Content Marketing

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The Content Machine: 5 Easy Rules for Effective Content Production to Power Your Marketing

Content production. Let’s be honest, it can be a slog. Content production is hard. It is time-consuming. Yet, we all have to do it. Social Media Marketing depends on effective content production. We all have to tackle it. We all grapple with how to do it effectively. This is where the Content Machine comes in. …

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Building our Systems – Marketers are Creative Builders

Building our Systems And, to be creative, we have to be “into” systems thinking & working hard, and regularly “out of” our comfort zone. “If solid goals are established, and the majority of time spent manipulating systems toward those goals, great results will materialize naturally.” and “Your task is to optimize one system after another, …

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The Perfectionist’s Dilemma — Perfection is the Enemy of Progress

The Perfectionist’s Dilemma: Introduction The Perfectionist’s Dilemma is nearly universally applicable for all settings. Of course, it affects us marketeers as well. Because we are creators. We market with content. We market with storytelling and publishing. Download the PDF version here This means that we need to produce content, on a schedule, ready for publishing. …

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Content Marketing Metrics: Which Ones Matter?

There’s no shortage of software companies offering you ways to track your marketing successes. But what actually qualifies as a marketing success? Many companies tout their large Twitter following, voluminous content libraries, stacked Hootsuites, and robust Pinterest boards, yet most businesses fail to connect the dots between content production and lead generation. While your LOL …

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Just Do It: Creating Action-Oriented Content Marketing

Empower Consumers An ideal marketing strategy is one that gets audiences moving. It creates consumer reactions and actions that benefit your business—whether that may be enhanced awareness and engagement, social sharing and online support, or purchasing. Effective messaging is vital to any strategic business plan, and this is where content marketing is your power move. Action-oriented content is based …

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The 10 Content Marketing Commandments

Follow these 10 Content Marketing Commandments to ensure content marketing success at your shop: Thou Shalt Listen Content marketing success entails more listening and less talking than traditional outbound marketing strategies. Join online conversations where your target audience is present and read their content. This tactic will help you learn and understand what’s important to …

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond: The 4Cs of Content Marketing

Developing a marketing campaign that resonates with your target audience requires a carefully thought-out marketing map, and even more planning if you want it to elicit the ‘calls to action’ you desire-whether that’s consumer buying, social following/sharing, or enhanced brand awareness. But getting on the radar of your target audience requires a strategic and creative …

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