Many of us like being acknowledged when we go “beyond the call of duty” to get a marketing campaign successfully executed. Most of us want our employers and customers to be more than satisfied with our efforts and work.
When it comes to content marketing, exceeding expectations can be a bit more challenging. There are multiple stakeholders to satisfy including the business, the customers, and the profit and loss statements. What are some content marketing tips that can help you exceed expectations? Are there any new content marketing tips available that can send customer satisfaction soaring?
Here are some content marketing tips that can give you renewed energy in your marketing efforts, and some help in exceeding expectations:
Focus on the target audience
While it is important to keep the business and executives happy, by keeping your eye on the potential customers you can satisfy everyone at the same time. Be sure that you communicate your focus very well to the business as part of your content marketing plan so that everyone will be on the same page. Do not make your focus too broad or too narrow. Carefully gauge the audience demographics to come up with a “persona” that you wish to attract and weigh against the number for that audience to determine if you can get expect an adequate (or more than adequate) return on investment.
Forage for new techniques and trends
Particularly for online content marketing, there are new methods introduced almost daily that pique the interest of many online target markets. For example, utilizing video content marketing for students and other target groups has been extremely successful. Also the world of mobile applications and mobile marketing has rocketed recently with the vast proliferation of mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. Could your content marketing have a distinct flavor just for mobile device users?
Find the right outlets to present your content
Does your target audience prefer social media? Are they avid blog readers? Do they frequently go to product review websites or do they subscribe to trade industry news feeds? Find at least two or three outlets and place your content there. You can start discussions and debates on issues relating to your products or services without turning the content into a sales pitch. Also there could be ways to run banner ads on some sites that your target audience visits.
Through the application of these content marketing tips, you can not only meet but exceed expectations for customers, the business, and the bottom line.