What does a content marketing agency do?

Maybe it’s obvious, but content marketing agencies provide content marketing services. But what does that really mean? Here’s a list of 27 services or activities that content marketing agencies often provide. Developing a content strategy and writing content marketing plans (download the free ebook “From Content to Ka-Ching!” to learn more about this process) Researching […]

10 tips for generating more blog post ideas

Brainstorming is a good way to generate blog post ideas

Blogging is, for many businesses and organizations, a great way to establish credibility, draw buyer interest and improve website search rankings. It is not necessarily easy, though. Even once you’ve gotten approval to go ahead with blogging and figured out who’s going to write the posts, you still need to come up with great blog […]

Learn how smart content marketing can pull in more sales leads

Download the free ebook From Content to Ka-ching! Content to Ka-ching! cover image Content marketing can increase awareness, sales leads and revenue, but only if your content marketing strategy includes the four essential drivers. This 37-page ebook will show you how content marketing can grow your business. Download

How a little string can improve your blogging

Ball of red string

Ever find yourself struggling with what you should write about next, or needing more details, anecdotes or statistics to illustrate a blog post, white paper or media pitch? Me too. Fortunately, I have a solution. When I was a reporter, I gathered a lot of string. This does not mean that my desk was cluttered […]

Learn how smart content marketing can pull in more sales leads

Download the free ebook From Content to Ka-ching! Content to Ka-ching! cover image Content marketing can increase awareness, sales leads and revenue, but only if your content marketing strategy includes the four essential drivers. This 37-page ebook will show you how content marketing can grow your business. Download

Why you should attend ConvergeSouth

Blogs and social media are great, but you can often learn more, meet more people and have a richer experience attending conferences, seminars and other events in person. There’s a big difference between skimming a blog post in your RSS reader and the immersive, interactive experience of a conference. That’s why, if you’re interested in […]

Four things readers want

What do readers want? And not just readers, but viewers, listeners – audiences for all media. If creating content is part of your marketing strategy then you’ve got to figure out what content your audience wants. What kind of blog posts, ebooks, podcasts or videos will attract the most people, get shared most often and […]

Learn how smart content marketing can pull in more sales leads

Download the free ebook From Content to Ka-ching! Content to Ka-ching! cover image Content marketing can increase awareness, sales leads and revenue, but only if your content marketing strategy includes the four essential drivers. This 37-page ebook will show you how content marketing can grow your business. Download

Five mistakes newbie bloggers make

I’ve been blogging for about 10 years now. Along the way I’ve learned a lot. I’ve also made a lot of mistakes. A lot. So, if you’re new to blogging and determined to be successful at it, here are five mistakes to avoid. Mistake #1: Not sticking with it. Some bloggers see a lot of […]

How to use personas in blogging

Many marketers use personas to help them better understand their customers and design products and marketing campaigns that will be attractive to those customers. You can use them to improve your blog or other content marketing efforts — podcasts, videos, white papers and so forth. What is a persona? A persona is a fictional character […]

How to budget time for social media

One of the challenges of social media is how to manage the amount of time that you could put into these activities. How much time, and how exactly you spend that time, will end up being a little different for everyone depending on your goals and strategy. Here’s a framework to help you budget your […]

How to figure out your blog’s USP

There are a lot of blogs out there. You’ve got to wonder — what makes your’s different? Why should anybody read it? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then your readers may have trouble figuring it out as well. You need a USP — a unique selling proposition. Marketers develop USPs all […]

How to blog frequently

One of the biggest challenges for most part-time bloggers is finding the time and energy to blog consistently. Since Jan. 18, I’ve been engaged in a little challenge here for myself — 30 posts in 30 days. As it turns out, I probably couldn’t have picked a worse time to try to average a post […]