Digital experts speaking with WWD say that fashion brands need to take their efforts beyond those who already visit their websites regularly. Now, they should focus on getting their content placed elsewhere on the Web in order to attract new customers and drive traffic to their branded sites.

“The whole purpose of branded content is to engage the consumer where they live, which is on Facebook, blogs and more, and to put that content primarily on the branded Web site is speaking to the already converted,” said Quynh Mai, founder of Moving Image & Content, a digital agency that works with Yves Saint Laurent, Shiseido, and other brands.

Lots of brands are already taking that advice.

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