The Beginner’s Guide to Content Marketing

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The content marketing game is hard. Having to consistently publish valuable, relevant and high-quality content over the long haul, finding the perfect managing editor who is equal parts project manager and keeper of your brand’s voice, scaling a team of writers, designers and video editors to communicate your stories, and getting your stories in front […]

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Should your SEO be primary or secondary? (HINT: Both)

I’m working with one of our creative/techie teams to imagine a new brand for a software client. This is from-the-ground-up work that keeps our creative minds happy – branding, identity and digital marketing with a big splash of SEO. We recently started to develop the company’s website – the future beating heart of its digital […]

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Decode your ideal customers with buyer personas that ignite sales and marketing

Selling to everyone is easy street. You cast your net wide and reel in as many fish as possible. That strategy might work for a while, but it won’t hook your ideal customers. Sooner or later, you’ll struggle to keep your business afloat. Doing the hard work of figuring out who your ideal customers are […]

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The ultimate guide to email newsletters

Email newsletters remain a popular marketing tool, but if you’re still doing them like everyone did in 2006, it’s time for a reboot. Typically, that meant full-length stories that required significant scrolling, self-promotional content that provided minimal value, no way to track the most popular articles and other analytics, and little reason for anyone to […]

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Winning marketing strategies that become losers

Tried-and-true content marketing tactics are all over the internet. “Top 10 best practices …”, “Amazing tips and tricks from the pros …”, “Winning marketing strategies …” Generally, the advice works. Things go wonky, however, when common sense leaves the building. Let’s break down six of these techniques: Tactic #1: Build an insanely great website You […]

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Robots…They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!

Evil robots are going to steal our marketing jobs soon. No, wait … Our jobs are safe because robots can’t do everything. Which is true? It’s unclear. Whether the next 10 years will look like “The Terminator,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” or a less-terrifying “Choose Your Own Adventure” is anyone’s guess. Some marketers (who may […]

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This is why your company should be blogging

If you thought corporate blogs had their moment, you might be surprised to learn that what’s old is new again. Blogging is not only alive and well – it’s thriving. For the third consecutive year, Fortune 500 companies reported increased use of blogs to reach current and prospective customers, according to a September 2018 study […]

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Fool me once – shame I won’t be visiting your website again

April Fools’ Day is this weekend, perhaps the only date on the calendar when benign cruelty is celebrated, apart from Black Friday. One of the most effective April Fools’ jokes my daughters played on me when they were much younger preyed on my pre-first-cup-of-coffee, semiconscious vulnerability. I stumbled into the kitchen, making a beeline to […]

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