Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flipboard 0 Businesses that want to increase their brand awareness and reach a larger audience try to create compelling content in hope that it will help promote growth. However, most businesses are failing to see the massive benefits that successful content marketing can bring to them because they don’t have an effective strategy. So they produce various content formats, only to have low social media engagement shares, low email conversations rates, and little to no ROI. Businesses can start seeing massive improvement in content creation and marketing by building a hard working team to take control of the production process. This group of creative professionals will have to follow a working five-part content strategy that they can easily practice and repeat: Planning Creation Publish Distribute Analyze Planning At this early stage of the content strategy, your creative team begins to identify their target audience and the types of content that will appeal to them the most. In a previous post, I explained certain characteristics and traits your team should consider when trying to determine your audience. After figuring out your audience members, your team need to plan out their content goals before content production. They can tackle this task by creating an editorial calendar. This tool allows your team to plan out content weeks in advance. Here are things to consider while putting the calendar together: Author or Editor Title Content Type Category Keywords and Tags Call to Action Status Post Date Creation At this stage, your team starts developing engaging content that effectively represents your brand. As your team identifies goals for each content, create an attractive style guide. A style guide includes guidelines on how content will be visually designed to represent your brand’s voice and tone. Here are various content formats to choose from: Text Blog posts/Articles Whitepapers Ebooks Email Newsletters Social media posts Audio Podcast Music Radio Broadcast Visuals Videos Infographics Pictures Webinars Interviews Publish At this stage, your team decides which online publishing tools or platforms to circulate the content. Video and Pictures YouTube Vimeo Vine Periscope Meerkat Pinterest Flickr Instagram Distribute At this stage, your team decides which social platforms to use to promote their content. Here are networks to consider when distributing content: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Instagram Remember to create a consistent presence or style guide on all of your social media platforms. This will help increase brand awareness and social engagement. You want your target audience to recognize your brand every time they interact with it. Analyze At this stage, your team checks on its analytics data and reports to measure the performance of their content. This is an important stage because analytics can help show what content is receiving positive feedback and what content needs more improvement. Here are resources and metrics you should consider when tracking your analytics: Google Analytics: This is a free resource tool that allows users to see their websites online activity like bounce rates, visitor behavior, and visitor demographics. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): These are measurements that your team uses to judge content performance like page views, comments, and email conversion rates. Social Engagement Metrics: These are the metrics from your social media platforms like followers, likes, favorites, and retweets. This practical content strategy is never ending because businesses need to be up to date to the constantly changing content world. Your team has to create, test, and measure content daily to raise awareness and potential customers to your business. Use this five part content strategy to successfully build your business and be an authority in your industry! Twitter Tweet Facebook Share Email This article originally appeared on Purple Cow and has been republished with permission.Find out how to syndicate your content with B2C Author: Kane Pepi Kane Pepi is an experienced financial and cryptocurrency writer with over 2,000+ published articles, guides, and market insights in the public domain. Expert niche subjects include asset valuation and analysis, portfolio management, and the prevention of financial crime. Kane is particularly skilled in explaining complex financial topics in a user-friendlyView full profile ›More by this author:VoIP Basics: Everything Beginners Should Know!Bitcoin Investment, Trading & Mining: The Ultimate Guide for BeginnersIs This a Better Way to Set Your 2020 Goals and Resolutions?