Why Content Marketing Is an All-In Proposition

It feels like we've all been talking a lot about content marketing for the last two years, even though the concept isn't really new. We just used to call ads that looked like content "advertorials," but what we're seeing today is a lot more than that.What has changed, and in dramatic fashion, is how brands are thinking about content creation. It's become very aspirational. Until recently, the notion that brands should try to think like publishers was counterintuitive. Either you were a legacy media company and had a publishing platform, or you didn't. And if you didn't, your only way onto the platform with the right set of eyeballs was to buy your way in via display ads or to insert yourself into stories with a smart PR campaign.For the marketers that have invested in hiring writers and editors to tell company stories, on their own sites or via platforms like the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Mashable, Sharethrough and LinkedIn, this has been a revolutionary and empowering new way of thinking. Brands no longer have to simplify their messages to make them fit into ad copy and can simply tell their stories themselves -- through news articles, blog posts, infographics, ebooks and much more. They can be inspiring, informative or funny, and they can even write posts with killer animated GIFs. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

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