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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

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

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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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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How to Stretch Your Marketing Budget

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 by Allison

We love to give our clients what they want, and sometimes that means coming up with creative ways to help them do more with a smaller budget. To help clients spend less, we’ve found ways to modify the asset format, change the approach (they do more work—we do less), or decrease the number of drafts […]

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Throwback Thursday: Brain Hurting Yet? How to Simplify Complex Content

Thursday, March 17th, 2016 by Kate

One of the rewards of supporting our super-smart clients is that we at the Content Bureau learn about all sorts of interesting, albeit complex, products and solutions. In the last couple of months alone, we have delved into the intricacies of adverse signal detection solutions in pharmaceuticals, and taken up the challenge of illustrating integrated enterprise resource […]

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Hey Content Bureau, Can You Make Me This Really Crazy Marketing Asset?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 by Stacy

It’s a new year, and we’re having fun coming up with wild new marketing assets for our clients. I just emailed one of our all-time most creative clients—she once asked us to create a pinwheel, yes: a marcom lollipop spinning on a stick!—and it reminded me to tell you about these projects that step beyond […]

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The Content Bureau Posts Two New Customer Case Studies

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by Stacy

There’s no “right way” to hire the Content Bureau. We can help you create content that you don’t want to (or can’t) do in-house. Read these two case studies to find out why talented marketers choose to work with us.

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3 Reasons to Create Long-Form Digital Marketing Content

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by Eric

Digital content should be short and sweet, no? Actually, your target audience may crave something more substantial. This post offers four reasons to “go long” with digital marketing content.

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

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by Dan

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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Love or Hate Avon’s New Animated Video? Either Way, It’s a Win.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 by Stacy

Whether you love or hate the Avon Foundation’s new “Will You Walk? Or Will You Walk Away?” animated video, I’m calling it a huge win for the breast cancer cause—and a case study on effective viral video. Launched January 13 on prime time TV in major markets where the eight 2014 Avon Walks will take […]

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