It’s the beginning of a new year and it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of changes to pay attention to if you’re serious about success this 2021.
Due to the evolving demands (and expectations) of both B2B and B2C customers, together with the constant growth of technology, there are so many things your business needs to pay attention to in order to keep up, and even stay ahead of the pack.
On top of all that, your marketing strategies must be constantly innovative to ensure that your brand continues to be valuable and relevant to your audience.
So, in 2021 – how do you do all of this? By raising the standards of your content marketing.
Here’s what’s happening and how to get ahead this year.
Why should you invest in better content marketing in 2021?
The reality is: today, your customers have so many options on where to spend their precious time and attention. Why should they choose you? Why should they care?
You need to give them a really compelling reason (now more than ever).
They’re bombarded and have short attention spans. They’re also connected, informed and very picky.
You need to raise the bar if you want to reach them. That’s the cold, hard truth.
Today, your customers have so many options on where to spend their precious time and attention. Why should they choose you? Why should they care?
It’s vital now for your business to start investing in better content marketing if you want to get ahead.
Because content marketing, when done properly, will clearly present you as the best solution to your target audience, without disrupting them. In other words, it’s on their terms and ends up almost being their idea to choose you.
When done well, content marketing will present you as the best solution to your target audience, without disrupting them. In other words, it’s on their terms and ends up almost being their idea to choose you.
What is modern content marketing?
Content marketing is the marketing practise of creating useful, informative and highly valuable pieces of content like blogs, website pages, case studies, videos and FAQs that all aim to attract and educate your users, so it’s easy to access and trust your brand.
Through content marketing, you can engage customers and explain why you’re relevant in their own lives.
But, unfortunately, there is so much clutter and noise out there today that average visual, audio and written content just won't cut it any longer.
2021 is a year for better content marketing.
Simple. Your audience is demanding high-value content at their fingertips in exchange for their precious attention and dollars.
If not, they move on or ignore it.
Luckily, we are surrounded by tools and technology that enable businesses to easily align our marketing strategies with their ever-changing habits, preferences and necessities.
What needs to be done now is to harness these changes and use them as an advantage to produce better content that targets the interest of your customers.
“Your audience is demanding high-value content at their fingertips in exchange for their precious attention and dollars.
Additionally, you also need to be knowledgeable about the prominent content marketing trends this year. Keep in mind that being one step ahead of the game can make a big difference to your business’ success.
See: 7 Ways To Increase Your Audiences Engagement With Your Content Marketing
What are the 2021 content marketing trends to watch out for?
Delivering a message that is both engaging and helpful is necessary to gain a competitive advantage for your business.
To help you achieve this, here are the hottest marketing trends that will assist you in moving forward with your content creation efforts this year:
1. Personalised content
Personalising your content also means you are delivering content that’s dynamic and adaptive. By using big data analysis, your business’ content pieces can be personalised to fit in with your audience’s preferences. This can also be helpful in Retarget Marketing in which you can expand your digital marketing presence.
By delivering content based on your customers’ specific demographics, behaviours, needs and interests, you’ll be able to engage them throughout their whole buying process in a more tailored way.
For more information, read: Retarget Marketing: A New Level Of Personalised Content
2. Bite-Sized content
People love short, sharp and snappy educational content that’s interesting and entertaining. So, keep it well-formatted and easy to consume!
Check out our Melotti Media Instagram to see this in action.
3. Video content
According to HubSpot, 88% of video marketers say that video content helps them get a positive ROI. It just goes to show that consumers still prefer to see more video content from the brands and businesses they support.
As such, creating more punchy video content will allow you to share information with your target audience without losing their attention.
Here’s an example of valuable video content.
4. Voice Search Content
The ongoing trend for smartphones and AI-powered assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri is driving the growing need to optimise content for voice search.
Read more: How to tap into the Voice Search Revolution.
5. Personality driven content
People are far more open to “quirky”. In fact, they’re embracing it now. There is a growing trend for really niche content with huge personalities. Why? Because it’s not boring!
6. Audio Podcast Content
Similarly, the increasing interest in audio content that is consumable “on the go” is encouraging businesses like yours to adopt new methods of sharing entertaining and valuable content, such as Podcasts.
Listen to our Copywriting and Content Marketing Podcasts here.
7. User-Generated Content (UGC)
Utilising User Generated Content (UGC) is a powerful and inexpensive way to market your brand. But it’s not easy to do.
UGC acts as testimonials that your own users freely make to promote your business. They can be in any form like photos, videos, blog posts and social media posts.
8. Artificial Intelligence
With the use of machine learning, deep learning and other technologies, AI can extract valuable insights that can help you in optimising your content marketing.
For more, read: The Implications Of Artificial Intelligence AI On Marketing And Business
Which of these does your business currently do?
More importantly: what’s on the agenda for 2021?
Now that you’re aware of the modern content marketing trends for this year, ask yourself the following questions.
“Is my content strategy up to date?”
“How about my current copy and brand messaging?”
“Is my business optimising the benefits of copywriting?”
It’s important to make sure that all your marketing strategies are agile enough to keep up with the fast-paced changes of this new decade.
Read more here: Content Marketing Tips To Success In 2021
How does copywriting assist in making your content marketing better?
All content marketing starts with words.
“Words empower content, and it’s copywriting which creates this value through words.
If you really want to step up your content marketing efforts this year, it all starts with words.
All forms of content marketing (whether they are blog posts, social media posts, videos, podcasts, newsletters, webinars, e-books or infographics) need to convey a compelling and meaningful message that resonates with your customers.
Copywriting is a powerful marketing tool that delivers powerful messages that help you reach your target audience and inspire them to act.
See: What is Copywriting?
Of course, the success of copywriting in making your content marketing better lies in having the right person for the job – an experienced copywriter.
How to hire the right copywriter?
The benefits of copywriting for businesses are undeniable when it comes to creating content - as are the potential results.
Although many people can put words on a page, most business owners are not experts in the art and science of copywriting. In addition to this, some business owners often lack the time, ability and resources to do what needs to be done.
Don’t let this hold you and your business back, though!
External copywriting services are available to cater to whatever your business needs. So, we recommend hiring freelance marketing copywriters to fulfil this role for you.
Quality freelance copywriters with Marketing backgrounds are experienced content writers who can help you create the right types of content (audio, visual or written) for your business through their expertise and experience.
They offer many benefits without the ongoing costs to your business of a full-time employee.
See: How to hire a copywriter – the 7 steps your business should take.
But make sure you chose a copywriter with good Google reviews and great recommendations. Sure – they won’t be the cheapest but they’ll provide you with the best service.
A copywriter will produce engaging content while you focus on your business
The overall running of your business is your main priority.
So, while content creation is extremely important for your SME or Company, you don’t always have time to directly see to it.
It’s best to reach out for copywriting help.
Since copywriting is a professional specialty, you can guarantee that quality copywriters are versatile when it comes to incorporating marketing strategy.
Furthermore, freelance copywriters understand the role copywriting plays in digital marketing success (i.e. website copy, social media copy, blogs, articles, SEO, SEM, etc.), which is important in unlocking numerous opportunities for your business.
Just make sure you pick the right copywriter!
How can Melotti Media help you?
We completely understand your intention to achieve business success by utilising quality copywriting and consistent content that your audience will love.
We also know that you’re time-poor and spread thin, and it’s possible you still have a lot of questions regarding copywriting.
But you don’t have to worry!
At Melotti Media Copywriting, we can assist you with your content marketing needs while you focus on what matters most to you – growing your small business.
Let’s start by getting the results your business deserves using copywriting effectively.
For more information or to speak to a trusted copywriter, contact our team now at email@example.com
We can sharpen your words to achieve your goals today.
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