Because all of us are smarter than one of us, you will find lots of value in the new e-book, Key Content Marketing Trends and Predictions for 2010— which even includes my own fearless prediction on content marketing. The genius behind this e-book is Ambal Balakrishnan. She has turned crowd sourcing into an art form.
Ambal has recruited 39 experts and given them an opportunity to display their knowledge. She adds her own value by synthesizing the best of those 39 predictions to come up with her own top 10+1.
Aside from its intrinsic merit, this e-book is a perfect example of content marketing at work. It delivers relevant and valuable content for marketers that illustrates how savvy its creator, Ambal, is about content marketing. Thus, it gives her instant credibility among potential clients.
Here are her top five trend takeaways synthesized from her 39 contributors:
- Interruptive, "tell-and-sell" marketing is a thing of the past.
- Don’t follow the crowd.
- Get visual.
- Grow more ears.
- Think about engagement.
There’s plenty of substance behind those brief bullet points, but you’ll have to download the free e-book to access that terrific content. Click on this link to bring your content marketing knowledge up to speed.
Why this e-book represents content marketing at its very best
Key Content Marketing Trends and Predictions for 2010 has plenty of intrinsic value for marketers. But that’s just the beginning.
What I really love is that Ambal is helping other content marketers with their content marketing. Needless to say, it is in our collective best interests to assist Ambal to promote the heck out of her ebook.
We will happily promote the e-book to our own networks of readers and fans. Moreover, this e-book is easy to talk about and to explain to fellow marketers—who, in turn, are likely to spread the word. Best of all, she has provided us links to every possible preconfigured tool and image so that we can share it on our websites, our blogs, our eNewsletters or on Twitter. For example, the image I’m using in this blog post comes from a direct link that Ambal provided. She made it very easy for me to help her and to help myself in the process
These critical content marketing components optimize the probability that it will become a pervasive Internet presence within a matter of hours, days or weeks.
That’s pretty smart content marketing.