Writing an engaging copy for emails is quite an underrated tactic. Look back to that email in your inbox that tempted you to click on the CTA button and take action. What was the highlight of that email and what drew your attention? Chances are that it was an interesting email copy that made all the difference.Read More
We always talk about how beneficial it is for businesses of all sizes to publish content that helps their audience and their customers, including both created and curated content.Read More
Creating online courses doesn’t need to be a stressful, time-consuming process. Two concepts that have a large return for a small investment are microlearning (the art of creating small, “bite-sized” courses) and content curation (the practice of leveraging pre-existing content that was either created either by you or another author). When these practices are combined, curated microlearning content offers your audience exactly what they need, in a process that is quick and efficient for both the designer and the learners themselves. Curious to know more? Let’s dive deeper into these two topics.Read More
As emails are becoming obsolete for personal and business correspondence, they remain incredibly effective in ecommerce sales. Researchers claim that every dollar you spend on an email marketing campaign returns nearly $42 back. Impressed with these figures?
In this post we have curated common email examples for nearly every stage of the ecommerce process that you get inspiration from.Read More
Are you seeing results from your social media activities? Or is it just another thing to worry about on your already full plate as a marketer?
If your answer is closer to the second option, you’re missing out on the benefits of an engaged community on social media. Unlike some other platforms, social media is ideal for a two-way communication with people who support and buy from your brand.Read More
Curating on mobile: the key to content curation consistency
One of the biggest challenges of content curation is staying consistent with it.
Content curation will support your long-term marketing and business goals, but only if you’re able to commit to it in the long run. If you curate every couple of weeks or months instead of multiple times a week, you just won’t see the results you want.
This applies to everything in your business, from internal communications and employee engagement through to email newsletters and content distribution. Consistency is key.Read More
You already know the impact curated content can have on your business. From marketing efforts to employee advocacy and hiring, content curation is a company’s superpower across the board.
But curated content is only useful if you can navigate your way through it.
Think about it. Would a talented fashion stylist do their job well if they couldn’t find the piece of clothing they needed in a wardrobe? Would a skilled accountant be efficient if they spent most of their time looking for the right spreadsheet or document?Read More
Content marketing is an important aspect for businesses if they want to reach out to prospective customers and improve conversions. 95 percent of users only look at the first page of search results and half of the clicks on SERPs go to the top three results. So, if your content appears on the second page, most people won’t even see it and even if you secure a first-page position, it won’t directly guarantee conversions. This is exactly why content is worth optimizing.Read More
Industry trends on your website: the why, what, and how
It’s no secret: we love content curation around here.
We encourage content teams, PR folks, educational organizations, non-profits, companies that want to build employee advocacy, and many others to trust the process of curating high-quality content.
From curated social posts and newsletters to fully fledged content hubs, you can support almost any marketing goal with content curation. Another excellent way to reap all the content curation benefits is the integration of industry trends and news to your website.Read More
Ever since the launch of Scoop.it, almost 10 years ago, more and more content is published online, a multitude of formats and means of distribution have seen the day, others have disappeared. Phenomenons like the rise of fake news have changed the way we stay informed. The curation of pertinent and quality content, complemented by an expert insight has never been so important.
Another thing is sure, the share of smartphones for everyday online use is ever growing. As a content curation solution, it is Scoop.it’s responsibility to enable its users to engage via the content in the smoothest way possible. This is what we are offering with the Scoop.it application that offers an agile and effective curation of content while using your phone.
How to create an engaging newsletter: Easy steps to get started
There’s no place like the email inbox. Compared to the noise of social media feeds, it lets you create a one-on-one conversation with your ideal reader and customer.
Data from 2019 shows that you can expect an average return of $42 for every $1 you spend. That opportunity is too good to miss, and businesses of all sizes know it.
According to the report from Emarsys, 81% of SMBs rely on email as their primary customer acquisition channel, and 80% for retention. Email is a valuable tool across the whole customer journey.Read More
If your job is to grow the reach and impact of your nonprofit, chances are you’re already stretched quite thin.
From traditional marketing to social media, and from organizing events to handling emails and press communication, you simply don’t have the time to create original content that’s relevant and timely.
Current crisis is showing us all just how important it is to adapt quickly when it comes to the content we use to communicate with those we care about the most in our communities.Read More
If you’re in charge of your company’s communications, you have a lot on your plate at all times.
You’re handling media relationships, working with your social media team, and monitoring news about your company. You’re also making sure your communications are crisis-ready if needs be.
As we’ve already talked about, you can use content curation to make the job of your communications team significantly easier. With it, you can build a foundation that’s easy to use and allows you to work more efficiently.Read More
Content curation isn’t a new word in the content marketing world.
When we talk about content curation, we usually talk about how easy it is to get our work done without worrying about content creation.
We talk a lot about content curation and how it can help companies thrive in their industries. We often focus on helping marketers discover and curate the best content possible, as well as on enabling team leaders and executives to drive employee advocacy.
But those aren’t the only roles that can benefit from content curation.
If you’re part of a communications team for your company (including if you’re a one-person team, of course), you’ll love the power of content curation.Read More
In 2020, there’s no longer any debate about the value of social media marketing. The only question is whether you’re going to be able to unlock that potential.
Effective social media marketing isn’t just about increasing your following on various platforms; it’s about attracting relevant audience members and getting them hooked on your content, as well as nurturing existing leads and customers for purchase readiness and improved lifetime customer value.Read More
Think about this paradox:
C-level executives play an important role in their company. They have an overview of the big picture that benefits everyone in the company, and they always consider the best decisions they can make.
At the same time, they are extremely busy and difficult to reach. Their schedules are packed and their attention is needed in dozens of interactions daily. First Round Review reported that 70% of a typical CEO’s schedule is sub-optimal—usually spent in meetings and emails.
If you’re in charge of your company’s marketing and/or communication, it means your messages may not be reaching your executives. They’re the essential decision makers, so the delay on their end makes you miss your deadlines.Read More
We’ve witnessed a massive shift in the way teaching and learning takes place in the last decade.
Knowledge and information used to be a limited, protected resource. For teachers and students alike, textbooks and libraries have been the only source of learning and development. In other words, options for finding new content to research, analyze, and learn from has conventionally been limited.Read More
If you’ve been around here for a while, you know we’re always talking about ways content curation can help businesses thrive.
Any industry and company size can benefit from strategic content curation.Read More
Content marketing plays different roles at different stages in the customer journey, but there’s one role it needs to play at every stage in that journey—supporting your brand. At first glance, supporting your brand can sound like a frivolous pursuit. However, when you consider that 82% of customers always buy from a brand they’re emotionally connected to and 70% spend twice as much on those brands they connect with than those they don’t, a strong brand can make a big difference to your bottom line.Read More
The growth of each company depends on two essential groups: its employees and its customers.
More often than not, companies put a lot of emphasis on the customer part. It’s reasonable: successful marketing can grow your company for years to come.
However, if your employees aren’t engaged and committed to that growth, even the best marketing plan won’t help. It’s thanks to dedicated employees who genuinely care about your company’s future that you’ll see true success.Read More
It doesn’t take much to start a blog. All you need is some basic internet know-how and you can use a drag-and-drop CMS system to design a sleek blog and begin publishing content. Unfortunately, these low barriers to entry enable businesses to start blogs without much of an investment in learning the ins and outs of how content marketing is supposed to fit into their larger digital strategies. At best, this wastes time and creative energy. At worst, it negatively impacts brand image and erodes trust with customers.Read More
Do you have a process of monitoring trending topics and content online?
Or content from your competitors?
How about mentions of your own brand (or founders and executives)?
There’s no one single place to do this. You can use Google search and social media platforms (search, hashtags, and mentions), Google alerts, and more.
These are all useful, but you might end up spending a lot of time jumping between tools and spending more time gathering this content than doing something about it—and that’s not fun, especially if you repeat this day after day.Read More
Imagine this: You’re working on content curation for your business site’s blog. You’ve plotted out different audiences and created personas and researched which customer needs and interests you need to address. You’ve thought about which relevant content you need to keep driving traffic while advancing your other marketing goals.
And then a colleague upsets all your plans by pointing out that you’ve ignored everyone with disabilities. What do you do next?Read More
By some estimates, as much as 90% of the marketing content that’s created never gets used.
There are plenty of reasons behind this shortcoming. Salespeople are busy. They may not have the time to sort through an endless marketing library when they have an engaged prospect on the line. Marketers contribute to content irrelevancy as well. When campaign priorities change quickly, whole collections of assets may no longer be useful if they don’t support the organization’s new goals.Read More
You already know that content curation can empower not just your content marketing, but all of your marketing efforts across the board.
Some of the biggest challenges that come with content curation include questions like:
How can I find the right content to curate?
What should be my content curation strategy?
Can I curate content without spending too much of my time?
We’ve put together a guide on discovering and curating content with Scoop.it—make sure to check it out if you already haven’t.
Now that you have the right tools to find and curate content, your next challenge may be this one: how can I edit and organize my content to make it easy to find, read, and share?Read More
“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
When we talk about content marketing, this thought experiment makes a lot of sense. If we create a piece of content, but it wasn’t seen by many people—or any at all—can it make any impact at all?
When it comes to original content, one survey revealed bloggers spend about half the time promoting an article as they do writing it. After several hours of hard work to put an article out into the world, this feels like a wasted opportunity.
So when we talk about curated content, it’s even more likely to completely skip out on content promotion efforts. After all, it’s not your content, so why would you turn your audience’s attention to it instead of your own content?Read More
The way we feel about newsletters here at Scoop.it was never a secret.
Some platforms diminish your reach so much it can destroy your business if you rely on them (looking at you, Facebook), and others get entirely wiped off the face of the planet (looking at you, Google+).
This dynamic will never end—platforms will always keep emerging and disappearing.Read More
If you’ve been around here for a while, you know we’re always talking about ways content curation can help businesses thrive.
Any industry and company size can benefit from strategic content curation.
It can help turn your employees into your biggest advocates and your sales representatives into top sellers.Read More
Content marketing helps you reach more people through relevant channels and answer their questions, which ultimately builds trust.
Thought leadership allows you to develop and share an authoritative voice that helps others make the right decisions. In other words—it helps you develop trust from an audience.
Does that mean that content marketing and thought leadership are interchangeable concepts?Read More