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Summary of “Sell to Strangers” 20 min video about content marketing (https://audienceops.com/resources/videos/sell-to-strangers/).

TOFU: Top of Funnel content is how you attract users first e.g. social posts or blog articles.

MOFU: Middle of Funnel content helps people understand what your product does e.g. customer case study articles or e-mail blast sequences.

BOFU: Bottom Of Funnel assets help people make buying decision e.g. pricing page, faq, free samples, sales demo.

BOFU is something you must have to sell a product.

In order to grow the business, you need more TOFU and MOFU content to drive new people to your website.

5 essential content assets:

  1. Evergreen articles
  2. Lead Magnets
  3. Emails
  4. Case Studies
  5. Social Media posts

Evergreen articles: blog posts, books etc. that provide value now and in the future.

Lead magnets are articles meant to incentivize people to sign up to your mailing list.

2 types of lead magnets:

  1. Content Upgrade : bonus content (e.g. delivered as PDF) attached to evergreen article. Visitor has to provide mailing list to receive bonus content.
  2. Global Lead Magnet : longer assets (e.g. an e-book or e-mail drip course) that you can promote independently.

Email tips:

  • within first 2 weeks send optimized drip e-mail campaign to new subscribers
  • consistent follow up: send weekly follow up newsletters to stay top-of-mind
  • repurpose content: re-use articles as e-mail content
  • make emails plain text and personalize them

Case studies: like testimonials, they provide social proof that your product works.

Tweet and use facebook posts to promote your content on social channels.

You can promote your evergreen articles as re-targeted ads on Facebook.

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