Yesterday marked day 1 of Social Media Marketing World 2019. What were some of the key takeaways? Content marketing strategies from Robert Rose of Content Marketing Institute, a bit of AI, do handles matter on Instagram, and more. Watch the video for full details.
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in today’s episode we recap everything that happened yesterday at day one of 2019 social media marketing world it was the all access workshops and stuff day
a few takeaways i thought were really useful one robert rose from cmi content marketing institute did a fantastic job of outlining different content marketing strategies and three things that really stood out for me this as of mental takeaways that you can just keep in your mind if you’re if you’re trying to determine what kind of content strategy to go after he said you can with your content solve a small problem for big audience or solve a big problem for a small audience by being very specific and the problem that you solve
You can either appeal to a large group of people or you can drive tremendous loyalty from a small group of people. And he gave a bunch of examples of this, but I thought that was just a really insightful way of of
communicating in a very simple matter how to build your content. So that was really useful. He also outlines two case studies of companies that had identified non traditional competitors when it comes to content market.
He said for Netflix, when Netflix looks at
its competition and getting more eyeballs and getting more views and getting people to remain engaged with the service. They don’t view
Hulu or YouTube board or,
you know, network television as a competition. And he said, they view the number one biggest company
editor for getting more views as sleep
because you know that that occupies honestly the the lion’s share of most people’s day. So what can they do to claim more time? Which is interesting, slightly scary because sleep is really important. But I thought it was a very interesting point.
He said when you look at the way Airbnb does its content marketing, Airbnb did market research and found that they were not in competition with hotels of the world. What they were in competition with was people choosing not to go anywhere, people who weren’t traveling. And so their content marketing strategy pivoted to
focus on being like a travel magazine of sorts of getting people to convince the people yet you actually should go on a vacation you should go on a trip in order to drive you
usage and adoption of their products. So those are some really clever
and interesting ideas. I attended a session as well on AI for marketers, given by somebody who runs an ad agency. And it was an odd mash up of
some of the basics of AI. But then the speaker name eludes me focused largely on just using Google AdWords and what things do and don’t work within Google AdWords, which was good.
But it wasn’t really he he could have done and he probably has done the AdWords portion of that talking not needed the AI part because I don’t know that it added any value. A couple things that were cool takeaways. The true view for actions which is allows you to convert to only pay when someone converts was interesting because it does put a nice end cap. Call to Action on your videos and
A lot of the new call cost per action stuff within AdWords of getting people only paying when you get a lead or a sale, as opposed to paying per click or per day or per impression, which in this day and age when Facebook is, you know, trying to get in my market share in advertising. And a lot of people having issues with the way Facebook does its pricing. I’d be an interesting advantage for Google. And then have some fun Hallway Conversations as well. We talked I was talking to Melanie Desi all about the use of data when, when and where and how to get more data for projects that you’re working on. And fundamentally, it comes down to sort of the the 60 framework for for data, one of which is comprehensive, what are the questions you’re trying to answer? And once you know that you can go out and find data that will inform or
Deep in or broaden the points that you’re trying to make. And if you’re trying to do things like
explain to people how to be creative, for example, there is a tremendous amount more data on creativity on the ways people measure creativity and things that would probably be useful.
Jay Baer and I were sitting down in the speaker’s room, and we were talking about
people who put like, like, tag 30 people per post on
Instagram or Twitter. And so we used the data set that trust insights used for counting hash tag with a hash tags mattered and repurpose that to count the number of handled tags in posts to see does that matter? Does does that tactic work for driving engagement? And the answer is no, not really. What drives engagement is
More than anything of courses is the content itself. And thanks, but in terms of a tactic to get people to pay attention to you, it’s not great, at least from the data set that we’re working on, which is about 4 million posts, on on Instagram and on Twitter. So some useful takeaways there. No need to spend a whole lot of time on hashtags. Someone, gosh, I forgot who was talking to. But someone wanted us wanted me to talk a bit about that study that we did on the first insights website about why hashtags don’t lead to more growth. And the short answer is
when people search on Instagram, for example, they don’t actually search for the hashtag to search for the word right, you don’t search for hashtag coffee to search for coffee. So if your posts have naturally has those terms in any way, you’ll get the eyeballs regardless of whether you use the hashtag, which is a really
Pretty basic observation. So today, a whole bunch of sessions to go to we’ll have some more interesting takeaways and things to share. But as always, please subscribe to the YouTube channel newsletter and talk to you soon.
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