Carla Johnson of Type A Communications presented “Building the Beast: 5 Steps to Creating an Actionable Content Marketing Strategy” at the Business Marketing Association of Kansas City November meeting.
Marketing has changed significantly in the last few years. As the number and ways we can connect with customers continues to expand, so does our ability to listen, get feedback and respond. But there’s a difference between just pumping out content because technology now makes it easier and having something relevant to say. Today’s B2B marketers needs to know how content marketing feeds the new buyer’s journey and why you need a thoughtful strategy in place to drive the sales and marketing engine.
Smart marketers know they can’t do everything and be everywhere. But how do you determine your priorities? Developing a content strategy that tells a consistent story to a specific audience serves as the first step. But that strategy requires a relevant, contextual approach and sustainable storyline that reflects the social nature of business today.
During this presentation, Carla covered:
- Why a content strategy matters
- How it affects the success of a content marketing program
- Specific steps to create a content strategy
- What two questions to ask as soon as you leave this program
About the Speaker:
Carla Johnson, Principal, Type A Communications, helps companies tell better stories in order to build stronger brand awareness, create employee and customer engagement, align marketing with sales, and, ultimately, generate top-line revenue. She’s a consultant to the Content Marketing Institute, director on the international board of the Business Marketing Association, a frequent speaker, contributing author to the book, Advice from the Top: The Expert Guide to B2B Marketing, an Instructor for the Online Marketing Institute, and writes on the power of storytelling, content marketing, B2B marketing, and innovation for the Content Marketing Institute, Chief Content Officer magazine, CMSwire and other high-tech, industry and business audiences. Follow her on Twitter @carlajohnson.