In recent years, AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT have transformed how businesses create and deliver marketing content. With algorithms that can learn and process vast amounts of data in real time, these powerful tools offer unparalleled efficiency and accuracy in content creation.
At its core, ChatGPT is an AI-powered natural language processing (NLP) engine that can understand and generate conversational text. It takes a given prompt or “seed” of text and then uses its algorithms to generate a response based on what it has learned.
The result is content you can tailor to fit any situation or context. Sounds too good to be true!
However, as more and more marketers turn to AI, the question arises – can chatbots truly replace human creativity in marketing content creation? At The Partner Marketing Group, we firmly believe that it is not possible, and businesses could face significant difficulties if they don’t assess the matter thoroughly.
The Pros and Cons of ChatGPT for Your Content Marketing Strategy
Much like any marketing debate, both sides of the AI-generated content argument have their positives and drawbacks.
One of the main advantages of using tools like ChatGPT for content creation is its ability to generate large amounts of content in a fraction of the time it would take humans to do so. It also eliminates manual research, freeing up valuable resources that marketing teams can use more productively elsewhere.
With that in mind, AI-generated content can be a game changer for businesses with tight deadlines and limited internal resources. With the ability to generate high-quality content quickly and efficiently, AI can help businesses save time and money on content creation.
However, AI content production does have its limitations. One of the main risks associated with AI-generated content is the potential for false information or inaccurate research data to find its way into the output. It is key to note that ChatGPT’s knowledge, at the moment, only has access to data and information up to 2021. As we are all in the technology channel, let that sink in. You know how quickly technology changes. If you do use ChatGPT, always remember to validate your sources! You do not want to get your organization caught up in any litigation on false statements the AI generates.
Also, AI language models train themselves on large datasets. These training datasets are not always error-free. The AI models can sometimes make errors or draw incorrect conclusions based on the data they’re trained on. As a result, it’s essential to carefully review and fact-check AI-generated content before publishing it to ensure its accuracy and reliability.
And even though the algorithm can generate content based on the given seed text, it needs the human touch to make content engaging and effective. The algorithm is based on past-generated text, so the copy is often generic and stale – traits that won’t help your business stand out. This approach requires careful management to ensure the content is on-brand and meets the expected standards of your target audience. Marketing teams must invest time and resources to train their AI models properly and guarantee that the generated content aligns with their brand voice.
Additionally, since the generated content is written entirely by an algorithm, it may need more human understanding and insight to truly personalize messaging and make it relevant to the target audience. The most valuable content for businesses is genuine customer stories that are filled with facts and can be relatable to other prospects. Ultimately, these stories are the best type of content – and only humans can create it!
So, let’s break it down into brass tacks:
- Beneficial for businesses with tight deadlines and limited internal resources
- Ability to generate a large quantity of content at scale
- Potential to generate false information
- ChatGPT’s knowledge only has access to data and information up to 2021
- Lack of creativity and personalization
- Inability to refine content specifically for the target audience
5 Best Practices for Implementing AI into Content Marketing Strategies
So, how do we use AI like ChatGPT the right way? Here are four best practices to remember:
1. Test it FIRST!
Make up a product that you know is false and ask ChatGPT about it. You will see how quickly content is created for something that is not valid. Now think about your readers. How will they be able to decipher what is real and not? You and your marketing team need to be fact checking anything you use with ChatGPT or any AI. Remember, ChatGPT builds off of prompts and conversations so the more false information that it’s fed, the more false information it will provide.
2. Ensure AI is not the sole source of content production.
Although AI can generate content quickly and efficiently, human creativity is key when creating content that resonates with the target audience. Ensure you are still publishing human-created content!
3. Provide the AI with ample context about brand messaging.
If you have brand guidelines, you can share that information and train tools like ChatGPT on the brand’s messaging lexicon. Over time, the AI can learn and adapt to the brand’s messaging preferences.
4. Be mindful of accuracy.
Regularly audit and edit AI-generated content. As mentioned earlier, AI-generated content may be risky as it may contain false information or inaccurate data. Businesses need to thoroughly review and fact-check AI-generated content before publishing it. Regularly update the algorithm: As AI models learn from these datasets, companies must frequently audit and update their training data to ensure accuracy and relevancy.
5. Strategically measure success and ROI.
Marketing teams can measure the ROI of AI-generated content by tracking engagement rates, conversion rates, and website traffic. You can analyze these metrics over time and compare them to traditional content to determine the effectiveness of AI-generated content. Additionally, sentiment analysis can gauge the overall audience reaction to AI-generated content.
Proceed with Caution! Be Sure to Create Compelling, Engaging Content that is Written and/or Checked by Humans!
ChatGPT is a powerful AI-powered tool that can help businesses create and deliver marketing content more quickly and efficiently. The future evolution of ChatGPT and AI in marketing is promising, with limitless potential for innovation and disruption. As chatbots become more sophisticated and intelligent, they will learn to handle complex tasks such as storytelling, brand building, and empathy-driven conversations.
However, it is essential to remember that at its core, ChatGPT still lacks the human touch that can make content genuinely engaging and effective. Human writers play a critical role in guiding and improving AI-generated content. While AI-powered chatbots can leverage vast amounts of data to generate content at an unparalleled speed, they cannot understand emotions, cultural nuances, and creative expression. Also in technology, innovation happens more rapidly, software releases and sunsets are ongoing, features change on a dime – all of these things are tough for an AI engine to keep up with and communicate accurately what’s coming or its impact on your clients and prospects.
For this reason, it is vital that if you use AI tools, it MUST BE in conjunction with other human-centered strategies to ensure the best results. By combining AI’s power with humans’ insights and creativity, businesses can create marketing content that resonates with their audiences.
Want to know what’s better than AI-generated content? Working with a trusted partner who can ensure your brand and messaging is in the best possible position to educate your prospects! Connect with us today to learn how we can help you with your content initiatives to fuel your marketing efforts for success!