- New York
Successfully implemented content strategy could be your differentiator.
At Copylab, we specialise in providing content for financial services companies. We began by providing investment content to asset managers – primarily long-form fund commentaries.
However, over the years, our clients’ needs have evolved, and so has the work we do for them. The explosion of social media has meant that although our work almost always starts with
the written word, it’s increasingly translated into other, more visual formats. And with that, our clients are increasingly looking to track content performance, measure success and justify their investment. As we reflected on this shift, we wanted to understand more about how financial services companies are approaching the creation and measurement of their content. So, we decided to run a short survey with the objectives of identifying:
1. The role content strategy plays in the overall marketing mix.
2. The type of content companies are producing.
3. Whether there are any variations between audiences – retail, professional, institutional etc.
4. Overall sentiment towards content marketing.
- 85% of respondents said that content
creation was an ‘important’ or ‘very
important’ part of their overall marketing mix.
- However, only 22% of respondents had a
clearly defined and written content strategy
- 67% of respondents devoted just five hours
each month to content planning and
- Lack of time (35%) and in-house expertise
(41%), rather than lack of budget (6%), are
the main barriers to implementing and
sticking to a content strategy.
- There were no tangible variations in the
approach to content strategy depending
on the audience type (retail or professional