10 Essential Content Marketing SlideShares You Can't Miss

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If you haven’t lost hours exploring the treasure trove of content on SlideShare, then you’re seriously missing out.
SlideShare is home to some of the best resources, presentations, statistics and inspiration a marketer can ask for – and, it’s one of the best platforms to use to expand the reach of your own content. (Why? Read: “How To Use Slideshare To Get More From Your Content“.)
With all of this content, exploring SlideShare can be a little bit overwhelming – so we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up our favorite content marketing SlideShares to serve as both resources for your content strategy development and inspiration for what you can achieve with your own SlideShare content.

Here are the top 10 SlideShares every content marketer needs to view, today:

Future of Content Marketing from ArmentDietrich

This is a great in-depth story on content marketing, from where it began to where we are headed. While filled with graphs and statistics, it’s still an easy, enjoyable read that will give you powerful ammunition when developing (or making the case for) your content marketing strategy.

Storytelling in 2014 from Gary Vaynerchuk

Quick, snappy and so spot on that it seems obvious yet brilliant at the same time. If you haven’t realized it by now, Gary Vaynerchuk knows his storytelling. The best of the best.

12 Months of Content Marketing Ideas for SlideShare from Content Marketing Institute

Free ideas! This quick SlideShare gives you 12 idea categories that can help you overcome content slump. Use it the next time you feel that blank Word document taunting you.

50 Stats You Need to Know About Content Marketing from NewsCred

I am a total sucker for statistics. I would eat them for breakfast if I could. And this presentation is like a four-course meal. It provides statistics on everything from traffic and lead generation to engagement and brand loyalty. If you need a stat, it’s here.

Rand Fishkin – Marketo’s 2014 Seattle Roadshow from Marketo

A fantastic way to introduce content marketing to your team and help set realistic expectations. This presentation is as entertaining and it is informative.

How to Integrate Search, Social Media & Content Marketing – Like A Rock Star from TopRank® Online Marketing

This presentation has some refreshing nuggets of inspiration in its 71 slides, such as: “Great content isn’t great until it gets found, consumed and shared.” It’s a fun scan filled with statistics and graphics (I mean, who wouldn’t appreciate seeing a search+social+content peanut butter and jelly sandwich?)

You Don’t Need a Brand, You Need a Personality from MarketingProfs

A helpful reminder to all marketers, writers and business owners who are developing branded content. When you find yourself slipping into meaningless “brand speak,” use this presentation to bring you – and your brand – back to reality.

A field guide to the 4 types of content marketing metrics from Jay Baer

I first stumbled across this presentation back in 2012, and I loved it so much that I printed it out and wore its pages thin. It’s a fantastic primer for metrics and measurement when the world of content and social media marketing feels unmanageable.

101 Awesome Marketing Quotes from HubSpot

You know what else I’m a sucker for? Quotations. And this SlideShare combines awesome quotations with awesome marketers. Thank you, HubSpot. Thank you.

Jenny and the Chicken from Mash+Studio

A cute, creative, thought-provoking illustrated storybook, starring Jenny, Brand … and a big Chicken. If nothing else, it will inspire you to think about content and relationships differently, and perhaps break out a sketch pad.

Bonus!

8 Secret Daily Habits of the World’s Best Content Marketers from Cursive Content Marketing

We couldn’t let you go without reminding you to check out our most popular SlideShare, featuring the secret daily habits of some of the content creators listed above. Check it out, and if you like it, follow us for more!

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