Archives for Content Marketing

20 Apr

4 Steps to Create Awesome Interactive Content

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make your content interactive

Author: Vanessa Porter

People demand a lot from marketers these days. Marketers aren’t just expected to generate more leads, they’re also being asked to create more engaging experiences that convert visitors every time. Fortunately, interactive content makes a marketer’s job just a little easier. Here are four easy steps to get started with interactive content.

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13 Apr

Less, But Better: 4 Practical Ways to Create Enough Engaging Content

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create better content, not more content

Author: Josh Ritchie

Maintaining high-quality production without a break is hard. And, if the quality of your content starts slipping to the point where it’s not engaging, it’s not worth it. Weaker content brings down the quality of your overall content efforts. Here are four ways to focus on creating engaging content and not just pumping out content to fill your editorial calendar.

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30 Mar

4 Big Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Marketing Personas

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creating buyer personas

Author: Hally Pinaud

Personas–when built and used correctly–are a very effective way to channel real empathy for your buyers. That empathy makes it easier to drive winning strategies across the customer lifecycle. They also happen to be one of the things I speak with our customers about most frequently–hence this blog post! So, whether you’re looking to create your first persona or double-check your approach, here are four things that can limit the impact of your personas.

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28 Mar

4 Content Promotion Strategies to Increase Engagement

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content promotion tactics

Author: Alan Cassinelli

The bar has been raised and creating more content isn't enough. In order to get your content seen by your intended audience, you need to differentiate your brand and rise above the noise by offering value. Becoming more strategic in your content promotion requires a new approach that rethinks how you communicate with your audience. Here are four ways you can promote your content to increase engagement.

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14 Mar

Live Video in 5 Steps: From Creation to Measurement

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live video strategy

Author: Cameron Jahn

Live video has tremendous power to bring people together. And with the popularity of live streaming platforms like Facebook Live, Periscope, Instagram Live, and YouTube Live, it’s becoming increasingly important for brands to use live video in their marketing strategy. In this blog, I’ll walk you through five steps to kick off your live video strategy from beginning to end.

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01 Mar

5 Simple Ways to Shape Your Content Through Your Culture

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shaping content through employee culture

Author: Josh Ritchie

Content marketing is a long-term process to turn strangers into supporters of your brand. The first step is introducing yourself—showing your audience who you are, how you see the world, and why anyone should care about any of this. Conveniently, these are the very same elements that comprise your company culture. When you approach content from this angle, your stories inherently capture your unique and authentic perspective. Here are 5 ways to turn your culture into incredible content.

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21 Feb

How to Create Evergreen Content with Lasting Engagement

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evergreen content that's engaging

Author: Anna Talerico

Evergreen content is important for SEO, but does it really engage your audience? There’s a simple solution for keeping evergreen content engaging while retaining your rank: make sure your content experience evolves, even if the content itself remains evergreen. Adding a quiz, video, infographic, or other interactive element could be the update your content needs to get back in the game.

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10 Feb

The Next Generation of Influencer Marketing

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influencer marketing

Author: Ellen Gomes

As influencer marketing becomes more commonplace amongst marketers, its evolution is something that marketers looking to innovate must track, understand, and keep up with. The latest report, Influencer 2.0: The Future of Influencer Marketing, from TopRank Marketing, Traackr, and Altimeter Group reveals the ways that influencer marketing is evolving, possibly into a field called influencer relations. Here are the four top takeaways.

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08 Feb

Virtual Reality Is Now a Marketing Reality [Gifographic]

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virtual reality in marketing

Author: Elaine Ip

Once an out-of-reach technology, virtual reality is now an out-of-the-box technology—accessible by consumers and brands alike. From Oculus Rift to smartphone-powered headsets, anyone can immerse themselves and others into a virtual world. Marketers, from both B2B and B2C brands, stand to make huge gains with VR campaigns. Check out this gifographic to discover how you can leverage VR in your marketing.

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30 Jan

3 Ways to Make Controversial Content Work for Your Brand

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how to make controversial content work

Author: Andrea Lehr

Most brands avoid controversy like the plague, in large part because on the surface it does seem ill-advised. However, there are some who choose to stir the pot because they know something others might not fully understand yet. Controversy attracts attention because it triggers an emotional response, which is essential in generating massive engagement. In this post, I’ll introduce three ways you can approach controversial content and how to determine which one is right for your brand.

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