Common Content Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

These days, with more and more consumers and companies communicating in digital pr and digital spaces, it’s become easier than ever for everyone to take note of content marketing mistakes. Back in the day, that wasn’t the case as content marketing was a relatively new marketing strategy, but these days, it’s a lot easier to find and it truly stands out in a negative way. Fortunately, companies can learn from some of these common content marketing mistakes and avoid doing them in their own content marketing efforts.


One of the biggest mistakes that companies make with their content marketing content is not ensuring their target audiences that the content is right for them. Most consumers these days can easily figure out if something is right for them or not solely based on their personal preferences. This is true for whenever potential consumers look up information online about a specific subject. The websites that appear on the first page and at the top of search results might all look the same visually, however, visitors can easily figure out whether the content they find in the links they visit is right for them or not. If a company isn’t able to relate to and connect with its target audience during this stage of their buying journey, it won’t be able to convince anyone to convert. The best way for companies to avoid this problem is by creating content that will specifically cater to the needs of the target audience and speak to them, instead of trying to attract everyone under the sun to the business through the content marketing efforts.


Another common content marketing mistake that many businesses seem to make is not making the titles of their content specific enough. If the title of the content is boring, if it doesn’t show the target audience what benefit they can get from consuming that content, or if it doesn’t grab the attention of the intended audience because it’s vague, then the company is missing out and not creating the right titles. The best way for businesses to solve this common content marketing mistake is by immediately highlighting the details about why the content is going to be useful and relevant to the readers. This way, not only will the company be able to grab the attention of the target audience, but the audience will know that the company has a solution that they need. Additionally, a great way for companies to completely avoid this issue in their content marketing efforts is by incorporating the essence of their unique selling point (USP) into the titles of their content to show to potential website visitors that they have managed to find what they need as soon as possible.

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Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian is Chairman & Founder of 5WPR & one of America’s most notable PR executives. He is the Author of best-selling PR book, “For Immediate Release.“