It’s 2017 and content marketing is maturing. No longer is it something to dabble in. For many organisations it has become the main game: the way they win new work, reinforce their brand and show off both their expertise and how they can improve their customers or clients’ lives.
So what can we expect from content marketing in 2017? Here are some of Antelope Media’s predictions based on what we’re seeing in industries like financial services, professional services and real estate. Continue reading “Antelope Media’s content marketing predictions” »
In the age of content marketing we’re all writers and publishers but is the information explosion coming at the expense of copyright?
I’m no stranger to vanity-googling my name from time to time but I rarely google my work. However, recently I was researching an article and remembered that I’d written something on a similar topic for a client. So I googled a distinctive sentence from that article to find the published version. And I was surprised at what I discovered… Continue reading “Has content marketing killed copyright?” »
Many professionals treat their websites as nothing more than a modern day version of a calling card. But they shouldn’t. These days a good website can, and should, be so much more.
Put simply, a good website has two essential components. It still retains the old calling card information (what we call the ‘static’ content) – the who, what, where of your business. But, just as importantly, it also has ‘dynamic’ content in the form of regularly updated blogs or articles that attract people to your website and build your brand.
So let’s take a look at how this works, using lawyers and other professionals as our example….
Our guide to common social media mistakes and how your business can avoid them.
Social media can be a great tool for growing your professional presence and showing off your expertise to new audiences. It’s a key distribution channel for any content you create or curate – like blogs and articles.
But there are many traps you’ll need to avoid if you want to spread your influence effectively. Here are seven of the deadliest. Continue reading “The 7 deadly sins of social media” »
These 7 common mistakes make many businesses’ email newsletters less effective than they should be.
Most businesses know the value of a great eNewsletter, especially if they offer a skilled or complex product or service.
That’s because an eNewsletter helps show off your expertise. It can build trust and credibility. It can reach a different audience to social media. And it can keep you top of mind when it comes to making a purchasing decision.
But many businesses make such rudimentary mistakes with their eNewsletters that they’d almost be better off not sending one at all.
Here’s 7 of the most common mistakes we see. Continue reading “The e-Newsletter mistakes businesses keep making” »
Ah, the listicle: it’s part blog, part article and the backbone of content marketing.
Serious businesses sometimes shy away from the simplicity of the listicle to showcase their content, dismissing them as the sole domain of the trashy online tabloid. But the simple fact is that the listicle lets you present even the most complex information in an interesting, engaging and inviting way – which is why news outlets as well regarded as The Guardian, the New York Times and even The Economist use the technique.
So if your business isn’t yet publishing listicles, here’s 7 reasons it should be: Continue reading “7 reasons to write a listicle” »
Why isn’t your content marketing working? Here’s 5 possible reasons.
Content marketing is today’s buzzword. Everyone’s doing it. So what could be going wrong if your own content marketing efforts are not bearing fruit?
We’ve noticed five common reasons content marketing doesn’t work. Continue reading “5 reasons content marketing doesn’t work” »