Content marketing in a B2B context isn’t as sexy as launching a new show on cable, making a glossy magazine, or cutting a record, but it can be entertaining and informative to a broad audience, nevertheless.
Take the Free Press online newsroom from Intel. Social Media Today calls it a “leading example of not only how to integrate social media but also how to create content aimed at more than just journalists.”
It seems Intel adopted a DIY content strategy for their online newsroom, which is fine for a bootstrapped startup. But Intel can well afford to tell better stories by employing the help of professional content creators.
Brands are asking customers, investors and journalists to pay attention. The obvious thing to do is earn that attention by providing consistently compelling stories that follow a classic story arc.
In the videos above, Intel says it wants to be active in emerging markets like Turkey. And that most people don’t know what an “Ultrabook” is. That’s good information to know, but the presentation is flat.
So, why don’t more brands build some tension and resolution into their content offerings (and place an emphasis on production values)?