"Show Me the Content Marketing ROI!"

Jan 30, 2015 - Content marketing is more and more important in the marketing world, but some still don't know how to prove its return on investment. Comments

Use the Hub-and-Spoke Model to Reduce Content Risk

hub-and-spoke-model Jan 16, 2015 - Putting all your eggs in one social media basket can be risky in this age when the rules of the game can change so quickly. The hub-and-spoke model allows marketers to be flexible - read on to find out how. Comments

Does Your Content Connect?

content-marketing-megaphone Dec 19, 2014 - While it's not easy to create content that connects with consumers, it is possible. Here are three tips to help you achieve desirable results. Comments

How (and Whether) to Respond to an RFP

agency-innovation Dec 5, 2014 - When on the hunt for a long-term strategic marketing partner, it's important to know how best to go about looking for someone to join your team. Comments

4 Ways to Ramp Up Mid-Funnel Content Creation

Funnel Nov 21, 2014 - Many marketers think to focus on attracting leads with content like blog posts and social media messages, but what about content for consumers who have already opted into your messaging in some way? Comments

Fake Profiles Are Killing LinkedIn’s Value

fake-stamp Nov 7, 2014 - It's time for social networks to require users to authenticate their identities, and LinkedIn should take the lead. Comments

5 Ways to Make B2B Content Less Boring

boring-content Oct 24, 2014 - Just because your industry may not be the most "exciting" one out there doesn't mean you can't produce engaging, interesting content. Comments

Is Blogging an Outdated Content Marketing Tactic?

Blog Oct 10, 2014 - There is a shift happening away from long-form blog articles in favor of social media postings. But is this really the best strategy? Comments

Using the "Yearbook" Approach to Content Marketing

yearbook-approach Sep 26, 2014 - A "Yearbook Approach" piece of content marketing elevates the status of the subject, therefore giving it a high likelihood of being shared among their network. Comments

5 Techniques for Fighting Writer's Block

writers-block Sep 12, 2014 - Even the best writers battle writer's block from time to time, and when you're writing about a niche subject, coming up with new ideas can be hard. Here are five tips for how to get the ideas flowing. Comments

SlideShare Pro Features Go Free

slideshare Aug 29, 2014 - The availability of premium SlideShare features means marketers can now incorporate SlideShare presentations into their marketing plan. Here are some tips for how to use the software effectively. Comments

Is LinkedIn's New Publisher Platform Worth Testing?

linkedinnewlogo Aug 15, 2014 - The new LinkedIn long-form publishing platform is now available for general LinkedIn members to use. Is it worth posting your content marketing pieces on LinkedIn first? Comments

Creativity and Connection

shutterstock-157130189 Aug 1, 2014 - While automation technology can do many things, for now humans are the source of the most creativity. But what is the future of creativity in the digital marketing industry? Comments

Emotional Contagion and Content Marketing

emotional-marketing Jul 18, 2014 - Emotionally driven marketing can increase shares and engagement better than neutral content. So whether you create positive, shocking, scary, or helpful content, use it to bring out an emotional response in your consumers. Comments

Content Syndication and Guest Blogging

Blog Jul 4, 2014 - Syndicating your content to a third-party site or guest blogging for a respected publication can be a boost for your business. Here's a deeper look at the benefits, and potential drawbacks, of this strategy. Comments

Tapping the Power of Arguments

mediation-argument Jun 20, 2014 - If you - or your firm - has a strong point of view, there's no better way to brand yourself as a leader than to throw down the gauntlet. While cultivating and curating arguments isn't for everybody, it can break through the clutter better than any... Comments

Google Shopping Replaces Old-School PLA Management

Google Shopping Campaigns Jun 6, 2014 - Don't drag your feet on upgrading to Google Shopping Campaigns. Once you've upgraded to the new system, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner. Comments

Estimating the Importance of Google's Conversion Estimator

conversion-funnel-strategies May 23, 2014 - Google's Conversion Estimator for AdWords gives marketers a better way to understand the way conversions happen in the multi-device, multi-screen marketing environment. Comments

Agencies Need to Liberate Search From Its "Tactical" Silo

search-marketing-1 May 9, 2014 - Search marketing is undeniably complicated. The good news is that there are some agencies that have not only mastered the details but are prepared to fully embrace search's strategic importance in driving all marketing success today. Comments

5 Signs You Should Give Up on PPC Search

PPC Apr 25, 2014 - While pay-per-click (PPC) search can be effective for some, here are five factors you should consider when deciding to invest your time and budget elsewhere. Comments

A Tale of Two Cookies

cookies-web Apr 11, 2014 - Although many marketers rely heavily on cookies, they aren't always the best way to measure and manage campaigns. But what will replace the cookie in the marketing ecosystem? Comments

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