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Version: 1.3.1

Content Management

You can add the content that will be published on external resources to SimpleOne to go through all stages of content development before the publication.

There are three major stages that the content prepared for the publication goes through:

  1. Marketing message – add marketing messages to communicate principal information about the value of your products and services to your clients.
  2. Content – create the general concept of the content, not yet adapted to a particular format, modality, target audience and language.
  3. Content task – create a content task for each format in which you need to publish the content.
    • Format – a way of organizing and presenting information. Examples: article, case, interview.
    • Modality – a content characteristic that indicates the target channels of perception. Examples: text, photo, video, audio, stream, application.
  4. Content package – create the packages to pack the content tasks for all required languages and target audiences.
    • Target audience – a group of people the content targets.
    • Content language – the language to which the content is localized.

When these three stages are completed, you can create Publications for the completed content packages.

The diagram below illustrates the content development stages:

Example of content development:

Marketing messages


A marketing message in B2B consultative selling is a carefully worded text or information that is intended to communicate with potential customers. The purpose of the message is to move the customer up the recognition ladder. For example, it should indicate the importance and weight of pain points that your product resolves, note the importance of the product selection criteria (from amoung your strengths), associate the brand with a specific product niche, and more.

To create a marketing message, complete the steps below:

  1. Navigate to CRM → Content Management → Marketing Messages.
  2. Click New and fill in the fields.
  3. Click Save or Save and exit to apply the changes.

Marketing Message form fields

FieldMandatoryDescription
NameYSpecify the title of the marketing message.
PainNSpecify the client pain that the marketing message targets.
Recognition ladder transition problemNSpecify the recognition ladder problem the marketing message is supposed to solve.
Communication objectiveNSpecify the marketing message communication objective.
DifferentiatorNSpecify the differentiator to which the marketing message is related.
Sales directionNSpecify the sales direction to which the marketing message is related.
Recognition ladder stepNSpecify the step on the ladder of recognition on which the target audience of the marketing message stands.
Service/ProductNSpecify the service or product promoted by the marketing message.

The following related list is located on the marketing message form:

  • Content – the list of content that utilizes this marketing message.
  • Content Tasks – the list of content tasks created from the content that utilizes this marketing message.
  • Content Packages – the list of content packages created from the content tasks related to the content that utilizes this marketing message.
  • Publications – the list of publications for the content packages created from the content tasks related to the content that utilizes this marketing message.

Content


To create a content record, complete the steps below:

  1. Navigate to CRM → Content Management → Content.
  2. Click New and fill in the fields.
  3. Click Save or Save and exit to apply the changes.

Content form fields

FieldMandatoryDescription
AuthorNSpecify the employee that created the content. The employee that created the record is automatically added to this field. You can change this value.
Literary editorNSpecify the employee responsible for editing of the text.
ProofreaderNSpecify the employee responsible for proofreading of the text.
DesignerNSpecify the employee that designed the content.
Layout designerNSpecify the employee responsible for the content layout.
ExpediteNSelect the checkbox if the content should be published faster.
BlockedNSelect the checkbox if the content is blocked.
NameYAdd the title of the content.
Subject-matter expertNSpecify the employee responsible for the the subject-matter expert review of the content.
Master contentNSpecify the main content that the current content complements.
StateYSpecify the current content state. Available options:
  • Thematic pool
  • Backlog
  • In progress
  • Correction
  • Internal editing
  • Approval
  • Layout / Editing
  • Published – for a content item to be published, all related content tasks must be in the Published or Canceled state
  • Canceled
Content structureNAdd a description of the content structure. You can use text formatting tools and add images to this field.
If the content structure is specified in the Communication objective, this field becomes inactive.
Link to document folderNSpecify a link to the document folder for the content in the connected SharePoint instance.
Link to draftNSpecify a link to the content draft for the content in the connected SharePoint instance.
Marketing messageNSpecify the marketing message for which you create the content.

The form contains the following related lists:

  • Child Content – the list of content records for which the current record is the Master content.
  • Content Tasks – the list of content tasks created from this content record.
  • Content Packages – the list of content packages created from the content tasks related to this record.
  • Publications – the list of publications for the content packages created from the content tasks related to this record.

The form also contains the Decompose button that opens the Create content tasks and packages modal window. In this window you can select all formats, languages and target audiences which you need to adapt the content for. The content task and package records will be created automatically for all intersections of the selected values.

Content tasks


To create a content task, complete the steps below:

  1. Navigate to CRM → Content Management → Content Tasks.
  2. Click New and fill in the fields.
  3. Click Save or Save and exit to apply the changes.

Content Task form fields

FieldMandatoryDescription
SubjectYSpecify the subject of the content task. It usually contains a short description of the work that needs to be completed over the course of the task.
DescriptionNAdd a full description of the work that needs to be completed over the course of the task.
ContentNSpecify the content for which you create the task. The content contains information that needs to be adapted for a specfic format and modality over the course of the task.
Content formatNSpecify the content format. Format is a way of organizing and presenting information. Examples: article, case, interview.
StateNSpecify the current state of the content task. Available options:
  • Thematic pool
  • Backlog
  • In progress
  • Correction
  • Internal editing
  • Approval
  • Layout / Editing
  • Published – for content task to be published, all content packages related to the task must be in the Published or Canceled state
  • Canceled
ResponsibleYSpecify the employee responsible for the content task.

The form contains the following related list:

  • Content Packages – the list of content packages created from this content task record.
  • Publications – the list of publications for the content packages created from this record.

Content packages


To create a content package, complete the steps below:

  1. Navigate to CRM → Content Management → Content Packages.
  2. Click New and fill in the fields.
  3. Click Save or Save and exit to apply the changes.

Content Package form fields

FieldMandatoryDescription
NameYSpecify the content package name.
DescriptionNAdd a description of the content package.
Link to draftNSpecify the link to the content package draft.
StateNSpecify the current content package draft. Available options:
  • Thematic pool
  • Backlog
  • In progress
  • Correction
  • Internal editing
  • Approval
  • Layout / Editing
  • Published
  • Canceled
Content taskNSpecify the content task from which the package is created.
Target audienceNSpecify the target audience of the content package. Target audience is a group of people that the content targets.
Content languageNSpecify the language to which the content is localized.

The form contains the following related list:

  • Publications – the list of publications for this content package.

Publications


Create records of content publications on external resources after the completion of all content development stages.

To create a publication record, complete the steps below:

  1. Navigate to CRM → Content Management → Publications.
  2. Click New and fill in the fields.
  3. Click Save or Save and exit to apply the changes.

Publication form fields

FieldMandatoryDescription
Content packageNSpecify the published content package.
Content distribution channelNSpecify the channel in which the content is published.
URLYSpecify the link to the published content.