Content Marketing at its Best

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From its origin as a trendy new way to promote a brand, content marketing has grown into a versatile and easily customizable strategy to reach a highly targeted audience. Businesses and organizations across all industries now utilize content marketing to build brand awareness, thought leadership and lead generation. However, it takes more than publishing a few blog posts or starting a podcast to reap the benefits. Interested in generating new engagement and traffic for your brand with a content marketing strategy? Check out these tips to leverage content marketing at its best. 

Identify Your Target Audience First

Before you can ever hope to reach your target audience with high quality content, you must first get to know them and understand their needs. That means putting research before writing. This allows you to create content that deeply resonates with your target audience and generates traffic and engagement for your business. Start with customer surveys and interviews to learn more about what your audience needs, what they’re talking about and how your product or service can provide the solution. 

As you gather more information about your audience, developing client personas will help you reach them with personalized content. Client personas are models that depict individuals within the larger group of your target audience. Once you understand the demographics, backgrounds, goals and purchase habits of these individuals, you can more efficiently and effectively create valuable content that generates engagement by providing answers to their most pressing questions.

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Focus on Quality Content Marketing, Not Quantity

Writing or producing content without a purpose is one of the most common mistakes with content marketing. It’s often incorrectly assumed that search engines value fresh content above all else, leading to valuable time wasted churning out low quality blog posts. In reality, quality of content is much more important than quantity in the eyes of Google, so focus on the goal you want to accomplish and invest the time and energy in the content needed to help you achieve it. 

Keep in mind that it’s still important to make content marketing efforts worth your time and the goal is to get as much bang for your buck as possible. Just because you have the bandwidth to write an article with Pulitzer Prize potential doesn’t necessarily mean you should. For example, you may have the time to spend countless hours crafting a long and informative whitepaper, but a series of blog posts with carefully curated and targeted keywords could provide the same value in a fraction of the time. 

Repurpose Content Marketing on Social Media and Other Channels

Regardless of your industry, much of the content that you produce for any strategy can be written as evergreen content, creating the opportunity to share that content  with your target audience on social media or email newsletters over and over again. This means that creating one blog, video, podcast or any other piece of content will provide opportunities for multiple related messages over time. With the tidal wave of information being published every day, sharing content just once greatly reduces the number of people you could potentially reach. Single use content also minimized your return on investment creating the content in the first place.

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Even something as simple as a post on Facebook or Twitter can be reposted more than once with slightly different language, and this process can be used with all forms of content. Videos can be trimmed into smaller clips to share over several days or weeks and then again three months later. Podcast interviews can be repurposed into blog posts. Constantly reusing and evolving content is one of the keys to accomplishing your content marketing goals. 

Plan To Assess, Adapt and Grow Your Content Marketing Strategy

Just because you publish and distribute high-quality content doesn’t mean your work is done. Succeeding with content marketing is a trial and error process until you accurately determine what works best for your brand and your target audience. An essential part of the process is consistently analyzing how well your content performed to determine what worked and what didn’t work. 

While it’s possible to measure nearly all components of your content, including too many metrics can make measurement confusing and time consuming. Instead, focus on those that matter to your brand. Let’s say your goal is to increase audience engagement. Conversion rates and other lead generation metrics are unrelated to that goal and can make determining success more difficult. Focus instead on monitoring metrics such as social shares, comments and click-through rates. Based on these analytics, you’ll gain an even better understanding of your audience and how to engage them moving forward. And as your content marketing strategy advances, you can certainly re-assess and redefine your own goals as well.

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Are You the Next Rock Star on the Ghidotti Team?

The Ghidotti Team is overflowing with full-fledged rock stars. Sure – we’re looking for the best, brightest, most creative, most organized. You get the picture. But what we REALLY want is someone who we can laugh with, depend on, learn from and do great work together. Learn more about who we’re looking for and what you can expect.

Ghidotti is currently hiring an Agency Administrator! 

Agency Administrator Job Description: 

This is a part-time role providing overall administrative support to our CEO and Account Supervisor, and assisting with basic human resources and monthly accounting responsibilities. 

For this role, you’ll need to work in our downtown Little Rock office and be required to submit between 25-30 hours a week within the operating hours of 8:30 AM to 5 PM. On occasion, there is a need to work additional hours on evenings and weekends during a client launch or other events throughout the year.

While repetitive daily/monthly tasks are certainly part of this position, additional tasks assigned can vary from week to week based on the CEO’s needs and the needs of the agency. The most important responsibility of the Agency Administrator is to ensure that administrative tasks and projects are completed with a high level of efficiency, confidentiality, accuracy, flexibility and positivity.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of 2-5 years experience in the related field, dealing with financial information.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Quickbooks and Google Suite.
  • Must be able to multi-task and possess excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic knowledge of bookkeeping.
  • Must be able to use office equipment (copy/fax machine).
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and willing to tackle various ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent multitasking skills, with the ability to perform duties outside of the scope of work when necessary.
  • Must work well within a cross-functional team environment as well as independently.

Main Responsibilities

Human Resources

  • Provide support for hiring and onboarding of new employees 
  • Run bi-monthly payroll reports for intern/contractor payment
  • Coordinate new hire benefits and HR paperwork (health insurance, simple IRA, etc.) and enter into the payroll system. Plan yearly renewal meetings and update all payroll items.
  • Provide general responses to employee questions and requests on HR procedures, policies and information.
  • Process miscellaneous billings for payment & vendor management.
  • Responsible for keeping the Employee Handbook, HR policies and other HR information current and updated with the team. 

Accounting

  • Manage obligations to suppliers, customers and third-party vendors
  • Process bank deposits
  • Reconcile financial statements
  • Prepare, send and store invoices
  • Weekly expense reporting and time entry on behalf of the CEO
  • Contact clients and send reminders to ensure timely payments; Identify and address discrepancies
  • Report on the status of accounts payable and receivables twice a month
  • Update internal accounting databases and spreadsheets

Office Management/Leadership Support

  • Assist with presentation and client meeting set up; working with vendors 
  • Collect and prepare information for use in discussions/meetings of the agency leadership team and outside individuals. 
  • Assist CEO with volunteer activities – making calls, organizing catering and meetings in partnership with vendors. 
  • Management of client contracts/retainers – working with the account supervisor to ensure annual planning and timely renewal of contracts. 
  • Varying personal and professional administrative tasks including, but not limited to, booking appointments, research projects, coordinating travel, maintaining breakroom daily, maintaining storage organization and ordering office supplies, etc. 

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We strive to create a fun, engaging atmosphere where high fives, chicken minis, and celebrations are commonplace. We lift one another up, honor achievements and reward hard work.

  1. Professional Enrichment

    Whether instructor-led, web-based or sharing during Fireside Friday, we are always learning more!

  2. Community Engagement

    We love the state of Arkansas. Our team enjoys outings to locally-owned businesses and pride ourselves on community involvement. In addition, employees are often offered free tickets to community events to get out and enjoy life with friends and family.

  3. Team Building

    Quarterly adventures for the team!

  4. Winter Recess

    We shut this place down at the holidays so we can all rest, relax and reinvigorate for the new year.

  5. Summer Fridays

    We get an early jump on the weekend every Friday during the summer.

  6. Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

    Along with your PTO, you also get VTO to use to support your favorite charity or organization.

Does this describe you?

To apply, please submit the following via email to careers@ghidotti.com

  1. Cover letter and PDF of your resume 
  2. References: 2-3 minimum
  3. Tell us how you heard about this position