I tested out what would happen if I decided to share with my readers via a handful of different platforms, in essence syndicating my own post. My hope was that doing so would open it up to more readers than it would have attracted posting to the Kayak Online Marketing blog alone.
My friend Jonathan Barrick had the unique opportunity to cover the AdTech 2014 conference in New York City recently and collect digital trends, ideas, and opportunities from some of the biggest the companies in the business. He told me that there was a “distinct attitude shift about digital marketing” compared to other years and we are fortunate to have some of these observations today.
Editorial content enhances your commercial content. A content promotion strategy that incorporates both types and is focused on research can help increase your relevance. And that helps you reach your audience by doing more than just meeting their shopping needs.
As cable and Internet battle for audience share, the right to distribute content is becoming more valuable than the right to create it. But Amazon and HBO are betting that the best way to increase audience share is to share their audiences. If this experiment is successful, consumers can expect to see more partnerships like these in the future.
Musicians are still finding ways to make money with their art—and they’re learning that the content they create needs the right distribution strategy in order to pay dividends. With the right staging, Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon A Time In Shaolin could become a hip-hop masterpiece for how it’s distributed as well as how it sounds.
Today, anyone that posts content on their website and simply expects people to find it there is delusional. More than ever, there is so much noise, nonsense and distraction clamoring for internet users attention, that it’s increasingly difficult for any really good content to stand out, get noticed or get found.
Guess what? The only person who truly cares about the quality of your content is you. If what you offer can solve a user’s problem and/or entertain the appropriate audience, that’s what makes it quality content, not a perfectly written Shakespearean masterpiece.
This year has seen many thought leaders chime in on the quantity versus quality content argument. The more time marketers spend on quality, the less time they have for production. Seems like a fair concern, right? Here’s the problem: 64 percent of content marketers feel they don’t use content effectively.
Thunderclap is a service that has the ability to make anyone a thought leader. While the site is currently in a closed-beta phase, the concept makes plenty of sense. You visit the Thunderclap website and enter a message you want to spread, then you give the amount of people you’d like to send the message and a time limit for reaching that goal