A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Blogging was long-form, serious, and crafted. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans. Now blogging and social media not only amicably coexist; they complement each other. The trick is to use a blog to enrich your social media with long-form posts and to use social media to promote your blog.
Content marketing is the process of creating valuable, relevant content for the purpose of attracting, acquiring and engaging your audience. While content marketing can be anything your organization creates to share its story, it only qualifies as content marketing if it aims to drive customer action. Today your buyers and customers are thrust into a crowded market filled with marketing messages – up to 2,900 per day. As a result, marketers are challenged by attention scarcity. So how does content marketing help?