Content Marketing

Why Outbound Marketing Deserves Place Next to Content Marketing

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Inbound/content marketing has devolved into a red ocean of me-too, link-bait, info-tainment content supported by self-serving “science”. [Pause] It felt good to say that in public, even though it is an obviously hyperbolic and admittedly ironic statement. But inbound is peaking and our old friend outbound is rising from the ashes. (tweet this) Don’t get me […]

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The Power of Listening

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He’d kill us if he had the chance.

This ominous phrase lies at the center of the plot in Francis Ford Coppola’s brilliant 1974 thriller “The Conversation”.

The film tells a story about listening. Gene Hackman plays Harry Caul – a surveillance expert with a unique ability to record private conversations. He’s a clever investigator and he’s skilled at manipulating (the hilariously analog) 70s-era surveillance technology.

After bugging a particularly important conversation, Hackman’s character spends hours and hours listening to the tape in search of answers.

But he doesn’t really listen. And people die as a result.