If you are running a business, one of the things that you might start worrying about is how to build your brand and get people to be aware of it. It is a critical aspect for the business but doing it may be challenging.
First of all, building brand awareness takes time. The results will not be accurate overnight. Second, there are a lot of processes involved in the entire goal. However, one of the best ways that you can efficiently build your brand is through content marketing. And, in this article, we will be discussing how content marketing can play a huge role in increasing a business’ brand awareness.
Now, you might ask, “How can content marketing make my brand known?” It is actually pretty simple. If you have really high-quality content and you do the right outreach process, you could relay these contents to your target audience and they will see what your company is about and who you really are.
You have to take note that brand awareness is not just about getting people to recall your business name. It is about making them understand about what makes you unique and different from the rest of your competition out there. So, content marketing is the best way to do this. You are actually hitting two birds with one stone. You get to build your brand and you get to provide solutions to your audience!
So, what are the ways that you can follow in order to integrate content marketing into your brand awareness goals? Read on:
#1 – Understand Who You Are Marketing To
The very first thing that you have to remember is that you cannot market to everybody. Even if you are selling general services or products, it will always appeal to a certain cluster or group of people. So, before you even start everything, it is essential that you identify who your target market really is.
In content marketing, the main goal is to solve whatever problems your audience would most likely be experiencing. In order to do this, you must know them first. Consider the demographics of your audience. Then, think about how they spend their time online. If you do your research based on these aspects, you will come up with a clear view of who they really are. After that, creating content and marketing them will follow suit.
#2 – Device a Good Content Strategy
Now that you already have a couple of contents created, the next thing to do is to promote them. Promotions and marketing do not mean that you just leave the links to your content in as many websites as you can. You need a strategy.
A good strategy will save you time because you will not be doing unnecessary promotions of your content on channels where it would not matter. Also, a strategy will help you structure your marketing efforts for maximum results.
Here, focus on identifying the right channels to market your content. Should you write articles and post them on your website? Should you create awesome photos and promote them on photo-sharing social media platforms? Or, would a video posted on video-sharing sites be more effective?
#3 – Utilize Your Blog
We just mentioned above that choosing the right channels is essential to effective content marketing for brand awareness. However, there is one thing there that we advise you do regularly. It is the creation of blogs.
Blogs are important because they serve as the voice of your company in the middle of the chaotic environment which is the internet. So, create one now and follow these tips below so your blog becomes an agent for your brand awareness:
- Regularly publish fresh and valuable content
- Only write about topics that your target audience will be interested in
- Make use of unique images or you can create topic related infographics and include them in blogs.
- See what your competitions are posting and never be scared to jump in the bandwagon
#4 – Participating in Communities
What is the use of a well-written content if you are not connecting yourself to the people that matter? Communities online and offline, are a great way to connect with your audience and foster possible relationships. Ultimately, you can get your brand out there by publishing content that appeals to the community. Here are a few things we suggest you do:
- Photos: Let people know that your company cares by posting photos of charities, fundraisers, and other different community projects.
- Videos: Similarly, you can also share videos of your company staff when they are participating in projects in your community.
The bottom line is that you have to humanize yourself so you appear reachable to your audience through a series of content and this is the key to building brand awareness.
Building your brand is essential if you want to succeed. While content marketing can facilitate a faster and more effective way to do this, you will need to dedicate time and effort in properly doing it to ensure that your brand is properly received by your audience.
Author: Ritu Sharma
Ritu Sharma is the Content Insights Manager at SEO Services Company PageTraffic, one of Asia’s most award-winning & recognized Digital Search Marketing agency. She has been the spear head of many successful Content Marketing Campaigns for PageTraffic.