Where Does Your Content Mix Fit In With Marketing Agency Professionals?
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Where Does Your Content Mix Fit In With Marketing Agency Professionals?

Content here, content there, content everywhere. No matter where you look these days in the marketing world, telling your story through content – and how you distribute it – is key. According to CopyPress’ “The Current Content Ecosystem Whitepaper,” 82 percent of marketing agencies say they create one to 10 pieces of content, on average,...

The Big Three of Marketing in 2017: Data, Personalization and Content
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The Big Three of Marketing in 2017: Data, Personalization and Content

  In the past year, I’ve been researching and writing blogs that deal primarily with marketing trends and best practices. And through this analysis I’ve been able to distill the direction of marketing in 2017 and beyond into three words: data, personalization and content. Here’s 9 stats that speak to the importance of these three...

6 Marketing Podcasts You Should Listen To
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6 Marketing Podcasts You Should Listen To

I’m a podcast addict. There, I admitted it. I have a long drive to work every day, and listening to a podcast makes that trip shorter and more enjoyable. I listen to everything from crime mystery (Serial is nothing short of incredible) to interview format (Marc Maron’s WTF sets the standard) and all things in...

How a community of bloggers can help you get more traffic
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How a community of bloggers can help you get more traffic

A few weeks ago I attended the 2017 Folk Alliance International Conference held in Kansas City. If you’re not familiar with the FAI, one way to describe it is a South by Southwest for the Folk community.  It is a 5-day gathering of like-minded musicians who love great songwriting, performing and storytelling without pretension or...

What Goes Around Comes Around – In Print
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What Goes Around Comes Around – In Print

It seems everywhere you look recently, there is yet another source telling us that print is ‘in,’ ‘back’, or the ‘new media’. Magazines are back in vogue, catalogs are a staple in the multi-channel marketing food chain, and millennials both love and trust print. In case you’ve been living in a cave and have missed the resurgence...

Search – Marketers Moving Away from Traditional Tactics
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Search – Marketers Moving Away from Traditional Tactics

A new day is dawning for marketers. It was bound to happen. According to a report by Regalix, marketers are steadily moving away from many traditional search tactics and are becoming increasingly content focused. The “2014 State of Search Marketing Report” shows that 73 percent of marketers now are creating content as a part of their organic...

Are You an Author Yet?
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Are You an Author Yet?

Did you ever dream of writing the next great american novel? OK maybe you haven’t set you sights quite that high but the opportunity to be an author is right in front of you. If you aren’t blogging about your business well…why not? Buyers search for information these days long before they engage a sales...

From Ads on Stone Tablets to Today’s Cross Channel Messaging
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From Ads on Stone Tablets to Today’s Cross Channel Messaging

  Traces of direct marketing are discovered from 1000 B.C. An Egyptian landowner wrote an advertisement on a piece of papyrus offering gold for the return of a runaway slave. Other ancient cultures also experimented with direct marketing by utilizing stone tablets to advertise products when visiting other towns. As you would expect in those ages, information...

Are You Shouting or Sharing?
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Are You Shouting or Sharing?

Marketing Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow The definition of marketing according to Merriam Webster: 1a) the act or process of selling in a market 1b) the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service. What comes to mind when you see the words promoting & selling? When I hear the word promoting...

BOOM Goes the Content
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BOOM Goes the Content

Is your company producing content? Do you have a content marketing strategy? If you answered no, you are in the minority in 2014. 94% of B2B Small Business marketers are using content marketing*. Every year people have less time and every year they have more content thrown at them.  Some would say that a content explosion is...

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