Just four years ago, my friend Marcus Sheridan discovered the power of content marketing and rescued his nearly bankrupt pool and spa business. He dove deep into blogging and propelled River Pools and Spas to a dominant leadership position in his home state of Virginia. Today, while still maintaining partial ownership of the pool business, […]
I was going to bed crying and waking up vomiting. I was putting in 80-hour week after 80-hour week and still not getting it all done. I was acting as CEO, CFO, manager, secretary, and janitor. I was everything and more to the company I had started. Things were going 24/7 with no sign of […]
In 2013, smartphone penetration in the United States will reach 57%. This is when we cross the chasm – the majority of adult Americans will have, in their pants, access to most of the world’s knowledge, at all times. Information is the enemy of excuses. (tweet this) If you make a bad decision today you’re […]
I’m guilty. There. An odd way to come out of the 2013 gate, I admit, but the truth will set you free, right? Intent to harm doesn’t factor into this crime. In fact, until now, I wasn’t even aware of my wrongdoing. My admission now: I’ve been talking some of my clients into doing content […]
Marketers sometimes say things to me like, “Well, nobody in our industry is doing that kind of robust content marketing, so why should we start?” Here’s the deal. Your industry doesn’t matter. What matters is that big companies are embracing big content, and in so doing they are changing the expectations of YOUR customers, whether […]
A field guide to the 4 types of content marketing metrics from Jay Baer Too often, content marketers tell themselves that they can’t accurately measure their results, or a tactic isn’t measurable, or that they don’t feel comfortable measuring content. These are defeatist statements, hanging over your content marketing like a dark cloud. If you find […]
Creating outstanding content marketing programs requires social substance. Your content must be useful and worthy of chatter.