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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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Creating a Website? You Need A Site Map

Creating a simple blog can be easy. Setup doesn’t take too much work — especially if you go with a pre-designed template and a user-friendly content management system (CMS) like WordPress. Creating a well conceived, optimized blog, on the other hand? Not so simple. This is Part Two in a three-part series on my adventures in creating, launching […]

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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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The Best Content Marketing Ever

Two years ago, my inbox was at 28k+ unread messages. Forget overwhelming — my inbox was simply un-addressable. If something fell below the fold (50 emails), it was effectively gone forever, unless I remembered and specifically searched for it. This led to dropped communications, forgotten tasks, and a constant anxiety that I was missing something […]

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30 Articles in 30 Days: An Update on Our Content Marketing Project

MarketingProfs featured our article about glassCanopy’s content marketing project on their homepage this morning and we’ve seen a deluge of traffic. So, I thought I’d offer a quick update. It’s been three months since we published “Content Marketing Lessons: 30 Articles in 30 Days.” Since then, we’ve posted 59 additional articles to bring us to […]

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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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