The way people find your product or business has changed. The majority of people whether they’re B2B or B2C, head straight to search engines. They have a problem/pain that needs satisfying and will actively search for a solution.
Content Marketing shouldn’t be forced. You should be using your existing knowledge and skills to develop relevant content ‘around’ your business and industry. Forget the sales pitch, focus on the solution.
Content examples could be how to guides, the top 10 … why such and such doesn’t work etc. A blog is a great to get this kick-started. The importance of this content is that it’s engaging and helps the user. Develop content that not only helps prospects but existing client too. This is your opportunity to add value to your product, help consumers consume.
Of course there’s a strategic level to this. You need the right content for the right people. Look at the personas of your target audience, and develop content that’s relevant. Don’t forget people need to be able to find your blog, start discussions, comment on related blogs, websites and forums where your audience regularly goes.
So, the purpose of content marketing from a business perspective? How about the perception of your business to the customer, you will be seen as a thought leader in your field as you demonstrate knowledge. Referring back to the first paragraph, its part of lead-generation. Have clear CTAs that help guide people throughout your content.
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