Marketing January 25, 2017 Last updated January 24th, 2017 1,789 Reads share

Content Marketing Hacks that will Ramp up Audience Engagement

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Believe it or not, audience engagement is everything for a brand. When a user comments, likes or shares your blog post, it means that your content is providing value to your audience. Earning customer engagement is the biggest challenge for marketers. It takes consistency, dedication, innovation and a collective effort of your marketing team. But sometimes it can be daunting and exhausting.

However, striving to create compelling and engaging content is challenging enough, those who make it effective by using the right techniques can win the race. No matter you produce content in the form of infographics, slideshare, videos, blog posts, eBooks, videos or guest posts, remember content is king. Read these important content marketing techniques that generate user engagement while adding value to your brand.

  • Create a Buyer Persona
  • Give More Importance to Your Customers
  • Generate Content on New Platforms
  • Build Dramatic Engagement
  • Come Up with Engaging Headlines
  • Don’t Compromise on Quality, Never.
  • Carefully Monitor Responses

Create a Buyer Persona

A buyer persona is an imaginary representation of the user that your brand is trying to engage with. With a buyer persona, marketers will be able to visualize the target audience and relate to them as real people. Things you should remember while developing a buyer persona include:

  •  Where your ideal audience live
  • Age and gender of your prospects
  • Education, occupation and interests
  • Buying intent

Remember, you won’t be engaged with people you don’t know. If you don’t spend much time on research to develop a comprehensive buyer persona, your business could be in big trouble.

Give More Importance to Your Customers

Once you gathered relevant information about your audience via buyer personas, it is the right time to care about your audience interests. It is important to understand your audience in order to create engaging content. When your marketing team produces ideas to create a video, infographic, blog post, don’t just focus on creating engagement for your brand, emphasis on customer-centricity.

Think carefully how your content can solve the problems of your audience. How your products and services can provide more value to your audience? What topics can you produce that will inspire your readers?

It is always worth it to approach content creation with your readers in mind first, and then your brand. If you give more importance to your prospects, they will sincerely care about your brand. So, gain the attention of your audience with good, engaging content.

Generate Content on New Platforms

When it comes to market your business to millennials, consider using new platforms that will increase chances of getting more engagement, shares and conversions. Consider creating video-based and add more images in your content as graphics affect conversions.

If you want to engage your customers, you need to know where your audience exist and their interests. Don’t limit your content reach to only Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Keep an eye on any other social media marketing channel that might be attracting your ideal audience.

You can use social media platforms that will enable you to connect with your prospects and engage with them effectively. No matter which social media channel you use, always create channel specific content as nothing can add more followers as engaging, user-friendly, informative content.

Build Dramatic Engagement

In the digital marketing industry, nearly everyone talks about the significance of grabbing the attention of your ideal audience. But only a few of them can really earn users’ attention. You can grab your audience’s attention no matter how boring or dull products you offer, all you need to use the smart ways that can pull the dramatic engagement off.

Come Up with Engaging Headlines

Headlines matter a lot while creating content. Headlines of blog posts, email subjects, video titles, tweets, social media posts, etc. are your most effective tool for getting users to pay attention to your content. If you create headlines that demand attention and stand out in the plethora of information available, your comment sections will soon serve its purpose.

There are infinite ways to come up with attention-grabbing headlines. Read these tricks that work best for creating audience engagement.

  •  Add some humor to make your readers laugh.
  •  Add a shocking effect that will convince your users to click on and read.
  •  Add some amazing statistics in your headline that will impress your readers.
  •  Use negatives, such as Not, Worst, Bad, etc.
  •   Add an element of urgency, such as before, first, etc.

It is highly recommended to analyze your headline via headline analyzers CoSchedule and Advance Marketing Institute headline checking tool. Successful bloggers to top marketers are using headline testing tools to find the best headlines for their content.

Don’t Compromise on Quality, Never.

Quality content requires time. There is a dire need to focus on developing quality content that is worthy of customer’s attention and will enable you to achieve your end goal. One of the major mistakes usually web marketers make is spending a lot of time on analyzing metrics and not on quality. Businesses should focus on delivering quality content and move on from vanity metrics.

Carefully Monitor Responses

Do you check your comment section regularly? Do you quickly respond when you get a new comment on your blog or social media post? Remember, engagement is a two-way process, monitoring and quickly responding to comments can increase the chances of generating qualified leads.

Though it takes time and effort, it is imperative for businesses to be friendly that nurtures community growth. Undeniably, businesses that regularly practice effective customer engagement strategies get more success, customer loyalty and sales than competitors who don’t engage well.

When you respond to a customer’s problem or help answer a query, you are showing that your brand cares about its customers’ needs and wants. Moreover, your engagement will also foster your brand loyalty that will be an added bonus.

Always responds to interaction regularly, rapidly. The delayed comment reply can lose the opportunity for your brand engagement and give users an impact that your brand doesn’t care about its customers.

Bringing it all together

Creating engaging, good quality content is hard, but trust me it is worth it. Engagement is complex and daunting so users are. Content marketers and bloggers need to immerse themselves in the brand, determine universal human facts, consider long-term and innovative ideas.

Content marketers and social media specialists need to know how to come up with appealing messages that people find valuable, develop trust and loyalty. Gradually, your brand engagement creates a loyal audience that is what your brand needs.

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Saher Naseem

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