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How to design a content strategy that generates leads from day one – Scoop.it webinar

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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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4 hard truths nobody will tell you about content marketing

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Today content has acquired all features of commodities. People demand and seek it everyday. We consume information in such an amount that blogging has become as popular as drinking coffee at Starbucks. However, only professionals know the real truths covered from untrained eyes. Here are those four truths every marketer can turn into significant conversion […]

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[Success story] The Photo Academy: How content marketing can inspire, educate, and speed up the decision-making process

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A few weeks ago, we caught up with Thephotoacedemy.com, one of our clients who implemented Scoop.it Content Director last summer. That was the perfect opportunity to have a complete feedback on their use of our content marketing automation software and share that with you. Let’s discover this together! Who is The Photo Academy? Why do […]

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Why employers should promote healthy living to their employees

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Outsiders typically view employer-sponsored wellness programs as a chance to reduce healthcare costs. Yet, their true values go well beyond lowered premiums. In essence, the addition of a gym, organized outings or nutritious snacks at an office can mean all of the difference in a business’s performance. Encouraging improved health practices amongst employees can result […]

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

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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

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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

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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 tips for discovering creativity and unleashing your full writing potential

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Writing – even business content writing – is very much a creative pursuit. When that sense of creativity dissolves or lapses, the content suffers. If you feel like you’re stuck with no visible escape, then it’s time that you reevaluate where things stand and find a way to recapture the creativity that’s gone missing. Going […]

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Leveraging customer reviews as the new social proof

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Customer reviews are hard to ignore. Reviews do not only help you gain real, honest feedback about your product or service, they also strengthen your online reputation and increase your brand engagement. If you are overlooking the value of customer reviews for your overall content marketing strategy, you might be missing out on a huge opportunity […]

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Why content marketing works, and… why it doesn’t – free eBook

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Content marketing is the only path to measurable ROI… Content marketing influencer Michael Brenner puts it this way, and we couldn’t agree more. Content marketing has never been so hot – today 80% of companies prioritize content in their marketing strategy! Embracing content marketing deliver results. By publishing and distributing content that answers prospects’ questions, content marketers guide […]

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Focusing on outbound marketing? Here’s why you need content

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Inbound and outbound marketing are two opposites strategies – their logic and methodology are totally different. The goal of inbound marketing is to attract your audience to you, by providing educational content that solves your readers’ pain points in a given moment. It’s about driving them to your website. But you also want to engage […]

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How to unify a dispersed team of content writers

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Consistently developing high quality content can be expensive if you aren’t careful, which is why many businesses are turning to freelance writers as a cost-effective solution. But hiring independent contractors to handle your content needs doesn’t come without issues. Namely, you have to deal with a dispersed team of remote writers. This makes it challenging […]

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New features on Scoop.it Content Director!

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Today, about 70% of marketers still aren’t successful with their content marketing strategy. That’s why Scoop.it launched its own platform Scoop.it Content Director. The goal? To help companies produce more and better content, while maximizing the impact of each single post. We consistently improve the platform to help marketers be more efficient on a daily […]

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How to find content for niche industries

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Every business needs content. But not all industries are easy to write about. I often speak with business owners who struggle to produce enough content for their blogs, simply because there isn’t much to write about in their niche! Even when they search for third-party content to curate, they find that nobody is producing much buzz […]

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5 signs your digital marketing strategy just isn’t working

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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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Make 2017 the year of user-generated content

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The demands of content marketing can be brutal. As soon as you end one campaign, another one starts. The pressure of continually coming up with fresh ideas and then actually finding the time to write the content is too much for most to handle. Couple that with the demands of driving traffic back to the […]

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8 ways to use social media for SEO

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Search engine optimization (SEO) is still one of the best ways to reach customers, regardless of a business’s target customer base. With 69 percent of customers researching online before making a purchase, it’s essential that your site show prominently in search engine rankings when consumers are looking for information. But Google’s evolving algorithms can make […]

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

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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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