Content Ignition

  • Content shock re-visited, the content marketing myths and realities

    … current trends are killing this traditional inbound model. One student literally had a panicked look on his face. “Oh great,” he said, “we want to create content and now you tell us it may not work as well any more. What do we do?” Certainly this nothing to panic about. All of this is quite predictable. Social media marketing, mobile, content…

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  • Why it’s a very good sign that people don’t read your content

    … By Mark W. Schaefer Over the past year, I have really enjoyed delighting audiences with tales from my book The Content Code. And my favorite story from my speech goes like this: When I started out as a blogger, I had no idea what I was doing. I was working so hard, and creating content that was pretty darn good. And yet, nobody was reading my…

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  • A reasonable plan to scale content marketing efforts

    … and how it can help our team scale content marketing endeavors. What do you think about the Pyramid method? Is it something you’d consider to help scale content marketing at your company? Let me know in the comments below! Brooke B. Sellas is an in-the-trenches digital marketer & owner at B Squared Media, blossoming blogger, and a purveyor…

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  • How do you make your content the signal instead of the noise?

    … courtesy Flickr CC and Robin The post How do you make your content the signal instead of the noise? appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories Why “rich content” is central to your social media strategy The silver lining in the bad news about content marketing The business case for unbranded content Brand bullying and other things that need to change Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media? …

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  • Research proves there is still a place for long form content

    … a short attention span. Our news feeds are dominated by listicles, infographics, and curated summaries meant to get us in and out of a story as quickly as possible. However, new research from Pew indicates that my old journalism school lesson still holds true. In fact, people do spend time with longer-form content, even in the challenging reading…

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  • Highlights from my #SMMW keynote speech

    … This week I had the honor of giving the closing keynote address at Social Media Marketing World, the biggest social media marketing gathering in the world. What a great event. The Social Media Examiner team out-did themselves this year in every way — content, networking and flawless organization. This was a challenging talk — my audience…

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  • Driving economic benefits from your Alpha Audience

    … with them. Mark: I think that is one of the things that impresses me most about WD. You’re not just plowing through customer data. You’re making human connections. I know a lot of big companies struggle with the idea of scaling a human connection. That is a priority for the marketing team and the entire company. We want our executives to see…

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  • One easy tip to increase content sharing immediately

    … In this world of extreme information density, creating great content is certainly no guarantee that anybody will see it. We need to focus on content ignition — techniques to get our content seen and shared. Of course this is the entire focus of The Content Code book, but I wanted to share with you one problem I see all over the web that might…

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  • A simple hack that doubles your headline power

    … By Maël Roth, {grow} Community Member As we all know by now from Mark Schaefer’s book The Content Code, there is no value in simply publishing content. There is only value in content that moves. It has to be seen and shared to deliver economic value to your business. So how do we do that? In his book, Mark has hundreds of great ideas and I…

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  • The business case for dwelling on dwell time

    … I’m a big fan of the New York Times. Not only do they lead the way with the best in American journalism and commentary, they also are innovators in their approach to marketing articles to get them to move. And as you know by now, my strong view is that we must get our content to move. In fact the economic value of all that content you’re…

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  • Content Shock is Here. Now What?

    … on this funny story. I mentioned your book Content Code and your blog post on content shock in my media literacy class today. What’s the first thing students do? Google it! One student was reading content shock while I was lecturing, and at one point he interrupts class with, “F#%&! We are screwed,” which opened a whole new discussion! Are we all…

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  • Content Shock is here. Now what?

    … mentioned your book Content Code and your blog post on content shock in my media literacy class today. What’s the first thing students do? Google it! One student was reading content shock while I was lecturing, and at one point he interrupts class with, “F#%&! We are screwed” … Which opened a whole new discussion! Are we all screwed…

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  • 10 Ways to Drive More Social Proof

    … 10 Ways to Drive More Social Proof from Mark Schaefer In an information dense world, the difference between being ignored and being a success might very well hinge on this subtle idea of social proof. People are barraged with messages every day and social proof is a handy shortcut when they are trying to figure out who to believe, who…

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  • Case study: Re-building a blog from the ground up

    … improve David’s content marketing opportunities. Here we go. This is the top of Mr. Dodd’s blog with numbers that correspond to my comments. The first opportunity I will point out is invisible to you. David is blogging on Blogspot, which is disconnected from his business website. Why would you be driving traffic to Blogspot and building all…

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