NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As the year draws to an end, marketing and PR professionals are reflecting on the successes of their 2015 marketing goals. With the increasingly competitive content landscape and demand for marketers to drive more revenue, they must also look at the year ahead and start planning their 2016 content calendar.
On PR Newswire's Beyond PR blog, Amanda Hicken, senior manager of strategic content, discusses the importance of planning your 2016 content and press release strategy to ensure effective content marketing throughout the year. The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your 2016 Editorial Calendar offers a step-by-step planning guide and sample editorial calendar that are the perfect tools to help prepare for the new year.
To see the greatest ROI from brand content, Hicken suggests following a four-step plan:
- Think Big Picture: Take a holistic approach and connect content together.
- It's in the Details: Identify when you will publish and promote specific content.
- Research = Success: Leverage research and monitoring tools to determine optimal days to publish and promote content.
- Regular Check-ins: After your calendar is planned, check in each quarter, month, week, and day to ensure revenue and content goals are met.
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