Ann Handley

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

    … are searching for their magic feather--the book, online course, or perfect antique typewriter that will make them a writer. And while they search, they can’t or won’t write. So Ann began her session at Social Media Marketing World by asking us all to recite a pledge out loud: “I don’t believe in unicorns, fairies, or Santa. There is no magic feather…

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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…

    Heidi Cohen/ Heidi Cohenin Blogging- 24 readers -
  • 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…

    Heidi Cohen/ Heidi Cohenin Content How To's- 25 readers -
  • Why You Should Attend Social Media Marketing World 2017

    …, Derral Eaves, Peg Fitzpatrick,Steve Dotto, Bryan Kramer, Andy Crestodina, Lee Odden, Leslie Samuel, Holly Homer, Brian Fanzo, Donna Moritz, Neal Schaffer, John Jantsch, Dan Miller, Ray Edwards and experts from more than a dozen top brands as they reveal proven social media marketing tactics and content creation tips at Social Media Marketing…

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  • Content Marketing Definition

    …, retain one. Without mid to bottom-funnel content a brand cannot efficiently harvest it’s audience for new business. Chad Pollitt – Relevance 43. Content marketing is a marketing technique of creating and distributing relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire, and engage a clearly defined and understood target audience – with the objective…

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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

    …. For example, MarketingProfs’s Ann Handley shared 3 Examples From The Cutting Room Floor of My Latest Presentation – the content that didn’t make a presentation. I love this idea. You’ve already done the work and it’s new examples for your core audience! Republish columns employees publish on other media entities. Your company’s industry experts don’t…

    Heidi Cohen/ Heidi Cohenin Content Blogging- 39 readers -
  • 2016 Content Marketing World Take-aways

    … yourself: “What original insight am I adding to the conversation that’s going to be very different from what’s already out there?” Editor’s note: Cleary is affectionately known as “The Marketing Tools Guy”. He’s the go-to resource for many top influencers. His blog is worth your time. Content marketing has grown up during the last couple of years…

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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

    … To Improve Your Content Marketing Skills Order or download Ann Handley’s highly readable, Everyone Writes. It’s not your elementary school teacher barking dry grammar at you. [ Free—Download Ann’s 10 Tips for a Better Blog Post. ] Schedule time to write everyday. Julia Cameron calls this morning pages. Ideally you should do this by hand. (FYI: I do…

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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…

    Heidi Cohen/ Heidi Cohen- 23 readers -
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