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Is your employee advocacy program failing? Here’s how to fix it

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“Why the hell don’t my co-workers share any of my content”? As a marketer, you probably asked yourself that question at least once. Get your colleagues to share corporate content is indeed tricky. Last year, we surveyed 1000+ marketers and here’s what we found out: only 20% of them managed to get their colleagues to share their […]

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5 proven benefits of editorial calendars

Ever heard of “random acts of content”? It’s an activity many content marketers fall prey to when they don’t have a coherent content strategy – or they have a content strategy, but they don’t follow it in a disciplined way. Basically, “random acts of content” is when you just publish whatever occurs to you, without […]

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3 ways to get the most out of your blog content

A recent study from HubSpot.com reported that 60% of marketers say blog content creation is their top inbound marketing priority. And yet, for those of us just starting out, the goals of blog content remain nebulous. It’s often said that content blogging has different goals than traditional advertising. But if that’s true, then how is it […]

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What’s the secret to developing content that stands out?

There’s more to being successful in online marketing than creating and publishing content. These are important steps in the process, but they don’t guarantee results. Everyone is publishing content these days and you have to fight for a portion of your customers’ dwindling attention span. Content clutter abounds Noisy is the only way to describe […]

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6 surprisingly simple ways to become a more confident writer

There’s an epidemic sweeping through the content writing industry. People are spending more time curating other people’s content than crafting their own original pieces. In a world where it’s easy to simply grab something from someone else and share it with your audience, you may be falling prey to this dangerous trend. You may assume […]

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How to design a content strategy that generates leads from day one

If you are just getting started with content marketing, rebuilding your strategy, or simply having a hard time generating results from lead generation, this is for you. Too many marketers still believe it’s impossible to create content that will generate leads from the very beginning. Yet, they know that all content should convert. And ideally, it should […]

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3 strategies for making your website’s content easier to consume

If you’re spending thousands of dollars on content each year, you have to carefully consider the return you’re getting on that investment. There are a number of factors that impact ROI, but one of the most frequently overlooked elements is “readability.” How easy is it for your website visitors to find and read your content? […]

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This week in content marketing: tips, AI & video marketing

What’s better than a bit of content marketing inspiration to start the week? Here are 3 content marketing posts that I absolutely loved, and I thought it would be good to share them with you guys. Let’s go! 4 content marketing things that turn off your audience by Neil Patel, Content Marketing Institute “The farther you get from […]

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4 unique ways to connect with customers through content

The concept of engaging and wowing customers has never been more important than it is today. The internet – and specifically social media and blogging – has given every brand an opportunity to reach out and connect with customers. The question is, are you seizing the opportunities you have to create meaningful connections through custom […]

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5 signs your digital marketing strategy just isn’t working

You’ve been pouring money into your brand’s new digital marketing strategy for three months, six months, maybe even nine months…but where are the results? Are you seeing any tangible rewards? Just because you have a digital marketing strategy in place, doesn’t mean it’s working. This is a lesson many have to learn the hard way. […]

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Want to be a successful content marketer? Do these 10 things

You want to do content marketing. Profitably. Efficiently. Without having to study it for months first. No problem. We’ve got your to-do list. These are the data-backed best practices of the most successful content marketers: 1. You have a documented content marketing strategy Ever heard of “to fail to plan is to plan to fail”? […]

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3 reasons why you should include content marketing in your 2017 budget

Dear marketers, the end of the year is just around the corner. It’s time to take a deeper look into 2017 and start thinking about which marketing actions to deploy for 2017. Why not launching a content marketing strategy, in addition to your usual marketing efforts? Here are 3 reasons why you should consider it. 1. Drive high-quality […]

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6 unexpected ways you’ll benefit from writing content

Content marketing is one of the most effective marketing strategies you can employ, and the benefits are overwhelming—you’ll see higher traffic, higher customer retention, growth in other marketing areas like SEO and social media, and dozens of other benefits. However, the process of actually writing the content can also be beneficial for you—as a business […]

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How to let visual content lead the way

When content marketing comes to mind, most people think about blog posts, news articles, press releases, and eBooks. And while these are all key components of an effective content marketing strategy, you can’t generate the positive results you want without putting a heavy emphasis on the visual side of content.   The rising popularity of […]

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Content curation: your best bet if you’re looking to save time and money

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“Content curation builds trust and credibility for your brand because it keeps customers informed. Your curation efforts educate and engage customers, providing them with a valuable service—which they will appreciate because it relieves them of the need to source content on their own” Read the full article at www.marketingprofs.com In this post, our good friend Paul […]

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Content marketing automation explained {video}

Only 30% of marketers consider their content marketing efforts to be effective. To succeed, marketers need to have a clear strategy in mind and execute this strategy impeccably every step of the way. But with almost 1 billion articles published giving you content marketing best practices, it’s hard to know what you should prioritize your […]

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