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Without a Heart,Social Media is Just a Platform!Carla GatesSocial Media Strategist, Teacher, & WriterNEDMAMay 15, 2013
TODAY’S MESSAGE:CONTENT IS THE HEART2PROSPECTSCUSTOMERSEVANGELISTS,RESELLERS,INFLUENCERSAMAZINGCONTENTYOURWEBSITEor BLOGOF SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Why Should You Care About Content?• 80% of business decision-makers said they prefer toget information via articles, not ads.• 70% said content makes them feel closer to a company.• 60% said content provided by companies helps themmake smarter buying decisions.[Source: GfK Roper Public Opinion Polls]Woah. 80% Want Content?3
5content marketing n. creating (or curating), andsharing valuable free content to attract andconvert prospects into customers.“THE TRUST, CREDIBILITY, AND AUTHORITYTHAT CONTENT MARKETING CREATES,KNOCKS DOWN SALES RESISTANCE,ALL WHILE PROVIDING A BASELINE INTRODUCTIONTO THE BENEFITS OF YOUR PRODUCT.”(Brian Clark, Copyblogger)“CONTENT MARKETING IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER.LARGE BUDGETS AND STAFF DON’T NECESSARILY WIN”.(Joe Pulizzi, Content Marketing Institute)