Content achieves many things. It adds value to your customers, it communicates your key messages, it describes your products, it articulates your market difference, and it engages and informs your target audience. Marketing needs content to work.
But making content work for your organization is hard. Over the next five years, total global investment in content for marketing purposes is expected to grow sharply, doubling to more than $400 billion by some accounts. At the same time, investment in traditional advertising is poised to decline, as CMOs balance budget for ad spend with more substantive content-driven projects.
Companies need help not only delivering content projects but making sure they are creating the right content in the first place. Content isn’t easy, but with expert support and guidance it needn’t be as hard as it may seem.
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At Content Marketing Consultancy, we offer a range of custom solutions to support your content strategy and marketing goals.
Our end-to-end services support your organization at all stages of the marketing and content creation process.
Each service program draws on the core principles and deep expertise of Content Marketing Consultancy, and represents best-in-class practice for your industry.
From strategy through ideation to execution and distribution, we work with you and your team in a hands-on, detailed way to execute against your marketing vision.
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Content strategy - We work out exactly what kind of content to produce and why.
Creative development - We enrich your strategy with creativity.
Content creation - We build your content: think of it as carpentry with words and pictures!
Content distribution - We get your content out into the world.
Content measurement - We measure performance every which way we can.
Design & UX development - We make you look fabulous and your prospects feel great.
Social media management - We keep it lively on those ol’ social channels.
Website redesign - We bring out our hard hats and get to work on your site.
Email marketing - We get great content in front of your prospects.
Search engine optimization (SEO) - Striving for page one? We help you get seen.
Paid search (PPC) - We spend your advertising dollars wisely.
How you build your plan is dependent on numerous factors—the size and structure of your company, your comfort level with content creation, and the degree to which you are invested in content marketing as a practice.
Once companies understand what they are spending on content, it's time to consider ways of driving efficiency from that investment.
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