TRENDS IN CONTENT MARKETING 2020
The Content Marketing begins with good foot 2020 and the same as other areas of the Digital Marketing brings with it new trends that allow you to reach your audience more effectively. Technology and different digital tools have allowed us to trace a before and after in the way of generating content . Now it is possible through “ Big Data ” tools and Artificial Intelligence to get to know our users and offer them the information they need through a means that truly engages them.
For all specialists in Digital Marketing there is no doubt the effectiveness of the Marketing Content s . However, knowing the type, channel, and medium through which we can reach our audience can be difficult. For this reason we have compiled some of the trends in Content Marketing with which we receive in 2020 so that you can get the most out of the new year.
USER GENERATED CONTENT
According to the portal Convince and Convert , 85% of consumers prefer content generated by users ( UGC for its acronym in English ” Users Generated Content “) on branded content . This is mainly because the UGC is more authentic and transparent and based on the recommendation of a taxpayer who is not paid for advertising. In fact, this is the concept behind the UGC , where it is really the fans who are responsible for organic advertising.to the brand without receiving a direct benefit from it. Among the most frequent forms of UGC we have: user reviews, consumer anecdotes , case studies and many more forms. A fairly famous example of UGC can be seen in the Coca Cola campaign entitled ” Share a Coca Cola “, where consumers struggled to find a can with their name to publish it on their social networks, making the campaign viral for free.
THE VIDEO CONTENT IS STILL THE FAVORITE
The statistics are pretty clear and Video Content will continue to be the favorite for at least another 5-10 years. Even, according to the Cisco portal, 80% of web traffic will be made up of this type of content in 2021. This represents the attraction of 1.9 billion users. In fact, according to Core DNA , modern consumers expect to receive more video content from their favorite brands in the future , especially live content . Furthermore, this type of content has proven to be an important ally in ecommerce., since many of the buyers affirm that watching descriptive videos about a product has helped them make the decision to buy it.
One of the formats that has gained the most fame is vertical short video , which has been promoted by many social media platforms such as Snapchat and Tik-Tok . This format has shown a higher engagement rate by communicating ideas in a much more dynamic way than texts or static images, especially among Z generations and millennials . In fact, many social networks have incorporated it into their platforms, including Facebook Live and Instagram Live , which have recently included the “live” video format.
QUALITY GOES OVER QUANTITY
More than a trend, this is an indispensable rule that becomes more relevant in a context where there are greater possibilities of generating content . Within Content Marketing we must devise a strategy in which the content that is published is consistent but above all is of quality since otherwise there is a risk of saturating the audience and causing them to lose interest. According to Forbes magazine , in this age of transparency, users demand authenticity and only through quality can we achieve a long-term connection with them.
THE PODCAST IS BACK IN FASHION
Despite not being a new concept, the consumption of podcasts on the web has been on the rise in the last decade. According to the Statista portal , the number of podcast listeners has tripled in the last 10 years. Registering in 2019 an increase of 24% compared to the year 2018 according to reports from the Ofcom portal in the United Kingdom. This increase was also confirmed by the music streaming giant Spotify, who recorded a 50% increase in the consumption of this format just beginning in 2019.