Ready To Embrace AI?
Seeing more and more news about AI?
Content marketers need to start viewing AI as a writing and a strategizing tool, not a crutch, when it comes to differentiated content.
Some recent takes that could settle your nerves and give you some ideas:
Considering media-first marketing?
A few posts from the PeerSignal / Keyplay.io team you should check out:
Media + Software
This flywheel approach uses the two companies to build each other, and they’re not alone. Dharmesh Shah of HubSpot (which acquired The Hustle) tweeted:
“Modern media companies have a software company embedded inside. Next-gen software companies will have a media company embedded inside.”
PeerSignal’s Head of Content and Community Camille Trent chimed in about shifting from being a SaaS Marketer to becoming the director of a B2B media company and it can be summed up like this:
“I don’t really do content marketing. I do B2B media strategy.”
Her priority metrics?
The angle here is investing in building a devoted community first, providing them quality content to engage with, and letting their desires guide you to develop a product you know they’ll love.
SEO And Thought Leadership Roundup
There’s a lot of chatter about both SEO and Thought Leadership in the content marketing world. Take a look at the roundup below for insights, questions, answers, and more.
SEO vs Thought Leadership
“When did SEO content become separate from “thought leadership content?”
She then explains why good content combines both, and offers a framework for building a “content moat” that involves: positioning, depth, POV, and search intent.
Influencer vs Thought Leader vs Subject Matter Expert
Ashley Faus is asking and answering questions of her own. When it comes to distinguishing between influencers, thought leaders, and SMEs, she advocates for using 4 assessment pillars: credibility, profile, prolific, and depth of idea.
Thoughtful and Leading Thought Leadership
How do you know if you’re creating “good” thought leadership content? Greg Levinsky offers a definition and shares 4 dimensions you can use to evaluate your content: Market context, audience insights, corporate alignment, and organizational readiness.
Investing in SEO
“Invest in SEO early and avoid the problems that could limit your growth tomorrow.”
Ross Simmonds’s LinkedIn post explains why businesses fail to invest in SEO and what the consequences can be.
There are a lot of good writers out there… but, what makes one highly sought after?
How can you become a content manager’s dream? And what do you look for if you’re that content manager?
This list of things the best writers do better than others from Diana Briceño is a great guide to reference (first 4 listed below):
Check out the rest here.
Can you create demand with SEO?
In this LinkedIn post with a companion video, Gaetano Nino DiNardi says nope, but that you can
He also emphasizes that you can create content for terms you want to be known for before they have search demand, the way Hubspot did with Inbound Marketing.
Check out more examples here.
MarketMuse has put together a guide designed to help you better understand Google’s Helpful Content update. Download it for free here (name and email required).
Looking for a new podcast to help improve your content marketing?
By the way, she didn’t include promotional ones, those without solid substance, and the ones that show up on Google as “best content marketing podcasts.”
Discovered via Ghost Newsletter.
There’s a sweet spot when it comes to writing content briefs:
Include too much and you’ve killed creativity and should just write it yourself.
Include too little and you’ve left the door open to get what you didn’t need and won’t work for your goals.
Diana Briceño explains how to be “unequivocally clear” and shares what she includes in her briefs here.