10 Ideas To Help Your Content Marketing Team Achieve Business Goals

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“Teamwork makes the dream work.”

I lately discovered that sentence is barely the primary a part of the quote.

In the e book the place he coined the phrase, John C. Maxwell wrote: “Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.”

I might add a complementary thought: An important workforce by no means will get out of the nightmare when the leaders haven’t communicated an enormous dream.

So how do content material entrepreneurs work collectively to attain a imaginative and prescient and keep away from the nightmare? We pulled 10 of the concepts shared from the consultants presenting at Content Marketing World.

1. Make it OK to fail

Create a tradition the place considering creatively is inspired. Give folks the liberty to have dangerous concepts and even fail now and again. Because for every dangerous thought, there additionally shall be a gem. And finally, content material made by creators who be at liberty and love what they do shall be extra resonant. – Chris Blose, founder, Chris Blose Content

2. Understand your workforce such as you do your viewers

It’s a mistake to not deeply perceive the people on their workforce. As entrepreneurs, we spend a whole lot of time studying about our viewers – constructing personas, discovering out what motivates them, and understanding what makes them tick – all so we will create higher content material for them.

Why wouldn’t we do the identical factor with our groups – deeply perceive them so we will handle them extra successfully and help them in doing their greatest work? – Monica Norton, head of content material advertising and marketing, Yelp

Understand the individuals on your team as well as you understand your audience, says @monicalnorton via @AnnGynn @CMIContent. #CMWorld Click To Tweet

3. Create a conducive tradition

I see leaders typically blaming entrepreneurs for dangerous content material. If you don’t make it secure, enjoyable, and a part of the tradition to fail, have enjoyable, study, and develop, your workforce received’t. Stop blaming entrepreneurs for crappy tradition. If your tradition sucks, so will advertising and marketing. – Kathy Klotz-Guest, founder, Keeping it Human

4. Don’t make one function do every little thing

I’ve seen so many content material advertising and marketing job descriptions which are wildly unrealistic. Unless you’re a small firm, it’s a mistake to count on anyone content material marketer to “do it all,” particularly if the scope of content material advertising and marketing and expectations for its affect is greater than the scope of your assets.

Stop spreading your peanut butter too skinny – it’s a recipe for burnout. Instead: 1. Increase the dimensions of the workforce and permit people to give attention to the work they love/are greatest at (with the chance to study and take a look at new issues).  2. Stop doing all of the issues and do fewer issues higher. Like Drew Davis requested in his 2021 Content Marketing World keynote, “What if we spend our creative energy wisely on one outcome?” – Carmen Hill, principal strategist and author, Chill Content

It’s a mistake to expect any one content marketer to do it all, says @carmenhill via @AnnGynn @CMIContent. #CMWorld Click To Tweet

5. Integrate into the massive image

One massive mistake that some organizations nonetheless make isn’t integrating the content material advertising and marketing workforce’s efforts with these of the bigger advertising and marketing division.

At greatest, this can lead to the looks that one group is unaware of the opposite’s actions. At worst, it may value the chance to amplify messaging and guarantee consistency. – Nancy Harhut, CCO, HBT Marketing

6. Establish and share requirements

It’s extremely necessary to supply model requirements to your content material advertising and marketing workforce. Each model has its personal viewpoint, voice, and do’s and don’ts. Make certain your content material advertising and marketing workforce is intimately conversant in these model requirements to make sure your content material appears to be like and feels and seems like your model. – Brittany Graff, senior director of selling, Painting with a Twist

7. Write it down

Too typically, what we do is maintain our technique and plans in our heads, not duly famous and documented. It makes it very arduous to share the plan with anybody else or for them to leap in when nothing is documented. – Meg Coffey, managing director, Coffey & Tea

8. Assure high quality

As I’ve mentioned, mission administration isn’t a nice-to-have for any mission. It is crucial for its success concerning scope, funds, and timing. When it involves artistic initiatives, mission administration is essential to managing conferences, opinions, property, and expectations. Project administration ought to by no means be an afterthought. – Michael Weiss, vice chairman of consulting providers and options, Creative Circle

Project management is critical for success of any creative project, says @mikepweiss via @AnnGynn @CMIContent. #CMWorld Click To Tweet

9. Give the mandatory instruments

Mistake 1. A failure to know the total technique of creating/creating content material and attempting to micromanage every individual and their duties.

Mistake 2. Not giving your workforce the assets they should be profitable or the latitude to attempt to take a look at new concepts. – Michael Bordieri, senior content material options guide, LinkedIn

10. Don’t cease at publishing

One mistake could be failing to advertise the content material as soon as it’s created. Public relations professionals are nice at each creating content material and selling it, which is why I consider you shouldn’t silo off these two groups – they need to be working collectively. Also, don’t overlook the function the social media workforce performs on this course of. – Michelle Garrett, guide, Garrett Public Relations

Dream massive and execute effectively

For your content material advertising and marketing workforce to make your model’s dream work, you have to strike a steadiness – valuing the person whereas working collaboratively on the mission. Accomplishing that requires making certain they’ve a strong basis, the instruments to execute it, and the data that their leaders help them within the mission.

All that may enable you to and your workforce members relaxation somewhat simpler.


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Cover picture by Joseph Kalinowski/Content Marketing Institute