Content Marketing – Striking the right Chord

On Dec 22 Amitabh Kant our NITI Aayog CEO tweeted something that awestruck me. Let’s check out his tweet. He wrote – “Amazing! With 150 crore gigabytes per month of mobile data consumption India is now world’s no 1 mobile data consuming country. Its mobile data consumption is higher than USA & China’s mobile data consumption put together”. This will surely amaze you especially if you are a digital marketer or planning to choose this route to promote your goods and services to find customers. This Digitization of consumer behavior had recently coined a new word in list of marketing technique i.e. content marketing. 

 

A content is simply a visual (texts, image, video, info graphic etc.) or audible form of any useful information. Content Marketing can be described as using quality content to reach online users and influence them to seek desired behavior or goals. Mostly the goals are commercially oriented such as to create sales leads, promotion and branding, offers and advertising. Today’s one of the vital and implicit goal of content marketing is not just to convert potential buyers into buyers but also  continuously engage, communicate and always keep them interested in the goods and services they want.

 Some of the imperial factors that will Influence the future of Content Marketing in near future especially in our country are: 

1. Evolution of localized video content

 

As per Nokia MBIT report 2018, India data traffic grew by 144 per cent. 4G usage reaching 11 GB per user per month on average. Video content contributed whooping 65 per cent of total mobile data traffic. It implies that Majority of Indians prefers using videos to extract information then text, but what’s really new is the localization and regionalization of content using local people and local languages. Google and Facebook had already started leveraging this localization to reach the remotes. Small businesses using content marketing too can catch up via hiring locals to develop and proof-read local contents.

2. User data and Security

 

The flow of personal data across the borders over internet has undoubtedly grown the Businesses relying on that data for commercial grains but at the same time it as raised concerns in the mind of people about how their personal data is being used. European Union has already enforced its GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). It‘s not too long when developing Countries like India will also have their own version of Data security and privacy laws.

With the advent of these laws several businesses, including startups and SMEs will have to tweak and redevelop their targeted content ensuring they comply with the law of the land. Businesses who will be having skilled and adept content marketers will come out from the initial teething problems, so it’s time for the small firms to pull up there socks and hire the best. 

 

3. Strategic Relations taking to long-haul

 

 

The vital ingredient to that make longing lasting relations with audience is honesty whose fragrance is immortal. It is the amalgamation of creative writing and trust that opens the gate towards stages of brand awareness i.e. awareness, knowledge, liking, preference, conviction and purchase. Today a majoring of businesses and consumers is going through a transformation phase taking a taste of state of the art technologies like Artificial Intellingence, virtual assistance, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Internet of things etc. but at the same time it is also important for businesses to keep their content and operations simplified.

 

4. Self-disruption


World is changing fast because of enhanced connectivity and so are the people’s behavior on internet, their interests and their buying patterns. Instant inter-connectivity unfortunately also has potential to turn a fresh idea into an obsolete in a quick span of time that is why marketers all around the world now and then experience trough an overnight disruption.
 
With an inception of a new product and service ideas, it has become crucial to synchronize, update and upgrade the content that businesses are serving to the people. Thus it is very important for content marketers to be on their toes and one step ahead of competition by using self-disruption.

 

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