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Vem kan skapa innehåll?: En kvalitativ studie om innehållsmarknadsföringens syfte
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Content marketing has become a more commonly used strategy when marketers want to convey a message to consumers.

Problem discussion: The scientific definition of content marketing is vague and it varies in between users. This makes it difficult for the practitioners who use content marketing as a strategy, that what it is that they are actually creating is content marketing.

Questions: How does marketers/practitioners perceive content marketing? How do marketers/practitioners use content marketing?

Aim: The aim is to analyse and determine the marketers/practitioners perceived notion of content marketing is and how he or she uses it.

Method: The study has a qualitative research point of view.When collecting the data for the study, semi-structured interviews where chosen as the method most fitting for the purpose of the study. The collected data was then analysed within the frames of the research questions.

Conclusion: With the result of the study one can conclude that there is no universal view of content marketing within the group of practitioners that were interviewed. There are though many similarities of how they perceive content marketing. The practitioners all agreed that content marketing should be distributed through owned digital channels. The content itself should be in an editorial context, and should both create value and be captivating to reader. It should not be in immediate association to the product or the service that the company provide.

Content marketing should not be perceived by the reader or user as advertising activities, once it is it has lost its value and should not be called content marketing. A need for a concrete definition does not seem to exist among marketing managers. Marketing managers considers content marketing to be free insofar that it is up to each marketer to determine how content marketing should be practised.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Content marketing, marketing communication mix, content agency, creating value, marketing, marketing communication
Keyword [sv]
Innehållsmarknadsföring, content marketing, kommunikation
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30004OAI: diva2:929335
Subject / course
Business Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-05-18 Created: 2016-05-18 Last updated: 2016-05-18Bibliographically approved

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