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"The Content Marketing Playbook for Success:" The IMPACT Show Ep.10 [Show Notes]

"The Content Marketing Playbook for Success:" The IMPACT Show Ep.10 [Show Notes] Blog Feature

Ramona Sukhraj

Associate Director of Content, Strategized Initiatives That Increased IMPACT’s Website Traffic From ~45K to ~400K

July 14th, 2017 min read

Content marketing is not for the faint of heart!

This week on The IMPACT Show, Bob and Nick took to Facebook Live to share our Content Marketing Playbook for Success and also talk Net Neutrality, LinkedIn videos, and how you can get a free IMPACT Show t-shirt!

Just in case you missed us live (or if you want to relive the magic), you’ll find the episode’s show notes below as well as the recording.

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Dharmesh Shah on Net Neutrality

  • The new commissioner of the FCC has vowed to strip down the Net Neutrality provisions put into place in 2015. 
  • July 12th: Day of Protest again the repeal
  • HubSpot Co-founder and CTO, Dharmesh Shah, published an article to express his stance against the repeal. 
  • Net neutrality: Principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) and governments regulating the Internet should treat all data on it the same and not discriminate or charge differentially based on user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication. In practice, this means that ISPs would not be allowed to favor their own services over those of another provider.
  • Without Net Neutrality, cable/internet companies can discriminate against individual content providers and tech companies. They can easily create a competitor and favor theirs over yours. 
  • Read More on ThinkGrowth

Former HubSpot CMO, Mike Volpe Interview

LinkedIn Allowing Native Videos

  • Influencers have been allowed to upload video for quite some time, but now rolling out to more users via their mobile app. 
  • Videos can be uploaded natively, will play automatically.
  • Some viewer stats will be available including information about viewers’ companies and job titles
  • Bottomline: Video marketing is the expectation! All major social platforms are on board and you need to be too!
  • If you want to build a following, you need to go first. (i.e. enter new channels)
  • Read More on MarketingLand

Main Topic: “The Content Marketing Playbook for Success

4 things to know before starting a content marketing program:

  1. It's a big investment to do it right.
  2. It's a long-term play to see direct benefits
    • Direct benefits: Traffic and leads
    • Everything you do compounds over time.
  3. In-direct benefits can come quickly
    • Creating sales enablement materials
    • Professional development
      • Gives people the opportunity to research, learn, and educate others.
      • Builds expertise
      • Builds ability to communicate your knowledge
    • Company culture 
  4. Need to be different and valuable
    • Don't put out the same content that everyone else is putting out.
    • Need to be different, be quality, and be valuable to rank higher, get shared, and earn traffic. 
    • Test out different mediums/channels, different topics, etc.
      • Solve for people in a new way

How to Get Started/Revitalize Your Content 

  • 1. Define your audience
    • Know your audience inside and out
    • Give them something they want and need.
  • 2. How can you get to your audience with content?
  • 3. Document a quick content strategy
    • Key word is "quick," -- You can iterate over time
    • Mission, audience, schedule, topics discuss, points of differentiation,
  • 4. Manage an editorial calendar
    • Consistency is delightful -- Makes consuming your content a habit.
    • Be agile -- Leave room for newsjacking, new promotions, etc.
  • 5. When creating content, research what’s already out there
  • 6. Spend more time promoting the content you create than you spend creating content.
    • What’s the value in doing this if no one is reading it?
    • Distribute where your audience is hanging out
    • Consider paid promotion on social media
    • Promote, not post!
  • 7. Love thy audience
    • Spoil your supporters


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