25% of BBC Global News revenue from content marketing
16th March 2016
A full quarter of the total revenue for BBC Global News comes from content marketing, including native advertising on television. Addressing a roundtable in New Delhi earlier this week, marking 25 years of BBC World News- the international news channel of the BBC, Jim Egan-CEO, BBC Global News Ltd. said that you have to ensure a high degree of quality for branded content. It should be as good as the editorial content available on BBC.
BBC keeps it's content marketing and editorial teams separate. Egan said that consumers give you only one chance to get the branded content right and that advertisers are as concerned about the quality of branded content as publishers and would want a high quality product. Egan said that branded content needs to be clearly marked as such. This would ensure transparency for the brand as well.
Content marketing and the creation of branded content is a key service priority for the PR business in India as well. Egan's comments indicate some of the ways such content can be structured in a credible manner.
Written by Paarul Chand+, PRmoment.in