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Implement Persona-Driven Marketing

April 5, 2021 - Content Marketing

Content marketing should be architected around personas, not your brand. Some content marketing can be cut and dried. You can create content about yourself for self-promotion. Or, you can create content for SEO, serving clicks simply to increase traffic, irrespective of the value of your…

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Preventing Multiple Persona Disorder

April 5, 2021 - Content Marketing

When written for everyone, your copy has multiple persona disorder and therefore resonates with no one. For your copy to succeed, however, it should have the content your leads and customers want. To avoid multiple persona disorder, you must craft content for a specific type…

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Digital Events Failing? Add Content Marketing

September 27, 2020 - Content Marketing

Like most marketing teams these days, you’ve probably pivoted to a digital event strategy in response to the pandemic. Digital events fail though, if they don’t generate engagement. In this post we look at how content marketing can maximize the impact and extend the life…

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The Key to Social Media Marketing is Social Listening

July 4, 2019 - Content 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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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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5 Social Media Tips for In-bound Marketing

June 20, 2019 - Content 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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StackOverflow and Fixate Partner to Make Public Docs a Business Accelerator

May 7, 2019 - Content Marketing

Is it possible to be giddy over a standard B2B partnership? I think so. If you are a developer — even a mediocre one like myself — you know Stack Overflow. I’m a duct tape developer, and I need Stack all the time to slap…

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Humor in Marketing is No Laughing Matter

April 16, 2019 - Content Marketing

Let ‘er Rip! Let Flatulence Keep Your Content Fresh. Why use humor in marketing? Because it’s fun, dammit!! It turns out there are MUCH better reasons then your own enjoyment (but I think that should factor in – what you enjoy, you tend to put more…

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Understanding Content Authorship

March 21, 2019 - Content Marketing

Understanding Content Authorship How content gets published matters. It may seem like authorship is a trivial thing, but it isn’t. There are three types of content authorship: authored, non-authored, and ghostwritten, and each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Authorship seems so trivial that…

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