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  • Expand your Target PublicsOpportunity is far greaterbutwe are all in a fight for attentionTHINK BEYOND YOUR MEDIA TARGET GROUPS


  • 2. Agenda
    • ChangingTimes
    • 3. SearchEngine OptimisationversusSocial Media Optimisation
    • 4. Brand PR
    • 5. Content and Consumption
    • 6. ContentTargetingand Engagement
    • 7. What has changed and whatdoweneed to focus on
  • 8. The Brain of a Communicator in 2010
  • 9. Start thinkingcommunitynotigeography
    As media and contentconsumptionis beingliberated from geography – so should media and contentsupply.
    • Everybody is nowlocal
    • 10. Everybody is now a stakeholder
    • 11. New technology, new participation, new models
    Tactics are wheregeography andlanguage come into play, but it shouldnot be a starting point for strategy.
  • 12. Seo Vs. SMO – what’s the difference?
    So we are all doingSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)?
    Howmany of us are doing and synching Social Media Optimisation (SMO)?
  • 13. The Who, What and Where of StakeholderSearch
    Do you know?
    WHO is searching?
    WHATtheysearch for?
    WHERE they are located?
    Toooften the answer to all the abovequestions is no!
  • 14. BRAND PR
    The classic branding questions for all organisations to answer
    What are we all about ?
    What are we best at ?
    How do we convert that promise to the consumer?
    Unlike traditional branding channels, brand PR is based on content which tells a story
  • 15. The Brand PR ”Sweet Spot”
    All Brand PR messaging must attempt to hit the sweet spot with your storytelling!!!
  • 16. Whydoescontentmatter?
    It tells your story
    It answerspeoplesquestions
    It inspires and entertains
    It motivates and educates
    It managesexpectations
    It brings your brand to life
    It builds OR breaks trust
    It drives decisionmaking!
  • 17. WhatContentproductsdo you currentlyuse?
    Howmany of thesetools are you currentlyresponsible for?
  • 18. To understandcontent marketing weneed to understand the new model of consumption.
  • 19. Purchasing has changed
    The oldmodel of buying
    • Talk to an organisations sales representative
    • 20. Talk to a distributor or reseller
    • 21. Read productliterature
    • 22. See and act on an advert in relevant media
  • The world of Educatedbuyers
    In today’s world webaseourpurchasingdecisions on:
    • Google searches
    • 23. Directengagement with companywebsites
    • 24. Online portals and websites
    • 25. Listening and acting on the opinions of likemindedindividuals online (in our social networks, influential bloggers wefollow)
    The highlysought after WORD OF MOUTH
    has becomeWORD OF MOUSE.
  • 26. Journalism + Marketing = Content marketing
    Stakeholderengagement best achieved by Publishing NOT Marketing - successful organisations that are winning the battle of information realise this…
    …along with the productsthey offer, one of theircoreproducts is information.
  • 27. What is my Contentstrategy?
    Someusefulquestions to start with:
    • How is my contentbeinggenerated?
    • 28. Who is generating my content?
    • 29. Am I using multiple formats?
    • 30. Am I making my contentaccessible?
    • 31. Am I making my content easy to view?
    • 32. Am I making my content easy to use and share?
  • 33. What is my engagementstrategy?
    The 3 I’s of engagement:
    The action a person takeswhilst present at those touch points
    The affection a person holds for a brand
    The likelihood a person is to advocate on behalf of a brand
  • 34. The key question for communicators over the nextfewyears…
    • Do wewant to stop being Cinderella at the Marketing ball?
    • 35. As content marketing becomesmoreimportantdowewant to gain a largershare of ourcompanies or clients’ marketing spend?
    • 36. …if so:
    Start shaping and targeting
    ourmessaging and content like the marketers!
  • 37.
  • 38. Swedish ContentConsumersAGED 18 – 24 vs. aged 35 - 44
  • 39. 3 Key contentcreation tips
    • Stop creating, writing and publishing content for your CEO
    • 40. Start creating, writing and publishing content for your customeraudience
    • 41. Remember - content is personal 
  • Mostfollowed person on twitter in uk general election
  • 42. Who’s job is it to producecontent?
    Who is your CEO?
    ChiefEditorial Officer
    Who is your ChiefConversation Officer?
    Do you haveone or many?
    Wheredoescontent come from?
    Look internally - Clients Services, R&D, Engineering, Sales, Productionetc
    Identify and engage with your internal storytellers. They will provide your Social Media Optimisation
  • 43. COMMUNICATION IS AND always has been a two way process
    Today’s modern communicator needs to let go of news management and control…
    …and start thinking and engaging in news and reputation conversation
    Opportunity… Speed… Reach… ContentPlatforms…
    What has notchanged?
    The fundementals of good public relations
    …A good story is still a good story
    …Good writing is still goodwriting
    …A headline (or 140 character elevator pitch) is
    still whatcatchesattention
    …Good relationshipbuilding is still whatsecurescoverage
  • 45. A Final Piece of Advice…
    Stop thinkingabout all the new
    content PLATFORMS…
    innovative and engaging CONTENT!
  • 46. Butbeware of thesepeople!
    …I see and hearmany of thesepeoplewalking the streets of London, New York and Stockholm!
  • 47. Where to find me!!!
    Jonathan Bean
    Chief Operating Officer