For the Best Connections via Social Media Focus Your Profiles on People

April 4th, 2024

Before I started Strategic Communications in 2008, I worked for some large organizations in the education, energy, and healthcare industries. These were the early days of internet and social media adoption and it was, at least initially, wildly uncharted space. When the American Medical Association issued guidance for physician use of social media, I was all for it. In my former role, even absent these guidelines, I would have worked hard to keep our providers from  independently using social media to communicate with patients.

But, my role has changed. And so has the social media and digital environment. Today, Read the rest of this entry »

20+ Ideas for Incorporating GenAI Into Your Content Marketing Processes

February 29th, 2024

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GenAI is neither 100% hero or 100% foe; it can be both, or neither. If you’re creating content and you’re not using GenAI in your work, you really should be. While it’s certainly a disruptive force and is both feared and reviled by some in the field, it does have some very useful applications.

Here’s a list of 20 to get you thinking before the weekend and the end of the month. Read the rest of this entry »

GenAI’s Impact on Content Creators, Especially Writers

February 21st, 2024

Will GenAI replace real writers? Time will tell.As GenAI took the world by storm in 2023, I began to see frequent posts from fellow writers and content creators wondering about how, and to what extent, the technology would replace the need for their services. There have been a number of impacts, both good and bad. Read the rest of this entry »

New Ways I’m Using GenAI for Content Marketing

February 12th, 2024

Using GenAI for content marketing - tips and best practicesI was an early adopter of GenAI and have been experimenting with its various tools since they first became available for consumer use. And I’ve found them to be very helpful for a number of things. In fact, I usually have at least two or three tools open on my desktop that I refer to throughout the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Super Bowl LVIII Ad Anticipation: It’s All About Entertainment!

February 6th, 2024

Best practices for Super Bowl advertisingThis year’s Super Bowl LVIII will be held in Las Vegas on February 11 between two teams, that according to a number of online memes hardly anybody except fans in their states want to win. I’d have to agree. Unless my team (Green Bay Packers) is in the Super Bowl, I really don’t have much interest in the game.

I do, though, have a lot of interest in the commercials!

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AI-Powered Predictive Analytics in Marketing Decision-Making

January 31st, 2024

While generative AI (GenAI) tools like ChatGPT, Bard, and others, may have most marketers focused on the content creation potential of artificial intelligence (AI), AI actually has many, many, other applications that marketers can leverage to boost effectiveness and cut costs.

For instance, the ability to foresee and adapt to consumer behavior can provide a formidable competitive advantage for marketers. Enter AI!

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Repurposing Content Across Different Platforms for Maximum Reach

January 25th, 2024

In the digital marketing landscape, creating fresh, engaging content consistently can be a daunting task. But there’s a pretty simple strategy that can help you maximize your content’s reach and lifespan without constantly having to come up with new ideas: content repurposing.

Content repurposing involves taking existing content and adapting it for use across different platforms.
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SEO in 2024: Adapting Your Content Strategy for New Algorithms

January 23rd, 2024

As we move further into 2024, the landscape of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is evolving at an unprecedented pace, largely driven by advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. These technologies are reshaping how search engines understand user intent and deliver results, making it imperative for SEO professionals and content creators to adapt their strategies accordingly.

Here we take a look at some key trends and strategies for SEO in 2024, that you can use to help ensure that your content remains visible and effective in the face of continually evolving algorithmic changes. Read the rest of this entry »

A Look at 5 Successful AI-Driven Marketing Campaigns

January 17th, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the marketing landscape, offering unparalleled opportunities for innovation, precision, and personalization. By incorporating AI technology, such as machine learning, big data, and predictive analytics, into their marketing activities, brands can deliver hyper-personalized content and interactive customer experiences. 

Here we take a look at five successful AI-driven marketing campaigns and how AI can enhance your marketing strategies. Read the rest of this entry »

The Role of User-Generated Content in Building Brand Trust

January 12th, 2024

In the digital marketing landscape, authenticity and connections with consumers are paramount. A great way to connect with and engage your audience, while leveraging the power of word-of-mouth is through user-Generated Content (UGC). UGC can play a significant role in building brand trust and engagement.

But what do we mean when we say “user-generated” content, and how can you incorporate that kind of content into your marketing efforts in a way that’s brand supportive? Read the rest of this entry »