How to Conduct a Winning Content Marketing Strategy There is a common saying among marketers that content is king and this is not only a buzzword among marketers but has scientific backing. As per a certain study which showed that a majority of the marketers faced ten following challenges: producing engaging content, producing enough content, producing new and relevant content and an inability to measure effectiveness of content produced. As a result of these difficulties faced by marketers then there is a need to select the right content marketing agency so that there is value for every dollar that is spent on marketing. The effectiveness of content marketing depends on the strategy used to market the content and thus it is important that a company select the right content marketing agency that will be the best fit for the strategy that the firm wants to execute. The first thing to do when it comes to selecting the right content agency is to look at the case studies done by the enterprise with a focus on long-term case studies. For a business owner seeking a content marketing company needs to look beyond the accolades that the firm has garnered over the years and look with a fine tooth comb at the case studies of businesses that have contracted the marketing agency in the past. It is a point worth noting that good long-term marketing case studies demonstrate the following qualities: the quality of work that the business does, the key performance indicators that they use to monitor the success of the marketing campaign, recent innovations in the industry, the length of experience of the company and the quality of placements that they are able to secure for their campaigns. However, the lack of a case study that displays the following aspects is not only the key indicator that the agency is incapable of producing high-quality work. The portfolio of the company in terms of diversity and size is also a key determinant since most successful content marketing strategies incorporate more than one tool. A pertinent key issue is that some of the most sought after content marketing tools include the following: articles, mixed media pieces, infographics, data visualizations, videos, images and interactive maps. It is vital to highlight the fact that case studies are a good way to get an accurate perception of the content marketing agency’s long-term results. The portfolio is what provides a quick snapshot of the extent of the marketing campaign types the agency is capable of producing, the variety of clients that the company works with and the quality of the campaigns that the business conducts. Client testimonials are also an excellent source of information on the quality of services provided by the company.