on social and in your blog? Is it the voice of your brand? When brands prioritize and amplify the voice of the consumer , they cause engagement, brand lift, and community building.  Real relationships actually lift brands. 4. Quick!

A Look at How Three Brands Are Driving Social Engagement

Spin Sucks

The post A Look at How Three Brands Are Driving Social Engagement appeared first on Spin Sucks. Did you know Facebook is capturing over 90 percent of all social media shares? It's time to dust off your social media strategy and see how you can increase social engagement. Here is what Fractl and Buzzsumo research found.

Facebook Adds More Tools for Branded Content in Instant Articles

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook added some new options to branded content  in its Instant Articles , including support for marketer logos atop those articles. Today a publisher can use our existing article styling tools to visually distinguish branded content from editorial content, as well as to meet contractual obligations established with the content sponsor.

Why Content Marketing Fails

Spin Sucks

Before I talk about why content marketing fails, I want to talk about Barbie. Not only were there fashion tips from the likes of Punky Brewster , there were loads of Barbie fashion spreads , dramatic storylines , and ads just as enticing as the content itself. It served its purpose on me as a six-year-old, but that’s not content marketing. This is how content marketing wins.

Vine for Brand Marketing

Mindjumpers

Since Twitter launched  Vine , brands have been creative, in adapting the six seconds restriction, of communicating their brand. In this post we look at different ways your brand can benefit from Vine, by incorporating its unique qualities to create visual marketing-content. And visuals are great for brands to interact with consumers. But how does Vine work?

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60+ Content Curation Tools

Pamorama

Blogging Brand Branding Content Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Content curation Content marketing Social media marketing Pamorama has moved! Update your Reader now. This feed has moved to: [link] Please update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get my latest blog posts.

5 Branded Content Campaigns You Need to Know

Convince & Convert

However, this time I’d like to introduce a new theme: branded content, or content that subtly blends into editorial publications and other media communications. Today, such advertisements, which include videos, interactive infographics, and articles, are quickly gaining traction among both brands and publishers. without consciously recognizing branded content.

The Future of Content Marketing is Now

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich Content marketing exhaustion. Content marketing overload. Content marketing is king. In the information age, we all have so much content coming at us at every second of the day that we are becoming immune to it. Because there is so much out there, a backlash around content marketing is building. What is the vision of your content? Vision.

Your Logo is NOT Your Brand – Marketing Brand Strategy in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

When many business leaders think of the term “brand” they think of pretty colors, expensive logos, fancy graphics, Facebook cover photos and traditional tv or radio advertisements. Smart marketers know branding is much more than a logo. In reality, the logo is the easy part and only one small yet very important component of your brand. Every brand touch counts.

7 Top Personal Branding Goals To Develop Your Social Brand Strategy

Pam Moore

They aren’t thinking “should I do business with this person or brand.” ” Would you like to increase brand awareness, generate more leads? They fear they must share what they ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner to build their personal brand. This Have you thought about your personal branding strategy? How to define your own personal branding goals.

5 Reasons Snackable Content is (Still) Awesome

Visually SM

If you’ve ever heard the expression “big things come in small packages,” you already know a little something about snackable content. This social media content category might be composed of small, easy-to-consume chunks of information—think a tweet, or a Facebook video, or an Instagram meme—but it is nonetheless a mighty force for the good of your brand. Puh-lease.

4 Brand Opportunities for Instagram Stories

Ignite Social Media

Instagram Stories is only a few weeks old but brands have already leaped at this new opportunity to engage with their fans. In this blog, we’ll be highlighting some of the opportunities that brands have identified and which brands are successfully achieving results. Behind-the-Scenes Content. How-To Content. Live Event Coverage. Time Inc. Sales Promotions.

3 New Social Media Features to Consider for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Could this work for my brand? We’re here to tell you that 1) everything will be okay, and 2) these new ways for brands to use social media are here to add value to your pages and your brand, so while they may seem out of reach at first, don’t be too hesitant to embrace them. These features could be a benchmark for future content, trends, and social communication.

Snapchat as a platform for branded content?

Mindjumpers

The creative possibilities of Snapchat enables a brand to communicate personal visual messages to its consumers (no need to mention the importance of visual storytelling , right?) on a one-to-one basis. Best practice for brand communication on Snapchat. Promote your brand: Use your other social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to promote your Snapchat profile.

Google News Lab, Algorithms, and Content Creation

Spin Sucks

Three years ago, I was introduced to  Narrative Science , a company that trains computers to write news stories and create content or, better explained, how  algorithms are becoming superior storytellers over journalists. It’s a new world where algorithms and humans are working hand-in-hand to produce some of the world’s best content. How Content Creation Will Change.

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Four Ways to Keep Content Fresh

Spin Sucks

Do you know the story of how  BlendTec  used  Will It Blend  to keep content fresh about industrial-strength blenders? They needed a story to help build the brand and make people aware of its incredible strength, but also to set itself apart from the competition that seemingly do the same thing. Keep Content Fresh. There are a lot of content ideas in there.

7 Steps to Successful Content Marketing [Infographic]

Pamorama

Content marketing is a way of communicating with your customers and prospects without pitching your products or services. . Also known as  inbound marketing , content marketing is non-interruptive. Ultimately they reward you by purchasing your products, recommending them to friends via social media channels and word-of-mouth, and acting as brand ambassadors. The result? Create.

Which Brand Storytelling Persona are You?

Spin Sucks

The type of relationship you have with your consumer should determine the nature of your content and brand storytelling strategy. The post Which Brand Storytelling Persona are You? Comments Comments Related Stories Four Elements of Successful Brand Storytelling Determine the Right Metrics for Your Content Marketing Content Creation Through Excavation.

Three Approaches to Effective Brand Storytelling

Spin Sucks

Because understanding how it works is crucial to effective brand storytelling. And this tendency is what fuels effective brand storytelling and content marketing.  Brand Storytelling is Framing One of the most important parts of effective communication is understanding the concept of frames. Here again, relate this back to message development and brand outreach.

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Where Does an Ultra Cool Content Marketer Go for Work?

Spin Sucks

As a content marketer in 2016, the world is your oyster. Amanda Wilks looks at types of jobs available for content marketers. The post Where Does an Ultra Cool Content Marketer Go for Work? Related Stories The Hottest Trends In Digital Marketing Automation Five Ways Content Marketing and SEO Can Work Together The Five Elements to Include in a Content Marketing Strategy.

The Five Parts to Brand Storytelling Nearly Everyone Misses

Spin Sucks

He told me he was moderating a brand storytelling panel, which he thinks is the most over-blown buzzword today. Then I read, “ The Bedtime Test of Content Marketing and PR ” by Christopher Penn and I laughed out loud again. In Spin Sucks , I talk about how important it is to think about your brand storytelling like you would a novel. ” You don’t say?

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Social Networking Stats: Millennials Are 56% More Likely To Find Brand Content On Social Networks

The Realtime Report

Millennials Are 56% More Likely To Find Brand Content On Social Networks. The average millennial checks their smartphone about 45 times a day, and is 56% more likely to find brand content on social networks than on search engines or other online news feeds, according to SDL’s global study. Is your content ready to find millennial customers? Facebook: 1.23

Beyond SEO: The Power of Brand Building

Spin Sucks

By Jeremy Durant With content creation there is an obsession with SEO—and rightfully so. You’ll know you’ve truly succeeded as a content marketer when people recognize your brand as synonymous with your products or services  instead of searching for what it is you sell and falling on your website in the first page of Google results. You do.

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Crowdsourced Content Should Be Fun, Not Scary or Risky

Spin Sucks

Some brands have a fear of sharing, liking, or commenting on crowdsourced content. The post Crowdsourced Content Should Be Fun, Not Scary or Risky appeared first on Spin Sucks. But it's a golden opportunity to work with your most loyal customers. Brandie McCallum has four ways to get started easily, and without risk.

Repurpose Content with These Six Tools

Spin Sucks

So, I’ve moved on to one of the most valuable marketing superpowers of all—how to repurpose  content. Repurpose Content: The Content Marketing Superpower. For (busy) content marketers, I’d argue yes, because it’s the closest we can come to being Emma Watts—er, I mean, freezing time. The following six tactics are my go-to to repurpose content and reach new audiences.

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The Content Marketing Explosion [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Content marketing is on the rise and many people say that “content is king” It seems that more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of great content since ‘content marketing’ has expanded at an exponential rate in 2011 alone on Google. This can by done though content on blogs, in social media, newsletters etc. .

Facebook Updates Branded Content Policy to Include Verified Profiles

SocialTimes Facebook

Users with verified Facebook profiles can now share branded content on Facebook, as Facebook announced it updated its Branded Content Policy to include verified profiles. Facebook previously announced changes to its Branded Content Policy in April 2016 , which allowed verified Facebook pages to bring their sponsorships onto Facebook by posting branded content and tagging the associated marketers in their posts. Readers: What do you think about this update to Facebook’s Branded Content Policy?

Content Marketing Strategy? Think Like A Reporter

Webbiquity SMM

Although 93% of B2B companies are doing content marketing, less than half view themselves as successful with it. However, companies with a documented content marketing strategy are three times as likely to say their efforts are “very” or “extremely” effective as those without one. So—creating a content marketing strategy is vital. The Inverted Pyramid.

15 Highly Engaging Pokemon Go Brand Posts

Unmetric

turned to Discover to see if brands too were going nuts over Pokemon Go. There were about 12,000 pieces of Brand Content across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, in North America alone that mention Pokemon. Remember, this is in just two weeks! I dug a little deeper to identify certain trends in Pokemon Go content that won a lot of engagement for brands. Trimet.

How to Create People-Powered Content That Works for Your Brand

Convince & Convert

Brands are spending millions of dollars and countless hours producing content in an effort to vie for their customer’s attention. According to a study by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs , B2C companies currently spend about a quarter of their budget on content marketing and 60% have plans to increase those budgets next year. What is your brand’s story?

5 Ways Boring B2B Brands Can Kill It With Content

Convince & Convert

B2B brands have the challenge of engaging fans despite boring content. These illuminating examples prove that B2B can have fun with content marketing. Social Media Strategy 3M b2b marketing GE how to make b2b sexy humanize your brand ISS Social Media Marketing storytelling visual storytelling

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Content May be King, But User Experience is Emperor

Spin Sucks

Marketers in 2016 must convince their companies that developing brand loyalties will be the way to gain customers in a future where they can't compete on marketing claims anymore. The post Content May be King, But User Experience is Emperor appeared first on Spin Sucks. It won't be easy, but those who can will win the current internet marketing game.