Today, I want to talk about the importance of having a content calendar. Did you know that according to the Content Marketing Institute, 89% of B2B companies incorporate content marketing into their overall marketing strategy? A more recent study found that only 41% of those companies have a documented content strategy. Well, that number is, isn't itself a bit scary. The fact is is that those marketers who considered themselves successful are 40% more effective than those who don't have a plan.
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Today I want to talk about the top 10 marketing platforms and tools you need to know about in content marketing going into 2020. Remember, content is part of the client buying process. You're moving your prospective clients from awareness stage to consideration to decision to post-decision and purchase stage. You can click on the client buying process blog for more info.
According to the Content Marketing Institute, "Content marketing's purpose is to attract and retain customers by consistently creating, curating relevant and valuable content with the intention of changing or enhancing a consumer's behavior. Remember that it's an ongoing process that's best integrated into your overall marketing strategy, and it focuses on owning media, not renting it."
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Every interaction your client buyer persona has with your business should be where they are at in the buyer’s process. You need to provide the structured guidance and value they need at their point in the buyer’s process.
According to the inbound methodology you need to attract, engage and delight your prospective clients and current clients. Meet where your clients are, and reduce the friction leading up to making a purchase. Build trust, be human, and helpful. Personalize your prospect’s experience across sales, marketing, and service.