WTH | What the Hell Is: Content Marketing?

Content marketing continues to be a popular topic, with the term “content marketing” generating 64 million results on Google. It has become a staple of many B2B marketing departments as companies realize the impact it can have on sales and revenue, but what exactly is it? Content Marketing Definition “Content marketing is the marketing technique […]

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Content Marketing: New Content Marketing Strategies for 2017

Generating content has become the key strategy in marketing over the past few years. All brands and organizations strive to create quality content that will be shared, discussed, and (ideally) lead to increased sales. How content marketing works: Create demand – Brands/organizations create and promote (what they believe is) memorable content to their target audiences. […]

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Buffer vs Hootsuite: The Social Media Scheduling Showdown

Anyone who uses social media understands that your brand is only as relevant as your most recent post. It is important for companies to post regularly to ensure that they are on their customer’s radar as they scroll through their streams/newsfeeds/timelines daily. However, requiring some poor individual to stay glued to a device to post […]

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Trailer Treasure: Hollywood’s Clever Drip Marketing Strategy

These days, you can follow a movie’s production schedule for months or even years before it’s released. Director and casting rumors, set photos, interviews with the right entertainment magazines and websites, social media campaigns — no rock is left unturned for a movie that wants to build incredible anticipation. However, there’s one movie-marketing tool in particular […]

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How to Avoid Internet Plagiarism

I’m not unbiased when it comes to Buzzfeed, the Internet-based purveyor of quizzes, listicles and sort-of-news. It’s not that I worked or wrote for them — nothing like that. Basically, I think their content is about 95% useless. How many slideshows about Beyoncé and kittens does the world need? Hand in the Cookie Jar In […]

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Millennials: Personal Branding Since Birth

Millennials get called out. A lot. In fact, “millennial” is almost a curse word these days. It’s become a signifier of petty, narcissistic behavior and an entitled attitude that’s apparent in our obsessive use of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. “No,” our elders say, “Not everyone wants to know you went to that ceviche restaurant again. […]

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Whimsy Is Serious Business: Tips for Effective Absurdist Marketing

Here’s a joke: what do Dracula, an obnoxious camel, a frustrated caveman, and a talking gecko have to do with car insurance? Answer: NOTHING. Don’t get the joke? That’s cool; my sense of humor is weird. And so is Geico’s marketing strategy. They’re pioneers of what I call absurdist marketing — a strategy that completely […]

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Twitter’s New Targeting Feature: Tailored Audiences

Back in December, Twitter launched a new feature that they don’t seem to be promoting much called Tailored Audiences. In fact, it’s almost like they’re hiding it.[1]  It’s totally killer though; content marketers everywhere should be thinking about how to best incorporate it into their distribution strategy. Targeted Audiences are Passé Now, Tailored Audiences are […]

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