Friday, September 4, 2015

Content Marketing Research: what influences consumers decisions most?

Content Marketing Research:
Content marketing research  shows that quality core content is a key to successful online content marketing. In this study 73% of respondents said they would make a purchase from a brand that regularly gave them useful information in their advertisements.

Today, digital platforms and social networks have changed the relationship between brands and consumers. Consumers have more choice than ever before and  are engaged even in creating content. Reaching and engaging these new, active and connected consumers—Generation C (YouTube Generation), is a constantly  evolving challenge. However, for brands that embrace this challenge, it is also an  opportunity to bond with people more strongly than ever. 

A six-month survey (full report here) interviewed nearly 2,500 consumers who’d recently purchased products in the auto, beauty and smartphone categories.

Here is a list of the top ten “points of influence”:
  • Word of mouth (74%)
  • Retailers and store visits (69%)
  • You Tube – how-to videos, product visualisation, entertainment (64%)
  • Twitter (61%)
  • Company/brand websites (59%)
  • Facebook (56%)
  • Pinterest (56%)
  • Newspapers and magazines (55%)
  • TV and movies (51%)
  • Search (51%)
New consumers are looking much more substantially than they have in the past to media to match the purpose with which they lead their lives. More than ever, this perspective helps them fulfill their needs, passions and interests. The new driver of consumer purchasing is purpose - the days of impulse buying are over. Consumers select brands that engages them on their passions and interests 42% more often than just making a purchase based on impulse.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Content Marketing: How does it work?

content marketing information

Improving Your Marketing

Content Marketing Outpaces Traditional Marketing
Content Marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.

I have always considered myself a web developer. But, for over a decade I have been providing all the services of a marketing agency - much more than just web design. Last week, I transitioned my business into a Content Marketing Agency, which is a more accurate fit of the services I have been offering to my clients for years.

"Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them."
~Steve Jobs
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measure the quality of content
Case Study

One way to measure the quality of content is to see how long it takes to get displayed organically on the first page of search engine results. In my experience, within five months you should have at least two different key terms displaying your content.

This client, before they hired me, had no web site and zero online presence for this business. There was no Facebook or G+ account - you get the picture.

Today, six months later, they are listed, as an organic search result, on the first page of Google, Bing, and Yahoo (see the table) for web page content, blog content, and a video channel I setup. These search engine results illustrate the power and benefits of content marketing techniques.

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content marketing results
Content Marketing Results

The specific key terms that achieved the marketing objectives in six months are shown above.

Those phrases include three main topics related to the business: 1) home business with NON GMO food, 2) home business of health and fitness, and 3) NON GMO food consultant.

When you visit this home business opportunity web site you'll find pages filled with content that helps to educate and inform her visitors. Plus, her blog contains a different set of quality work at home content that fulfills specific marketing objectives. It takes time and passion to accomplish content marketing and this client is a shining example of success.

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