Where will you be in 2025? It may sound far off, but in reality, it's only a short ten years from now. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi challenges you to take a good look at where you really want to be in ten years: financially, physically, spiritually, mentally, your family goals and philanthropic goals. Write down your goals and review them daily. To understand what actions you need to take to achieve your goals, you must start first with the end in mind.
It's been said before that a content marketing program takes time to bear real results. Time, that too often, the C-Suite is not willing to give the process. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares three ways you can possibly buy time while implementing a content marketing program for your company. If you are not ready to give up the good content fight, then perhaps one of these ideas is perfect for you!
As a small business owner, often you wear a lot of hats that require you to do more than you should in your business. There comes a point where it's time to delegate those activities that are not bested suited for you and find talented employees or contractors to do them for you. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi challenges you to take an activity inventory of your daily tasks and start making decisions on how to better use your time to grow your business.
Here's the thing...if you are just starting out with a Content Inc. model and you feel pressured to get strong ROI results in just a few months, then this model is not for you. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi reminds you that developing, implementing and tracking marketing around content is a process. One that can take up to a year or longer to bear results. It's about building an audience and providing value to them consistently. Prepare for your content to be a marathon, not a sprint.
Creating new content is great, but it does take a lot of effort. But pehaps, new content is not always the way to go. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi discusses a new content role that you may want to consider for your content marketing team: Chief Content Curator. This role is responsibile for organizing the current content assets of the company so that they can possibly be used again by the existing resources of the organization. Working with what you already have vs. creating new content may be just what your Content Inc. model needs.
The return on investment can be measured in more than just increased revenue. Along with more sales, content marketing can also decrease costs and increase customer retention. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi teaches "The Why Exercise", an easy, yet very effective exercise that will help you deduct if the channels you are currently using for content, are actually working. Listen and learn...then do the exercise with your team.
Though Joe Pulizzi is an author, speaker and educator when it comes to content marketing, he is also a small business owner growing his business (Content Marketing Institute) with a Content Inc. model. In this episode, he shares the seven issues that keep him up at night when it comes to content, marketing and business growth.
In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi discusses the Latin term 'Tabula Rasa' and how you can embrace this philosophy with your marketing today. Tabula rasa means "clean slate" and though orginally defined in terms of the human brain to be capable of learning, changing and adapting while not faded to any particular belief structure, Joe encourages you to consider this same philosophy when it comes to marketing your business. If marketing was a clean slate, how would you set up what you do and invest in differently?
As you develop content across multiple platforms and channels, are you ensuring that what you create is providing true value to your audience? In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares how one change within the Content Marketing Institute newsletter now provides content that can only be received in that channel. By reviewing each content channel, you can deduct if you are offering true value or simply repurposing content your audience could find somewhere else.
Content marketing initiatives do not usually fail due to a lack of quality content. The majority of the time, content failure is due to a lack of consistency or, even worse, the content simply stops. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi discusses the importance of patience when launching a content marketing program. The most successful business models that have taken a Content Inc. approach need at least one year if not longer to create revenue or success. Are you being patient with your content marketing strategy?
Brick content is content that is so good it hits your industry like a ton of bricks. In this episode of Content Inc. Joe Pulizzi shares how the annual research report done by Content Marketing Institue and MarketinProfs has become a valuable form of brick content. This one piece of content brings a spike in attention every time it's published each year but then continues to be referred to ongoing. What type of brick content could you create that would fulfill a missing piece of information in your industry?
If you think you have a business or service that just would not work with a Content Inc. model, think again. In this episode of Content Inc. Joe Pulizzi shares how the legal firm Pinsent Masons out of England has dominated the technology law space mainly in part due to their content strategy. Learn how this law firm decided to focus on creating quality content to increase their practice and their revenue.
If your content no longer existed, would your audience miss it? In this episode of Content Inc. Joe Pulizzi discusses the importance of creating audacious goals when it comes to your content marketing. To be a true player in your industry, it requires more than just "good enough" content. You need to set your sights on being the leading resource that provides content that would be truly missed if it no longer existed.
Many entrepreneurs and business owners want to use speaking as a means to market their business and gain a bigger audience. In this episode of Content Inc. Joe Pulizzi breaks down the 4 steps to help you achieve this goal. Learn how to find your content tilt (see Episode 39) to develop your platform that will lead to a book and subsequently, onto the stage.
Often businsss owners and marketers tend to create content that resonates with them or is what they "think" their customer will want. In this episode of Content Inc. Joe Pulizzi addresses the need to take time to build out audience personas before you get too far down the content marketing road. He shares some important questions to be asking when developing your personas and reminds you that there may be a few personas to create along the way.
There are a lot of shiny objects out there when it comes to content marketing tactics. It's easy to get overwhelmed and fall into analysis paralysis around the process. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi reminds you that you are your own media company. And this means you need to be focusing on building an audience that will also subscribe to your content. These subscriptions lead to more potential to turn them into customers. Learn the three ways you can drive subscriptions with your content marketing and begin building your own media empire.
Anyone, anywhere and at anytime can create a Content Inc. model for their business. It's an exciting time to be in business and even more exiciting time to develop yourself as the leading resource in your industry. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares his six key elements that make up an epic content marketing model. Learn these six key elements, put them in practice and watch your Content Inc. business grow!
In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares how a seven year old boy makes videos with his dad that have generated over $1 million in revenue. EvanTube started out as a fun claymation video project between Evan and his dad. Now, two years after their first video launched on YouTube and millions of downloads later, EvanTube has become a fun and passionate video business model. What could you do if you created content like a seven year old?
As you start your Content Inc. model of marketing and content creation, you may have only one or two main revenue drivers associated with your process. As your audience and community grow, so do the possible revenue opportunities. In this episode of Content Inc. Joe Pulizzi reminds you to keep an open mind to the possibility of future revenue ripples that come from your content marketing efforts. And it's ok to think big.
If you are serious about developing a Content Inc. model for your business, there is a very good chance that you will need to hire freelance writers to assist you with content creation. In this episode of Content Inc. Joe Pulizzi shares some key items to consider before bringing an outside writer onto your content team.
Creating partnerships is not a new idea. But often, coming up with the right project to partner on can be the real struggle. In this episode of Content Inc. Joe Pulizzi shares how developing a research project idea can be the key to working with business and media partners. If you are struggling with an idea for partnership, this may be the one tactic you need to implement.
In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi discusses how changes in platforms such as Google and Facebook not only force us to change how we use them, but is a great remider not to solely rely on them. Now more than ever it's imperative to build your own content platform and create engagement strategies with your audience and customers.
There are a lot of ways to create quality content. In this episode of Content Inc. Joe Pulizzi shares the four key elements you need to create the strong foundation to a Content Inc. methodology. Get focused, intentional and create quality content for your audience within your content tilt (see Episode 39) and you will create a solid base as a content expert in your industry.
The power of partnership is a key component to growing a Content Inc. model. In this episode of Content Inc. Joe Pulizzi discusses how partnering with other media can be a great way to grow your audience and leverage a much needed pool of talent. Learn the five ways you can work with media companies to create a solid win-win situation for both of you.
Social media marketing can work. However, in this episode of Content Inc. Joe Pulizzi warns you of the possible seduction to get too involved in buying fans and followers. He encourages you to build your own media and use social media as a driver to what you can control, making raving fans along the way. Leverage social media. Don't let it control your marketing model.