Content Marketing, Convince and Convert, Blogging and Content Creation

Redesigning Your Blog to Drive Reader Behavior

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Soon, you’ll be seeing an all-new version of Convince & Convert. It’s undergoing a full makeover, led by the amazing Rafal Tomal from Copyblogger Media. We’re of course staying with the Genesis Framework that provides enormous customization capabilities with unmatched ease-of-use. Here’s an almost-ready preview: The design is based on the new Streamline child theme […]

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Measurement, Blogging and Content Creation, Social Media ROI

How to Match 10 Key Success Metrics to Your Blogging Strategy

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If you’re blogging for business, rather than blogging about your cat, baby, fashion addiction, or crush on Taylor Swift, you need to set some success metrics. Without a statistical measure of your blogging progress, adding content to your blog on a regular basis can be an incredibly lonely proposition. Is anyone out there? Does anyone […]

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, Brand Communities, Social Media Marketing, Twitter Top 20 Interviews

Mack Collier – The Twitter 20 Interview about Blogging and Being Helpful

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Are you as good at social media as Mack Collier? Probably not, as proven in this sweeping, live Twitter20 interview. Mack opines on how to write a good blog, how to help others in social media, and why you need to know where your traffic comes from.  Mack is a social media consultant and trainer, […]

Digital Marketing, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, PR 20, Social Media Marketing, Twitter Top 20 Interviews

Ann Handley – The Twitter 20 Interview about Social Media, Content and Journalism

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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 […]

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, Blogging and Content Creation, PR 20, Twitter Top 20 Interviews

BL Ochman – The Twitter 20 Interview about Social Media and Blogging

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BL Ochman, author of the What’s Next blog, and a veteran of digital marketing since 1996 and a public relations powerhouse before that, agreed to withstand the crucible of a Twitter 20 interview (20 questions live on Twitter). Here are BL’s thoughts on blogging, email, social media, and getting the job done right online. 1. […]

Digital Marketing, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, PR 20, Social Media Marketing, Twitter Top 20 Interviews

Jason Falls – The Twitter 20 Interview about Social Media and Public Relations

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Featuring Jason Falls, the head of social media at branding agency Doe-Anderson, author of the Social Media Explorer blog, and all-around social media nice guy genius. Jason submitted himself to the rigors of the Twitter 20 interview (20 questions live on Twitter) on November 14, 2008. Excellent questions and comments from viewers throughout, too. Thanks to […]

Social Media Strategy, Social Media Marketing

The Paradox of Social Media Control

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As discussed recently in “Why Are We So Scared of Our Customers?” and “Presto, How Social Media Makes Bad News Good” I’m seeing the fear of negativity preventing more companies from embracing social media.  The typical social media objection is that if the company has a conversation with consumers in a public forum, the company […]

Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Twitter Top 20 Interviews

Scott Monty – The Twitter 20 Twinterview about Social Media at Ford

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Live from Marketing Profs Digital Mixer Scott Monty, the head of social media for Ford, participated in a Twitter 20 interview on October 23 and answered a wide range of questions about social media at big companies, and his ideas for the future of conversation marketing. Scott and myself and 248 other lucky folks were […]

Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy

4 Winners, 2 Losers in SEC’s Press Release Decision

In a major announcement yesterday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provided new guidance to public companies stating that corporate Web sites and blogs are a suitable means for official information dissemination to investors, provided those sites are a “recognized channel for distribution.” This apparently means that if the corporation has an openly available […]

Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy

Blogs and the new transparency of communication

Unless you’re a recently thawed caveperson, you’ve heard about blogs. No current-day buzzword is as buzzy as “blog” which leapt from geek-dom to mainstream faster than the evaporation of Bode Miller’s career. (author’s note: Since this was written, Mr. Miller has been resurgent and won this year’s overall World Cup skiing title. Apologies Bode) Blogs […]