Common Content Marketing Mistakes that Can Flop Your Strategy
The major objective of content marketing is to capture the attention of relevant prospects and readers. Research shows content marketer has 5-10 seconds to make an impression and arrest the reader’s attention. The content must be catchy and captive enough to keep the reader engaged till and attract quality prospects.
The purpose of the content marketing is threefold:-
- Strengthening the brand awareness and image.
- Increase engagement by drawing quality prospects.
- Driving revenues and conversion for the organization.
To generate excellent content for B2B marketing success it’s important to keep the arm's length from the following mistakes:
Unsystematic Content Marketing Calendar
The content marketing or digital marketing department needs to establish an organized marketing calendar for publishing contents. Decide and choose the best time of posting the content in conjunction with the needs of your target audience. The period includes daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly you can set the time. For this, you have to study analytics of your audience, their purchase cycle, time of using social media and browsing of product solution blogs and posts.
In this way, you can plan out what needs to be done and what does not need to make extra efforts. Making calendar will save your time and ounces of energy that you can employ in other productive areas.
Not Analyzing the Target Audience
Before writing the content determine the needs of the target audience. Then align the content with the pain areas, interests and solutions that address the problems of target market. In addition, brainstorm with your writers about which areas and points needs to be highlighted across the target readers who can bring engagement and conversion. Google, web and other social media analytics can be useful for data gathering.
Failure to Speak the Customer's Mind Voice
Once you get the relevant data of target audience behavior, slice and dice the data and find out words and tone of your client. Then use these words and jargons in your content that sounds familiar to the target audience. Keep track of comments that your reader passes on to your blogs and posts. It will also help in gauging the language of the customer's mind. Doing this will add value in personalizing your content.
Spelling and Grammar Mistakes
According to one research survey, 40% readers think poor grammar and spelling reduces the credibility of the brand. Content with grammatical mistakes shows organization lacks in professionalism. As a result, a mature reader leaves with a bad taste in mouth.
No Content Diversification
In your target audience, there are different people with different instincts and tastes. Some like short visual posts, some are attracted by videos. Some are enticed by the graphs and informative material in the content. Posting single pattern of content can bore and distract your audience. Therefore, it's important to play around different types of content flavor (text, pictures, video) to hit various sentiments in one go.
It's helpful if you can gauge the attitude of a majority of target audience toward content composition through marketing research surveys, chat or interactive conversation with the prospect.
Failure to Speak the Personality of Value Proposition
The B2B content marketing strategy must explain the actual benefits and value of the company’s product. In this context, one must provide authentic facts with credibility. Consequently, doing this will be helpful in building the trust of customers over the brand. The content marketer should explore the dimensions of the brand and product how they reduce the effort, time and energy cost. Also, express the function and performance benefits of the product. The more unique and authentic you communicate how the product solves the problem. The more chances will be for your content to stand out the crowd.
No Call to Action
The B2B marketer must urge the reader to take action. By persuading, the marketer can attempt engagement and conversion too. Asking for action examples can be like, for more information about our product please click, pass comments on our post does it solve your problem of car polishing, interested buyers of the product can inbox us, etc.
Content is Not Device Friendly
Either professionals or the general public, they use different types of smart devices for browsing the internet. Your target audience has several options like notebook, Tablet, Palmtop, laptops, computers, and mobiles for surfing the web. Therefore, your content must be user-friendly as well as device friendly. Similarly, the content must be helpful to mobiles because according to Pew Research Center, 77 percent people in the USA holds the smart phone. In this context, a marketer must determine the percentage of the target market that holds smart devices. Furthermore, explore the ratio of people who browse the internet via different mediums (Mobiles, Tablets, Notebooks, and Computers, etc.). In this way, you can anticipate prospect's gadgets which are reading your content and surfing internet. Which devices they use the most for reading content or browsing internet is valuable information for content marketing.
Sometimes, the content is excellent, but it does not work very well. Therefore,
- You also need to consider the factors of content optimization and web optimization.
- Ensure content target correctly to the right people.
- Publish on the right platform?
- Keep ideas and information in check.
Apart from factor mentioned above, if your organization is not allocating proper resources for content marketing in terms of budget and human resource this can also lead to failure in content marketing.