In today’s recap, we look at the top presentations and noteworthy themes throughout CMWorld Day 2. What resonated? What were the main takeaways? Watch the video for full details.
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In today’s episode round, recapping yesterday day to a content marketing world, tons tons of really fun, entertaining content, useful content, we started the day with Robert rose, doing a recap of content marketing where it stands now, fundamentally, a whole bunch of people are still doing content without a strategy, a whole bunch of people are not measuring content effectively.
And the impact on surprisingly, is that content at ROI are are difficult to connect together.
And they don’t have to be.
I know from my own experience, just getting good at Google Analytics will fix a lot of those problems for you.
But you just have to be good at it and become good at it.
Second, really good talk was by Joe glitzy recapping his seven laws of content marketing, and probably the ones I thought were really the most impactful were selling your your content, marketing, or any of your marketing internally, doing as much internally as you can, as well as externally.
Joe talked about making sure that people understand what the value of the content is, and what the role is.
After that, Tamsin Webster took the stage for how to get to the green light, how to get people to approve your ideas.
And the fundamental talk is really good.
The fundamental tenet was, people will not do things, if it oppose their own sincerely held belief that they are good, capable, smart people.
And a lot of her she came out with a very strong message for marketers who market nothing but you know, making people feel bad.
making people feel uncomfortable in that pain, such as the pain, the pain is short term action, you can make somebody feel pain, but it only incites the short term action, as opposed to getting somebody to change and stay change.
They have to feel good about themselves.
And so there’s a lot of nuance to how you sell.
But fundamentally, you have to not oppose somebody’s beliefs in themselves.
And there’s a lot of marketing out there, which is condescending, egotistical self centered on the marketer, or the company that violates that.
And then the marketers wonder why they’re not selling anything else, because you’re not fundamentally making people feel better about themselves.
And if you can get that over that internally, and change your messaging, you’ll do much better.
That was a fun talk.
After that, spend some time with our friend and trust insights board member full disclosure, Ginny Dietrich, who talked about the ways that agencies need to change their content marketing in Jenny’s session.
The main thing the main emphasis was not trying to do as all the content marketing, but trying to develop a strong, focused video content marketing that powers your sales funnel.
And working on what it takes to wouldn’t bet piece of content needs to be very, very useful.
After Ginny’s session, enjoyed liotta and session on your content marketing, fitness, getting your great content marketing Beachbody.
The big thing from last session was there wasn’t anything in there that was like oh my God, we didn’t know that.
It was all stuff that everybody knows.
And nobody does just like fitness.
Right? I was one of his main points, you know what fitness looks like, you know how to get to a state of fitness and health, eat less, exercise more, eat less bad ground, right? We don’t do it.
We just know it.
And his point in this session was, you know what to do with content marketing.
But that doesn’t mean you’re doing it.
So make sure that you are spending time and effort and energy on doing the things you know, will lead to content marketing fitness.
After that was an hand session, which I think was probably the most entertaining of the day.
But also useful in a lot of the basics of what your marketing should be about.
Your marketing should be relatable.
She had, was it time, times truth equals connection, because you need to to build the relationship time times affinity, which is your likability and reliability and making sure that you’re doing all three? Because that’s how you get to the business relationship you want with people answered a really fun thing.
Can I have your attention? is the equivalent saying Can I have your trust me, I have your trust, even for a moment.
And it is that trust, that then allows you to market actively to somebody, but you have to earn it.
And it takes time.
And it takes that reliability.
And it takes creating stuff that is truthful.
There was a lot of emphasis across the board on many of the speakers on those basics.
Create material that is truthful, that is relatable, that is useful and entertaining.
And I think it’s interesting that it shows you the level of maturity of the content marketing space, that there really wasn’t anything like, oh, my goodness, I’ve never seen this before.
But you’re still doing it.
We as marketers are still not doing content marketing.
Well, at this point, content marketing is decades old, has profession.
People have been creating content for the purpose of marketing and selling really, at scale.
For seven decades, maybe eight decades, ever since mass media, radio and television became available.
Then even in the digital marketing space, which is really where I think content marketing world spends most of its time as it should.
The fact that we’re rehashing the same lessons over and over again says two things.
One, the space is mature, which is good.
Because that means there are proven practices you can use to get up to speed quickly and to there’s a revolving door problem.
We’ve seen this in social media as well, I’d say this after every Social Media Marketing World, the fact that we spent so much time on the basics all the time, and that we have to keep reaching the basics really shows the negative impact of the revolving door in companies.
Anytime somebody gets to a role in their company, where they have achieved some level of success, they get promoted and moved on.
And then you have some new person and the new, there’s nothing wrong with being a new person, we’re all new, the new person at one time.
But that new person does not inherit any of the training any of the knowledge, any of the experience of the person, they just replaced them.
There’s they’re starting from scratch again.
And when they do, then they come to content marketing world.
They say, Here I am, please teach me the basics.
And we do.
And that’s good, they get value out of it.
They understand the value of it.
But it means that the profession as a whole is not advancing.
If you’re never doing anything more than the basics you’re not researching and training and innovating and inventing the profession as a whole does not advance as quickly as it could or should.
So one of the things that we have to think about marketers and as marketing professionals is what comes next for ourselves.
What does that leap from basic to intermediate to advanced look like and who are the practitioners who need and want to pursue advanced where, how do we get those folks in a room? while continuing to teach the basics.
Let’s continue to teach the basics.
But how do we get the advanced stuff in the room so that we can continue to grow the profession and innovate.
So some things to think about heading into day three today.
I’ll be speaking twice due to some speaker cancellation.
So looking forward to that and we’ll see you there if you’re around.
If not catch up tomorrow.
On the recap of today.
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