Content marketing isn't as complicated as it may sound. Content is everywhere! You just need to redefine and repurpose it. And once you've transformed your old content into new mega-content marketing materials you'll have all-new channels to drive website traffic, build brand awareness, and generate sales or leads.

  1. Tip #1: Stop saving thousands of .docs, .pages or .txt files and start writing everything as a draft on your blog. Once it's got a working title, keyword tags, and general outline of content it's easy to edit and publish!
  2. Tip #2: Stop writing meeting notes and brainstorming sessions on paper and type it up on your laptop or iPad instead. Now that it's digital, you can easily copy and paste it to your website, social networks, sell sheets, press releases, emails, presentations, newsletters, etc.
  3. Tip #3: Repurpose emails you've written or received that contain interesting data or insightful information. Even a personal one-to-one email can be transformed into an interesting blog post.
  4. Tip #4: Don't just comment on articles you read. Respond on your blog or social networks. Repurposing other people's content with your own unique opinions can be some of the most interesting pieces of content.
  5. Tip #5: Any PowerPoint or Keynote presentation deck you create should be posted on SlideShare, YouTube, and SlideRocket. Then embed the slide deck on your blog or website. The visual content in presentations is often more appealing and more easily skimmable than paragraphs of text.
  6. Tip #6: If you haven't already repurposed your data and/or survey responses into an infographic do so! But infographic images are so 2010. Now you should repurpose the images in your infographic to create an infographic video.
  7. Tip #7: Press releases are still a useful medium to reach journalists and get "picked up" by "official" media channels, but today, you don't need them! Repurpose your press release as a blog post on your own website and then push it out through your social networks
  8. Tip #8: Every presentation, Webex, GoToMeeting or live demo should be recorded and posted on YouTube or Vimeo and then posted on your blog with intro copy and a call-to-action conclusion. Only appropriate for current clients? Make it an "unlisted" video, embed it on a landing page, and only give it to your account managers.
  9. Tip #9: Create an eBook by combining your blog posts into a thought leadership guide, report, or white paper. If you own a Mac, you can even use Apple's iBooks Author to create and publish it yourself. Then record someone reading your eBook to create a podcast or audiobook.
  10. Tip #10: Repurpose old evergreen content by repromoting it on social networks. Just because you created and posted it last year doesn't mean it's not still relevant or interesting to readers who may have never seen it a year ago.
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