Managing and Measuring Content ROI: Shweiki Media Printing Company Publishes a New Webinar on What This Really Means for Content Marketers and Publishers

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While publishers and content marketers seem different, they have many of the same goals, and there are definitely ways they can learn from each other's content strategies. Here Shweiki Media teams up with Subscription Insider's Kathy Greenier Sexton on a new webinar on managing and measuring content ROI and how two parties--content marketers and publishers--can learn from each other's strengths to improve.

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Shweiki Media presents a webinar on how content marketers and publishers operate and what they can learn from each other

Publishers need to emulate content marketing, while content marketers need to learn from publishers. Both sides need to be better at what they do, and that can be done by working together.

"Publishers are from Mars, and content marketers are from Venus." That's a common belief of many people, who believe that publishers and content marketers couldn't be more different. However, this isn't true, and they are often more similar than not.

Here Shweiki Media teams up with Kathy Greenler Sexton, CEO and publisher of Subscription Insider, to present a new webinar on managing and measuring content ROI.

Both marketers and publishers understand three terms: paid, owned and earned media. These three forms of media are how one gets attention in this world. Paid media is when one buys ads. Owned media is the channels that one, personally, controls. For example, a publication owns anything it publishes, and a marketer’s owned media include things like their blog. Earned media is when one gets coverage from other people. Paid, owned and earned media are very important for both content marketers and publishers.

What’s Important for Publishers and Content Marketers?

Publishers and content marketers have shared goals, and It is important for both to get shares, reposts, mentions and views on earned media. They also need to get the right response from all the advertising they are doing to drive traffic to their sites and make sure their web properties are popular. The digital marketing trifecta lies in the middle of all three media. Whether one is with a marketing company with paid content or a publisher, it's important all three are working to drive home the brand, message, and what is key to success.

Content Marketing

Marketers own creating and managing content and driving results. They use content as bait to drive a number of different things they use, such as news and information, white papers, blogs, webinars, and research. They also use many different tools like content web management, marketing and sales automation, and analytics. What marketers really want to do is drive traffic. For content marketing, driving traffic is about driving leads, the sales funnel and sale of product or service. Content marketers must know the conversion and growth rate of all the content they produce.

Publishers

The key trait of publishers is the separation of creation and revenue generation. The editorial creates the coverage for news, B2C and B2B. Editorial will create the best content they can for whomever their target market is. On the other side of publishing is revenue generation.

For content marketing and publishing, content is created with subject matter experts, journalists and writers, sources, analysts and researchers. Editors are involved as well to create that editorial and publish it on a wide range of platform, depending on the business.

How do they monetize it? Publishers do not care about sales monetizing leads. They drive ads, revenue, subscriptions, licensing, training and events. Publishers use a wide range of different revenue methods to create revenue from content and the expertise they have on a given market or subject.

Comparing Content Marketers and Publishers

Content marketers and publishers are using many of the same tactics for content. However, while they could be writing about the exact same topic for the same audience, but they have a very different purpose. Publishers are trying to monetize content with advertising and subscription revenue. Content marketers are trying to create leads and ultimately sales revenue. Today, publishers and marketers are increasingly colliding in the marketplace and on social media. It is tough for each to really understand who is doing what and who consumers should trust.

Who Owns, Creates and Manages Content- It is different between an editorial driven company and a content marketing driven company. For publishing, the editorial team owns and creates content, while the marketing team does it for content marketing.

Who Drives Content Revenue- Ad sales, marketing and subscription sales, and business development drive revenue for publishers. The marketing team itself is responsible for driving content revenue for content marketing.

Tools: Publishers use content management systems (CMS-WCMS), ad platforms, subscription management platforms, e-commerce platforms and even sales and marketing automation tools. Content marketers use the same tools as publishers. They mostly focus on sales and marketing automation to really drive and attract the results of content they put out into the world via apps, web, and social media.

Ultimate Goal of Content Created- Publishers want to monetize the content itself, while content marketers want to sell the product or service.

Tactics- Both publishers and marketers produce great content, great branding, engage their target audience and build their community.

Challenges- Publishers face a lot of competition from content marketers because their content is not directly tied to revenue and ROI like their own content is. Marketers have to establish credibility, which they do not necessarily have. They have to build credibility and create content that drives product sales.

Opportunities- Publishers have the opportunity to emphasize unbiased editorial content to drive brand engagement. Marketers need to learn from publishers by emulating the great content being produced and understanding how to engage and build an audience. Marketers should leverage their existing expertise even more to make sure that whatever they are writing converts to sales.

Publishers need to emulate content marketing, while content marketers need to learn from publishers. Both sides need to be better at what they do, and that can be done by working together.

Watch the webinar now!

Shweiki Media’s mission has always been to help publishers improve by providing the most profitable, hassle-free printing experience possible. This includes guaranteeing the highest quality product, exceptional customer service, world-class communication, an on-time guarantee, and no surprises– whether printing magazines, postcards, flyers or anything else.

As a printer and publisher, Shweiki Media also believes that this hassle-free experience includes making their clients better. Utilizing relationships with industry experts, Shweiki Media strives to educate clients and help them thrive in the exciting world of publishing–while having lots of fun along the way!

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