Content: The Atomic Particle of Marketing – Book Interview

Heidi Cohen Interviews Rebecca Lieb

New book: Content: The Atomic Particle of Marketing

Content: The Atomic Particle of MarketingQ: What’s your best piece of advice for readers looking to improve their marketing?

Strategy before tactics. There’s been a very understandable pattern of behavior since digital marketing began to jump in with both feet, giving little thought to business goals or how to sustain and nurture initiatives.

In the late ‘90s the CEO’s teenage nephew built the website (he was qualified because he knew HTML). Email, search, social media: all are tactics marketers initially embraced tactically before they applied strategy.

We’re now seeing the same happen to content marketing; marketers commit to marketing before they really look at the whys and hows of the discipline.

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Use Interconnected Content To Maximize Content Marketing Results

Why Interconnected Content Is The On Ramp to Your Content Marketing Offering

While we create one content effort at a time, no piece of content is an island.

We develop related content to extend its reach and effectiveness to get beyond one and done content. As Michael Brenner says, “Behind every piece of unused content is an executive who wanted it.” Continue reading

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Psyched Up – Book Interview

Heidi Cohen Interviews Daniel McGinn

New book: Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed

Psyched UpQ: What’s your best piece of advice for readers looking to improve their marketing?

More than most professions, marketing requires people to perform in high-stakes settings, such as pitch meetings or crucial sales calls.

In my book, I argue that people should learn to prepare for these meetings the same way athletes prepare for competition—by having a process of mental preparation that puts them in the right mindset to perform.

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How Your Small Business Social Media Can Compete

2017 Small Business Social Media Research

Small business social media research findingsWant your small business social media to stand out and yield measurable results?

You still can although it may take longer to achieve your objectives.

The reality is social media still works for small businesses if you consistently publish, curate and engage with your followers on topics core to your offering. Continue reading

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Gated Content VS Ungated Content

Maximize Gated Content Results: What You Need To Know

Gated Content VS Ungated ContentHow does the form guarding your precious gated content look to your visitors?

Does your gated content whisper velvet rope entry for special guests or does it scream go away unless you’re willing to hand over your data?

Tourists line up and pay to enter Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal to soak up the wood carved interior that inspired J.K. Rowling. To feel the Harry Potter magic, they don’t think twice about the exchange. Continue reading

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Crowd Pleaser Content Defined

How To Create Content To Attract Readers, Shares & Search

Does your content suffer from a lack of love?

Feel like you’re on a never-ending treadmill where your content fails to gain traction such as backlinks, influencer love and social shares?

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The Road to Recognition – Book Interview

Heidi Cohen Interviews Seth Price & Barry Feldman

New book: The Road to Recognition
How Top Brands Create Engaging Experiences on Social Media

Q: What’s your best piece of advice for readers looking to improve their marketing?

Everyone has an incredibly unique value that makes them stand out in the world, that’s your personal brand. With just a small amount of consistency and focus, your personal brand can tell the world about your passions, expertise, humanity and the value you can provide.

Building a brand that accelerates your career is what we call your Road to Recognition. The most valuable thing you can learn from this book is that you are in the driver’s seat of the brand called you and that brand is crucial to your success in the age of digital media.

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How 2017 Marketing Can Drive More Profitable Sales [Research]

What 2017 State of Inbound Marketing Means For Your Business

2017 Marketing ResearchWant your business to standout amidst a broader array of customer options online and offline?

Then focus your 2017 marketing on building customer relationships by providing concierge-like service to meet your audience needs over time. Continue reading

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Location And Branding: Customer Experience At Its Best

Use Your Location To Improve Your Brand And Business

Location and brandingEver thought about how your physical location reflects on your brand and your business?

Or did you rent the first available place you could afford without thinking about the marketing implications?

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How To Create Must-Read Recurring Content Columns

5 Column Types Every Content Marketer And Blogger Needs

Recurring Content ColumnsIs recurring content part of your editorial content mix?

Grounded in journalism, a recurring content column is a consistent serving of content published on a regular schedule. 

It’s cyclical content your readers actively seek. Continue reading

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