Youtility

  • 50 Quotes That’ll Make You a Better Content Marketer

    … Content marketing may be the hot new trend in the content marketing world, but it’s also the underdog—the discipline with the least budget, most doubters, and highest degree of difficulty when it comes to doing it well. But when you’re doing it well, it’s also an incredible amount of fun. As David Carr said, “Creating media content is a diverting…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategistin Content- 31 readers -
  • It’s Time to Own Your Social Community

    …, such as KarateForums.com and many others owned and operated by my friend Patrick O’Keefe. Other discussion boards and forums were built and managed by brands, as a special place for enthusiasts to gather and interact. The Harley Owners Group – HOG – is one of better-known examples of an owned social community, dating back to 1983. The Rise…

    Jay Baer/ Convince and Convert- 23 readers -
  • How to Embrace Collaborative Content

    … Jay Baer is the President of Convince & Convert, the digital marketing consulting company (whose blog you’re reading right now!). The Convince & Convert blog was named the #1 content marketing blog in the world by Content Marketing Institute. Jay is also a keynote speaker and bestselling author. Jay and Content Pros’ host, Amber Naslund…

    Jess Ostroff/ Convince and Convertin Social Content How To's- 18 readers -
  • Facebook Just Told Us How to Do Facebook Marketing

    … as of January, but didn’t really say what TO do, other than recommendations that: “Businesses should think about their Page as a cornerstone of their online identity, not simply as a publishing service.” (because if you want a publishing service, you need to pay them). To figure out how you should be doing your Facebook Marketing as of January, you instead…

    Jay Baer/ Convince and Convertin Social Content How To's- 559 readers -
  • Here’s how you make marketing people love

    … Youtility is marketing so useful, people would pay for it if you asked them to do so. This form of helpfulness is transforming the businesses of companies large and small all over the world. Youtility is perhaps most effective, however, when applied to industries where there is not a lot of natural differentiation between competitors. One…

    Jay Baer/ Convince and Convertin Social Twitter How To's- 13 readers -
  • How to Create Content That Sells

    … and needs to be held to the same standards. And if you’re marketing a disruptive product or service, hard-sell copy is a hugely important part of your content mix. If you’re asking prospects to change what they’ve always done for a new way of doing things, you’re going to need to convince them before you can convert them. With that in mind, Velocity…

    Convince and Convertin Content How To's- 2 readers -
  • 4 Surefire Ways You Can Create An Indispensable Brand

    … Jay Baer’s book Youtility makes a point, on page 30, that’s as important as it is easy to miss: “Stop trying to be amazing and start trying to be useful.” I first read the line in July, during a flight to the West Coast, and since that time it’s occurred to me that the point Baer made has far deeper meaning than I’d initially realized…

    Ronell Smith/ AuthorityLabs- 14 readers -
  • You Are Not the Star of Your Content Marketing

    … I talk a lot about the principle of “Marketing Sideways” – content marketing that is inherently useful (a Youtility) but is NOT about your products and services per se. This type of content marketing transcends the transaction, and creates awareness for your brand at the top of the funnel – among potential customers that otherwise might…

    Jay Baer/ Convince and Convertin Content- 9 readers -
  • 2014 Summer Reading List for Marketers

    … of what it means to be "engaging", with a specific road map that will help you create content that your customers will thank you for. 5. Contagious: Why Things Catch on - Jonah Berger This New York Times bestseller helps us repair tired notions of trends, learn why they occur, and uncover the secret science behind word-of-mouth advertising and social…

    Pamela Nichols/ ROI Factor Blog- 12 readers -
  • The Two Letters That Ensure Marketing and PR Failure

    … of examples regarding how to avoid the curse of that 2-letter word, I suggest you check out YouTility by Jay Baer. While the specific examples may not be possible for your type of organization, Jay illustrates how focusing on “you” can pay great dividends, particularly in the world of apps. It can’t all be “you,” but erring on the side of “you…

    Margie Clayman/ Vocus Blog- 13 readers -
  • Why Content is Fire and Social Media is Gasoline

    … This is the second in a series of videos culled from an interview about content marketing I did with Terry Foster of Cision Canada. Cision (the USA version) is also a sponsor of Convince & Convert and our Social Pros podcast. (here’s a post I wrote about their nifty content amplification tool). Terry: How important is it to create…

    Jay Baer/ Convince and Convertin Social Content- 16 readers -
  • How to Use Networking 3.0 to Make New Connections

    … or an introduction. And you’ll be even more amazed at how much people appreciate it when someone helps them with no personal agenda in their back pocket. It’s similar in practice to the example of @HiltonSuggests, which Jay shares in Youtility, except in this case you go about it with the intention of advocating for your clients and network. Do you proactively represent your best clients and professional relationships online? I’d love to hear what’s working for you. …

    Convince and Convert- 5 readers -
  • This is the true purpose of content marketing

    … that has real value. Otherwise, what you end up with is a brochure, but you just call it content marketing. Content without value isn’t content, it’s a brochure. (click to tweet) Terry: Yeah. So how do you define value in terms of content marketing? Jay: What I always talk about is “Youtility” of course, based on my book by the same name…

    Jay Baer/ Convince and Convertin Content- 17 readers -
  • 8 Stops on the Path to a Better Blog

    … at how a company might traditionally use a blog, but this month, we’re taking a look at a website from UCLA Events & Transportation, BeAGreenCommuter.com (BAGC), aimed at encouraging the UCLA community to consider alternative forms of transportation. Debra Yoo, digital marketing analyst, tells us: Our consistent challenge is increasing our…

    Convince and Convertin Social Content- 3 readers -
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