By: Shante Schroeder

Episode 002: Content Marketing Myths and Misconceptions

November 11, 2014

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In this session of 97th Floor Radio, Shante Schroeder chats with Josh Moody and Paxton Gray, leads at 97th Floor, on the topic of content marketing – specifically the value and benefit of content marketing in a long-term strategy.

You will learn:

  • What content marketing is.
  • What content marketing is not.
  • The common misconception about “deliverables” and tangible assets.
  • It’s more than creating content and promoting – value comes from the marketing strategy as a whole, which is the deliverable.
  • An infographic or video should support a strategy, but does not carry the campaign strategy.
  • Good content get social shares and links which build the value of the website (e.g., rankings, organic traffic).
  • Building an overall campaign with supporting content
  • How to get started – moving past the “cool idea” to concrete strategy for content marketing.
  • Define objectives, do in-depth analysis and identify patterns and gaps.
  • If you do enough research the strategy will present itself to you. You won’t have to hunt for it or create it.
  • Research first, then execution.
  • A really good campaign delivers on multiple objectives at the same time. (e.g., brand recognition, develops partnerships, builds links, etc.)
  • How important it is to understand the goal and create accurate objectives. Don’t just build brand awareness – build brand awareness in the right category. Then quantify.
  • Also, to set the appropriate objective. Leads and conversions are not good objectives for a marketing agency. Building brand awareness to increase leads and conversions is better.
  • To ask the right questions of your strategy: Is this scalable? Will this lead to traffic? Will this lead to qualified traffic?
  • Content marketing is about testing. If you still don’t know what to do, start something and then tweak based on what people respond to.
  • Become an authority by going granular in developing your skills, as well as your marketing strategy.
  • How to make your blog part of your content marketing strategy.
  • Series-driven content compels action to come back again and again = residual traffic.
  • Creativity thrives within boundaries.

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Learn more and connect with Josh Moody

Google+ | Twitter

Learn more and connect with Paxton Gray

Google+ | LinkedIn | Twitter

Learn more about 97th Floor

Google+ | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | SlideShare

97th Floor client case studies and supporting content.

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Written by Shante Schroeder on November 11, 2014

Shante is the Director of Marketing & Communications at 97th Floor.

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