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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? 

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.

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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Influencers! Must read > New Facebook guidelines for branded content

Janet Fouts

An influencer must have a verified Facebook page and tag the marketer's page in any post that mentions a third party brand, product, or sponsor. Facebook Social Media Networks Social Media Tips and Tricks Content Marketing Facebook ads influencer outreach

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.

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.

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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How Brands Can Use Snapchat Memories

Ignite Social Media

Your brand has probably thought about Snapchat as a marketing tool and may even be thinking about leveraging Snapchat to reach your audience. Before you set up a Snapchat account for your brand, first take a moment to reflect on who your audience is. With the introduction of Snapchat Memories , you might be wondering how your brand can use the feature for marketing. Innovate.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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. .

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

A Holiday Guide for the Content Marketer

Spin Sucks

As a content marketer on top of your game, you’ve probably already come up with a killer strategy full of interesting seasonal content for the holidays. However as this talented marketer, you also know, in order to really do a great job in your content marketing this season, you’ll need to produce timely content along with this traditional holiday content. Quora.

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 Innovative Brands Display an Unexpected Approach to Content

Convince & Convert

In a time when brands are constantly upping the innovation ante, the element of surprise goes a long way in delighting customers. From hidden listings to unique brand extensions and gaming experiences, learn how these five companies embraced the element of surprise and delivered unexpected content to delight their customers. Connect with KFC’s Founder on LinkedIn.

31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity SMM

Given all of the changes Google has made affecting organic ranking factors (asking webmasters to disavow low-quality links, reducing the value of guest blogging , ignoring links in press releases , etc.),  the practice of SEO—optimizing owned content for search—is no longer sufficient for maximizing a brand’s online visibility. email marketing. They’re doing a lot.

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6 Brands Winning at User-Generated Content

Meltwater

Brands are always searching for and creating new, engaging content to share with followers and… Read More.

How Three Brands Won Big with Content Promotion

Convince & Convert

Content promotion and distribution, as an industry, is starting to grow up. More and more marketers are finding new and creative ways to ensure their content gets seen by the audiences that matter most to their brands. From native paid channels to influencer outreach, new  tactics of content promotion are becoming popular.

Determine the Right Metrics for Your Content Marketing

Spin Sucks

The post Determine the Right Metrics for Your Content Marketing appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead Four Elements of Successful Brand Storytelling How to Synchronize Your Content Marketing With an Editorial Calendar. Part of the reason people claim blogging is dead is because they're not tracking effectiveness.