Content Marketing

4 Ways IoT Devices Transform Content Marketing

The day that companies have been hearing about for years has finally arrived - the time when connected devices have gone from visionary fantasy to market place.


Though far from ubiquitous, the Internet of Things (IoT) has clearly joined mainstream, and with consumers widely embracing everything from connected lighting products to intelligent cars, the market is forecast to reach $457 billion by 2020


β€œThe shift to smart products and devices will transform marketing in many ways; one of the biggest impacts will be on content, everything from how pieces are distributed to what is consumed.”


There are four things that marketers should keep in mind about connected devices when developing their content strategy:


Simple Steps to Find Your Brand Voice

If someone saw your content on a different channel, or without your logo attached, would they know that it came from your brand? Without careful planning, you could end up with content produced in a jumbled assortment of tones and voices which may not use language consistently or provide a clear and consistent image of your brand.

More common in larger organizations and often exacerbated by external entities like agencies and freelancers, an inconsistent brand experience can nevertheless be a problem for businesses of all size.

Though some might think a brand that sounds human is more important than one with a consistent tone, a brand voice isn’t necessarily about sounding non-human: it just means creating a voice that is consistent, and positioning your organization as an authoritative and easily recognizable source of information for your area of expertise.