Kyle Gray is a mentor within The Foundation who helps businesses turn their stories into growth tools. He is also the author of the bestselling book The Story Engine, which has helped thousands of entrepreneurs tell their stories and grow their businesses with content marketing.
Kyle developed many of the strategies and systems he uses while working for WP Curve, a startup that grew to 7 figures using content marketing and was recently sold to GoDaddy.
In This Interview I Ask:
Storytelling in Content Marketing
Kyle approaches content marketing the same way that, in the past, he approached music: “I’m still trying to create experiences that help people and change their minds, through content, and there are still ways you can use the same concepts of melody and pattern that I applied to music.”
Creating content, also like music, requires a process; something that helps to keep things repeatable, predictable, and scalable.
How to Start Content Marketing
People usually want the same measureable metrics out of their content marketing that they want from their ad campaigns, but Kyle encourages people not to focus on traffic or conversions when you’re first starting – instead, focus on building relationships with other thought leaders and influencers in your space.
“By creating content, you create an opportunity to collaborate with somebody and add value to what they’re doing.”
Because you are add value to someone else’s audience and generating publicity for yourself, partnering with others for your early content marketing can be an easy win-win.
Want to see how this works? Check out Kyle’s infographic below: