Attempting content marketing without clear content marketing goals and metrics isn't worth doing; It's like nailing jelly to the wall. It won't stick.
Content Marketing is about creating relevant, customer-centric marketing content that moves your potential customers along their buying cycle, toward a decision to purchase from you.
But before you create content to support your marketing efforts, you need to answer several baffling questions like: What types of content should you use? What channels should you engage audiences in? What calls to action should you focus on? What interactions should you measure? What metrics should you track and report on, and how frequently: Daily, weekly, or monthly?
A goal setting framework gives purpose to your content marketing
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce several helpful frameworks for setting content marketing goals and metrics.
Goals are essential to the completion of any strategic activity that requires the best use of resources: Goals give us purpose, destination and direction.
Content marketing is complex and it needs clarity of focus, buy-in from team members, and regular updates for stakeholders on how the activity is tracking toward goal.
I delve beyond Jay Baer’s 4 Buckets of Content Marketing metrics, to oultine a more complete framework for tracking 7 content marketing metrics that marketers simply can’t afford to ignore, and the tools to track them.
Metrics make us accountable to answer tricky questions about content marketing performance like: Does our content appeal to our key audiences? Which formats are working and which aren’t? How is content influencing audiences? Are we forging the basis of better long-term and more efficient relationships with existing and future customers? And how is all of this content activity contributing to our bottom line?
This presentation comes from the Content Marketing Essentials webinar series I produced for Idio, the content intelligence platform, built to help marketers think and act more strategically with their content marketing.