What a Notorious 16th-Century Philosopher Can Teach You About Content Marketing Today

“Here’s a single trait that many popular books, articles, and blog posts seem to share …” This trait has three characteristics which this article nicely explains and then applies to business communications. This helps in getting noticed and not being forgotten.

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The 5 Things Customers Actually Want

My 8 year-old daughter came to me recently with an urgent request … But it was her closing argument that tipped my decision in her favor … It was through this — albeit expensive — exercise, that I started to wonder, how is it that an 8 year-old had mastered the art of persuasion, when…

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You have a New Facebook Page: Now What?

Ok, so you now have a Facebook Page setup for your organization. Nice, new and shiny. It has been properly configured and populated. It’s ready to go. Now what do you do?

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Give your posts a higher probability of appearing in users’ News Feeds

The News Feed — in the center column of your home page — is a list of stories from the people and pages you follow on Facebook. 40% of users’ time on Facebook is spent on the News Feed. When a user logs in, there are normally many more posts than can fit in their…

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3 Tips On Turning Your Social-Media Strategy Into Real-Life Brand Engagement

“Ten to 20 years from now, the year 2012 will be defined as the year that social took over all things media. We as consumers had the two-way communication tools available to break news stories, crowdsource previously unheard-of innovations, and galvanize our local and national communities. If 2012 is measured as the year of social,…

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Why Your Marketing Is Not Working

“I get lots of questions about marketing: “What new techniques should I be using to grow my business? I have been (blogging) (Tweeting) (attending a networking group), and I don’t seem to be getting many results.” “How long have you been doing it?” I ask. “For two whole months!” the person says. <Heavy sigh> We…

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How to market your app across the app stores

“Google Play and Apple’s App Store have around 700,000 live apps each, followed by Windows with 126,530 and Amazon with just over 50,000 apps. As app numbers continue to increase, so is the competition for search-friendly and visible apps. A number of people are starting to talk about app store SEO (search engine optimization) as…

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Red Bull Stratos Shatters Records—And Traditional Notions Of Marketing

” ‘I know the whole world is watching now,’ said Felix Baumgartner, at the edge of space. They were–Red Bull Stratos set viewing records and marked another giant leap for a brand that’s setting the standard for content marketing. For most brands, a risky marketing move consists of not testing the copy on that new…

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5 Ways to Use B2B Social Media to Improve Content Sharing

“B2B companies that create content or research reports to drive awareness of their brand, products or services, or even traffic and leads, need to remember social media and their own websites in the mix.” Here are 5 practical ways to extend the reach of content that you are already making available…

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3 Little-Known Social Media Misconceptions that Can Destroy Your Marketing Strategy

“Success in social media has more to do with the underlying principles, and less with the visible tools or tactics used. So it’s easy to get the wrong idea or impression being on the outside, looking in. But the problem with misconceptions is that they give you a false belief, and waste your resources. Instead,…

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