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Bridging the Gap Between Business and Development Teams

September 25, 2019 - Business Psychology, Marketing, Startups

Three things in life are pretty much universally certain: death, taxes and the great organizational gulf that always seems to form between business and development teams. Despite the importance of collaboration between the two, I find this disconnect between front-of-house sales and marketing and engineering…

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lead generation

Content is the Big Brother of Lead Gen

July 16, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Too often lead generation activities are thought of in terms of lead guarantees, duration, clicks, impressions, etc. What organizations fail to realize is the content behind these campaigns directly relates to the quality of leads you will receive. That is why thinking “content first,” as…

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waterfall

In Content Marketing, Waterfall Works

July 11, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

“Waterfall” in the tech world has become synonymous with antiquated processes and lack of execution. So it might seem strange that a content marketing agency like us, who specifically serves tech vendors, champions waterfall content creation processes. The reason is, it’s what works, and we…

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social noise

The Key to Social Media Marketing is Social Listening

July 4, 2019 - Influencer marketing

Working with small businesses that are trying to figure out how to use social media to their advantage, I am repeatedly asked about ROI. Everyone wants to know how using social media is going to help them do business and generate sales. To this I…

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Copy Editing Technical Content

Do not under estimate Copy Editing in the world of Technical content

July 2, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

I’m dyslexic, yet I’m in the business of content creation. How the hell does that work? For me, it works great. I get to write a stream of consciousness, and never re-read. For those who have to copy edit my content, it’s not as fun….

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9 Tips to Knock Out Blogger’s Block

June 27, 2019 - Content Marketing

Writing is hard. There’s no way around that. Everyone gets stuck at least once in a while and needs a little nudge to get them going. I’m going to share a few ideas that I use frequently to help bust through writer’s block. But, first,…

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technical content

From Blogs to Tutorials: How Technical Content Marketing Is Changing

June 25, 2019 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Your content marketing strategy may be working for you today. But will it keep working tomorrow? Given the pace at which content marketing is changing, that’s an important question to ask. The behavior and expectations of content marketing audiences are constantly evolving, and content that…

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5 Social Media Tips for In-bound Marketing

June 20, 2019 - Marketing

Using social media to promote your business does not mean using social media to do business – not, at least, if it’s done right. It means using social media to “un-market.” I like the term “in-bound marketing,” describing an environment you create where qualified customers…

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The Problem With Great Content

June 18, 2019 - Content Marketing

Nearly every piece of advice you read about content and inbound marketing includes the words “great” and “content” in sequence or at least in close proximity. I am all for great content – great content whether whimsical or serious or funny or informative or entertaining…

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Service Persona’s not your brand

June 13, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Content marketing can be cut and dried. You can create content about yourself for the purpose of self-promotion. Or you can create content for SEO, serving clicks simply for the purpose of traffic versus providing content that imparts value. Both of these are valid, and…

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