Category Archives: Social Media
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a birthday party for an old college roommate I hadn’t seen in years. He was a graduate of our university’s business school and launched a small, but successful business of his own last year. Because of his background, it didn’t surprise me to find that a number of guests in attendance had also ventured into entrepreneurship as well.
As a content marketer with limited social skills, I seized upon the opportunity to ask a number of these small business owners about their experience with content—and I must admit that I was shocked by my findings.
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By the early 1760’s the relationship between the 13 original American colonies and Great Britain had been severely strained. The monarchy had for years been incrementally increasing taxes and tariffs on the colonies, without providing citizens a voice in Parliament. Citizens were being forced to house and quarter British soldiers and several violent episodes had brought the tension to a tipping point. By 1775, many of the leading colonialists—our founding fathers—were calling for a revolution to claim independence from Britain.
Your marketing department is likely full of knowledgeable, eager and creative individuals. Unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be good writers too. If you’ve been relying on your in-house marketers to drive production for your content marketing strategy, there is a possibility that their efforts may be counterproductive. While the implementation of a content marketing strategy can be highly effective in driving business growth, the wrong writer can send your audience the wrong message and ultimately do more harm than good.
Recently I was browsing through my Facebook News Feed, when I saw a lame commercial advertisement for a leading insurance company.
I’ll be honest with you: I wasn’t the slightest bit interested in this commercial. In fact, it was a nuisance. After all, I don’t log into Facebook to watch commercials. This is something I tell my clients all the time. But more about this in a bit.
What I was interested in was the comments section underneath the video. Continue reading →
In order for your organization to take its rightful spot on the throne and be a leader in your industry, you’ve got to draw up a superior battle plan to vanquish your enemies—or, at least give your business a competitive edge. When it comes to content marketing, there are many weapons at your disposal—each with its own unique advantages.
In the spirit of celebrating the much-anticipated Season 6 premiere of HBO’s award-winning series “Game of Thrones,” now just one week away, find out which character best represents your content marketing strategy. Continue reading →
Once you sign up for content marketing and are introduced to your dedicated content producer, you’re bound to enter into the “getting to know you” phase.
During this phase, you’ll want to approach your content producer just like you are onboarding a new member of your organization. The goal is to get acquainted as quickly as possible with one another, so that you can build trust and start brainstorming creative ideas for your brand.
Here are some tips that you can use to ensure that you get off to a great start with your new content producer: Continue reading →
Recently you’ve been hearing a lot of talk about how content marketing can help grow your business. But you just haven’t had the opportunity to get the process started in your organization.
So, what does your Thursday look like?
Clear your schedule and head to Norwalk, Connecticut, for an all-day seminar—the Content Boost Crash Course—where you’ll learn the latest content marketing strategies and best practices. You’ll also gain expert advice about how to build a stronger digital brand and improve the way you engage with your customers.
There will be sessions on building content-driven online communities, effectively using social media, and driving revenue from your content initiatives. You’ll also be treated to breakout sessions, brand evaluations, video interviews, lead generation tips and more. Continue reading →
Let’s get one thing straight: I love the experience of travelling, from packing my bags and heading out the door to adventuring and exploring new and exciting locations. So in most cases, if you approach me and say “let’s go on vacation,” I’ll probably agree on the spot.
Allow me to explain why.
First, a bit about myself: I’m 28 years old (that’s right, I’m a millennial), have two dogs to look after, a full time job, financial obligations, and a tight schedule.
So while it always sounds great to plan a vacation, it’s difficult for me to actually make it happen. I say this from experience; right now my girlfriend and I are trying to plan a trip to Denmark. It’s just not easy. We can’t up and leave on a whim, even when we see amazing travel deals.
But alas, you say! Aren’t all millennials freewheelers like the ones the mainstream media likes to portray? Continue reading →
Right now many Major League Baseball teams are scrambling to make last minute deals before tomorrow’s looming trade deadline. Just about every team in the playoff hunt hopes to land a multi-faceted player who can contribute across the board with both his bat and glove; such a player will prove to be much more valuable in October than a one-trick pony who can occasionally clobber the ball, but produce little else.
This need for flexibility is equally important when selecting a custom content vendor. It’s critical that your vendor can provide your business with a wide variety of assets as opposed to a narrow set of deliverables. Such is the concept behind Content Boost’s new offering, a flexible package which lets you pick and choose the number of words you want to receive per month with almost no limit as to how you can use them.
Here are three reasons your business should consider the new word bank package from Content Boost: Continue reading →
OK, let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way. Yes, this is the second post I have written about Taylor Swift in a little over a month. I promise, while I do find some of her tunes catchy, I am not a super fan—she just keeps making news related to content marketing!
Without going into too much detail, Swift made news this past week when she reacted to a tweet by hip hop artist Nicki Minaj. The pop singer thought the tweet was aimed at her and quickly fired back a civil, yet pointed rebuttal. The problem, however, was that Swift was not the intended target of the original tweet. After a quick back-and-forth squabble, Swift apologized on Twitter, which seems to have resolved the feud, at least for now.