Are We Talking Content Strategy or Content Marketing?

Content strategy and content marketing are often used interchangeably when in fact they’re distinct practices. I don’t like to get hung up on titles—it’s more important that the content work gets done than properly labeling the job—but it confuses the work required when these terms are merged. On the iMedia Connection blog, Rebecca Lieb offers some clear distinctions regarding these terms. How do you define them? What titles do you use in your higher ed institution to describe web content work?

Content strategy is what makes content marketing effective. I like Ahava Leibtag’s take on the issue. She says content strategies are about repeatable frameworks, and content marketing is about building relationships. Marketers, she says, don’t necessarily create content strategies, but rather implement them.

Source: Redefining content strategy and content marketing by Rebecca Lieb, iMedia Connection, March 29, 2011

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About Rick Allen

Rick Allen has worked in higher education for over twelve years, helping to shape web communications and content strategy. As principal of ePublish Media, Inc, a web publishing and content strategy consultancy in Boston, Mass., Rick works with knowledge-centric organizations to create and sustain effective web content. Keep going »

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