Statista, a leading provider of market and consumer data, estimated that digital advertising spends in 2017 were USD 266.24 billion. This was nearly 50% of advertising across all media. In itself, this is a spectacular achievement considering that the Internet itself came into existence a mere 23 years ago.
Tag Archives: Content Marketing
If you have noticed, content marketing is no longer about writing. It’s not about having a team of writers or mining for keywords and having reams of text written based on those keywords. Today, a content marketer has to think more like a publishing house or a studio. And for that matter, the skills and talent needed are of a vastly different kind. Some you can develop within your team, some you would want to outsource to other departments or entities.
Recently a raised eyebrow had created a flutter on social media, here in India. Let’s check this out – switch on your video in selfie mode and raise an eyebrow to the screen. There! Did you think that was a viral piece? Try a bit more of dramatics. Now was that a viral piece according to you? While you are thinking about that here’s the question on everyone’s mind – “How can I make the next viral piece?”
Content marketing, when it entered the Gartner Hype Cycle in 2014 was one of the great ‘Innovation Triggers’ of marketing, expecting to plateau in about 2 – 5 years. Cut to 2017, Content Marketing where it is wallowing in the ‘Trough of Disillusionment’, with the 2 – 5 years to plateau projection still in place. The moot point then is, is Content Marketing’ to be consigned to the trash-bins of failed innovations or does it still have the legs to be a powerful marketing driver.
A newsletter I subscribe to had a subject-line that was provocative enough for me to open and read the newsletter.
The first denouement was on opening the newsletter, I found no mention of the article that triggered my opening the newsletter. Made of sterner stuff, I scrolled down the forest of sub-headings to the link that was on the subject line … only to be completely disappointed. The subject line and the story is on the link below: