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If you haven’t made LinkedIn your B2B marketing bestie, now’s the time to change that. In B2B marketing, LinkedIn is a powerful tool for building brand awareness and relationships with prospective customers. It’s also an excellent employee recruiting tool. The platform is the No. 1 social networking site among Fortune
Email newsletters are an effective content-first marketing tool. But if you’re doing them like everyone did in 2013, it’s time for a reboot. In the past, marketers created email newsletters with long stories. Content was self-serving and provided no value. In addition, there was no way to track the most
Interviewing subject experts for top content marketing isn’t scary – if you’re prepared. If you don’t set yourself up for success, well … No one wants to see that happen. That’s why you need to lay the groundwork before you contact anyone. Interviewing: Why would I do that for content
Why are brand marketing case studies so important? Brand marketing case studies prove your company delivers results. You can tell prospects that your company “meets and exceeds expectations. Doing that, however, isn’t as credible as real customers sharing real successes. Unfortunately, brand marketing case studies often promote what businesses do.
As a marketer, I’m always on the hunt for relevant statistics that support my content and promote brand marketing trust. I’m also a former journalist. With that in mind, I make sure the statistics come from original and credible sources that I can cite. Not everyone is as careful. That’s bad
Solving Off-Duty Grammar Riddles One of my marketing friends called me the other night with another grammar conundrum. It wouldn’t be the first time. I think he’s got me on speed dial. Other friends call to share entertaining news and highlights from their lives, but this one relies on me
Writing content-first websites will save you many headaches, especially when it comes to time and resources. Letting design take precedence is inefficient and can cost more money than letting content drive the process. Developing a website without a content-first approach is like buying materials to build a house without a
When a client gives you the green light to create content, it can be tempting to jump in and start writing instantly. To shield yourself from stress and scope creep, nail down answers to four key questions. These questions are critical. You don’t want to start drafting if you don’t have
You don’t need a Ph.D. to conquer technical writing. You also don’t need to know everything about your topic. The goal is to make complicated information accessible and clear. Before we explore how to do that, let’s cover a few basics. What is technical writing? Technical writing includes: White papers