Get Content, Get Customers
This excerpt from a new book explains how to develop a content marketing mindset and a process to match within your organization.
By Joe Pulizzi and Newt Barrett
By now you understand the irreversible trends that are changing the face of marketing. You also understand why its possible for organizations like yours to think and act like publishers so that you can provide valuable content that makes you a trusted source for your current and future customers.
Thats the all-important beginning of developing a content marketing mindset. But, because content marketing is a relatively new concept as it pertains to all media, it will not come naturally to you and your organization. Moreover, there is a skill set that media companies have developed over centuries that is probably brand-new to your organization. As you begin to think like a publisher, you will also need to learn how to create the kind of high-quality content that emanates from great publishers and great corporations.
Developing and executing content marketing initiatives that work take time, effort, and expertise. Its extremely difficult to extract content from organizations that have no experience with content marketing.
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