One other yr, one other wonderful Content material Advertising and marketing World convention in Cleveland. This yr, we determined to take a brand new strategy and collect viewers information utilizing an interactive answer evaluation on the ScribbleLive sales space in change for our tremendous swanky mini Etch-A-Sketch. We additionally came upon that these old-school toys are produced not removed from Cleveland (huh, who knew—besides all of the CLE-based attendees who proudly informed us).
Wanting on the information from our evaluation, there are some fascinating findings:
Producing participating content material is the most important content material problem, adopted carefully by lack of funds, sources, after which producing content material effectively (responses – 274)There’s a notable distinction on the Govt stage: 33% cite measuring content material ROI, 29% choosing “produce participating content material,” and a surprisingly low 14% choosing producing content material effectively as a key problem. Digital advertising took the highest spot for what content material is being produced for, with Demand Era coming a detailed second. Company advertising (together with branding) and gross sales enablement have been a distant third and fourth, respectively.
Additionally price noting, how few individuals use a content material advertising platform and nonetheless wrestle with content material manufacturing utilizing emails, file shares, and different instruments that aren’t optimized for content material manufacturing. This wasn’t a query on our interactive survey; somewhat I took a casual ballot of 135 attendees throughout my presentation, during which lower than a dozen individuals raised their fingers. That positively is a supply of value and time financial savings to streamline content material creation with a collaborative content material manufacturing platform.
We’re going to proceed gathering information for our content material evaluation and replace the outcomes over time. This brings me to my private favourite a part of Content material Advertising and marketing World: the keynotes, and notably Henry Rollins. He’s a spark plug on stage. Those that have been there know the pressure of his shows during which he hardly appears to breathe. My huge take-away from his keynote: if you happen to’re going to create content material or produce one thing, make it one of the best. Don’t undergo the motions of manufacturing or repurposing content material if it’s not going to be your greatest work. It’s a very good reminder that generally we have to take a breath and a step again to guage what and why we’re doing issues—and the way we are able to do them higher.
Corinne Schmid with Henry Rollins
Based mostly on our findings, it appears the attendees this yr are struggling predominantly to provide participating content material for demand technology and digital advertising—maybe heeding Henry Rollins’ recommendation may assist—or maybe there’s different components at play.
What’s your greatest content material advertising wrestle? In case you didn’t get the prospect to satisfy us at CMW, take our sales space evaluation right here.
Kate Mills is an Editorial Content material Strategist at ScribbleLive.