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How to get more traffic to your blog with influencer outreach

Maintaining a company blog is no small investment. Content marketing expert Jay Baer once estimated that the average company blog post costs $900 to produce – and that didn’t even include promotion costs. With expenses like that, you need to be generating significant results. Ultimately, of course, you want revenue from your posts. That means […]

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4 tips to help you simplify your content strategy

Are you overwhelmed by everything that you’re supposed to do in the area of content marketing? You’re probably getting advice from a bunch of different directions – much of it time-consuming and/or conflicting. What are you supposed to do? The state of content marketing If you aren’t careful, content marketing can become a buzzword within […]

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5 ways to make the most of the freelance content marketer lifestyle

Many content marketers are tied to an agency or are simply in-house. But a huge number of us are also freelancers. It’s an exciting lifestyle, with severe peaks and valleys: unsteady but good pay, flexibility, and the respect accorded to a contractor over an employee. Despite all the possibilities, I feel that many freelancers aren’t […]

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Outsourcing your content: the Dos and Don’ts

It’s a phenomenon. Over 60% of businesses are now outsourcing their content to freelancers and agencies. This is probably a good move: content creation requires a particular set of skills, and it’s often best to leave to those with expertise. At the same time, knowing how to outsource your content needs effectively remains an inexact science. […]

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Weekdays or weekends? What’s the best time to send your emails

Just like ‘timing is important’ in comedy so is it in email marketing.
The email send time is one of the most important things to consider if you wish to get your emails opened. And the perfect combination of sending at the right time to the right consumer in the right frame of mind is what lies behind the success of any email marketing strategy.

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Rethinking content marketing in the age of big data

Every company today is collecting massive amounts of business data, but is this benefiting your content marketing strategy? Oftentimes, companies will spend hours pouring over the data they’ve collected only to come up with a few tidbits of information to enhance your content. That’s hardly worth the time and resources spent. If this sounds like […]

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The 4 most important things to remember when setting up experiential marketing

In an era when products are ordered with the click of a mouse button, customers still crave the in-person experience. There’s no substitute for being able to try a product, whether it’s at an event specifically dedicated to brand immersion or an engaging experience as part of a larger event, like a trade show or […]

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6 ways to skyrocket your ROI with content marketing automation

Content marketing is hard – it’s definitely much more than hitting “publish” after creating a good piece of content, and wait for things to magically happen. Content marketing is a methodology, and it’s truly rewarding when done right.  That being said, too many marketers still struggle with content marketing (only 30% of them feel they’re […]

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5 habits that inspire creative thinking

As aspiring innovators and thought leaders, people like me are always trying to remove the limits of our thinking—dreaming up new ways to hack our brain to invent unique perspectives that will improve our business, our life, and the world. While some people are just born beautiful freaks, others (like me) have to discover and […]

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Chatbots: How are they helping to improve marketing?

Messaging services have been revolutionary for businesses looking to improve their services and streamline communication with potential customers. While we have been experimenting with artificial intelligence since the mid-1960s, today’s chatbots aren’t just good for answering questions, bots have also played a significant role in retaining important data regarding user activity. Today, more businesses have […]

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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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Essential tips for consistent content marketing success

Content marketing is not dead; it is one of the most effective strategies you can implement. According to some estimates, 60% of marketers create at least one piece of content each day while 57% reported custom content is their top marketing priority. What’s more, content marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing but generates 3 times […]

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4 options for managing your subscriptions better right now

There’s no denying that most sales teams have a messy (at best) approach for managing subscriptions. However, subscriptions are the bread and butter of many sales teams—even though they’re often taken for granted. Once you get a subscription from a customer, it’s easy to count on that regular income. You might even get a few subscriptions […]

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The 5 crucial steps to measure content performance

Is your content marketing really effective? Here’s the truth: most marketers are unable to answer that question. Yes, 56% of them admit either failing or lacking clarity on whether they are successful or not. Why? Because measuring the ROI of content marketing has never been an easy task. Yet analyzing your content efforts is vital […]

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5 content marketing apps that will grow your productivity

Online marketing goes viral and it requires a lot of valuable content. When it comes to creating this content online, there are plenty of options to help you manage it quicker – do your graphs vivid, tables comprehensible, infographics – vocal. With target audiences of businesses shifting online and getting more and more educated, top-notch […]

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