The business world is always trying to figure out how to use process to create scale. Makes sense, right? With good process comes scale, and with scale comes higher profitability. The same holds true in marketing. Properly deployed inbound marketing requires many different things to happen.
Guess what? The only person who truly cares about the quality of your content is you. Pretty harsh, huh? It’s true, even if your content earns tens of thousands of visitors, thousands of social shares and hundreds of comments. If what you offer can solve a user’s problem and/or entertain the appropriate audience, that’s what [...]
It’s that time again to publish digital marketing predictions for the new year. Some of the below predictions were easy to make, while others weren’t so obvious. It will take us over a year to know which predictions will be spot-on and which won’t, but in the meantime let’s prognosticate together.
As stated in “Content Is King, But Distribution Is Queen and She Wears the Pants,” only 36 percent of content marketers feel they use their content effectively. This means the rest of them are not quite so confident that their content is doing what it’s supposed to. Why is this? It’s likely because most content [...]
On October 29th, Alistair Barr of USA Today published an article publicizing Google’s recent announcement of a 58 percent jump in users. Google’s head of social, Vic Gundotra, announced some very big growth in user metrics that could make many believe that Google+ might be knocking on Facebook’s door soon—and that proclamation sounds almost too [...]
The title of this article is a direct quote from Jonathan Perelman of BuzzFeed and was featured in Ryan Skinner’s article, “Great Content Is Not Enough,” on the Forrester blog. The article features takeaways from Ryan’s most recent Forrester report called “Put Distribution at the Heart of Content Marketing.”
As marketing continues to evolve, so does the tried and true exercises marketers have been doing for decades. Persona development is not exempt from this trend. Traditional persona development is still a powerful tool for marketers to use.
This post will most certainly ruffle some feathers. But that’s okay—because sometimes, feathers need to be ruffled. This is not one of those “SEO is dead” posts. In fact, it’s far from it.
The “rant” blog post has been around since the first blogs were published in the 1990s. They do well for some and not so well for others. At its most basic, the rant post allows an author to express disagreement or anger over something or someone in an aggressive way. Personal blogs publish rants all [...]
On Friday, September 6th, the Washington Post published “Google encrypts data amid backlash against NSA spying.” This breaking story is significant for a number of reasons.