Storytelling for link building and content marketing
MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 2.5 Hours | Lec: 24 | 1.71 GB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Learn to use 'people stories' to fire up your link building, inspire PR coverage - and attract and convert customers.

As you probably know, content marketing today is getting really competitive.

Learn to use 'people stories' to fire up your link building, inspire PR coverage - and attract and convert customers.
The story approach to content marketing and link building focuses on discovering 'people stories' through one-to-one interviews with important audiences, and then turning those stories into compelling web content. Content that will put you way ahead of the competition.
As you probably know, content marketing today is getting really competitive. Everyone wants to get the powerful benefits that great content brings but to be successful, your content needs to stand out against all the others.
That's pretty difficult but using real people's stories can really make your content stand out.
We'll give you inspirational examples from well-written, successful blogs plus examples from important news sources such as the BBC, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and many others. We'll show you how pioneering publishers at local, national and international levels are harnessing the power of people stories - and how you can do exactly the same!
Real practitioners
This course is intensely practical. You'll learn from two active practitioners who work every day in content marketing and link building. Ken has over 30 year's experience in public relations, content marketing and link building while Kristina Welch is an experienced journalist who is now a full-time content marketer.
Both have conducted interviews with many hundreds of people, written compelling content based on their answers, and successfully pitched hundreds of blogs and news sites. Over the last two years, Kristina and Ken have pioneered the story approach in winning coverage and valuable editorial links from a wide variety of publishers.
Why are people stories important?
People stories are authentic - and provide a powerful way to connect with audiences
People stories are Google friendly - they're full of the natural language that Google loves
They create unique content - every fresh interview is different and the content based on it, is truly unique
People stories make content easy to write - reporting and commenting on what people say is so much easier than creating the content from scratch
Stories are full of meaning - when you get real people talking, they'll share their deepest feelings with you
Publishers love people stories - and will reward them with coverage and backlinks
Stories create multiple types of content - from interviews with many experts, to single in-depth profiles, the potential of people stories is huge.
In this course you will learn:
Why people stories are so important to content marketing
Why content marketing will become increasingly difficult - and how you have to raise your game to succeed
The secrets of turning people stories into fantastic content
Why publishers love people stories - and are ready to publish them
The 'link building' potential of people stories - and how you can take advantage of the opportunities
How to pitch people stories effectively to publishers, editors, journalists and bloggers
How to find people stories in any company - using 4 rich and reliable sources
How to engage with customers so that they give you stories that help you sell
Why company founders often don't realise the potential of their own stories - and how you can help them to do so
How to harness your team's daily experiences to show the attractive, human face of your business
How to identify, approach and interview significant influencers in your industry
How to plan and set up interviews effectively
How to organise interview material so that people's stories are always at your fingertips
How to create multiple pieces of content from interviews.