The “play” button is the most compelling action on the web, but creating great video content isn’t easy. These words of advice from some of the most prominent thought leaders in video marketing can help guide your strategy and point you toward high engagement (and ultimately sales) from your customers.
The best way to learn how to break through the content marketing noise is to find out which content marketers are successful at it and learn from their experiences, strategies, and mistakes. The top 10 content marketers of 2014 share their tips and advice so you can ramp up your content marketing game today.
It’s getting crowded in here. Marketers always kill the golden goose, and content marketing is next on the chopping block. The volume of content being created now is enormous, and we’re nowhere near the apex of the content creation trend. Companies are creating more and more and more and more content for three reasons: The […]
Lee Odden. Ann Handley. Jay Baer. I read their books and blogs. I hope you do too. Because they’re so generous with their ideas, all three were a big help to me before I knew them. And because they know so much about online marketing, I made an effort to come to know them. Now […]
Each quarter, ecommerce optimization firm Monetate publishes a report that analyzes traffic and conversion efficacy on thousands of leading e-retail websites. The report for the first quarter of 2013 peered into more than 500 million online shopping browser sessions. The results were shocking. Along with my friend Mitch Joel, author of CTRL ALT DELETE, I […]
We can pretend we’ve all accepted the commonly understood benefits of content marketing. But we’d be pretenders. Let’s deal with the digits. Content marketing can help you make money. Planned and executed by marketing professionals, your content marketing efforts will drive traffic to your site and increase leads. It’s capable of playing a role in helping you better […]
Marketing is a fun place to be these days, isn’t it? New tools and new technologies and new platforms are giving businesses interesting opportunities to connect with customers in inherently more meaningful ways. Of course, that’s put new pressure on marketers and layered new requirements onto Marketing. Our newly social Web is requiring brands […]
Sometimes this notion of “storytelling” in business seems folly, conjuring up thoughts of bedtime, folklore, embellished narrative, and performance art. It reminds me of entertaining my young children on long car rides by listening to Kipling’s take on how the camel got his hump. (Spoiler: The camel was a jerk, and that hump was a magic […]
Given the extraordinary buffet of technology and tech-related options and alternatives available to us, it fascinates me to learn what people I know and trust use on a day-to-day basis. In this, the debut edition of What The Pros Use, I polled a group of social business and content geniuses to determine what they use […]
The intermediary is dead. We don’t need to rely primarily upon the media or some other conduit to communicate with our prospects and customers – we can do it ourselves. Eventually, every company is going to have to think of itself as a TV station and a magazine. Telling your story and answering customer questions […]
Ann Handley is kinda busy. She’s the Chief Content Officer of Marketing Profs, crack editorial overlord of Marketing Profs’ Daily Fix blog, contributor to the Huffington Post, author of the Annarchy blog, and a mother. She also co-founded the digital marketing portal ClickZ. In addition to her lengthy resume, she’s truly one of the best […]