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100 Content Marketing Examples July 2012 : Page 23

10 0 CONTENT MARKETING E X AMPLE S 31 Openview Labs “Reimagines” Content Company: Openview Originally featured in: 10 Strategies for Content Marketing, Events & Marketing Automation Success, a Dreamforce 2011 Presentation featuring Jon Miller, VP Marketing and Co-Founder of Marketo, and Ann Handley, CCO of MarketingProfs. Description: Can you create five content pieces from one asset without being duplicative? Yes! During a Dreamforce 2011 presentation, Ann Handley shares an example from Openview Labs to demonstrate how companies can create content pieces that reimagine, rather than recycle, your ideas. For example, one asset piece can be broken down into multiple articles, videos, a snapshot, podcast or social media discussion (See screenshot from the Dreamforce presentation). The challenge is forcing yourself to think about how to create multiple pieces that are truly different from the original content source. Example: Check out the Openview Labs site 32 Chinese Drywall Health Education Company: Roberts and Durkee Originally featured in: 5 Content Strategies for Boring Brands by Patricia Redsicker Description: Just like good brands, good content solves problems. Boring brands have the same opportunity as everyone to share information that improves customers’ lives or helps them to do their jobs better. For example, in 2008, Roberts and Durkee, a run-of-the-mill law firm, used content marketing to become the de facto consumer advocate for victims of the Chinese drywall problem that hit the U.S. market toward the middle of the decade. They created a website/ blog called ChineseDrywallProblem to help thousands of Florida homeowners whose homes were built with toxic drywall. The website provided pertinent information, such as how to identify contaminated drywall, the toxins’ health implications, and the victims’ legal rights. This content strategy established Roberts and Durkee as the expert in Chinese drywall problems and resulted in tremendous business opportunities for the firm. Example: Check out the site 23

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