Shao-Jo Lin | Designer + Art Director

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What Is Content Marketing

At the time when I was writing this post, the term: #contentmarketing, has been searched for more than 6,000 times in only one week. 

So, what exactly is content marketing?

The following is the definition of 'content marketing' from the Content Marketing Institute, a online resource that is full of information on all aspects of content marketing. 

Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.
— http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/what-is-content-marketing/

If it sounds too abstract to you, let's see the social media guru, Gary Vaynerchuk, explains what content marketing is in 3 mins!

Here is my summary of the video:

  1. For a brand, content is a commodity. 
  2. Content can build community along consumers' interest graph.
  3. Great content not only catches customers' attention, but also allows brands to talk about its message. 

I drew a very simple picture to make you easily understand the basic concept of content marketing. 


This is a simple illustration of how content marketing works. Hope you find this post helpful.

I will post some great examples of content marketing some other day (here you go! -> Top 3 Content Marketing Examples). If you can't wait to learn more about content marketing, I recommend you to go to the website of the Content Marketing Institute. They have everything you need to know about content marketing. 


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