My favorite “definition" of content marketing comes from Emily Dickinson, a 19th century American poet who barely left her home for nearly 30 years.

Nonetheless, she led an active social media life through one of the leading technologies of her day: email without the "e."

She wrote one of my all-time favorite poems:

A word is dead
When it is said
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
that day.

This is the essence of content marketing. That’s not why I like the poem. I’m just sayin’ that when you write a word in a blog post, that word is just starting its life journey.

That’s the journey we’re on here.

Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

Email without the E

Email without the "e"

Of course, that’s a nice description but it's not very useful. Here’s one that's more practical:

"Content Marketing is a way to build your business by creating and freely sharing useful, timely, and relevant information with your intended audience."

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