You’ve probably heard that a goal with content marketing is building trust. Today, we question that goal.
Tommy Walker, who previously led global content marketing at Quickbooks and was the first marketing hire at Shopify Plus, makes the case that you can’t measure “building trust” — and therefore, it’s not a goal.
We also discussed:
If you’re managing content within a company or if you’re a business owner who’s learning the purpose of content marketing, I think you’ll enjoy listening to two longtime in-house content marketers chatting about what works and doesn’t work in the space.
1:40 - How do you know whether you’re building trust with your audience?
5:16 - The way people consume media and the effect it has on content formats.
7:54 - Tracking success and metrics among different forms of content.
10:32 - People tend to follow common patterns while reading written content.
14:46 - Getting executive buy-in for content marketing.
17:42 - Repurposing content without sounding repetitive.
19:44 - Tommy’s 4 content marketing goals.
26:31 - Strategies to getting your content shared.
31:24 - What makes Mary Meeker’s annual internet trends report so successful?
35:25 - Confirmation bias in content marketing, news and media.
43:38 - Understanding how visitors are interacting with your content.
49:52 - Reporting metrics in a way that aligns with your story.
99% Invisible (6:42)
Chartbeart research (22:03)
Orbit Media by Andy Crestodina (25:41)
Blogging Statistics (25:49)
Content marketing goals (30:52)
Mary Meeker - Meeker Report (30:54)
Adobe Analytics (44:01)
Tommy’s site: Tommy Is My Name
Growth Machine: @growthmachine__