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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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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Getting smart with sales (hint: you need marketing)

marketing investment

Many companies favor sales over marketing. Why? Sales departments are responsible for generating revenue, so it can seem natural to invest in the sales team to maximize sales opportunities. It seems like a large sales team should be able to interact with more prospects and ultimately close more deals. The reality, however, is that salespeople […]

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Is your manufacturing brand making these common marketing mistakes?

marketing manufacturing companies

Industrial manufacturers might not have the advertising allure of consumer brands, but they still need a cohesive marketing strategy to compete for customers. While most manufacturing leaders understand the importance of marketing, some industry giants are plagued by mistakes and misconceptions. Don’t let these shortcomings bring your success to a grinding halt: Thinking your brand […]

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Feeling stuck? 6 expert tips to spark your creativity

spark your creativity

No matter which area of marketing is your expertise, you’re bound to feel mentally “stuck” at some point. Marketers, website designers and copywriters are equally susceptible to creative dry spells. Check out these six expert tips on how to spark your creativity – one just might be your savior next time you’re struggling to produce […]

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