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I know you’re wondering “what the heck is content marketing personalization?” I promise I will get to that. But first, I want to tell you a brief story I am pretty certain you can relate to.
I went to the doctor a few weeks back. He asked what line of work I was in. I told him I was in marketing. He said, “that’s like sales, right?” I told him “no.” That’s not what I do.
After a pause, he said emphatically, “oh you help make those ads on TV that I hate.” I told him “no” again. I laughed a little. But then I struggled to explain to him exactly what it is that we do in marketing.
I believe that we help businesses build relationships with new customers. We join the conversations around our topic that are already happening. Marketing is about conversations and building relationships.
But I struggled to explain that to my doctor. Ask most people what marketing is, and they will tell you it is an ad. Or a billboard. Or the color of your logo.
Marketing Today Is Broken
Marketing cannot continue to be about ads. Ads we tune out. Ads we hate.
Marketing Starts With Answering Why
Marketing Must Focus On Customer Value
"Customers" Means Real People
The Metrics We Use Today Barely Scratch The Surface
Deliver the right message to the right person at the right time? You would be a content marketing rockstar!!!