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4 Tips for Utilizing Real-Time Data in Your Content Marketing Strategy

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NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Audiences are craving authentic and relevant experiences from the brands that they care about. As a result, one of the struggles that content marketers face is the ability to maintain relevance and stand out amidst the competition for audience attention. Tools like social media can provide the real-time data needed to help you the craft messages that will resonate and have the greatest impact possible. Use the following tips to help you integrate real-time data into your content marketing strategy:

    1. Understand Your Personas. A real-time data content strategy requires
       sufficient knowledge of who your audience is and where they are engaging.
       Make sure your persona profiles are up-to-date in preparation for sending
       highly targeted messages in the right place and the right time.
    2. Listen to social media conversations to secure relevant content
       opportunities. Closely monitoring trending conversations can keep you
       up-to-date on hot topics and filter out old news.
    3. Empower trusted employees to engage on social media without an approval
       process. They are direct connections to your customers with an even
       broader reach and can help your brand become an active participant in
       real-time conversations.
    4. Plan your content strategy ahead of time with an editorial calendar but
       leave plenty of flexibility to prioritize timely story opportunities.

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