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6 Great Ways to Promote Content in 2018

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Each year, Content Marketing Institute releases their comprehensive report of Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for content marketing. This year, a whopping 91 percent of B2B survey respondents indicated they'd be using content marketing in 2018.

But while most B2B companies understand the importance of content production, many still undervalue the marketing aspect of the process. Simply put, even the best content can go unnoticed if it's not effectively promoted. And while unnoticed content can still provide SEO value, it's not going to do much for lead generation. So what are the winning strategies for this year?

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Time Inc.: 90% of Consumers Welcome Custom Content from Brands

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There's a lot of talk these days about whether or not traditional advertising is "dead." Some argue that the Mad Men-type mindset of finding the right pitch and getting it in front of as many consumers as possible simply isn't as effective as more modern methods. Other evidence suggests that traditional advertising is just as trusted and effective as it's ever been.

According to a new study from Time Inc., though, it's likely that younger generations will increasingly respond to and expect value from brands that traditional advertising simply can't provide. What will help business provide that value? Content.

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LinkedIn Elevate Leverages Employees For Content Sharing

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Rule number one of content marketing is to create engaging, valuable and shareable content. At the same time, it's just as important to make sure that content gets as much visibility as possible by publishing it through various social and professional channels.

When it comes to posting on social media, however, it's getting harder and harder to get your content seen - even if you're using paid options. For companies on LinkedIn, a new app could help increase exposure by making it easy for employees to recommend content that promotes visibility on the network.

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Content Tool Keywee Promises Unprecedented Audience Targeting

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The notion that the absolute best content will always get noticed without needing any promotion is slowly fading away. While valuable content will always beat out content of low quality, the sheer amount of content being published every day gives even the best pieces little chance of getting noticed on their own.

As a result, paid strategies such as Facebook post boosting and content discovery platforms have gained popularity by promising to get your content in front of the right people. Now, a new content tool known as Keywee promises to do it better.

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Survey Reveals How Businesses are Currently Using Content Marketing

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The hesitation that many businesses express when deciding whether or not to execute a content marketing campaign is understandable. Content marketing is still a relatively new approach, and it can often be difficult to measure any given campaign's return on investment.

However, more and more research is proving that not only is content marketing valuable for brands right now, it's also a marketing technique that's here to stay for the foreseeable future. A new survey from marketing research firm Ascend2 outlines the overwhelmingly positive content marketing climate.

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