In today’s show, we look back on day 1 of the ContentTech Summit 2019 Day 1. From stats like the average value of an email address is $35 to 29% of companies spend more on technology than staff, the first day of ContentTech Summit (formerly the Intelligent Content Conference) had a lot to offer. Watch the video for all the key takeaways.
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In today’s episode, let’s talk about what we learned at content tech, the first full day after the
content deck, if you’re unfamiliar, is the show that used to be called the intelligent content conference. It was rebranded this year, and is about the technology surrounding content marketing. If you think about the martek conference, and how martech has changed so much content, tech is, is a
sliver of or a perspective on or a lens on many of those tools, but focused on of course, just the world of content marketing, which admittedly is still very large world.
But this is with a much more refined focus on just
all things content marketing. So
content advisory founder, Robert rose started off the event, looking at
what sort of the the State of the Union is for content marketing,
one interesting stat that he threw out that was
surprising in CMOS and CEOs they interviewed
about content marketing, 29% of the companies that they surveyed, are now spending more on technology, and they’re spending on human beings, which
you can take a couple of different ways. One there that does speak to companies being able to be more efficient with their money, and putting that money into the the systems and the processes of marketing.
But it also means that companies are spending a lot of money on vendors. And the question is,
are they getting a good return
of companies being able to get the
kind of a trend that they are looking for based on
on that kind of spend when you you’re spending more on the machines than other people and that’s, by the way, this is not going to be an uncommon thing. That number will go up.
When you look at Scott’s martech 5000 Scott Brinker, martek 5000 from the martek conference, which is now 77,040 companies. According to Robert, about 80% of them
are our content marketing related tools either other creation management, the deployment or the promotion of content. So there’s still a lot of overlap between those two worlds. Andy questions and then of course, did did his talk from also social media marketing will on basic and advanced analytics, which is always fun, really fun to listen to. Their obviously wasn’t a ton of new stuff, because it was literally just the the talk we’ve seen previously. But a couple of quotes, I thought were really funny.
One was the way there’s hope, where there’s traffic, there’s hope. Which means that as long as you’ve got the attention of the audience, and you can achieve your business objectives with it, it may not be exactly what you intend. But as long as you’ve got attention, you’re you you’ve got something to work with. And his big tip and the one I think is probably the most valuable for everybody is that
link your best cheese to your best mousetraps, meaning that if you do an assessment of the best converting pages, on your website, can you do an assessment of your best traffic generators or traffic attractors, where traffic is coming from?
Take two minutes a month to put you know, you might also be interested in links hard coded links if you have to, into your website to move traffic from where it’s coming in to where you want it to go. So is a incredibly obvious simple tip that probably none of us do.
Some of you may have content marketing systems, CMS is that do that for us. But even that I’m not entirely sure that that there are that many companies are doing that. So that’s that’s one that I’m certainly going to
deploy on the trust insights website and on my personal website, and something to think about to
Meg golden, talked about rebranding and the importance of the way we do content. And
she had a funny stat
Tropicana in 2009, rebranded itself,
they changed the logo from the you know, the orange with the straw sticking out of it, and their font into something much more upscale
it like a champagne glass of orange juice in it. And she said within five weeks, it was 50% of their market share and revenue.
And they very quickly readjusted, but
in what was the quote from
her talk, brand is pattern recognition. And if people, people don’t understand the pattern, they won’t know your brand. So your brand has to be a consistent pattern that tells people
who and what you are, and burns into their minds so that when they go to look for it, whether it’s on a grocery store shelf, or in an email or
Facebook group, whatever, wherever it is that you’re deploying your brand. Definitely,
that level of recognition is essential for to stick with people for people to go okay,
I recognize this, this is something that I want in my in my world.
a shiver. Male Hasani
gave a interesting, very process driven talk about how it does, its marketing, one of the more interesting stats out of that talk was that the average value of an email, at least in their world consumer or business,
it’s around $35 per valid email. So
if you’re looking for a
very, very basic benchmark, value of viewer, email lists, that is a usable stat, you will still have to do that computation yourself use, you can do it with things like Google Analytics with goals and goal values. If somebody signs up for a newsletter
for mine, then
you can assign $1 value to that or to other forms of business that that they participate in the afternoon kicked off with a panel on artificial intelligence was a panel on the contact technology in general, and it was with some of the vendors and
the things it’s so challenging for people night I get this because it’s challenging for everybody is that
to do do the best job you can, with things like AI, you need to stay current, you need to know exactly what’s happening in the market with all the different technologies, and that’s not a small task, it requires a ton of reading a ton of scanning a ton of paying attention, connecting with
with influential thought leaders and scientists and things within the AI community. And
it’s a full time job. So this panel, their belief was that natural language generation wouldn’t be usable by content marketers within, you know,
a decade, so maybe 10 years away, I don’t know, it’s you, it’s usable now. With open AI and GBT, who it’s usable now. It will get better over time, but it is not a decade away. Commercial implementations are probably a year away at most being able to crank out a million blog posts at
the touch of a button that are coherent, that are readable,
that are ok quality.
And of course, the systems will just get better as time goes on.
And finally, the last sessions I attended was Amanda told her which is from the Cleveland Clinic about prod product type your content marketing from a process perspective where your content marketing is a product, not a project. And she said it really useful. me my guess keep keep in mind. Projects are about getting things done products, again, things to people to eat for use. And if you focus on making a product that somebody can use, your content marketing will do much much better. So lots lots to digest from the show. Going back for round today speaking today on a I sit here at the show hope to see you in my session. If you’re not stay tuned to where can I get the slides calm for the materials. And as always, please subscribe to the YouTube channel and the newsletter I’ll talk to you soon. want help solving your company’s
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