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9 Companies With Superior Content Marketing
The founder of Virgin Group, Richard Branson, is the entrepreneur that most entrepreneurs aspire to be. It’s not just because of his net worth. Branson makes it look like he is having a lot of fun. He makes the effort to write stories about previous and current struggles he has with the Virgin companies, and he offers true insight into what’s working and not working for the brand.
KISSmetrics does an amazing job with “evergreen” content marketing on how to build your online presence and measure the impact of your campaigns. The articles are in-depth, useful across industries, and stand the test of time. As a result, it has built a consistent stream of inbound leads to their paid software products.
Searchmetrics is awesome at content marketing. It does in-depth studies of things that are of interest to most business owners. It show you exactly what’s going on with website rankings. It’s pretty amazing stuff and really has helped me with my current business to know in detail what’s going on.
Intuit Quickbase is one of those rare brands that prioritizes compelling content that solves customer problems over constant sales pitches. The company’s Fast Track blog has become one of the most respected project management and leadership online publications out there today because Intuit understands that it will, in the end, “catch more flies” with quality thought leadership.
I know he’s an individual, but Jay Baer is awesome, and many people source inspiration from his thoughts and methodologies. What makes him so stellar are his approach and way of thinking. He’s got a human and gritty feel that is refreshing compared to the rest of the fodder and listicles out there.
The social media tool company Buffer is providing great content on their blog. They regularly post in-depth pieces that are relevant to theiraudience, and are optimized for web consumption and sharing on social networks. You can even read about how they’re doing it – they openly share their strategies (and even results like revenue, how many customers they have, etc) on their website.
The Muse is a career website that has done a great job of providing top quality career and job interview advice. Even as a business owner, I find their advice relevant and helpful when hiring for our team!
Shopify has one of the most popular e-commerce blogs, sharing valuable and detailed information about the tech space. By partnering with authorities like Daymond John from Shark Tank and holding contests, they have moved beyond simple content marketing. Shopify makes it easy for entrepreneurs to learn and grow their visibility by sharing guides, tutorials, and videos.
I love Best Made Co. and their use of story. Their team travels to awesome locales to source and test products, taking pictures and capturing stories along the way. Its website and catalog are better for it.