Category Archive for: Content Marketing

Putting Your Blog to Work: 4 Milestones to Hit Before Trying to Turn Your Blog into Your Business

Blogs are like opinions — nowadays, it seems like everyone has one. College study abroad students, aspiring fashionistas, and even mothers of my friends are all people I have recently encountered who have assumed the mantle of “the blogger.” So, say you have a blog, but you want to take it to the next level…

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Content Strategies in 2015: Make it Visual, Make it Mobile

One of the most consistent blog topics I’ve been seeing the past 3-6 months has centered around content strategies.  Most of these posts center on questions around things like content volume, distribution, channel selection and engagement metrics.  Those questions served as an interesting backdrop for the PR News Google Boot Camp in San Francisco last…

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Content Gut Check

Do you want potential customers to read your content? Do you want them to share your blog post? Do you want them to like your recent Facebook post? If so, I have a secret for you… Stop creating ads. Start creating content. Consumers are inundated with ads all day long, in almost every facet of…

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Google News Lab for PR and Marketing Professionals [video]

Google announced a new experiment to assist journalism in stepping up its game, the News Lab. News Lab bundles Google’s most popular storytelling tools together and guides journalists through a short online course to help them make the most of the Google toolkit: Unsurprisingly, Google’s News Lab is incredibly useful to anyone creating content and…

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Post, Ping and Pray is *Not* a Content Marketing Strategy

Today I wanna talk about a fundamental error I see many companies make with regard to Content Marketing. They create something. They post it somewhere. They ping their social channels. Then they breathlessly ask, “How’d we do?” Then they move on to the Next Thing. Back in the day it was a (so-called) “viral video” cuz…

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Beginner’s Guide to Blogging 8/10: The Baldwin Approach to Headlines

Blogging isn’t going out of style any time soon; with the ascent of content marketing, blogging, podcasting and video are on the minds of marketers and PR professionals all the time. In this 10-part Beginner’s Guide to Blogging series, we’re going to explore what makes a blog great and give you some structures and frameworks…

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Beginner’s Guide to Blogging 7/10: The Picture

Blogging isn’t going out of style any time soon; with the ascent of content marketing, blogging, podcasting and video are on the minds of marketers and PR professionals all the time. In this 10-part Beginner’s Guide to Blogging series, we’re going to explore what makes a blog great and give you some structures and frameworks…

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Seven Principles of Content Marketing

Content marketing remains the hottest topic of discussion among marketers and communicators. Even accounting for things like content shock, marketers continue to place a premium on content creation. That said, many practitioners are still looking for the basics, so let’s dig into seven principles of content marketing. Follow a 70/30 Rule – 70% of content curated, 30% branded.  Why?…

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Should you issue press releases to win at Google News?

Should you issue press releases to win at Google News? Last week, Reuters reported the following: A little-noticed change in the way Google selects search results has allowed company statements to top the list of news links shown when users search for information on businesses. The measure may cost news publishers web traffic and risks…

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The Facebook Paradox, Part 2: No Free Lunch

In the previous post, we discussed the dominance of Facebook’s audience reach. No other social network can reach that many people on Earth. The flip side of this coin is Facebook’s continued reduction in what brands and companies can do for free on their service. Let’s look backwards for a bit of context. May 2012:…

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