What’s the optimal length for online content?

Ever wonder if your blog post is too short or your article too long? I’ve been wrestling with the issue lately, so I set out to find answers. As it turns out, the answers aren’t black and white, but savvy marketers can weigh the considerations below to help identify the optimal length for their own […]

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LinkedIn: Your B2B marketing bestie

When was the last time you gave your company’s LinkedIn page some love? If your page contains a logo, a basic company description and little else, you’re missing an excellent opportunity to: Build relationships Establish thought leadership Generate leads Conduct market research Improve brand visibility Develop authority LinkedIn has evolved into a thriving network of […]

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‘Accessible expertise’: Balancing ‘readability’ and complexity in marketing content

In George Orwell’s “1984,” the Party had several ways of ensuring conformity, limiting independent thinking and banishing impermissible thoughts and actions. These included the “memory hole” down which unacceptable images and stories were sent for permanent deletion from human consciousness to the fact that Big Brother was, of course, watching you. But the central initiative […]

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A case for the ‘who,’ what’ and ‘how’

marketing communications

“Start with why.” Simon Sinek’s simple yet profound message yielded one of the most watched TED Talks in history, a New York Times Best Seller and a fresh take on communications that reshaped the way organizations present themselves to customers. There is no denying the introspection and timelessness of quotes such as, “People don’t buy […]

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Tips for efficient, effective content feedback

writing feedback

Last year, we posted about giving good design feedback. Several of the tips – like being direct and providing examples – also apply when you’re sharing feedback about content. Here are a few more ideas that will help writers ensure the final product hits the mark. In my experience, these techniques are highly effective and […]

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How to craft a great website CTA


For any marketer that wants to drive growth and revenue, it’s essential to generate and convert website leads. This is often easier said than done, however. Sixty-three percent of marketers report their biggest challenge is generating online traffic and leads, according to HubSpot. Many factors play into converting website visitors, including content quality, site design, […]

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3 quick and easy fixes for your lead generation

lead generation tips

The No. 1 question from many clients is, “How can we use our website to generate new leads for our company?” Lead generation is one of the hottest topics when it comes to online marketing. Companies spend thousands of dollars building their websites, developing content and driving traffic to their online presence. Measuring how these […]

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