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Content Marketing Strategies Conference: Jesse Odell Story in the Age of Mass Content Consumerism

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The 2011 Content Marketing Strategies Conference (contentmarketing2011.com) had some amazing speakers and lively conversation. This is one great example. Continue the conversation at …

The 2011 Content Marketing Strategies Conference (contentmarketing2011.com) had some amazing speakers and lively conversation. This is one great example. Continue the conversation at twitter.com/content2011.

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    • 1. Story in the Age of Mass Content Consumerism
      Why Storytelling Matters
    • 2. My Story
    • 3.
    • 4. Husband, dad, sports nut, PR guy, entrepreneur
    • 5.
    • 6.
    • 7. We’re about BIG ideas and innovation.
    • 8.
    • 9. We LOVE our work.
    • 10. We create stories, influence and awareness for companies and ideas that are changing the world.
    • 11. Content is everywhere
    • 12. Content is everywhere
    • 13. Content is Everywhere
    • 14. But it’s getting overwhelming
    • 15. Why?
      Anyone can publish
      Distribution has become a science, filled with pipes, tools, analytics and insights
      Social media has turned everyone into a distributor
      The impact is a world of massive content production, disruption and consumption
    • 16. Numbers
      Twitter registers 50M Tweets per day
      30B photos uploaded to Facebook every year
      12.2B videos viewed per month on YouTube in U.S.
      There are more than 3.5B pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, etc.) shared each week on Facebook
    • 17. But Volume ≠ Quality
    • 18. Social is a Huge Filter
    • 19. Filters Give Us:
      Meaning
      Engagement
      Interest
      Inspiration
    • 20. Cool Beans
      All the tools and science are there for publishing, distributing, analyzing and socializing. They exist. They work. Use them!
    • 21. The harder questions to answer are: Do you have an original idea? Do you have a story that will make people care?
    • 22. A Good Story
      Informs/teaches
      Entertains
      Has interesting characters we care about
      Is credible and authentic
      Is sustainable, not just a blip on the screen
    • 23. 3 Stories
    • 24. A Good Story
      Product discovery focused on high-end luxury beauty products
      One part media company, one part e-commerce, one part subscription one part social network
      Founded by two female entrepreneurs from Harvard
      Crushing it and reinventing several businesses
      Their entire business is centered around storytelling, being authentic, capturing attention and keeping their audience engaged long term
    • 25. A Good Story
      ServiceMax makes software for managers of fleets and field service agents
      Audience is very niche but thirsty for insights, new technologies
      Industry press dying
      We’re building an independent media property aimed at this audience.
    • 26.
    • 27. Content platform
      Original blog content - 70+ posts, Q&As
      Aggregated content from custom news feeds
      Sponsored content (ServiceMax blog)
      Industry whitepapers from content partners
      Twitter/FB integration, mobile browser & app
      Since Jan 1, 2011
      5,000 PVs
      2,199 visitors
      #2 Google rank for "field service news”
      Small numbers but high quality and translating into very high CPM audience
      What’s Next?
      ServiceMax blog on SmartVan
      Newsletter (to build a targeted list which the client owns)
      Contests - Pimp Your Van, Van Rally
      News section (with custom feeds organized by topic)
    • 28. A Good Story
      Quidsi: fastest growing e-commerce company in the world (parent of Diapers.com brand)
      Began working with them in December 2010
      They wanted to get mainstream visibility and prime the pump for the launch of Soap.com
      We created a video about “robots” to support a PR push in advance of the Soap.com launch
      Goal was 10K views. We’re now at 47K views
    • 29. Think Legendary!
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    • 34. Four Things
      The content economy is wonderful. Drink it up, take it on and embrace it as the future of business.
      Publishing, distribution, social and analytics tools make it easy to produce in volume.
      It’s up to you to produce great stories!
      Thank you for your time!

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