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When did Content Marketing Start? - [You will be surprised]

When did content marketing start
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When did Content Marketing Start?:

Content marketing has been around for centuries, but it wasn't until the rise of digital media that it became a widely recognized and popular marketing strategy.

Do you know? - “The content marketing market is poised to grow by $584.02 billion during 2023-2027” Search Engine Journal

In the early days of content marketing, businesses would often publish articles or create pamphlets that provided information about their products or services.

These materials were intended to educate potential customers and build trust in their brand.

However, it wasn't until the late 1990s and early 2000s that the phrase "content marketing" as we know it today became popular.

This was when the Internet started to become more widespread, and businesses began to recognize the potential of digital marketing.

Based on my online research, it was observed that one of the pioneers of content marketing is considered to be John Deere, the agricultural machinery manufacturer.

Yes, you read that right! In 1895, the company started publishing a magazine called "The Furrow" which provided tips and advice to farmers on how to improve their crops.

The magazine was hugely successful and helped to establish John Deere as a trusted authority in the farming industry.

Even today, you can find it on the organization's website under the News & Publications heading.

Fast forward to the present day, content marketing has become an essential part of any successful digital marketing strategy.

“Content marketing — and by extension, creating content — is all about nurturing relationships and satisfying consumer needs, not aggressive selling” FoundationInc

By creating high-quality, informative content that resonates with your target audience, you can build brand awareness, drive traffic to your website, and ultimately increase sales.

Some of the most popular forms of content marketing include blog posts, videos [vlogs], podcasts, infographics, and social media posts.

Each type of content has its unique strengths and can be used to engage with different audiences. In fact, today, there are countless examples of companies and businesses using content marketing to great effect.

Some of the best examples include Ahrefs, HubSpot, Hootsuite, Semrush, Sprout Social, Search Engine Journal, FoundationInc, and Content Marketing Institute.

“According to our 2023 Content Marketing Predictions Survey, 42% of content leaders rank a consistent stream of content across the buyer journey as top priority” springboard

Key content marketing goals:

In conclusion, content marketing has a long and rich history that dates back centuries.

While the digital age has certainly changed the way we approach content marketing, the fundamental principles remain the same - provide valuable information to your audience and build trust in your brand or business.

Here's related information that you may find helpful – How to Create Interesting Content? [Discover 7 engaging tips].

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