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Google vs. Facebook: Facts and Stats Every Marketer Should Know [Infographic]

Posted by Bob Carver on Sep 25, 2016 7:20:57 AM

Almost two years ago now, we published an infographic populated with data from a Lunametrics article. The infographic had stats and facts about Google of interest to marketers, from users, to advertising spend, to mobile use. We decided that it was time to update those stats, and, for extra fun, thought we would add similar stats from Facebook for a comparison. So here it, Google vs. Facebook: facts and stats that every marketer should know:

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Topics: Stats and Facts, content marketing, content strategy, Facebook, Google

To Keep Content Development In-house or Outsource - A Blended Approach Might be Best

Posted by Bob Carver on Sep 25, 2016 7:17:20 AM

We spend most of our time helping organizations formulate and execute content strategies, and creating great content. It’s our bread and butter. I’ve read a lot recently, from a number sources, about how organizations should bring content production in-house. The reasons for these opinions fall into one of several common content creation issues, from external authors lacking industry expertise, to agencies ripping off their customers by doing ad buys and not passing along rebates. And, no surprise, there are a lot of issues that can come from hiring external resources to create your content. But making the blanket statement that any organization should bring content production in-house ignores a number of problems can come with that approach as well. Problems that can harm marketing efforts for products and services, or make content marketing completely ineffective. In this article I’m going break down both sides of the issue, then I’ll tell you strategies that can overcome the hurdles on both sides. Let’s get started.

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Topics: content marketing, content strategy, outsourced marketing

3 Content Planning Mistakes Your Brand Should Avoid

Posted by Bob Carver on Sep 25, 2016 6:38:03 AM

Creating original content is always a challenge because doing content right takes time. On top of that, brands should maintain a publication schedule, both to ensure that they have fresh content coming out regularly, and to synchronize content with events, offers, and campaigns. That takes planning. With the competing priorities digital marketing teams face, creating great content, and keeping up with the content publication schedule doesn’t always happen. Good content plans account for those missed deadlines. In this article I’ll look at three mistakes brands make related to content planning and publication, and tell you ways to help fix those problems.

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Topics: marketing campaign, social media, content marketing, content strategy

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