Become a better content marketer with these free resources.
Content marketing — the creation and sharing of content to promote a product or service — should be a primary focus of your marketing activities. It’s a very effective way to engage your audience, establish yourself as an expert, and promote your brand. The focal point of all of assets you create for this purpose doesn’t need to be around your company or products — it can also include a mix of problem-solving information and thought leadership. The more useful your content is, the more likely your readers will be to share it with others via social media and amplify your brand’s reach.
If you’re planning to implement a new content marketing initiative or refine your current program, it can be challenging to gather ideas to meet your goals. The eBooks below will help you learn the significance of content marketing and how it can be applied successfully in your online marketing strategy.
These excellent eBooks won’t cost you a dime:
1. 100 Content Marketing Examples (Content Marketing Institute)
In this guide you’ll get cutting-edge content samples from a wide variety of print, video, online and event campaigns. It also contains checklists, tips, and links to additional resources to help you turn these examples into action items for your content marketing plans.
2. How to Build and Operate a Content Marketing Machine (Marketo)
This eBook explains how marketers can build and operate a content marketing machine that outputs compelling, relevant content to attract leads at the top of the funnel and leads them down it.
3. Facebook Content Marketing for Business (Wishpond)
Good content plays on the interests and living situations of a target market. It is relatable to their everyday life, and immediately provokes a personal response. You’ll learn about the most effective types of Facebook content, how to create a content schedule, how to analyze your content using Facebook Insights, and more.
4. 58 Social Media Tips for Content Marketing (Content Marketing Institute)
Another great resource from the Content Marketing Institute, this eBook contains a collection of best practices for the top social media channels that content marketers use to reach their audiences, including examples of brands that have found social media success.
5. A Field Guide to the 4 Types of Content Marketing Metrics (Convince and Convert)
This is a playbook for measuring content marketing effectively. You’ll learn why, how, and when to measure the impact of various types of content marketing, traps to avoid, and tips to take your measurement to the next level.
6. The Grande Guide to B2B Content Marketing (Eloqua)
Packed with stats, charts, examples, and useful infographics, eBook covers best practices and tools to measure your results as well as a an in-depth case study about how to do content marketing effectively. It pays special attention to to the role content marketing can play in B2B initiatives.
7. A Practical Guide to Killer Marketing Content (Hubspot)
Learn how to keep your content flowing with this guide, which provides a step-by-step approach to help you handle the demands of constant content creation. Find out how to how to build buyer personas to better understand your audience, how to conduct a content audit to determine your goals, how to map content to your buying cycle, and more.
A fun approach to content marketing that will help you understand the customer journey and craft meaningful messages that pull prospects from awareness to measurable conversions, this eBook contains advice from consumer brands like Kraft Foods, B2B brands like Intel, IBM and Cisco, and industry thought leaders like Jason Falls, Ann Handley, and Joe Pulizzi