Digital marketing experts around the globe have indicated that their key focus for the 2020, and likely two years beyond, will be on content-based marketing.
A report recently released by online magazine eMarketer reveals that 80% of marketing professionals believe the trend – which makes use of insightful, useful and relevant content to raise a company’s profile online – is the most important strategy to improve performance.
Key trends within Content Marketing strategy
As the market evolves to cater to new digital behavioural trends such as increased video consumption (long- and short-form), podcasts and voice search, digital marketers are faced with the challenge of adapting strategies to meet these trends.
Non-traditional forms of content marketing, beyond simple editorial content and social media posting, include:
- Facebook Live and Instagram TV (IGTV)
- Marketing through TikTok (especially for audiences under 30 years old), including Hashtag Challenges
- Encouraging User Generated Content through competition
- Media Rich video (video that includes animation, graphics, augmented reality etc.)
- Influencer marketing
5 other key trends in 2020 Digital Marketing
Content needs to be deeper, longer and authentic
Superficial content is a thing of the past - the average word count for top-ranking content marketing pieces these days is 2 207! That means your content has to be well-researched, well-constructed and well-written.
Invest in Content Creation resources
Simply banging together a lengthy piece of content with little planning, research and focus will be wasted time.
- Invest in tools that allow you to know what keywords and topics should be included
- Plan the piece properly, ensuring the focus is clear
- Write and edit properly
- Plan and produce graphics, images, videos, audio clips that enhance the content
- Ensure you optimise the piece correctly once it’s live
Personalise and customise the consumption experience
A first-time visitor to your site will need to be engaged differently to someone who has been there 20 times - make sure you’re planning accordingly by serving them content that meets their specific needs.
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