Erik Deckers - writer at ProBlogService, co-author with Jason Falls of No Bullshit Social Media, and co-author with Kyle Lacy of Branding Yourself - joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss ghost blogging, the ongoing value of words, and the weight of a blog comment versus a tweeted link. Read on for some of the highlights or listen below for the full podcast. […]
Content marketing works and brands everywhere are getting on board, writing, editing and posting fresh content. That’s nice. But for most bloggers, ideas for post come along almost randomly. Inspiration strikes and something gets written. But was it what the audience needed? Does it relate to other content? …or is it just another post within […]
By now you have likely seen, read or heard about the story of the Oakland A’s baseball teams of the early 2000s. Led by General Manager, Billy Beane, the club had limited resources with which to build a winning team, especially when compared to big budget competitors like the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, etc. As opposed to relying on old school player evaluation tactics, they hired analysts who used statistical models to identify batters who could score more runs and find pitchers who could get more outs. While the Moneyball story is framed within the game of baseball, it’s really about math. It showed that we can depend on numbers to help predict success. And while it was not perfect, this particular “numbers first” approach proved better than an expert’s best guess.
Guest post by Marjorie Clayman, resident blogger at www.margieclayman.com. She works at Clayman Advertising, Inc., her family-owned full-service marketing firm. I know that it is impossible to please everyone in any scenario, but most especially in the online world. Because of that, I most of the time let snide remarks roll off me like water off a […]