The 7 Don'ts of Content Marketing

New to content marketing? Avoid these common beginner mistakes
PR Newswire Association LLC
2016-05-20 03:33 2463

NEW YORK, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With the ability to increase brand awareness and audience engagement, content marketing is easily one of the more affordable ways for small businesses to compete within their space.

If you've decided to dip your toes into the content marketing pool, avoid these common beginner mistakes:

  • Don't plan a strategy or set a goal.  Ensure that your content marketing efforts are not treated as a separate entity but instead are included as part of your overall marketing strategy. Set a goal and a specific strategy that details how you're going to focus your efforts to achieve that goal.
  • Don't understand your audience. Do you know what your customers need? How do you currently get their attention? One of the most important aspects of content marketing is to understand your audience and what type of messaging they will respond to.
  • Don't produce quality content. Creating quality content will help to establish your brand's credibility and help build trust with your audience. Don't rely on clickbait titles or headlines that can damage customer relationships and cause your readers to lose trust.

To learn about the remaining four content marketing mistakes, read the latest PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit post here.

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Amanda Eldridge
Director, Strategic Channels

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