curation

Content curation: A critical element in any content strategy 1

Content curation is a component of any good content strategy. Clearly, you still should create your own content a few times a week, because that’s the content that creates backlinks to your website, boosting your SEO and your perceived expertise. But on the days you simply don’t have the time or resources write another blog post, take another picture, or produce another video, curation’s your answer. More…

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Get your marketing in “the state” — 2013 news trends can empower marketing Reply

Remember that marketing is not just about selling, it’s about educating. So the sooner you know the trends – and we don’t think these are just trends – the easier it will be to educate your customers through strategic content about what value you can bring them. Incorporate these three takeaways into your marketing program and you’ll find yourself on the cutting edge. More…

infographic

An infographic on how to use infographics in marketing! 1

Infographics are the hottest new trend in marketing. Because they contain helpful, easily consumable information in a visually entertaining form, they are perfect for social sharing. So to tell you a little more about infographics, how to use them and how to get started… well, how about an infographic on infographics?!
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Clear language?

The great enemy of clear language… (or, why your marketing should use narrative and lose the technobabble) Reply

In marketing — whether it’s press releases, web copy, social media posts or video — whoever tells it best can cut through the clutter of people’s lives and really reach them. It means knowing what your value is and being able to convey it in a manner that people will be receptive to. And this means narratives, told in accessible language, accompanied by or made up with relevant and interesting images.
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PB&J

Why social media & content marketing go together like peanut butter & jelly 4

Consumers, particularly those making considered purchase decisions, are eager to know what they can expect from you before they plunk down their money. It’s your job to make that easier for them by giving them all the information they need to know in order to consider your product or service, keeping them engaged with you, and helping them along their decision-making path that will hopefully lead to you. More…

social media

Social marketing: New challenges, and new opportunities, for businesses Reply

The social web and mobile devices have turned marketing upside down in just a matter of a few years. The ways that people find a business and interact with it are wholly different. Where once a business could simply trumpet its messaging, it is now expected to hold online conversations and develop relationships over multiple channels — and, on top of it all, provide helpful, meaningful, professional content for free. And if you’re running a lean business, how do to this effectively becomes the million-dollar question. More…