Category: Thought Leadership

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Social Listening for B2B Sales: How to Ignite Sales and Buyer Engagement

“You were born with two ears and one mouth for a reason…so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” – 55 AD from Epictetus, the Greek Sage and Stoic philosopher Listening is probably one of the most important skills we can use in all aspects of our Read more…

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Top 10 Content Marketing Predictions for 2018

Content marketing is constantly evolving. From the growth of mobile platforms to the shifts in which content is seen as ‘in favor,’ the landscape has changed considerably over the past few years. It will continue to shift in 2018, presenting companies with many opportunities to win with high impact content. Read more…

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How To Launch An Employee Advocacy & Social Selling Program

If you’re already convinced that social selling and employee advocacy are worthwhile for your company, then this is the blog post you should be reading to help prepare you in launching your program. But if you need a refresher on what social selling and employee advocacy are and why they Read more…

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Guide to Killer Content Curation

Within a second, Google receives over 40,000 search queries. That equates to 3.5 billion searches per day! So how do we manage this ongoing avalanche of new content? In this sea of endless data, content curation has become essential for brands looking to build a relationship with their audience and Read more…

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How Experimentation Keeps Brands Competitive – Even Against Players Like Google

The launch of Google’s job search functionality, which followed its foray into travel, might leave businesses in other verticals worried their industries are next – and how they could ever compete with the search giant. But no matter where Google goes next, it’s not doom and gloom – at least not for Read more…

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How SEOs And Content Creators Can Actually Work Together For Better Digital Marketing Results

We’ve created content for a long time now – even before it was called “creating content.” And what’s interesting about the two of us is that we have very different, yet complimentary backgrounds. Here we’ll share how you can work on building a well-rounded team of content marketing experts – Read more…

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The Content Radar: A Model To Help You Clarify The “Added Value” Of Content

If there is one core element that defines content marketing that we can all agree upon, it is the idea that it has to be useful, entertaining or educational. It has to add value. Every good piece of content has to add value in a certain context. Personally, I have Read more…

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How To Capitalize On ‘How To’ Searches

Google recently revealed its most popular “how to” searches, underscoring one important way consumers use the search engine to find what they need – and where brands have an opportunity to not only find them, but provide value. And these opportunities are only expanding. Case in point: Jonny Dempster, director Read more…

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That Fine Line Of Trickery In Digital Marketing: How Not To Cross It!

Digital marketing can be done a number of different ways. Slow or fast Set or iterative Right or wrong to a degree (of course, there are many different right answers to digital marketing issues) Authentically or trickery I’m a big fan of running digital marketing in a fast way that’s Read more…

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Why Brands Need to Stop Chasing Marketing Hype and Start Pursuing Audience Intent

Brands waste too much time and effort chasing the next, shiny marketing strategy or buzzword, thinking it’s a silver bullet. Leading with “intent” lets brands put their audience first, and leaves the tactical marketing implementation as a detail, not a key focus. There are a lot of buzzwords in marketing—inbound, Read more…

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Content Marketing Storytelling: Not Everything Has To Have A Marketing Lesson! Just Share Your Stories!

In August, the solar eclipse was visible from parts of the United States – including partially from where I live in Iowa. There were clouds, but it was still a pretty decent view. People were excited and the event was taking over social media, allowing us a short break from Read more…

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Content Strategy Explained (Think of It as a Plane)

Content Strategy has a lot in common with air travel when you think about its various components. In my latest blogpost on the idea of a “minimum viable content strategy“, I use the analogy of a plane to explain content governance. I regularly use this analogy when onboarding new clients Read more…

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