Content Marketing: Why it's Still Awesome and Why That Should Scare You

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Content marketing works. Thats been established. But is it working too well? Is it becoming so much a part of online marketing that its losing all efficacy? In a recent (much lauded) article by Mike Schaefer he coined the term content shock. Perhaps a more accurate term would be content paralysis - in which the overwhelming amount of content lessens the overall effect of content marketing for business. Its the first big discussion point of 2014, and one of the most important well see this year. As such, its important we all have some background on the subject. In this presentation we'll re-affirm how awesome content marketing is for your business, and then (in the second part) tell you how scary that should be. But dont worry, we'll also give you five strategies to combat content paralysis.

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<p>Content Marketing Why its still awesome, and why </p> <p>that should scare you</p> <p>Why content marketing is </p> <p>AWESOME</p> <p>Content marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing</p> <p>1</p> <p>Per dollar spent, content marketing generates 3 times as many leads as traditional </p> <p>marketing</p> <p>2</p> <p>B2B companies that blog generate 67% more leads per month than those who </p> <p>dont</p> <p>3</p> <p>Blogs give websites 434% more indexed pages than websites with no blog.</p> <p>4</p> <p>The average cost to generate a lead through inbound marketing ($143) is about half </p> <p>the average for outbound marketing ($373).</p> <p>5</p> <p>Because 61% of consumers say they feel better about a company that delivers custom content, </p> <p>theyre more likely to buy from that company. </p> <p>6</p> <p>Content creation is ranked as the single most effective SEO technique </p> <p>7</p> <p>Why it being awesome is </p> <p>Scary</p> <p>27,000,000 pieces of content are shared every day</p> <p>8</p> <p>78% of CMOs think custom content is the future of marketing</p> <p>9</p> <p>54% of marketers say they will increase their content marketing spend in the next 12 </p> <p>months</p> <p>10</p> <p>79% of marketers report their organizations are shifting to branded content</p> <p>11</p> <p>86% of all B2C companies engage in content marketing and 91% of B2B companies do</p> <p>12</p> <p>64% of B2B content marketers say their biggest challenge is producing enough </p> <p>content</p> <p>13</p> <p>Companies that blog at least 15 times per month get 5 times more traffic than </p> <p>companies that dont blog</p> <p>14</p> <p>So.</p> <p>With the ever-growing implementation of content marketing by every sector</p> <p>With 27,000,000 pieces of content being uploaded on a daily basis...</p> <p>How can you possibly compete?</p> <p>1. Focusing on making content thats social-friendly</p> <p>2. Putting your personality into everything you do</p> <p>3. Being an active responder, commentor, and social media user</p> <p>4. Re-using your content to maximize your time and energy (and ROI) </p> <p>5. Finding your own content niche</p> <p>TRY</p> <p>Sources:</p> <p> http://www.inboundwriter.com http://www.slideshare.net http://www.exacttarget.com</p> <p>Get the Content Marketing Ebook - </p> <p>its FREE!</p> <p>Thank you for viewing!</p> <p>Wishpond</p> <p>One Easy Tool for All of Your Online Marketingcreate online ads, contests, landing pages &amp; email automation campaigns</p> <p>Did you like this presentation? </p> <p>Check out blog.wishpond.com for more!</p> <p>Share our blog! </p>