The Scoop.it Content Curation Blog

How content curation can help you to engage your audiences

Articles by Marijana Kay

Make the most out of Scoop.it content distribution to engage your audience

Make the most out of Scoop.it content distribution to engage your audience

Think about this: 50% of all content goes completely unused, and only 22% of pages that are currently in the top 10 results on search were created within one year.

Creating new content is a huge bet, and curated content helps, but only if you put in the effort to distribute it.

If you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to get your curated content in front of your target audiences, both internal and external, you’re about to learn many techniques you can use to make it happen.

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How to grow and engage a community on social media with content

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.

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Curating on mobile: the key to content curation consistency

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.

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Why and how you should organize your curated content

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?

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How and why should every company integrate industry trends on its website

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.

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How to create an engaging newsletter: Easy steps to get started

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.

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Content curation for internal communications: your go-to guide for success

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.

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Content curation for communication teams: your guide for external audiences

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.

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How to Build an Impactful Newsletter For Your Executives and Decision Makers

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.

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Content Curation For Education: Benefits, Tips, and Use Cases You Need For Success

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.

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How to use content to increase employee engagement, retention, and happiness

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.

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Content alerts: why you need them and how to set them up right

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.

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How can you edit and organize your content with Scoop.it

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?

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How to distribute your content with Scoop.it

“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?

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Scoop.it new feature: level up your email newsletter campaigns in Scoop.it

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.

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How to boost your thought leadership with content 1/2

Content marketing helps you reach more people through relevant channels and answer their questions, which ultimately builds trust.

Does that mean that content marketing and thought leadership are interchangeable concepts?

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.

Not quite. However, they feed into each other. Smart marketers and business owners infuse thought leadership into content marketing to carve out a unique, memorable position in the market for their company.

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Employee advocacy & content curation: how you can boost engagement

When you’re looking for advice, do you ask your friends, family, and peers, or do you rely on, say… Facebook ads?

Our relationships are powerful: they come with a built-in level of trust that no generic company message can replace. This is why employee advocacy is among the strongest assets a company can use.

At its core, employee advocacy is the promotion of a company by its employees. It primarily takes place online, with social media as the leading group of channels.

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How to schedule and organize your curated content with Scoop.it publication calendar

Content curation has been a powerful tool in a smart marketer’s toolkit for years at this point.

The benefits of content curation are endless. Curated content takes less time to generate and publish. It builds trust and authority. It engages your audience. It connects you with influencers and big names in your industry.

And, best of all, content curation brings you tangible results: qualified traffic, new leads, targeted engagement, and even more sales down the road.

We’ve always been proponents of strategic content curation. With strategy in mind, you can set and accomplish huge goals as a business, such as establishing partnerships, breaking into new markets, hitting revenue milestones, and more.

By focusing on the right topics at the right time, you can provide real value to your ideal audience.

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How to Maximize the Impact of Email Newsletters With Content Curation

One of the best ways to build trust with your audience is by opening a two-way communication channel.

Social media has provided this for a long time now. Everyone can now tweet, message, and tag brands through channels they hang out on.

When you’re on the business side of this interaction, there’s a problem (and it’s not quite obvious): these platforms dictate the rules of your engagement with the users.

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Content Intelligence: How Content Insights Power Up Your Market Intelligence

Here’s a scary fact: 50% of businesses fail in the first five years of business, and 66% in the first 10 years.

In other words, if you’re in business for less than five years, you stand a 50-50 chance of surviving.

Here’s some more food for thought: lack of understanding for the market is among the leading reasons businesses fail. Where’s the demand? How is competition doing? What are the problems and opportunities?

Market intelligence is the answer to these questions. Market intelligence includes consistent collection and analysis of all data that’s relevant to a company, such as customers, competitors, market trends, suppliers, and more.

The real benefit comes from turning those insights into data-driven decisions and actions that keep the business growing and evolving.

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How to Use Content in a Market Intelligence Strategy

Content insights powers up your market intelligence and your chances of surviving in the market.

We’ve already drilled into the importance of content intelligence, and it became overwhelmingly clear that for something so important, companies are collecting market knowledge quite sporadically.

As it turns out, marketing departments are the ones usually taking the lead on this. However, it’s no secret that almost every marketer already has more than they can handle on their plate.

In fact, one study revealed that 88% of marketers would prefer spending more time on strategy as opposed to preparing reports and analysis. It’s easy to see how content insights that empower market intelligence get neglected in the pursuit of strategic work.

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