Content strategy

Getting a peek under the hood of GE’s content marketing strategy

I was thrilled to interview Penny Shone, former managing director of Global Growth Communications at GE, who is now taking time out to consider what’s next. I know many people at our event were inspired by that alone – a senior business leader taking “a gap year!” Those breaks are so great for the soul. This …

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Content marketing is not a tactic, it’s a core belief system all must embrace

I can’t tell you how many times I’m asked: is content marketing just another word for advertising? No. Advertising isn’t content marketing, it’s advertising – which still has a place in the world, although a changed place. Can an advert be considered content marketing? Well yes, a great ad that makes us feel, cry, laugh …

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360 Video is a massive content opportunity for business

I recently caught up with my friend, Andrew Psarianos, CEO of Picture Perfect Productions, and he showed me a 360 video example that made my jaw drop. Until that point, I’d seen 360 examples, but I hadn’t seen a business case. Now I had. It was of Singapore’s stunning Marina Bay and rather than just …

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Content marketing is fundamentally about business transformation

If there is one thing I’m sure of, it’s this – we are having the wrong conversation about content marketing. Right now the conversation is too tactical. It’s too execution focused. It’s about content but it’s not about content marketing. Content marketing is about business transformation. It’s about putting the customer at the very heart …

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Why content marketing must own social media

A friend recently asked me if they should move social media ownership under the banner of content marketing at their company, and I said yes, absolutely! Why? Because the team that is always thinking in terms of the customer (or audience) are your best talent to position information within the context of customer interest. This …

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4 focus areas to ensure your LinkedIn company page isn’t a shambles

It’s been a big week for LinkedIn, and I am looking forward to greater things from this valuable platform following its acquisition by Microsoft. In the meantime, while I expect it to remain business as usual for the foreseeable future, I’d like to discuss a serious weakness I see every day that needs to be …

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Are you ignoring your greatest content creation resource today?

Every time I meet with a new company to talk about ramping up their content marketing efforts, the biggest challenge identified is being able to create enough content. So I ask about employees contributing content and if there is a process in place to welcome (and even reward) that? In 99 percent of cases, the …

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Asia Definitely Moved Beyond Why of Content Marketing to How

I enjoyed a great couple of days attending Content360 in Singapore last week, with ACMA as the Association Partner for the event. The 180-strong audience enjoyed case-study rich presentations from some of the world’s greatest brands, and I definitely agree with the general sentiment that Singapore (and Asia) has moved beyond the why of content …

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Heart of content marketing success

My greatest concern in 2016 is businesses becoming cynical about content marketing because it does not work. As was referenced in this article ‘Content Marketing – It’s Going to Get Weird’ by Joe Pulitzzi (the benevolent father of content marketing), the nay-sayers are definitely starting to rise, and yet, content marketing is the greatest opportunity …

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The Digital Conversationalist due to be born

Well that’s it. My last day at Novus Asia and what a wonderful opportunity it’s been to work with the team here. Fabulous people. Talented. Smart. Brilliant. And funny. It’s also definitely not goodbye as we plan to become partners moving forward, with Novus Asia doing what it’s brilliant at, and me doing my bit …

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