- Adapting your strategy to suit the needs of your brand:
- B2B vs. B2C vs. non-profit.
- SMB vs. Enterprise.
- Global vs. local.
- What do the best content marketing strategies have in common?
- Helping your customers.
- Looking through a macro lens.
- Implementing update & retirement processes.
- Adapting and changing as shifting consumer attitudes change.
- Thinking like a media platform and working like a journalist (with examples from Samsung, Accenture, etc).
- Have a purpose, & pre-defined KPIs.
- What makes a successful content operations model?
- Understanding your brand and defining a messaging matrix.
- Understanding your customer and building persona profiles.
- Identifying where your customers are in the funnel and building your channel mix.
- Understanding your landscape.
- Competitor analysis (SWOT analysis–identifying the white space).
- Industry trends.
- Consumer trends.
- Marketing trends.
- Technological, social, and environmental trends.
- Finding your content niche: identifying your primary topic and sub-topics using keyword research.
- Content ideation: how to create ideas that:
- Have a purpose.
- Meet your business objectives.
- Align with your customers’ intent.
- Are aimed at a specific end customer/target audience.
- Answer the queries your customers are searching for.
- Provide value (engage, entertain, educate, etc.).
- Elicit emotion–and which emotion (amusement, empathy, curiosity, etc.).
- Move your customers along the funnel/retain them within your digital ecosystem.
- Content types & formats: create the right content for your idea & build a brief.
- On writing: techniques and pitfalls; persuasive models.
- Drafting a content calendar where cultural moments, trends and brand moments intersect (including a free scheduling tool).
- Omnichannel content marketing: the Netflix approach.
- Publish your content: choose the right time to publish, the right channels and formats.
- Quality assurance, web accessibility, readability and UX: a checklist.
Module 2: Content Marketing Masterclass—Develop advanced, practical, actionable content marketing strategies to leapfrog your competitors.
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In our first class module we covered essential content marketing; now we’ll look at more advanced content marketing tactics. These practical, actionable strategies will help you identify your golden content opportunities, drive traffic, and leapfrog your competitors. We’ll look at site architecture, content modelling, global and local SEO practices that suit both brand and consumer.
Next, you’ll learn which KPIs are important for monitoring your content performance. You’ll understand how to set targets in several areas, glean insights from your data, and use your insights to regularly optimize your content efforts. We’ll then explore personalization for the web, before taking an in-depth look at the Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Content Intelligence and User-Generated Content (UGC) tools available to create future-proof content marketing. Finally, we’ll take a whistle-stop tour into the future of content marketing and investigate how it could be applied in a Web3 world.
- Your content ecosystem: creating franchises not isolated features.
- Content sprouting: getting the most out of your content by sprouting formats across channels.
- Land & expand strategy: giving your customers more of what they want.
- Piggybacking: identify where competitors are taking market share and win back traffic.
- The Content Trifecta: building content for the past, present and future.
- More keyword research: using the right terms in the right places.
- Identifying the Golden Content Opportunity.
- Internal link mapping, tagging and Information Architecture.
- Filtered lists, pillar pages and topic clusters.
- Backlink strategies.
- Localization & local SEO.
- Analyzing your content data: what can your KPIs tell you about your content performance? What insights can you glean? How can you use these to refine your strategy and optimize your calendar?
- Setting targets in 4 key areas:
- Strategic: supporting wider marketing initiatives such as subscribe & sign-in or increasing CLTV.
- Traffic metrics: impressions, user sessions, return visit ratio, average position.
- Engagement metrics: number of clicks, click-through-rate (CTR), average pages per session (page depth) and bounce rate.
- Conversion metrics: cart adds, conversions/conversion rate, average order value.
- Optimizing your CTR & performing content audits to combat content decay.
- Personalization for the web (with case studies).
- Utilizing AI & machine learning to optimize your content operations (with examples).
- The benefits of UGC including ratings & reviews.
- The future of content marketing?
- What is web3?
- What are NFTs and how are brands starting to use them?
- Impact of the Metaverse and XR (Extended Realities such as augmented and virtual).
How to Convince Your Boss Why You Should Take this Class:
High quality content is the lynchpin that keeps successful digital experiences in motion. Your content marketing needs to be omnichannel, reactive and ever evolving, or else you risk losing your message in the over-crowded sea of digital content. This course will enable you to:
- Create a content marketing strategy that drives traffic, increases engagement, and generates higher conversions.
- Build a calendar of highly relevant content that speaks to your ideal customer and builds customer loyalty and satisfaction.
- Achieve digital transformation with a well-structured digital ecosystem and a solid understanding of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools available for advanced content marketing.
- Understand the content possibilities presented by Web3, NFTs, Extended Realities (XR) and the Metaverse.
- The workshops are hands-on and practical.
- The workshops are live so that you can ask your questions.
- All DMAnc.org classes are recoreded. If the course doesn’t fit in your calendar, you can take the course as a recorded class.
- Step-by-step instructions in numbered lists with the links so you can do this yourself.
- Included are lots of illustrations and examples.
- Recorded video of the presentation with slides and audio.
- PDF of the complete presentation.
- Excel spreadsheet: Calendar Scheduling Tool.
- Excel spreadsheet: CTR Optimization Leader Boards.
- Quality Assurance Checklist (Word).
Who is the course for?
This course is for Marketing Managers, and Content, Digital and Social Media Marketing Managers who are responsible for managing the digital and social media experience for their company. Also for account managers of Social Media and Digital agencies who manage the digital and social media experience for their clients.
Head of Digital Experience & Strategy, Sony
Helena has a decade of digital content experience for brands such as Amazon and Samsung. She currently works as the Head of Digital Experience & Strategy at Sony PlayStation.
She has created content strategies for some of the world’s biggest brands, building content teams and marketing operations across B2C, B2B, brand side and agency side. In her free time, Helena can be found sitting on panels, judging the Global Content Awards and European Content Awards, and giving talks about the fascinating challenges of content marketing in an ever-expanding digital world.