Summary: Content marketing is the next big thing in marketing, and it's a great way to inspire people to buy your products or services.
If you're like most people, you probably think that poultry is gross and should be avoided at all costs. But there's a reason why chicken is one of the most popular foods in the world: It's delicious. And according to a new study, content marketing isn't just for cool kids anymore. In fact, it may just be the next big thing in marketing.
The Next “Right” Way to Market Your Products or Services
In the past, the way that you marketed your products or services was usually by word of mouth. If you were selling lumber, you'd probably advertise it by saying, “If you see a bridge that needs building, call me.” Or if you were selling widgets, you'd advertise them by writing a letter to the editor of the town's newspaper. In other words, you'd try to get the word out to your customers by telling them what you were all about.
The Different Ways to Market Your Products or Services
However, the way that you market your products or services isn't always by telling people what they're all about. For example, if you're selling widgets, you might advertise them on TV or in newspapers. In other words, you'd try to get people to look at your product by telling them what it does instead of just telling them what it is all about.
The Benefits of Using Content Marketing
However, the most important way that content marketing can help you market your products or services is by inspiriting people to buy them in the first place. That's what content marketing is all about, after all—inspiriting people to buy your products or services on the basis of what they're all about instead of what they look like or how much they cost.
The Different Types of Content Marketing
There are two different kinds of content marketing—traditional marketing and new media marketing—and both have their benefits and disadvantages. Traditional marketing relies on word-of-mouth recommendations and customer testimonials. New media marketing includes blogs, video clips, podcasts, and websites that are tailored to specific industries or target audiences. But which type of content marketing is best for you depends on what kind of products or services you're trying to sell in the first place.
The next time you're thinking about marketing your products or services, remember that content marketing is about inspiring people to buy them in the first place rather than just telling them what they're all about. So if you want to stand out from the crowd and become one of the leaders in your industry, use content marketing instead of just relying on word-of-mouth recommendations and customer testimonials.