M4M 005 : 3 Powerful And Essential Media Formats Your Content Should Be Using

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Finally folks I’ve been able to put a new podcast show out, my sincere apologies for the long delay, I do have a GOOD excuse though :) In the 5th episode of the Magnet4Marketing online business and blogging tips podcast:

I share with you 3 other powerful and essential media formats your content should be making use of. When it comes to content marketing you simply can’t just be a ‘one trick pony’ in this competitive world. You need to make use of other plentiful media platforms to help you reach out to new audiences, get more traffic and put more eyes in front of your brand, your products and services.

In addition to creating conventional ‘written and image based content’ we look at the following media formats your content should make use of -

  1. Video media (YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr)
  2. Slides and presentations
  3. Podcasting and audio media

Make use of these powerful media formats and incorporate them into your content marketing strategy today and you’ll simply win! YouTube is the second biggest search engine on the web, so video marketing is a must. iTunes is also a massive search engine, so hosting your own podcast show means you’re putting your content in front of a greater audience. And then there’s the growing popularity of SlideShare, with more than 130,000,000 views per month!

Tune in to the show for more information… If you wish to download the show you can here.

Magnet4Marketing Podcast Session Number 5

Important links to resources mentioned in Episode 5

1. Video

Below is a list of the top video marketing tools and resources that I mentioned in the show. My favorite ones definitely Screencast ‘O’ Matic, and GoAnimate which I’m sure if you’re not already using you’ll find extremely useful.

YouTube Editor – An exceptional tool on YouTube for editing and finalizing your YouTube videos.

Camtasia – A professional screen recording and video editing tool that comes at a premium price. The software available is available for PC and Mac.

Animoto – A video creation and editing service for online and mobile use…

Stroome – Collaborating video editing community where you can polish, publish and promote your video content online.

GoAnimate Video Maker – A place where you can make your content marketing a little more creative by creating effective and interactive animated videos for your business, brand etc.

Screencast ‘O’ Matic – An awesome affordable screen recording, video editing, webcam recording software. There is a free version and a premium version too with lots of additional features.

2. Slide Presentations

Two of the slide presentations that I mentioned in the show are, Prezi which is real fun to use and quite interactive, whilst SlideShare is quite popular and a great content marketing tool for all kinds of business and entrepreneurial use.

Prezi – A powerful 3 dimensional slide presentation tool that can help you organize your media content like no other. It’s a powerful stand alone content marketing tool, and a whole of lot of fun to use, do check it out.

SlideShare – Create cool and powerful slide presentations with one of the most popular content marketing tool on the web! Ideal for bloggers and internet marketers.

3. Podcasting

Podcasting is nothing new but more people are making use of this marketing media and getting behind the mic to give their content a voice. Here are a few links to some of the sites I mention in the show.

Spreaker.com – Community for podcasters, broadcasters and musicians. Record your own podcast and build an audience of listeners, upload your own shows, music and other media.

Audacity – Free cross platform audio and recording  software (open source), one that I’m currently using for the Magnet4Marketing Podcast that I use to record, edit and cleanup before adding it to the iTunes library.

Read: Expand Your Blog Horizons by Adding a Podcast

Other links and resources mentioned in the show

1. Free eBook ’8Cornerstones Of Blogging’.

2. 10 Steps to Build a Better Email List

Hope you enjoy the show folks, please leave me a comment below as always, have a great week what ever you’re doing :)

Fabrizio

  • http://softwarebuzzer.com Suresh Kumar

    Hey Fabrizio,

    I am currently exploring the YouTube and its massive community :) For podcasting you just need to add audio. Great to see you have listed all tools needed for it . Do submit your podcast to all top directories and it will get you more exposure for sure.

    All the best for the new podcasting

    Cheers
    Suresh

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Hi Suresh, yes YouTube is an awesome community I have to agree, and I’m going to try and make time to make better use of it with a few more videos. Glad you enjoyed the show mate and I have it on my ‘to do’ list to submit the podcast to directories. Thanks for visiting my friend :)

  • http://msileanespeaks.com Ileane

    Hi Fabrizio!

    I can certainly understand that you have been taking care of your family and making them a priority. With that said, it’s great that they are asleep or out of the house and you got a chance to get on the mic. I really like the encouragement that you are giving to your fellow bloggers to get out of their comfort zone and start experimenting with other formats for content marketing.

    SlideShare is a beast!! I love it. Of course YouTube and Podcasting are near and dear to my heart too.

    Thanks for the episode and the post!

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Hi Ileane, thanks for checking out the show, I’m honored and nervous at the same time lol I hope it was listenable and educational too. Yes family time always comes first but once the little munchkins are napping or it’s bed time, it’s my time to work for a few hours and I love it. I saw your SlideShare tutorial presentation for Google Analytics which was quite cool, I’m really looking forward to making use of SlideShare in the very near future, I just need to come up with something original lol.

      • http://basicblogtips.com Ileane

        You’ll be just fine! Just do something simple to get started over there. It’s a lot like podcasting where you will be introduced to a whole new audience so anything you do will seem “original”. I know you have seen Ana’s work but you also should check out Jane Sheeba’s profile. She is knocking it out of the park just like Ana!

  • Sudipto

    Hey Fabrizio,

    Nice post and Thanks for sharing this important post with us. Yes, Video and slideshow really helps in attracting readers and also helps readers to understand the content easily. I have never used podcast but now thinking of using it.

  • http://3dprinted.tumblr.com bonooobong

    Prezi is such a cool thing, and it’s been developed by my homies, from Hungary! it has been the most successful start-up business in the last couple of years!

    • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio Van Marciano

      That’s cool to know, it’s a very interactive way to create a slide share presentation that’s for sure.

  • http://www.meegoh.com Farrell John Conejos

    Hey Fabrizio,

    Combining written, visual and audio format gives a higher chance of success in online marking. There’s no doubt about that, but the problem is, I guess, not every time you can do such a task at once since its very time consuming. But nevertheless, these tips you just gave is very helpful. I will try to explore on GoAnimate video maker since its new to me and the fact that its an animation. Thanks for sharing these very helpful tips.

  • http://www.womaninleadership.com/the-woman-in-leadership-success-podcast-show.html Stacie Walker

    Hi Fabrizio,

    I enjoy listening to content in audio format. Especially while taking a walk, cleaning the house, or driving to wherever I want to go. Awesome tips and I salute you for taking the initiative to continue your online host journey.

    Best,
    Stacie Walker
    Woman in Leadership