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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 Crinks

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 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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Case Study: The Content Bureau Creates High-Quality Sales Content for Financial Services Nonprofit, Opportunity Fund

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Stacy Crinks

We were delighted when beloved long-time client Anna Suarez called us from her new office at Opportunity Fund, a growing nonprofit that provides microloans to some of the neediest small businesses in California. We have thoroughly enjoyed helping Anna create some great new content—messaging, a PowerPoint deck, a data sheet—often working collaboratively with her team […]

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Four Lessons Marketers Can Take from the 2016 Presidential Primary Season

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 by Eric Wilinski

Most U.S. presidents are good public speakers, hold popular policy positions, and possess personalities and résumés that are “presidential.” But that’s not enough to make it to the highest office in the land. To do that, you need marketing. The 2016 presidential candidates know this. Hillary Clinton prepped for her campaign by enlisting hotshot marketers […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Branding But Were Afraid to Ask

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Benjamin Lovejoy

Do you want to establish a brand for the first time? Or are you itching to refresh your old one? Perhaps your branding is no longer relevant because of company changes. Or the original brand was done on the cheap. Or maybe the initial product offering has simply changed. Whatever the reason, it’s natural for […]

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No Words Required: When Iconography Works Better

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 by Ruth Burk

When is the last time you encountered a road sign with the words “Curvy Road Ahead”? More than likely, you saw a sign like this instead: This sign is highly effective. It’s clear the road ahead has twists and turns—and the squiggly arrow requires no translation. In the business world, iconography can be just as […]

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How to Write Great Marketing Messaging

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 by Ruth Burk

You’re tasked with creating solid and rich marketing messaging. Suddenly, everyone around you wants to weigh in on content—and the “messaging madness” ensues. Whether you’re developing the foundation for a multiproduct campaign or creating detailed product descriptions to support your latest release, the most time-consuming aspect of the process is getting agreement around central themes. […]

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