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Content Marketing
Mistakes Made in 2015
And Ways to Improve Next Year
Gregory Kennedy, AdRoll
@NEILPATEL @Kissmetrics
#KissWebinar
@kearacho
A former designer and creative director. Gregory’s
writing has been published in a number of publications
including: The B...
@NEILPATEL @AdRoll
#KissWebinar
@iamgkennedy
Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2C
Kraftrecipes.com
1 billion views a year
Pepsi.com
Powered by Newscred globally
Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2B
Adobe’s CMO.com
2 editors / $1 million annual
budget
Nanagins
Big investment in dat...
Why? Driven by Shifting Media Consumption
What Gets Me Excited for Content Marketing?
Digital content marketing is the most scalable and cost effective approach to
...
What Does Content Marketing Include?
You worked hard in 2015.
So why were there still
issued with your content?
Problem:
Too Impatient
Did you stop investing in your content initiatives like social media or
blogging because they didn’...
Solution: Great Content Marketing takes both patience
and skill
Promote:
Creating Demand and
Confidence
Examples
● Press R...
Problem:
Too Self Involved
Did you write posts for your blog only about your company, your
product, your team, and your ne...
Develop a deep understanding of their pain points and aim
to create content that helps them achieve their goals.
FONTS
Con...
Problem:
Too Smart
Did you fail to understand your customer? Did you create content
that was too sophisticated and hard fo...
Solution: Customers value products that solve their
problems. Stay focused on your customer’s needs.
Problem:
Too Ambitious
Did you poorly execute on your content plan because it was too
ambitious and resource intensive?
Solution: Start Small and Get the Basics Right
Problem:
Too Easy
Did you fail to tie content marketing efforts to hard lead generation
numbers? Did you measure success b...
Solution: Tie your content marketing efforts directly
to sales.
Start evaluating efforts on how many marketing leads your ...
Problem:
Too Insular
Did you fail to develop a content partner strategy? Did you find like
minded thought leaders to help ...
Solution: Don’t Fear Rejection
Just accept some rejection as par for the course and pursue multiple
opportunities.
How to ...
Problem:
Too Reactionary
Did you post on social media infrequently? When you did, was it
mostly in response to complaints?
Solution: Get Excited About Social!
2.2+ billion active
users on social, global
penetration of 30%.
Facebook alone has
1.4...
Recap
Things your content is not going to be in 2016:
Too Impatient
Too Self Involved
Too Smart
Too Ambitious
Too Easy
Too...
Recap
What your content is going to be in 2016:
Thank You!
@NEILPATEL
@Kissmetrics @adroll #KissWebinar #YourHashtag
Focus callout slide,
update icon to fit content
ALL CAPS SUBHEADLINE
KEARA CHO
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Kissmetrics
@kearacho
GREGORY KENNEDY
Director of Content Marketing, AdRoll
@iamg...
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Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2C Kraftrecipes.com 1 billion views a year Pepsi.com Powered by Newscred globally
Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2B Adobe’s CMO.com 2 editors / $1 million annual budget Nanagins Big investment in data and reports
Why? Driven by Shifting Media Consumption
What Gets Me Excited for Content Marketing? Digital content marketing is the most scalable and cost effective approach to marketing, ever. Traditional Media at Scale ● Largest circulation magazine: The Watchtower, 52 M Monthly ● Largest televised event: Superbowl, Seahawks vs. Patriots, 114 M Viewers ● Largest radio program: Tom Kent, 23 M Weekly Listeners Digital Media at Scale ● Facebook 1.4 B ● What’s App 700 M ● LinkedIn 468 M ● Instagram 300 M ● Twitter 280 M ● Tumblr 230 M
What Does Content Marketing Include?
You worked hard in 2015. So why were there still issued with your content?
Problem: Too Impatient Did you stop investing in your content initiatives like social media or blogging because they didn’t show results in only 30 days?
Solution: Great Content Marketing takes both patience and skill Promote: Creating Demand and Confidence Examples ● Press Releases ● Byline Articles Educate: Thought Leadership and Knowledge Examples ● Blog Posts ● Whitepapers Capture: Turning Leads Into Opportunities Examples ● Webinars ● Account Signups
Problem: Too Self Involved Did you write posts for your blog only about your company, your product, your team, and your needs?
Develop a deep understanding of their pain points and aim to create content that helps them achieve their goals. FONTS Content People Will Engage Possible Content Content in Exchange for Information Lead Gen (Webinars, Whitepapers, Events) Blogs, Infographics, Videos, Newsletters, Social Media Solution: Focus on your customers to find your marketing “sweet spot” Sweet Spot
Problem: Too Smart Did you fail to understand your customer? Did you create content that was too sophisticated and hard for them to understand?
Solution: Customers value products that solve their problems. Stay focused on your customer’s needs.
Recap Things your content is not going to be in 2016: Too Impatient Too Self Involved Too Smart Too Ambitious Too Easy Too Insular Too Reactionary

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Content Marketing Mistakes Made in 2015 — and Ways to Improve Next Year

  1. Content Marketing Mistakes Made in 2015 And Ways to Improve Next Year Gregory Kennedy, AdRoll
  2. @NEILPATEL @Kissmetrics #KissWebinar @kearacho
  3. A former designer and creative director. Gregory’s writing has been published in a number of publications including: The BBC, VentureBeat, YahooFinance and Entrepreneur.com. GREGORY KENNEDY Director, Content Marketing, AdRoll @iamgkennedy Keara is responsible for telling impactful stories for the Kissmetrics brand and its’ products. Prior to Kissmetrics, she worked at Salesforce, Bizo, and Chase. When she’s not telling stories or running campaigns, you can find this bay area native watching a Warriors game with family and friends. KEARA CHO Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Kissmetrics @kearacho
  4. @NEILPATEL @AdRoll #KissWebinar @iamgkennedy
  5. Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2C Kraftrecipes.com 1 billion views a year Pepsi.com Powered by Newscred globally
  6. Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2B Adobe’s CMO.com 2 editors / $1 million annual budget Nanagins Big investment in data and reports
  7. Why? Driven by Shifting Media Consumption
  8. What Gets Me Excited for Content Marketing? Digital content marketing is the most scalable and cost effective approach to marketing, ever. Traditional Media at Scale ● Largest circulation magazine: The Watchtower, 52 M Monthly ● Largest televised event: Superbowl, Seahawks vs. Patriots, 114 M Viewers ● Largest radio program: Tom Kent, 23 M Weekly Listeners Digital Media at Scale ● Facebook 1.4 B ● What’s App 700 M ● LinkedIn 468 M ● Instagram 300 M ● Twitter 280 M ● Tumblr 230 M
  9. What Does Content Marketing Include?
  10. You worked hard in 2015. So why were there still issued with your content?
  11. Problem: Too Impatient Did you stop investing in your content initiatives like social media or blogging because they didn’t show results in only 30 days?
  12. Solution: Great Content Marketing takes both patience and skill Promote: Creating Demand and Confidence Examples ● Press Releases ● Byline Articles Educate: Thought Leadership and Knowledge Examples ● Blog Posts ● Whitepapers Capture: Turning Leads Into Opportunities Examples ● Webinars ● Account Signups
  13. Problem: Too Self Involved Did you write posts for your blog only about your company, your product, your team, and your needs?
  14. Develop a deep understanding of their pain points and aim to create content that helps them achieve their goals. FONTS Content People Will Engage Possible Content Content in Exchange for Information Lead Gen (Webinars, Whitepapers, Events) Blogs, Infographics, Videos, Newsletters, Social Media Solution: Focus on your customers to find your marketing “sweet spot” Sweet Spot
  15. Problem: Too Smart Did you fail to understand your customer? Did you create content that was too sophisticated and hard for them to understand?
  16. Solution: Customers value products that solve their problems. Stay focused on your customer’s needs.
  17. Problem: Too Ambitious Did you poorly execute on your content plan because it was too ambitious and resource intensive?
  18. Solution: Start Small and Get the Basics Right
  19. Problem: Too Easy Did you fail to tie content marketing efforts to hard lead generation numbers? Did you measure success based only on raw output?
  20. Solution: Tie your content marketing efforts directly to sales. Start evaluating efforts on how many marketing leads your sales team can actually work, not just total responses.
  21. Problem: Too Insular Did you fail to develop a content partner strategy? Did you find like minded thought leaders to help validate your ideas and approach?
  22. Solution: Don’t Fear Rejection Just accept some rejection as par for the course and pursue multiple opportunities. How to Co-Market: ● Start planning well in advance. ● Agree on a topic that compliments both brands. ● Agree on your methods of promotion and set a numbers- based goal.
  23. Problem: Too Reactionary Did you post on social media infrequently? When you did, was it mostly in response to complaints?
  24. Solution: Get Excited About Social! 2.2+ billion active users on social, global penetration of 30%. Facebook alone has 1.49 billion global monthly active users
  25. Recap Things your content is not going to be in 2016: Too Impatient Too Self Involved Too Smart Too Ambitious Too Easy Too Insular Too Reactionary
  26. Recap What your content is going to be in 2016:
  27. Thank You! @NEILPATEL @Kissmetrics @adroll #KissWebinar #YourHashtag
  28. Focus callout slide, update icon to fit content ALL CAPS SUBHEADLINE
  29. KEARA CHO Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Kissmetrics @kearacho GREGORY KENNEDY Director of Content Marketing, AdRoll @iamgkennedy Questions?
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Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2C Kraftrecipes.com 1 billion views a year Pepsi.com Powered by Newscred globally Content Marketing is Everywhere in B2B Adobe’s CMO.com 2 editors / $1 million annual budget Nanagins Big investment in data and reports Why? Driven by Shifting Media Consumption What Gets Me Excited for Content Marketing? Digital content marketing is the most scalable and cost effective approach to marketing, ever. Traditional Media at Scale ● Largest circulation magazine: The Watchtower, 52 M Monthly ● Largest televised event: Superbowl, Seahawks vs. Patriots, 114 M Viewers ● Largest radio program: Tom Kent, 23 M Weekly Listeners Digital Media at Scale ● Facebook 1.4 B ● What’s App 700 M ● LinkedIn 468 M ● Instagram 300 M ● Twitter 280 M ● Tumblr 230 M What Does Content Marketing Include? You worked hard in 2015. So why were there still issued with your content? Problem: Too Impatient Did you stop investing in your content initiatives like social media or blogging because they didn’t show results in only 30 days? Solution: Great Content Marketing takes both patience and skill Promote: Creating Demand and Confidence Examples ● Press Releases ● Byline Articles Educate: Thought Leadership and Knowledge Examples ● Blog Posts ● Whitepapers Capture: Turning Leads Into Opportunities Examples ● Webinars ● Account Signups Problem: Too Self Involved Did you write posts for your blog only about your company, your product, your team, and your needs? Develop a deep understanding of their pain points and aim to create content that helps them achieve their goals. FONTS Content People Will Engage Possible Content Content in Exchange for Information Lead Gen (Webinars, Whitepapers, Events) Blogs, Infographics, Videos, Newsletters, Social Media Solution: Focus on your customers to find your marketing “sweet spot” Sweet Spot Problem: Too Smart Did you fail to understand your customer? Did you create content that was too sophisticated and hard for them to understand? Solution: Customers value products that solve their problems. Stay focused on your customer’s needs. Recap Things your content is not going to be in 2016: Too Impatient Too Self Involved Too Smart Too Ambitious Too Easy Too Insular Too Reactionary

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