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4 Reasons Your Content Marketing is Failing, and How to Fix Them Right Away

4 Essential Aspects of a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

A successful content marketing strategy is a process that starts with a thorough understanding of your audience and moves on to a content creation phase with a planned distribution strategy. The goal of the strategy is to generate leads and increase conversion rates for your company while also establishing yourself as an authority in your industry.

1. You’re Lacking Quality

There are many reasons why a content writer might not reach their full potential. One of the main reasons is they lack quality in their writing. A business may not know how to structure its content or what information to include that will make it stand out from competing content.

There are a number of things to take into consideration when writing quality content, including asking what your customers need answers to, answering your customers’ questions, and providing value in every piece of content you produce.

An introduction for this section could be, “Developing original and high-quality content can be difficult without the help of a good research and writing team.” The user should then go on to discuss the difficulties faced by these writers when trying to create compelling content without any assistance

2. You’re Not Targeting the Right Audience

The importance of an effective customer persona cannot be understated. For copywriters, understanding their client’s persona is the first step to successful copywriting. Creating personas is an important task for any company, no matter its size. From specifying target audiences to identifying key influencers, a clear picture of your customers helps you create better content that resonates with your audience.

Before deciding on your content topics, you should have at least one customer persona ready, so you know who you are targeting. This helps you understand their needs, wants, fears, and desires so you can better serve them with your content.

3. Your Messaging and Stories Aren’t Strategic Enough

You should be telling your stories and crafting your messages in such a way that they resonate with your customers. You can’t do this if you don’t know them well enough. So, make an effort to spend time with them and learn more about their lives and what they’re passionate about.

By listening to your satisfied customers’ reviews and stories related to your products or services, you can interest new potential customers by sharing those stories. Your messages should always offer insight, tips, or direct answers to your ideal customers’ wants and needs.


4. You Don’t Have a Clear Goal in Mind

The last reason copywriters might not be meeting their goals is because they don’t have a clear goal in mind. Customer satisfaction is an important part of any business — it’s what can set you apart from your competition. And the best way to please customers is to answer their questions. But if you don’t know how to answer those questions, there’s no way for your copywriters to do so either.

If you’re struggling with this, then it might be time to take a step back and brainstorm some goals that you want to achieve with your copywriting strategy. What are the qualities that make up high-quality content? How can I better target my audience? By answering these questions, it’ll be easier for your writing and research team to write effective content.

SwingPointMedia is a marketing company focused on using content marketing, such as written articles, video and podcasts, to attract their customers ideal audiences. This approach has proven to attract higher quality customers while simultaneously reducing the sales cycle by as much as 70%.
SwingPointMedia serves local businesses in Southern California and can be reached by calling 760-422-5176.
You are invited to also attend a free weekly presentation, providing you the tools and strategy to roll out your own content marketing program for your company, or see exactly what SwingPointMedia does for its clients to achieve success. It can be viewed live on SwingPointMedia’s YouTube channel, at 11 am pst.