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All of our content marketing content, including attribution, guides, glossary, metrics.

Notable content includes Analytics, Metrics, Strategy and the State of Content in data points.

The Origin of Content is King

The man synonymous with the term ‘content is king’ – Sumner Redstone passed away in 2020. Sumner spent his lifetime expanding the Boston based theatre company National Amusements his father started in to tv and movies. Today known as ViacomCBS, though National Amusements remains active in the cinema business.However, a quick Google of the phrase ‘content is king’, shows a Bill Gates essay as the originator. So who said it first?Turns out neither was, two authors beat them… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 12, 2021

Content Marketing Glossary

An overview of terms often used in Content Marketing.  Audience, describes the group of people whom follow or engage with your content. Comtent, content that is created for e-commerce. Content, a digital asset that represents a communication from a brand. Content marketing, content created to educate, entertain or inform a brands potential and existing customers. Content strategy, the plan or orchestration of content marketing activities.  Creative, the actual idea or… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 11, 2021
How to analyze content using scroll depth
How to analyze content using scroll depth

How to analyze content using scroll depth

Scroll depth is a content engagement metric, commonly used by marketers, to analyze what percentage of a page a user has scrolled to before leaving.   A few use cases for scroll analytics There are a number of reasons why scroll tracking is useful for content marketers. The biggest reason being, it’s important that your content is seen and consumed, otherwise – why waste time creating it in the first place? Knowing where people drop off on a page… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 24, 2021
Content Marketing Metrics
Content Marketing Metrics

Content Marketing Metrics

Your content marketing analytics platform should deliver metrics like this; grouped in the different categories; Performance; unique people, or reach, impressions or page views, bounce, scroll, drop off, leads, conversion rate, purchases, video views, completionFeedback; engagement, social shares, earned impressions, viralityInsights; time of day, day of week, audience insights, emoji usage, sentiment Examples of metrics include: People, how many real people are consuming your content.  Attention, seeing how much attention people… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 23, 2021
2021 guide to content performance marketing
2021 guide to content performance marketing

The 2021 Guide to Content Performance Marketing

You’re not reading this post if you’re not trying to drive more performance from your content marketing. With all marketing teams thrust forward and into digital-first channels, performance is top of mind. As now it is even more important BUT also there is more competition. In the past, when we explored top performers, the consistent finding was that the top 25% invest more in data and insights than anyone else. Those that invest, find smarter ways to get ahead or… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 23, 2021
the best content analytics 2021
the best content analytics 2021

The Best Content Analytics Tools of 2021

I was having a virtual coffee the other day, jamming on different measurement tools being used when it comes to content. Content creation, content marketing, content optimization. With agile marketing teams, focused on getting the most from their resources, having the right tools can make all the difference. Many use a web analytics tool like Google Analytics, yet find that it lacks the fidelity to identify where content can improve and see the impact it has on the customer. What… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 22, 2021
2021 Content marketing trends & insights
2021 Content marketing trends & insights

Content Marketing Trends & Insights

In this piece we examine the three big content marketing trends for the year ahead. This year is the year of squeezing more from the lemon. Making things go further. Doing more with less. There I’ve said it three times, it makes it more legit, right? But honestly, that is the predominant trend this year. That is the biggest content marketing trend at a macro level, but day to day, there appear to be two buckets in content… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 22, 2021
Content attribution tactics
Content attribution tactics

Guide to Content Attribution

Content attribution is the holy grail of content marketing and native advertising. Being able to demonstrate business outcomes from content is the ultimate proof point. But for many marketers they’re stuck in quagmire trying to figure it out. So we built a solution. And to be fair, it’s something that I (as the CEO) held back on at Nudge. Which sounds ridiculous right? But I thought that content attribution was so blindingly obvious that surely lots… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 5, 2020

A Better Alternative to Google Analytics for Content Marketing

In the early days of the internet, we visited homepages, clicked around, and left. We didn’t even have tabs, smartphones, or social sharing. It was in this context Google acquired Urchin to form Google Analytics. That was the old way. Now we live in a multi-tab, multi-device, multi-format world. Content is delivered to our customers seamlessly and on-demand. Users are blind to banner ads. To stand out, brands have shifted to content, and content goes where the consumer goes. As… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
May 26, 2020
content
content

How to create a media plan

A media plan outlines the schedule of activity, what is going on, how much (or impressions) and the cost. Google Sheets or Excel are very handy tools for running this. They may not be as pretty but they are practical and effective. See this media plan template. You can also translate this into a presentation, as a lighter, prettier, simpler version. But building out your media plan in a spreadsheet makes the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2020