What separates good marketers from great marketers?Planning.Now is the perfect time to begin planning for 2019. If you haven’t started yet, it isn’t too late.Make sure your planning starts with this 2019 marketing calendar (including free templates).It’s filled with traditional and wacky holidays, major sporting events, awards shows, and cause movements.As you’ll soon see, there are so many special days, weeks, and months to remember!This post will totally simplify your life in 2019. Bookmark it and come back whenever you need some creativ ideas.Speaking of which…Want some amazing content marketing ideas, too?I’ve included some of my favorite campaigns from this year to inspire you.So, feast your eyes on this exclusive marketing calendar for 2019 — from Amazon food drives and AI to Facebook communities about PSL — get excited for all the festivities to come.Sidebar: I will be updating this calendar for 2020. … [Read more...] about You Need This 2019 Marketing Calendar & Free Templates!
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For many content teams, building an editorial calendar seems like nothing more than an idealistic dream.You know that you should do it — but what usually ends up happening is a content planning process that’s haphazard, at best.Perhaps the biggest obstacle to actually using an editorial calendar lies in, well, it’s usefulness.To be sure, it’s one thing to grab an editorial calendar template and add some placeholders for tentatively planned content.It’s quite another thing to flesh out these placeholders with useful information to guide the creation of content that’s relevant and useful to your marketing efforts.Before you completely give up on organizing your content marketing efforts with an editorial calendar, consider this robust process.1. Start with an Editorial Calendar TemplateThe major reason for spending time on an editorial calendar is to create an actionable system for coordinating various content marketing efforts.Planning ahead and … [Read more...] about How to Create an Editorial Calendar for Content Marketing in 5 Easy Steps
Developing a social media content calendar can be challenging.It can sometimes also be frustrating.But once you’ve created your social media editorial calendar – and the content is created – it will definitely help your marketing efforts, today and long into the future!Why You Should Create a Social Media CalendarCreating a social media calendar has many benefits.Time ManagementPlanning ahead will let you organize the content, but also will be able to schedule it ahead of time, so you aren’t leaving it to the last minute.Team CollaborationDeveloping a social media content calendar help you better collaborate with your team members who are working on other aspects of your client’s marketing efforts.Recycle Successful CampaignsWhen a social media marketing calendar is done and executed, you can go back and see what you developed, find out what was successful, and try to recreate that again.You can also repurpose or spin out new content from previous … [Read more...] about How to Create Your Editorial Calendar for Social Media
Distilled strongly believes in content marketing, and that the time for content marketing is now. We've written recently about some specific types of content that brands can produce and publish, and I now want to share thoughts about the topics that you can cover on your blog or elsewhere on your website. It's important to think about when you'll be publishing specific content, as well as what you're publishing. Why Plan your Content Calendar? Creating content that is very relevant to your reader at that very moment has disproportionately high benefits. Being 'on-trend' or 'in touch with the zeitgeist' not only gives you some structure (relieving you from the "what should I write about next?" dilemma) but also increases the likelihood that people will interact with your content, that it will be shared, or that readers will take the next-step / CTA that you want them to.From Distilled's experience in creating content for our own sites, and planning content strategy for … [Read more...] about Creating an Editorial Calendar for Content Marketing
Struggling to post regularly on your blog? Have you ever sat down to write, only to stare at a blank screen for ages? One of the best ways to solve that is by creating a content calendar for your blog. Maybe you’ve never come across this idea before – or maybe you’ve tried it in the past and didn’t get very far. In this article, I will walk you step by step on how to build a content calendar that works for you. I will also share the best content calendar software that you can use along with giving you the exact step by step content calendar template and the editorial workflow that I use. Sounds like a good deal? Let’s get started. Step 1: List Post Ideas Whenever I tell someone about creating a content calendar, they start drawing up a calendar for the month. That’s a rookie mistake because you’re skipping an essential step. The first step is create a list of blog post ideas. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself staring at 31 blank days, with … [Read more...] about 3 Simple Steps to Create a Content Calendar