Business Video Marketing Trends Shifting to Animated Video Stories in 2019

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Image credit In this week's post about the three content rends for 2019, I highlighted the need for more visuals and video, but I didn't mention animation. The Broadcast2World report says more B2B companies are pledging marketing budgets to animation videos with an entertainment and educational mix, as opposed to the previously dominant educational-only approach. "Earlier, … [Read more...]

3 Content Marketing Trends for 2019

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It's that time of year again.  We're approaching the end of 2018 and businesses are looking ahead to the New Year. Many of you are already in the throes of planning.  Keep these three important trends in mind while you work on how to improve your results next year. The Need for a Documented Content Strategy Only 37 percent of US companies have a documented content … [Read more...]

Google’s Content Rules

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  Content has always been a major part of PR, but now it's become an integral part of all marketing. According to research from the Content Marketing Institute, 91 percent of B2B brands and 86 percent of B2C brands use it. But it's still an emerging tactic and far too many companies are "flying blind" - just pumping out content without any strategy. (Only 37 percent … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Creating High Quality Content

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91 percent of B2B brands and 86 percent of B2C brands use content as part of their marketing efforts. (Source: Content Marketing Institute 2018) That’s a lot of content being dumped online every day. Why are these brands so content focused? They know that content powers the customer journey. Customers search for information when they're considering purchasing an item, … [Read more...]

Why PR May be the Answer to the Future of Search

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  Rand Fishkin is very smart when it comes to what's happening in the world of Search Engine Optimization. (SEO) His latest blog post is about the trend for searchers to find what they want right on the search results page (SERP) and not bother to click though to a website and how this may affect the future of search. The gist of the report is that over the last few … [Read more...]