Just about any copywriter you meet would have, at one time or another, uttered the words – content is king

So you know how important content is and you understand the importance of social media in today’s marketing strategies but do you know how to use them to optimal effect?

Content and social media – a marriage made in heaven

I spied a post recently on Social Media Examiner called How Content and Social Media Equal Marketing Success which investigates the union between content and social media.

The video interview with Jo Puilizzi (author of Get Content, Get Customers) points out the importance of content and how it must be written in conjunction with your social media strategy.

Start at the beginning

Before any business dips its toe in the waters of social media, it has to identify the online ‘hang outs’ of its customers.

Then its has to start having conversations with them. This relationship building is the foundation to all social marketing:

  • Talk to them
  • Find out what they’re looking for
  • Contribute to their conversations
  • Provide great information.

Done effectively, your customers will absorb your information (eBooks, white papers etc.) and spread them to others.

The video is about 12 minutes long but is well worth a watch so grab a coffee and discover how to make your content marketing go further.