Why does content need a strategy?

Liz Inskip, Adwoa Baah|7th March 2016

In our previous article, we talked about how to mature your organisation’s approach to content strategy. We covered off three key things you can do to move your company forward in 2016. However, not all organisations are in a position to look at maturity – for some, there’s still a pressing question that needs answering: Why does content need a strategy?

In this article, Content Marketing Manager Liz Inskip and guest blogger Adwoa Baah explain how having a documented strategy for content creation, distribution, management, and governance will empower your brand teams and create organisational efficiencies.

 

A documented strategy empowers the creation of purposeful, focused content

A documented strategy for content creation ensures that all content serves a strategic purpose, and is in line with business objectives, as well as customer needs. When content is brought into the strategic process at the beginning, it can shape thinking and drive the overall brand strategy.

For example, some of our clients have the problem of having too much content and no content owners. There isn’t a documented strategy in place for content creation, so new content is constantly being created to meet brand teams’ needs. This tends to mean that there is a proliferation of content, but no strategic guidance around how that content should be created or understanding of how each piece of content will meet business objectives and customer needs. In these cases, a documented strategy has empowered the brand teams to create less content, but the content that was created was purposeful and served a strategic purpose.

 

Download the full article in PDF by clicking the button below.

Medical information in precision medicine

Natasha Cowan|14th June 2018

Global Medical Information Leader James Oughton reveals the top trends in medical information and precision medicine.

 

read more

Is the pharma business model ready for precision medicine?

Fred Bassett|11th June 2018

Precision medicine promises to revolutionise patient outcomes and reduce costs for industry but is pharma ready for it? Blue Latitude Health Co-founder and Head of Strategy Fred Bassett explores the challenges and opportunities while introducing the latest issue of 'Perspective' magazine on this weighty topic.

read more

Behavioural insights to navigate complex healthcare markets

Martine Leroy|6th June 2018

Head of Insight Martine Leroy reveals how her team uses behavioural insights to help develop strong pharma brands and services, which successfully navigate complex situations.

read more