Their food for thought… Love the insights and honesty.
Why you need to think like a publisher to become future-proof on content.
- How to prepare for a future without Facebook
- Decrease your dependency on social and Google
- Avoid silo and channel thinking
- Combine creative production with media buying
- Set up a central content department including stakeholder management and editorial board
- Balance between brand building, thought leadership and marketing campaigns
- Report on business objectives instead of vanity metrics
In my book, I collect my 20+ years of experience with the best books on strategy and content. Crafted and written with a little help of AI :)
The outline in a nutshell. Tune and tweak in the details and pick what is relevant for you.
It’s a belief: First things first. Why the belief and the support from the C-suite is non-negotiable
• Part 1: Basics and Fundamentals. What do you need as a basic before you can even think about creating and publishing content
• Part 2: Structure. How to bring structure to your content and use data and research to make decisions.
• Part 3: Organization and Content Team. What you need to realize the central content production and media buying. From the employees to an organizational structure. Including that important stakeholder management. And to make a decision to in-house or not.
• Part 4: Tools and processes. What you need in workflows, processes, and tech. Plus: how to improve your brief to your agencies. ‘Sh*t in is sh*t out’ and having great content starts with yourself.
• Engagements dropped significantly between 2017 and 2018, but they appear to have recovered at the start of this year
• Political content is dominant on the web, making up more than a third of the most engaged posts
• Fox News had the most stories in the top 10,000 stories for the year so far, with 438 between it and its subsidiaries
• Native video is still the most engaging native content, with average engagement on the top posts nearly 50 percent higher than any other
• Outside of political content, there were not many angry reactions on Facebook’s native content, and Angry reactions made up fewer than one percent of the reactions to the top 10,000 posts
All stats about instagram, including engagement rate, reach and more divided by industry
Research by Forrester and SoDA, http://sodareport.com/forecast/trends-shaping-tomorrow/
Speed, value, agility and transparency wanted by marketeers.
What do client-side business leaders want? Brilliant strategies? Mind-blowing creative? Category-busting innovation? Technological wizardry? Lower billable rates? The rock sensation Queen said it best…. they want it all and they want it now! And even though (half-jokingly), this is most certainly true, a more pragmatic look at the market shows marketing leaders with a growing desire for partners that can operate collaboratively, nimbly, quickly and effectively.
Creative leaders gain currency in c-suite
In business, the creative discipline has historically been confined to the marketing function and deployed as an adjunct to business or product strategies cooked up elsewhere in the organization. The phrase, “make it pretty,” best captures this ethos. But times are changing, and design leaders increasingly find themselves at the helm of successful start-ups, in an advisory capacity at VC firms, or in newly minted C-level roles at traditional brands.
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Smart marketing move by WODbottom, sending a ‘thank you for ordering’ email note the day after the order. And a funny delivery txt message, linked to the UPS notification. First received the UPS message (3h after actual delivery in the mailbox), then the SMS, followed by, a more formal, WODbottom email.
#Future of #video #content: “You need to create stuff that’s not only visually stimulating but also intellectually stimulating, where the viewer is learning something, laughing, or being enlightened.” It’s about passion, niches, and personal premium.
Published by Google, so pretty focused on YouTube (duh…) Nice read
Why combining data with ethics and human common sense is so important
Clients are to blame on agency behavior and transparancy
interview with CMO RBS on Digiday