Getting Buy-In for Your Content Marketing: A 3-Point Process

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“The essence of content marketing is creating valuable content to pull and convert customers toward a product or service. You’re informing, entertaining, and educating through engaging and optimized web content, eBooks, white papers, infographics, video, and blog posts so that they recognize, like, and trust your brand enough to do business with you.

You already know this, but do your organization’s CMOs, CFOs, and CEOs get it? They may hear whispers that “content is king,” but are not yet sold on the idea of investing in a full-scale content marketing initiative. In fact, “AdAge” recently reported that marketers are spending an average of 12 percent of their budgets on content marketing, while traditional advertising still commands the bulk of the share.

As an in-house marketing professional, it’s your job to convince and convert your top leadership to buy into a content marketing plan for your business. But where do you start?

Here’s a blueprint for getting the nod of executive approval for content marketing at your organization, which will span understanding its value, how to communicate its value, and how to provide meaningful analytics to support your case. As I said, it’s your job to do the selling, and in order to seal the deal you need to be convincing.

Here’s how you start:” More>>>

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