Content marketing is a broad field with many roles and responsibilities.
You need an effective content marketing plan if you want to succeed. Excellent content creation is essential. You’ll need to work on making some visually appealing content. Proper content marketing and dissemination is also essential.
However, content marketing isn’t an island, and neither is marketing in general.
There is no such thing as a standalone channel. So, in addition to the time and effort required to develop content and achieve results, you must also consider how to connect and coordinate your various methods.
Content and social media marketing tactics
We’ve collaborated with a wide range of customers and partners on content marketing strategies tailored to certain industries, audiences, and KPIs. We have identified many methods that have been effective for us.
In this post, I’ll go through three concrete methods we utilise to combine content marketing with social media marketing for maximum effect and long-term success.
Targeted, warm consumer acquisition is the first framework
There is no shortage of examples of SaaS and Internet firms that have found success by leveraging content. Because of the compounding effect, it is an excellent strategy for expanding audience size and income.
- Most individuals have no idea that producing quality content is only one of the equation.
- We invest a lot of time, resources, and effort into producing content that draws people to a website. But the truth is that just a tiny fraction of those who visit your website and read your content will really convert on that visit, perhaps as few as 1% or 2%.
- While a small percentage of site visitors may sign up for your email list, the vast majority (95 out of 100) will likely never hear from you again. There’s a decent shot that you won’t see them again.
- Because of this, retargeting has a great impact.
- You can promote your product or service to people who are already familiar with your brand and have visited your website (a “warm audience”).
- To take this a step further, we employ the information about what readers are looking at to craft compelling, personalised messaging.
Advanced business-to-business sales and lead generation 2nd framework
Many businesses that sell to other businesses have the same issue as in the example above. However, their offering isn’t that straightforward as to be sold with a single interaction. Instead, it’s a gradual process that takes the prospect from awareness to consideration to choice and finally to action.
A prospect or lead will be nurtured from the top of the funnel all the way through the purchase process using customised content assets, retargeting, and specific audience segments.
Community Development Third-Order Structure
This framework is made for businesses who care more about building a community of interested customers than making direct purchases. Or it may be utilised by organisations or companies who sell repeat purchases of a product or service to the general public.
Given the absence of a universal conversion rate, we intend to maximise participation.
Social media, content, and electronic mail are the primary points of contact here.
We want to do this by targeting certain demographic groups in our content marketing and social media campaigns. It is hoped that a certain fraction of these will eventually sign up for the newsletter. We’ll employ retargeting to keep the rest of the audience engaged with timely messages.
The most important thing is the information at the top of the funnel, which is used to attract clicks and increase traffic. To better target and segment your audience, your material should address key triggers specific to the people you hope to attract.
So, to sum up
By combining social media with content marketing in this way, you can effectively reach, engage, and target your audience.
Although both content and social media are essential, they should be utilised in tandem to achieve the best results. A solid social media plan may do wonders for your content promotion efforts. Building an online following takes time and effort, but it’s a lot less of both when you have amazing stuff to share.
All of them are useful in tandem, provided you know how to combine them.