Whether you’re delivering your brand’s message via print, online, social or email marketing, it is more important than ever to have relevant content to communicate with to your target audience. Business-to-Business marketers, just as B2C marketers, need to communicate with relevant messages. Through content marketing, you can offer relevant information to your target audience without needing to “Push” your message onto them. In many cases, your core audience will seek out your messages, if what you’re sharing is informative or, even, entertaining.
According to a recent B2B study, from Marketing Profs and Content Marketing Institute, 93 percent of B2B marketers are engaging in content marketing — whether it’s a blog, a weekly/monthly newsletter or even videos — content marketing helps to engage your audience with your brand’s information. Furthermore, in 2013, 44 percent of marketers reported that they had a documented strategy for their content marketing.
The content you push out through print communication can help to engage your target market further and can even direct them to your online sources, which will ultimately help to keep your brand top-of-mind and even offer a direct sale occasionally. Furthermore, content that is pushed out digital can help to increase your Search Engine Optimization and assist in your brand’s ability to not just engage your audience, but have your brand’s information actually be sought out by your audience.
Finally, content marketing is proving to be so successful that marketers are producing 73 percent more content than they did one year ago. Whether you’re using social media, print, email or other forms of communication to push out relevant and interesting content, it’s important to remember that content marketing is not necessarily about making an immediate sale or promoting a product or service. It’s about engaging your audience and keeping your brand top-of-mind, so that when the time comes for your potential customers to make a purchase, they’ll choose your brand.
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