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Can Content Be Good For Marketing If It Isn’t Original?

Posted by Jessica Doban on October 10th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Content marketing is the hottest buzzword in marketing, but if it’s not original or imaginative can it retain the heat?
It would be a rather large fib to say I don’t spend much time perusing the interwebs. I like to think I’m ahead of the curve, although at times any one of us can’t help but fall behind when a start-up erupts onto the scene changing what we consider to be the standards of social, content, or otherwise. Pinterest was a fantastic example of this in the last year.
It’s hard to avoid repeating material at times, whether through opinion, social media, or just plain interest. There are reasons particular articles pop through every social medium creating massive trends over a singular day; they are reporting rampantly popular news from or about a titular source. How can you not be part of sharing that information? How would you feel to not participate? Would your brand suffer?
Originality is often serendipitous. We can’t be too hard on ourselves. After all, the concepts for the paperclip, telephone, and television popped up at random around the same time, hundreds to thousands of miles away from each other. Let’s not forget that this all happened before we could... Read more