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Throwback Thursday—How to Create a Great Customer Video, Part I: The Case Study Interview

Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Dan Ahern

Compelling customer video testimonials are an important part of any modern marketing campaign. Yet superior case study video interviews require equal parts planning and magic. In a YouTube world, how do you capture the best customer sound bites on camera? Before I learned to interview customers on camera, I hired experts. I watched and learned. After working […]

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Digital Storytelling as a Way to Build Corporate Communities

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 by Reka Pigniczky

Have you heard of the International Day for Sharing Life Stories? It’s May 16th, the day that Pulitzer Prize-winning Studs Terkel—known best for his oral histories of everyday Americans—was born. It’s a day to celebrate the power of telling personal stories as a way to build community—any community, from rural to corporate. Personal stories—first-person stories […]

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When It’s Not Super to Use Superlatives

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 by Laurel Sutton

So you’re supposed to be all casual and authentic when blogging. You might feel comfortable throwing around a few superlatives, like “our product is just the best,” or it’s “best in class,” which you’d never do in more buttoned-up content like eBooks or white papers. You’ve been told that headlines containing superlatives get better results. […]

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Four Steps to More-Viral Marketing Content

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Eric Wilinski

Going viral is the content marketer’s holy grail. By making audiences feel compelled to share your content, you can multiply the impact of your marketing spend by orders of magnitude. But how do you make that happen? How do you create viral content, like the Old Spice Guy video campaign . . .   . […]

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How to Create a High-Impact PowerPoint Slide

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 by Ruth Burk

Perhaps you’ve seen one recently: a great PowerPoint presentation that was both content-rich and visually interesting. As a B2B marketing professional, you may have wondered what makes a truly great slide. One that’s as concise as it is visually compelling. One that’s copied, pasted, and passed around for use in multiple decks throughout your company. […]

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How to Pick a Word Count for B2B Content Marketing Blog Posts

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Lauren Gudath

What’s the ideal word count for a blog post that supports your company’s B2B content marketing program? Search the web and you’ll find plenty of advice about word counts. I just did a quick search and found reasonable recommendations for everything from 500 words to 1,600-2,000 words. That’s pretty broad. There is no one ideal, […]

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Want to Tell a Visually Interesting Story in PowerPoint? (Try Our New Asset: Photorealistic PowerPoint)

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 by Allison Hayase

No time or budget to create a compelling video for your pitch presentation? Our new asset, photorealistic PowerPoint, could help save the day.

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How to Create a Great Customer Video, Part I: The Case Study Interview

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by Dan Ahern

Superior case study video interviews require equal parts planning and magic. Read these tips for making your customer video testimonials compelling.

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How to Write a Great Copy Block: An Essential Piece of Your B2B Marketing Wardrobe

Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Ruth Burk

Copy blocks are versatile B2B marketing essentials that can complement any wardrobe of assets. Learn the process for creating great copy blocks in this post.

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Customer Reference Program Management: Using a Case Study Matrix to Secure More Strategic Stories

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Stacy Crinks

Starting a new customer reference program? Refreshing your site’s portfolio of customer stories? Find out how a simple matrix can help ensure your case studies meet your marketing objectives.

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