Content Ignition

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

    … going to share it … even if they didn’t read it. I eventually learned that I wasn’t necessarily doing anything wrong. Chris was a star because he patiently and persistently created content and engaged with his audience in a way that created a glue-like emotional bond. That is blogging, that is branding, at its best. Content on auto-pilot Finally, I…

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  • A reasonable plan to scale content marketing efforts

    … to help us automate content distribution and help us scale content marketing efforts are (in no particular order): Sprout Social Revive Old Post ConvertKit WiseStamp And if you really want the deep dive with content distribution, here’s a post I wrote for {grow} a while back that gives 28 tips and a detailed look at how we handle it. Now I…

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

    … In our new episode of The Marketing Companion, Tom Webster and I explore a theme of marketing challenges to rise above the increasing noise levels to connect to our customers. It’s a difficult proposition and getting harder all the time. Some of the topics in this jam-packed 30 minutes of marvelous audio content include: Rising losses from ad…

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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

    … are focused on building “traffic” instead of the “trust” that truly builds economic value to the business. It was a lot of fun and a tremendous honor presenting to the big crowd at Social Media Marketing World. The best part of my job is meeting fans of the blog and my books in real life and that’s why I love this event so much. I hope I’ll get to meet…

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  • Driving economic benefits from your Alpha Audience

    … I remember the day well. It was in March 2013. I was on a long plane flight and could not shake this uncomfortable feeling I had about the state of digital marketing. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but my job just seemed harder than it was a year ago. And then I saw data on the exploding amount of content on the web, the ever-rising level…

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  • One easy tip to increase content sharing immediately

    … no title, but the URL takes up all the tweetable space! Remember that when somebody re-tweets you, their Twitter handle is added to the tweet and perhaps a comment like “MUST read!” If it gets tweeted again, another name is added to the tweet and so on. Obviously, your goal should be to send out an accurate tweet with as few characters as possible…

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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?

    … recently hosted Chad Pollitt on Blab and we discussed how his business, Relevance, is cutting through the content clutter with new strategies and research. Chad tells us: How to find an opportunistic content niche What distribution tactics are working today New forms of content promotion that might be on the horizon The unexpected impact mobile…

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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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  • How to promote your content without being spammy

    … The Content Code: Six essential strategies to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business The post How to promote your content without being spammy appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories 10 Simple ideas to achieve more content sharing now There is no community on social media Polish up your best content to drive content marketing value …

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