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Presenting, an ode to content

Content is the heart and soul of how brands communicate, yet great content doesn’t create itself. We share an ode to content and what it takes to create it. It all starts with an idea. The story is told through real work from the archives. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 13, 2021

A guide to Content Marketing Analytics

Marketers say many of the tools they’ve been using are older, clunky, hard to use or keep on top of, hard to configure and get fidelity. This post explores what you likely need to think about in a content marketing analytics platform. This post includes: How do you use analytics to measure the success of content marketing? What are the different types of content analytics? What considerations do you need to make when selecting content… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 5, 2021

Can collaboration in content collapse already?

Collaboration in content is still hard, disjointed and not very scientific. An ideal scenario would balance the art and science of content, supporting the creative to nestle out the best work. Too much content is unseen, unconsumed and has the work gone to waste. Effective collaboration helps solve this. The problem is data-driven collaboration is missing from all processes. At the moment, data is largely not involved in the collaboration process. At best some data or insight is shared in… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
March 26, 2021

Does Google even need us?

What happens when Google doesn’t need you anymore? It’s still a ways away but it kind of is the trajectory. The same way Uber was considering a world without drivers, Google is moving towards a world without click out search results. SparkToro estimates that in 2021 2/3 of searches do not go further than the search results page. When you consider things like GPT3, an AI that can create copy to fulfill… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
March 26, 2021

NFTs and Content

I had just bought 1/1000th of a first edition Ian Fleming book, Goldfinger. Now what? Can I go read it? It turns out it is stored in a secure east coast facility, held on my and 999 others behalf by Rally Road. Rally Road launched in 2017 when three friends got together to find a way to democratize the ownership of collectibles. However, this isn’t an NFT but it’s a nice lead into it. You see, the book exists, the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
March 26, 2021
the economics of attention
the economics of attention

The economics of attention

This piece highlights the economics of attention across consumer media. This is curious for a few reasons, understanding what we as consumers get for free and what that’s worth, what consumers are willing to pay for content, the potential for up and coming media like TikTok, how scale and personalization impact the economics.We have broken it into two sections, different mediums and different platforms. And the dollar amount per hour the platform earns from our attention.  Revenue per hour (cents)Medium Cable67Linear… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
March 17, 2021

The first time Apple built a Search Engine

Speculation has arisen again about the prospect of Apple launching a search engine. In July Apple updated its Applebot docs and the bot has since been observed crawling the internet more aggressively. So is now the time Apple launches a search engine? On HackerNews, an ex-Apple developer (jd20) shared how the first AppleBot was run. AppleBot being the program that goes out and builds an index of websites, captures metadata like topic,… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
March 17, 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 helps… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 24, 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
Reporting vs analytics, what's the difference?
Reporting vs analytics, what's the difference?

Reporting vs analytics, what’s the difference?

Reporting tells you what happened. Analytics gives context and depth as to why something has occurred. Let me give you an example. Reporting: Today, 100 people shopped at our store. That’s reporting. Analytics: Today, 100 people shopped at our store, 30 came from Stowe, 70 from York. Analytics finds patterns and analysis in the data, to enable better decision-making. If it doesn’t do that, it’s not analytics. It’s just more data. Analytics is helpful in describing or understanding how an… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 23, 2021