Content Marketing in the Organization

Does your organization have a content marketing department? If not, you’re hardly alone.

While commitment to and investment in content marketing is skyrocketing year over year, there are far from hard and fast rules, and only barely emerging best practices, regarding how content fits into existing marketing functions.

Content generally doesn’t exist as a department or even a job function; nonetheless, it’s everywhere. Content touches virtually every marketing function from corporate communications to social media to creative, advertising, community, customer service, product groups, and digital/Web services.

Organizations are increasingly seeing the need for someone to oversee content as well as execute on content creation and dissemination – but where to start? How do the pieces fit together?

Most often, in my experience, the “we need someone to do content” cry originates in the social media practice. Because this group constantly both creates and responds to content, they’re usually first to realize that the organizational need for content extends far beyond their purview.

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