Tag: Content Marketing

Winning the Social Media Content Wars

August 30th, 2016   •   1 comment   

Winning the Content Wars
We’re battling against serious content clutter (source of image)

Every day, companies generate tonnes of content on social media channels like blogs, forums, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and more.

Ranging from text, photos, videos, podcasts, to games and apps, the sea of social media content is scary. In fact, we marketers are constantly battling for attention in an endless content battlefield.
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6 Production Secrets of Savvy Content Marketers

August 24th, 2016   •   no comments   

6 Production Secrets of Savvy Content Marketers

Are you keen to use content marketing to generate leads, drive sales and increase brand awareness?

If you do, there is one thing you must do regularly. Maybe even daily.

And that is to write, shoot, draw, edit and produce content.
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Digital Marketing 101: Search vs Social

July 13th, 2016   •   3 comments   

Search versus Social

Courtesy of Blitz media design

One of the most common dilemmas faced by marketers is this:

Should we invest in helping our customers to find us on search engines like Google? Or would our marketing dollars be better spent on social media outreach?
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6 Useful Content Marketing Tools and Templates

June 24th, 2016   •   no comments   

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What are the online tools available to jumpstart your content marketing? How can these tools help to improve your content marketing efforts?

To help you to sharpen your content marketing game, I have decided to pull together some of the available content marketing frameworks, templates and tools out there.
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Blogging for Business: 8 Must Know Tips for Beginners

June 19th, 2016   •   no comments   

Blogging for Business 8 Must Know Tips for Beginners

Nobody reads blogs anymore. Many blogs are just egoistic exercises in self-aggrandizement.

Besides, consumers no longer trust these so-called “social media influencers” with their #OOTDs (Outfits Of The Day), selfies, and larger-than-life egos. 
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The Art and Science of Influencer Marketing

June 15th, 2016   •   no comments   

The art and science of influencer marketing

Do you recognise these social influencers? (via Singapore Blog Awards 2014)

What can brands do to improve the outcomes of their digital marketing efforts by working with influencers? How can they harness the power of influencer marketing?

As a content and social media marketing person, I often pondered these questions.

Looking at the breadth of brands on social media, I noticed that the most successful ones either work closely with influencers to magnify their marketing might, or end up becoming influencers themselves.

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Why You Should Marry Culture with Content Marketing

May 17th, 2016   •   no comments   

How to Marry Culture with Content Marketing

Image courtesy of Science-All

How does culture influence content marketing? How can you navigate the cultural seas of your prospects and customers?

Much has been written about content creation, SEO, online communities, big data, analytics and influencers in content marketing. Unfortunately, little attention has been paid to culture.
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WARNING: Consuming crap kills content marketing

March 27th, 2016   •   2 comments   

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Courtesy of JanDix

Guilty pleasures. That’s something many of us suffer from. Especially when it comes to consuming online content.

We scroll through never-ending feeds of the sizzling and sensational. From celebrity confessions, adorably cute animals, to gruesome murders, religious riots and the latest episode of “Who should we publicly shame today?”
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ABCs of Building a Customer Profile

March 21st, 2016   •   1 comment   

ABCs of Customer Profile

Courtesy of nvlvan

Ever created a “perfect” ad or content, only to find that nobody gave a hoot?

Well, the problem probably lies in your failure to understand who your target audiences are, and what attracts them. 
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Beginners Guide to B2B Digital Marketing

March 14th, 2016   •   no comments   

Beginners Guide to B2B Digital Marketing

OK, you are a complete newbie to digital marketing. And your customers are businesses not consumers.

How can a B2B company like yours make use of digital marketing? After all, B2B marketing is very much a face-to-face deal involving a generous meal and a hand shake right?

Well, not really.

As a long-time purveyor of B2B marketing (this business blog is a case-in-point), I reflected on what worked and what didn’t in the B2B space. First, let me clarify what the difference between B2C and B2B digital marketing on the web is like.

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