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If You Only Had $1k to Invest in Content Marketing, How Would You Spend it?
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Budget is always top of mind for content marketers, but especially this time of year. In order to get even close to the budget that you want or need, you have to justify the spend. Unfortunately, we’ve been ineffective at content for a while. But the question is, can we change the narrative? In his […]

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Will More Tweet Space Equal More Value for Your Twitter Audience?
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Last month, Twitter made big headlines after announcing it was in the midst of testing 280-character tweets as a way to give users more room to “express” themselves. The announcement came a little more than a year after Twitter stopped including links and photos in character counts. “We want every person around the world to […]

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Everything You Need to Build a LinkedIn Marketing Tactical Plan
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Over the last five years, we’ve seen an evolution in the way B2B marketers are talking about and using social media. We’ve evolved from asking “Should we be doing it?” to “Is what we are doing worth it?” to now “How do I make this really effective channel even more effective?”. According to a recent […]

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Learn How to Connect Actions to Results Using Marketing Attribution
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We’ve all been there. The big marketing campaign you spent months on just ended, it was a smashing success! Champagne was popped, there were pats on the back all around, life was good. But when the dust finally settles, you’re left staring a mountain of data square in there eyes, wondering if the marketing attribution […]

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Learn Influencer Marketing 5 Ways
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A quick look at Google Trends comparing Influencer Marketing to other marketing disciplines shows a near hockey stick growth trend. Since my team consults and I advocate, write and speak about influencer marketing so often, people often ask me: “Is influencer marketing a real trend?”. Looking back on my experience in digital marketing over the […]

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Must-See Sessions & Top Tips for Finding Your Squad at #MPB2B
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For some people the happiest place on earth is Disneyland, for me, it’s the annual MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum in Boston. Last week, I ran a poll on Twitter to see what people were looking forward to most at the B2B Marketing Forum, and while many are interested in learning new B2B tactics and meeting […]

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2018 B2B Content Marketing Report Indicates Marketers are Finding Content Marketing Success
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As a community, content marketers have experienced some significant ups and downs over the years. For every step forward we take toward content success, it sometimes seems like we take a couple backwards. But perhaps, this will be the year that changes. Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs just released their annual report–The 2018 B2B Content […]

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Beyond Google Keyword Planner: 7 Easy-to-Use SEO Research Tools for Generating Content Ideas
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As a content marketer, you know that your target audience needs to be at the center of your content strategy. After all, modern content marketing was born to help you create valuable content that satisfies your audience’s quest for answers throughout their customer journey. However, as the digital landscape becomes increasingly crowded with content — […]

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Top Insights, Takeaways & Favorite Moments from #SocialBrand17
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For the past six years Nick Westergaard has brought speakers from around the United States to the good people of Iowa for his annual Social Brand Forum. This event has drawn speakers like Lee Odden, Ann Handley, Joe Pulizzi, Jay Baer, Tim Washer, Scott Monty, Mitch Joel, Chris Brogan and many more! This year, I […]

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Stop the Marketing Killjoy: 5 Ways You’re Turning off Audiences with Bad Video
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It might only be 1pm in the afternoon, but it’s five o’clock somewhere – a perfect time for a great dry martini. Research “how to make the perfect dry martini”, and you’ll get over 1,560,000 results. Ask a content marketer “how to tell a good story”, and you’ll get about the same quality of results […]

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12 Questions You Need to Answer if You Want to Launch a Video Content Strategy
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There’s no question that video is an increasingly important digital marketing tactic. Humans are visual creatures by nature and, when done right, video allows brands to tell their story and create meaningful, emotional connections with their audience. For California-based Jordan Vineyard and Winery, video content has become a central piece of their marketing strategy. Lisa […]

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How to Find the Stories in Your Data for Compelling Reporting
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Our hyper-connected digital world is defined by an overabundance of data. Everything’s measurable, trackable, and quantifiable. Want to know how many people died on screen in your favorite movie? Or how much ice cream the average American eats per year? The data’s at your fingertips. The ready availability of data is great for marketers. It […]

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The Secret to Achieving Enterprise-Wide Content Marketing Buy-In? Understanding Your Cast of Characters #CMWorld
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It’s certainly no secret that quality content is the foundation of every marketing strategy. And you may think the success of your content marketing initiatives rests in the capable and creative hands of your marketing team members. But you may be missing out on a big internal opportunity. During her session titled “Driving Content Marketing […]

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Lee Odden Shares 5 Best Practices for Enterprise Influencer Marketing #CMWorld
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It was all aboard the Content Marketing World Enterprise Wednesday morning, as TopRank Marketing CEO Lee Odden took marketers to the not-so-final frontier of marketing: influencer marketing. Lee’s session, “Big Brand Influencer Marketing: Trends & Best Practices,” had the flight deck packed with eager marketers from brands big and small as well as agencies, all […]

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50 Influential Women in Content Marketing 2017 #CMWorld
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With over 200 speakers, moderators, panelists and workshop leaders at the 2017 Content Marketing World conference, it is a substantial task to investigate the influence of so many accomplished marketing professionals. For this year’s list of influential content marketing speakers, I went a step further and took into account those who have presented at Content […]

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An Ode to Content Marketing World: A Look Back at Some of Our Favorite #CMWorld Moments
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Can you imagine life before Content Marketing World? I can’t, and I will only be attending my third year of this information-packed conference this week. What Joe Pulizzi, Cathy McPhillips and the rest of the team at Content Marketing Institute have built over the past 7 years is truly amazing. Each day is filled with […]

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Why HTTPS Matters for Content Marketers: Website Security, SEO, and Customer Trust
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Full disclosure: As a content marketer, I’m still trying to round out my technological knowledge. The complex inner workings of the internet might as well be some combination of elves, gnomes, and unicorns. As long as it delivers my content (and a steady stream of memes and status updates), it doesn’t matter how the internet […]

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Create Ranking Content by Conquering Competitive Keywords
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Content marketing and SEO have become more challenging over the last couple years. But why? SEO has become more data driven to help search marketers prioritize what keywords they should be targeting and how to setup a proper strategy. Additionally, the increase in digital competition and investment from companies has had a significant impact. To […]

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Taming the Wild Wild West of Social Media Digital Reputation #DSMPLS
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In the Wild, Wild West of Social Media Digital Reputation, employees create social accounts without governance. But, are they on brand? At the Digital Summit Minneapolis, #DSMPLS, Casey Hall,Thomson Reuters, shared a process for taming the horses and adding governance to the stable. The Audit Start by searching your company name and all variations of […]

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Lee Odden Shares Ways to Supercharge Your Content with Influencer Marketing
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Sitting across the aisle from a renowned digital marketing strategist and speaker on a daily basis has tendency to allow you to take for granted the knowledge stockpile that is just a few feet away. Tuesday was a good reminder of that. When Lee Odden, CEO of TopRank Marketing, promised the crowd at the 2017 […]

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Using Audio to Engage in a Connected World #DSMPLS
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Have you ever heard a song in the morning, only to have it stubbornly stick in your head all day long, even though you don’t care for it? Of course you have. It happens to all of us, and there’s a clear explanation for it. “People remember things via audio signal better, longer, and stronger […]

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