Archive for the ‘Content Marketing’ Category

What Lies Ahead for Marketers in 2023

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

As we enter 2023, I can’t help but notice lots of commentary about what we can expect on a variety of fronts, including marketing. As I think about marketing in 2023, a few things spring to mind, maybe because I was doing a lot of reading about them during the last week or so of the year while I was enjoying some downtime. But, I see three key trends for 2023: a continued focus on local marketing, disruption from ChatGPT, and increasingly sophisticated use of data and analytics.

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Content Hacks for Companies on a Tight Budget

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Content, as part of a successful marketing endeavor, is a big deal these days and I suspect (and hope) it will continue to be. Content–from social media posts, to blog posts, website content, case studies, white papers, ebooks, etc., etc., is used by marketers of all kinds to attract audience, raise awareness and, ultimately drive some desired end action.

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Digital Marketing and the Small Business: A Perfect Match

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Most small businesses don’t have the big budgets that big brands have. Yet they need to make an impact through their marketing and communication efforts. That, obviously, can be a challenge.

Digital marketing, though, represents significant opportunity for small businesses.

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10 Copywriting Tips to Get Better Results

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Whether you’re writing a brochure, copy for a newspaper ad, a script for a radio announcement, or a page or blog for your web site, there are some tried and true techniques that can help you make sure that your copy gets the results you’re looking for.

Think about writing copy as making a sales pitch to a customer. Your goal is to persuade that customer to do something–most likely to purchase your product or service. Here’s how: (more…)

Continued High Demand for High Quality Content

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

The world has changed in many ways over the past several years, especially due to the widespread impact of the pandemic–largely bad, but with some good. Like the recognition among many companies that many employees can work effectively, and productively, outside of traditional work settings. And the quick growth in access to digital health services, bringing care to people in rural areas who might not otherwise have had such great access. (more…)

Generating Responses, Followers, and Referrals—An “A-ha!” Moment

Monday, September 26th, 2022

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A while ago I experienced an interesting phenomenon related to the release of my monthly e-letter. I’d gotten into the practice of posting notices to various LinkedIn groups when a new e-letter was available, inviting new subscribers. I had been doing this for about 14 months and (more…)

Blogging Best Practices

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

A business contact of mine asked me recently about my thoughts on the value of blogs for generating revenue and the opportunity that may exist for writers to generate content for blogs.

Personally, I think  the whole field of blogging is (more…)

First Step in Beating the Competition? Figuring Who They Are!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Customer reviews, client reviews, best PR firm, public relations, content marketingIdentifying the key benefits that answer the question of WIIFM (“What’s in it for me?”) for your customers and prospects, the first step in writing compelling copy. The second is positioning what you have to offer relative to what your competition has to offer.

In considering your competition you need to (more…)

When You Make It All About You, You Lose

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

Whenever I’m called upon to offer a critique on or advice about a company or consultant’s copy – whether it’s on a web site, in a brochure, an ad, a blog, or whatever – the first thing I do is read through the copy to see whether the focus is on “we/me” or “you/your.” Most of the copy I look at is the former. A quick, easy and relatively painless way to improve it (more…)

You’re Using LinkedIn the Wrong Way—Here’s What We Recommend Instead

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

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I’ve had a LinkedIn profile since 2009. It has become the top source of referrals for my content marketing and marketing consulting services. Not because of the “brilliant” posts I share. Not because I get tons of likes and shares. Not because I write clever copy.

So how have I successfully leveraged LinkedIn to generate leads—and new clients—consistently? (more…)