Be the media rather than surround the media – Be the Voice podcast

by David Spark on October 18, 2008

Joe Pulizzi is the founder and Chief Content Officer for Junta42, a custom publishing and content marketing search engine and resource.

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Here are some of the highlights from my interview with Joe Pulizzi:

Joe Pulizzi, Junta42Summary (Joe Pulizzi):

  • Launch your own media network rather than surround somebody else’s voice (a traditional media outlet) with your messaging (ads).
  • You don’t NEED to advertise with a traditional media network. You might want to, but it’s no longer necessary. You can publish directly to your audience rather than place your messaging around someone else’s leading content.
  • Custom publishing is the answer to search engine optimization (SEO).
  • A custom publishing effort must focus on customer needs, not your company’s products and services.
  • 30% of B2B marketing budgets are going to content development and execution (source: Junta42 study).
  • If you just push product with poor content, you’re not going to have a good social media experience.
  • Talk to your customers, ask them what their needs are today, and then you need to predict what their needs are going to be tomorrow.
  • Learn the art of storytelling, hire people with journalistic talent, or contract out those services.
  • Before you launch a content project determine how you’re going to measure its success.
  • Be prepared to do lots and lots of work.

Read the entire article and listen to my interview with Joe Pulizzi [31:50 m].

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