Ann Handley

  • Creating Breakthrough Content: There Ain’t No Magic Feather #SMMW17

    … If you want to write amazing content like Ann Handley, don’t be a Dumbo. Dumbo was convinced he could only fly while holding a “magic feather.” When he lost the feather mid-flight, he plummeted toward the ground. It wasn’t until he believed he could fly without the feather that he was able to take off again. Too many would-be content creators…

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  • Blogging Grit: Do You Have Enough To Succeed?

    … 5 Tactics To Build Your Blogging Grit Do you have the blogging grit to push your blog into your category’s top ranks? Or do you have lingering doubts about your blog’s lack of ability? Face it—The leading bloggers have been pounding away, creating top quality blog content for years. Heck, a blogging renaissance is taking place right now…

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  • Trade Libel: If you can’t say something nice, make sure you have proof

    … and needs and, in some instances, how a product or service like yours can help them to overcome those challenges. There are dozens of great books on how and why to create reader-centric content. Two of my favorite are Ann Handley’s Everybody Writes and Jay Baer’s Youtility. Why spend any time slamming the competition when you could be building trust…

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  • How to Show Your Thanks With Content Marketing

    … for high-ticket items and relationships. Do this ASAP to show your customer you care. Write the note by hand. Yes, I’m talking pen and paper. At MarketingProfs B2B, Ann Handley hand writes individual notes to all of the speakers. In an era where there’s not much mail from other people, a hand written note stands out. 2. Expand product instructions…

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  • Why You Should Attend Social Media Marketing World 2017

    …, Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day) Jay Baer(author, Youtility) Ann Handley (author, Everybody Writes) Michael Stelzner (author, Launch) Michael Hyatt (author, Platform) Amy Porterfield (co-author, Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies) Chris Brogan (co-author, The Impact Equation) Mark Schaefer (author, Social Media Explained…

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  • Content Marketing Definition

    … 50 Marketers Define Content Marketing Grounded in the Mad Men’s principles, content marketing doesn’t shout or push promotional messages. Content marketing takes it’s cue from David Ogilvy; it looks like editorial. Content marketing provides prospects, customers and the public with useful information. before, during or after purchase…

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  • 31 Blog Tricks Every Blogger Can Use

    … Get Your Blog In the Halloween Spirit Who can’t use some new blog tricks? Before you answer, do you know the key to your blog’s success? This isn’t a trick question! BUT, if you don’t know this answer, none of these blog tricks will necessarily help you. Answer: You need to know your blog’s goals. Even better your blog goals should…

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  • Maximize B2B Blog Results: 10 Tactics You Need

    … How To Get The Most Out Of Your B2B Blog Since 4 out of 5 B2B marketers use blogs, the key question is what do you maximize B2B blog results? Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Blogs are far from the new, new marketing thing. They’ve been around since the late 1990s. (No, Al Gore didn’t invent them!) So why talk about blogs? Because over half…

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  • 2016 Content Marketing World Take-aways

    … be very effective.) It was a super positive experience. Also I enjoyed Mark Hamill’s thoughtful wisdom. I loved hearing about the crafts of screenwriting and acting. Hamill’s creative ups and downs. His perspectives were cathartic. This was the first time I saw Jay Baer’s “Hug Your Haters” presentation. (BTW, here’s our Jay Baer author interview…

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  • Content Marketing World Authors

    …!) Carlos Hidalgo, Driving Demand Carla Johnson and Robert Rose, Experiences Arnie Kuenn, Content Marketing Works Jason Miller, Welcome To The Funnel Joe Pulizzi, Epic Content Marketing, and Content, Inc. Adele Revella, Buyer Personas Paul Roetzer, The Marketing Performance Blueprint Tim Riesterer, Three Value Conversations If you haven’t signed up…

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  • 3 Essential Content Marketing Skills

    … & Johnson created the first content marketing. During the Civil War, the company published a handbook for field medics. Ryan Holiday tracks his reading with physical note cards, called marginalia. It’s helps you track quotes and information you want to remember. Some people, notably Michael Hyatt, uses Evernote to handle this function. Even…

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  • Amazing Customer Experience: 3 Vacation Examples

    … she arranged for a car to take us for only 30 Euros more than the train. The high point of our Paris trip was dinner at Epicure, a 3 star Michelin Restaurant nestled inside The Bristol Hotel. (Hat tip to Ann Handley for inspiring this reservation!) Before dinner, we stopped at Bar Du Bristol. It’s ranked the top one in Europe. To celebrate…

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  • Actionable Marketing Guide Summer Reading List

    … to market and sell products. It’s the grandfather of thinking in this category. The New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Meerman Scott. This is one of the early books on online marketing and social media. It’s worth your time as an overview. My students either loved it or found it too elementary. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell…

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