5 reasons why print advertising works
Nowadays, consumers have fast access to media content via the web, app and video streaming – and the media landscape is changing all the time to keep pace with rapidly changing consumer demands. Despite the widely held opinion that “print is dead”, the demand for printed media remains very strong and it is reinforced by all platforms and formats that publishers use to distribute magazine content.
So don’t underestimate print – and you definitely shouldn’t abandon it. Printed magazines have consistently been strong return-on-investment (ROI) performers in advertiser-sponsored marketing-mix models, especially in conjunction with other media. Neuroscience findings are helping to highlight differences in the ways that the brain responds to information presented on paper compared to information presented on screens. Literature suggests 5 reasons why print content should be part of your marketing mix:
3 ways to distribute your content effectively
Distributing content is almost as important as creating it. The first step in this will often be publishing it on your own website, but that won’t be enough to achieve maximum impact. Even companies with an immense audience such as The New York Times or Red Bull use an extensive arsenal of channels to share their content. In order to develop a good distribution plan for your content, it is very important to put yourself in your target group’s shoes. Where are they active, and which channels do they want to use to see and consume your content? Use your buyer personas for this!
Distribution channels can be divided into three groups: owned media, paid media and earned media.
The ‘cool factor’ of geospatial marketing!
‘Perhaps nobody knows it yet, but geomatics is cool!’ writes Wim van Wegen in a recent column. With this bold statement aimed at enthusing a new generation of mapping and surveying professionals, he sings the praises of the geospatial industry and the future opportunities it offers – because the opportunities are certainly there, but unfortunately they are still underutilised. And what many companies don’t realise is that geospatial marketing can make a big difference!
Content marketing types and formats
You already know your purpose for creating content, which target group your content will be aimed at and which topics you will focus on. The next step in your content marketing strategy is to determine the type of content and the format in which you are going to publish it. This is an interesting but difficult choice, because there are countless types and formats to choose from. It is not easy to view these two elements separately either, but Chris Lake makes an admirable attempt in his Periodic Table of Content Marketing.
Why geospatial companies are focusing on delivering great content
Geo-matching started in 2012 as the first product comparison website in the geomatics sector. We focused on providing highly technical product comparison, but soon realized that users need context to find a suitable solution. A Geo-matching's perspective on the effectiveness of geospatial success stories.
Geo-matching has been completely revamped and transformed from a basic product comparison website into a comprehensive content platform featuring highly technical product information, case studies and videos. This transformation was driven by the fact that many geospatial users nowadays are looking for information about real-life use cases besides technical product specs. From this, we can conclude that the ‘typical geospatial professional’ no longer exists.