Feature Article
Feature Article

Thought Leadership vs. Content Marketing

Businesses looking to increase brand awareness are already familiar with the popularity of thought leadership when it comes to their marketing tactics. The same thing goes for content marketing, which is frequently praised for creating more leads compared to other strategies. However, many business owners aren’t aware that these two strategies have clear key differences.

When it comes to content marketing, it’s a top-down communication method – and it can be promoted business to business (B2B) or business to consumer (B2C). Additionally, content marketing aims to create a relationship with the readers instead of starting a dialogue. This is because communication is framed hierarchically in content marketing, which is different from thought leadership.

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Developing key messages in marketing

Key messages are an extremely important category of information that a company wants its target audience to hear, understand and remember. A key message articulates what a business does, why it does it, how it is different, and what value it brings to stakeholders. Key marketing messages should have certain traits, as enumerated below.

Shorter attention spans and the increasing use of mobile devices have made it necessary to create messages that are concise. To make sure that a message is received in the right way, the language used has to be simple and clear. A succinct message carries less risk of being misunderstood.

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PR Instagram

How to Power a Public Relations Campaign with Instagram

Wondering if it’s worth the time and effort to build a business account on Instagram? According to cision.com, Instagram gets 4.21 percent engagement per post compared to .07 percent for Facebook. It’s also the fastest growing among the larger social media platforms.

That is because a picture has always been worth a thousand words – who doesn’t love a good story told almost exclusively with pictures?

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content-marketing-guide

PR Professional’s Guide to Content Marketing

Developing and maintaining a blog is an excellent way for executives to establish relationships and engage with industry thought leaders. In this article, 5W PR CEO Ronn Torossian and others share tips on how executives can use a blog and other social media avenues to spark conversations and conversions, establishing themselves as a leader within their industry. Content marketing is not a novel phenomenon and has been used as a marketing tool by PR executives for years. Unfortunately, the results have not always been positive.

Following is a guide which will eliminate the disconnected messages, bewildering tones, and general chaos of PR marketing content produced by a business. 

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Building Trust and Engagement Through Public Relations

Most consumers tend to make purchases from businesses they trust, like, and know. However, in today’s digitized world, when consumers have access to plenty of information online, it means that they’re able to do plenty of research beforehand until they finally make a decision on a purchase.

That’s why companies need to utilize their ability to tell their story to the public and build trust with the consumers by using the right PR strategies.

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influencer marketing
influencer marketing

Influencer Marketing [2021 Guide]

Influencer marketing is actually fairly easy to understand. You find influencers who are popular with your target audience, and they spread the word about your products or services, for a fee.

There’s usually either a social media element or a content marketing element when it comes to influencer marketing, or sometimes even both. One of the most common ways for influencers to market your business is through their own media influencer accounts. As far as content marketing is concerned, an influencer may create content to spread the word about your business, or you may create that content for them.

Influencer marketing is actually fairly easy to understand. You find...

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Marketing Lessons from K-pop Music Industry

The cultural export known as K-pop has been streamed over 4.5 billion times on Spotify as of February 2020. With a massive reach such as this, they teach quite a few marketing strategies to willing learners. By adopting their best practices businesses can turn customer engagements into meaningful relationships. Given below are the strategies which ensure the viability of the bands.

The K-pop industry builds bands with the help of auditions. The applicants who are selected train for a certain amount of time until they are ready to debut as a band or as solo artists. In the time leading up to their debut, the managing company adopts various marketing strategies to promote them. They share content like rehearsal clips, behind-the-scenes videos and teaser photos to build excitement. Once the artist debuts on a music channel or a show, they have already created a fanbase and pre-promoted their brand. This shows that there is no reason to wait until a product launches to start promoting it.

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tiktok

TikTok Marketing

Now would be the ideal time for brands to check out and test TikTok, according to Al Zaccaria, co-founder of Linktree, an Instagram bio link personalization platform. Zaccaria’s rationale is that many brands are still thinking about checking out this increasingly popular platform.

As of November 2019, TikTok had already exceeded 1.5 billion downloads, as per Sensor-Tower. The app analytics provider added that TikTok was ranked third in downloads and even beat Facebook and Instagram, which finished fourth and fifth to end the year.

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