By Tom Pisello published November 23, 2011

4 Ways to Optimize Content for the Economy-Focused Buyer in 2012

Businesses entered 2011 with optimism that an economic recovery was at hand and anxiously put plans in place for much-needed new projects,  a return to growth and innovation. As we know, 2011 is best characterized by the recovery that never … Continue reading

By Manya Chylinski published October 27, 2011

Are Financial Services Companies Wise Investors in Content Marketing?

To most consumers, financial services companies are a bit like cars — we want them to work but we don’t want to know too much about what’s happening under the hood. Just as almost no one reads the manual that … Continue reading

By Thomas Clifford published October 20, 2011

Hollywood’s Secret Storytelling Sauce: A Template for Marketing Videos

It’s no secret that Hollywood is known for telling some of the world’s greatest stories. Of course, it’s easy for Hollywood to tell great stories — it has a “secret storytelling sauce.” But Hollywood doesn’t have to be the only … Continue reading

By Joe Chernov published October 12, 2011

A Content Marketing Autopsy of a Popular Infographic

Let’s start with a challenge: Without mentioning other colors, describe the color orange. Seriously, try it. Go on.

Impossible, right?

Now imagine describing not only what an infographic is but also what makes a good one. Because it’s uniquely difficult to do this in the abstract, examples are key. So let’s channel our inner Jack Klugman (Quincy, anyone?) and perform an autopsy on a recent infographic, dissecting it to see what worked, what could have been improved, and what features might have made it truly epic. Continue reading

By Rachel Jellinek published October 10, 2011

What Is B-Roll and Why Is It So Valuable?

B-roll is the extra footage captured to enrich the story you’re telling and to have greater flexibility when editing. Instead of featuring only talking heads on video, you want to have other images you can cut away to that will … Continue reading

By Rachel Jellinek published October 10, 2011

Let’s Talk Video Equipment

For the self-producer, here are some things to consider when selecting equipment: A video camera. This is pretty obvious, of course, but which one? There are thousands from which to choose that will be perfectly adequate for the DIY producer. … Continue reading

By Rachel Foster published October 10, 2011

Diagnosis: Reimagining the Tried-and-True White Paper

Interactive white papers and video white papers are helping revive the reputation of the B2B marketing workhorse. Some say the value of the B2B white paper is slowly eroding under the weight of its success. White papers were once the simple, … Continue reading

By Rachel Jellinek published October 10, 2011

Do-It-Yourself Video?

A video producer explores the limits of DIY and the absolute importance of b-roll. I never argue that all video must be professionally made. In many cases, creating your own video is in fact the best approach. But all of … Continue reading

By Paula Crerar published August 30, 2011

Video Infographic Worth 1000 Content Marketing Words

Video infographics are shaping up to be the new powerhouse of content marketing. Chances are you are already familiar with them and have seen at least one example after it has gone viral. What is a video infographic? By definition, … Continue reading

By Joe Chernov published August 22, 2011

Infographics in 15 Minutes

Fifteen minutes might just be the perfect length for a presentation. It forces the speaker to focus on the essentials, and it’s over before the audience’s minds begin to wander. When I present, How to Create Attention, Interest and Sales … Continue reading