Corey and Kate spent two days at #CMWorld in Cleveland. This is the second of two posts sharing their quick takeaways from the event. If you haven’t seen the first, check it out.
Our second and final day at #CMWorld. And, like day one, it was a whirlwind of fresh ideas, new friends and awesome swag. (No stress balls!)
Airborne to KC, we’re chatting about what stood out on our final day. Here’s what comes to mind.
First, a stat: For every $5 spent on content creation, marketers are spending just a buck on distribution.
Does that surprise you? It sure caught our eye. Seems like we should be investing more than four quarters to maximize ROI.
Day two gave Corey the opportunity to talk with Jeff Julian on the Enterprise Marketer podcast.
Jeff and Corey chatted about the efficiency of content being pushed through digital channels, rather than dictated by SEO. They also talked about Google updates and how the company continues to show it’s learning context, which is yielding better content as a whole.
We’ll be sure to share Corey’s interview once it’s live. So, stay tuned.
It’s easy to leave a conference like this brimming with new ideas but unsure where to start. Fortunately, Thursday’s opening panel gave some encouraging words on how to take your content strategy to the next level. Here’s a hint: start.
Stephanie Losee with Visa, fresh from Rio for the Olympics, said it just takes one piece of content to begin. Not a launch party. Not a seven-figure budget. Just one piece of content from one SME conversation.
In the same vein, Jenifer Walsh with GE reminded us that content strategy is a marathon, not a sprint. And, that it takes time to build content traction. So, take a deep breath. You don’t have to have a community of a thousand followers on day one.
Finally, Raj Munusamy with Schneider Electric, told us the mind digests visual content six times faster than text. Six times.
What we heard: Goodbye 10-page white papers. Helloooo visual content that wows! (Apparently we should be drawing you a picture, not writing this post.)
So there you have it. Our initial take on two days of all content all the time.
Would we go again? Absolutely. Would Corey remember Cleveland is hot and humid? No doubt. Would Kate pack less? For sure. (Okay, that’s a lie.)
Keep an eye out for future posts from us. In the coming weeks, we’ll share more in-depth learnings from the show.