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How to Create All Your Marketing Program Content At the Same Time (Quickly, Cost-Effectively, and with No Drama)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Stacy

Yes! This is possible! It’s all about bundling. Our clients—ambitious marketers at large B2B technology and financial services companies—tend to use us for the “hard stuff.” These days, the “hard stuff” isn’t just the long stuff, it’s a bundle of marketing program assets that work together to nurture our clients’ customers along the buyer’s journey. […]

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When It’s Not Super to Use Superlatives

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 by Laurel

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

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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Four Online Tools to Improve Your Copywriting

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by Eric

Good copywriting is smart—plus polished, professional, and mistake-free. It helps your brand look good. It can also help you engage your audience more deeply and convert more prospects to customers. If you’re looking to “level up” the quality of your copywriting, there are many helpful tools available on the internet: 1. The free Hemingway App […]

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

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Lauren

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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He, She, or They? Making Marketing Content Gender-Neutral

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 by Chris

The public transition of Caitlyn Jenner and the popularity of the Amazon show “Transparent” have given words like “transgender” and “cisgender” a higher profile. At the same time, journalists and other content developers struggle with gender sensitivity in their writing—including dodging the “he or she” construction, using the “they” pronoun to represent a single individual, […]

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Grab and Woo: Sparking a Love Affair with Marketing Email

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 by Lucy A.

Each morning, like so many of you, I dynamite the coffee dam and load up the inbox. And as I take my daily walk down Inbox Avenue, I inevitably encounter a congregation of marketing emails, all vying for my attention. But it’s the rare bird whose feathers entice me to flutter up to the “open” […]

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How to Write a Great Thought Leadership Blog Post

Monday, June 10th, 2013 by Ruth

Thought leadership can take many forms—byline articles, white papers, keynote PowerPoint presentations, and more. One of the biggest trends in thought leadership is the blog post. Blog posts can highlight a point of view in a brief, easy-to-absorb format, using links to direct readers to more detailed information on your website. Here are five useful […]

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How to Run a Great Corporate Blog

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by Stacy

Blogging is fun! Running a high-quality corporate blog, however, is a huge pain in the a$$ (and expensive, too). It should be. Your corporate blog may be your single most important marketing asset, after your search-engine-optimized website. Chances are, your posts land in front of your best customers more frequently than your best salespeople. Your […]

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The Need for Seed

Friday, May 27th, 2011 by Client Valerie Ashe, Sr. Manager, Americas Field Marketing, Autodesk

I chuckled when I read the “June To-Don’t List” in my June 2011 issue of Health magazine. Topping the list: growing your own food. The snippet explains, “We’re all for knowing where your eats come from, but it’s OK to let those who are good at growing things get their hands dirty if you’re better […]

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