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How to Create an Email Newsletter From Your Blog

If you believe that your prospects don’t want to receive email from you, then you are missing a huge opportunity. HubSpot looked at data from 605 business blogs and found that they got 12 times more email subscribers than RSS subscribers on average. What your prospects don’t want is promotional...

How to Get Your Hispanic Content Strategy on Target

As part of your content strategy, are you targeting the US Hispanic market? If so, you no doubt know that this is an increasingly complex market – yet one that is growing. The so-called “US Hispanic Market” is currently measured by ad spending in Spanish-language media, to the tune of $4 Billion+ in...

How Ringo Starr Can Help You Create Rockin’ Blog Content

As a blogger, do you know you face the same challenge Ringo Starr faces every time he decides to tour? Ringo always needs more content for his shows. And you always need more content for your blog. Sure, Ringo had a few hits. But does he have enough hits for an entire show? Um, no. So what does he do? Ringo...

Content Marketers: How to Think and Act Like a Publisher

If you are assessing your marketing efforts and investigating ways to transform your approach to attract today’s more savvy B2B buyers, undoubtedly you have run into the term content marketing. (You found the Content Marketing Institute, right?) In almost every introduction to content marketing, you...

D.I.S. Creates Content Marketing with Lasting Impact

The lifespan of a mayfly is anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours. Most online content suffers a similar fate. But, content marketing online, when done properly, will have a lasting impact.  It will continue to reap dividends for your organization far into the future.Continue reading

Three Ways to Screw Up a Good Article

In the world of custom publishing, there are no second chances. If you’re publishing an article online, you have fewer than five seconds to make an impression; with a print or digital magazine, you may have a bit more time, but not much. Considering the amount of time you have to capture someone’s attention,...

Are you Brand Building Out of Order? A Cautionary Tale

As a content marketer, you want to dive in and start work immediately. You know it’s best to lock in a brand position but you wonder: is this so important? Consider: would you build a skyscraper with no blueprint or do a heart by-pass with no diagnosis? Here’s the story of one Chicago-based private-equity...

How to Distribute Content that Engages After Face-to-Face Meetings

In the first two posts in my series on content strategies for conferences, meetings and events, I  discussed content creation and 20 ideas for content delivery designed to help you engage your audience prior to and during your meeting. This week, I’ll be outlining several content distribution strategies...

Old Spice Man Makes a Social Media Impact with YouTube Responses

My friend Mike Balzano shot me a note this morning that I had to check out what Old Spice was doing on its Twitter account. Then, thirty minutes and about 20 videos later, I started writing this post.   And, I actually feel like buying some Old Spice now (okay, I’m now officially my dad). That’s...

Getting Started with Multimedia Marketing

As we all know, the Internet has enabled a wide range of marketing channels and methods. And ever since YouTube burst onto the scene in 2005, online video has become one of the leading methods for distributing marketing content. ReelSEO.com reports that in the course of 2009, the percentage of small...

Turn Your Business’s Vision into Inspiring Content: A Case Study

While writing a post for my personal blog on the difference between a business’s mission and its vision, I came across the World Wildlife Fund’s Vision page. I found it to be an extraordinary grouping of content that not only presented the organization’s vision, but then portrayed it in action in several...

4 Quick Tips for Increasing Your Content Marketing Budget

There’s a great quote that I love that says, “Budgeting is just a way to worry about money before you spend it.”  As you get ready to move into the planning season for your 2011 budget, it’s a good time to start thinking about things you might do to increase your chances of getting increased...