Producing engaging content for specific audiences with specific goals for each lies at the heart of content marketing. Zillow Group knows this very well. Its strategy encompasses two distinct audiences — consumers and real estate agents — two separate goals, and, consequently, two content marketing strategies.
Media is a broad term, one all-important to HageyMedia. Effective media features high-quality content and an engaged audience — the two become interlinked and support each other.
With scant money, two babies and a new brokerage in 2008, Jenelle Isaacson stared necessity in the face. It stared back and presented her the content strategy that would catapult her Portland, Oregon-based firm Living Room Realty into a thriving brand and company.
Amy Bohutinsky is the 10th the most powerful person in real estate. Zillow Group’s former chief marketing officer and now its chief operating officer, her vision and execution helped catapult the Seattle-based giant to tremendous growth and an anticipated $1 billion in revenue in 2017.
“Great stories live forever.” Zillow Group’s director of content marketing Stephanie Reid-Simmons described the core ethos of her firm’s significant content marketing play this way.
The Denver-focused community website The Denver Ear attracts approximately 140,000 readers each month. It’s not a local journalism site, but a content marketing play by Denver real estate agent Mor Zucker. That might not be clear at first glance.
It’s been well-chronicled. The long death-rattle of local journalism has opened an immense opportunity for real estate brokerages and agents, to, as media luminary Gary Vaynerchuck implored the crowd at Inman Connect in August, become the digital mayors of their towns.