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The REAL Power of Social Media and Why it Needs to be Part of Your Marketing Mix

by Chuck Swanson ~ August 31st, 2011

Chuck Swanson So Hurricane Irene has come and gone, and for most people on the West Coast it had little or no effect on their lives – which is a good thing. For me personally, all my family, and many of my friends, live somewhere on the East Coast, so Irene consumed a good deal of my thoughts over the past weekend. I tuned to many news stations, but they were consumed with covering what was thankfully a non-event in New York City, and pretty much ignored real-time coverage of Irene’s doings in Western Massachusetts, inland New Jersey, Maine and Vermont.  

CONTENT MARKETING


Today, content and content marketing are playing a central role in online brand visibility. Without a steady flow of fresh, relevant, well-written content your site will not be maximizing its search engine presence.

Content can come in many forms, all of which – if optimized – can set your site apart from competitors, giving you better online brand visibility, but perhaps even more important – a voice. A seat at the table, as they say, brings thought-leadership which goes miles toward shrinking sales cycles and converting new business.

  • Blogs – establish a blog and let prospects see your passion for what you do, how you do it, and who makes it happen
  • Video – create video content and differentiate yourself. YouTube and Vimeo are great places, beyond your site, to create a presence
  • Articles – write smart articles and syndicate them at article sites as well as distribute them to bloggers and publishers
  • Press Releases – set up shot at PRWeb.com and PRLog.org and publish your press releases. Create a media center or integrate them into your blog for more robust, searchable content
  • Enewsletters – interact with prospects, customers and partners and archive them on your site

These content ideas and more are what it takes these days. Explore our site to learn more or give us a call today to walk through countless content marketing ideas that will have you standing out from the crowd.