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  1. Content Marketing Infographic

    Content marketing is an ever-evolving marketing practice area.  Although the idea of content marketing has been around for decades, the explosiveness of digital marketing has taken it to a whole new level.  The content marketing infographic below paints a present-day story of how producing content can help your brand find and win customers.  

  2. What Should I Write About on My Company Blog?

    When it comes to your company blog, a little thought goes a long way.  Most marketers agree that effective content marketing is an increasingly important part of reaching new customers.  Consumers are continuing to shun ads in favor of objective, educational content.  Companies that are trying to grow are seeking to tap into this trend…

  3. A Practical Content Marketing Example

    Many marketers are still coming around to the idea of content marketing and how it positively impacts both consumer preference, conversion and search engine optimization. To provide some illumination on the concept of content marketing as well as some simple context, let’s look at a practical example of how content marketing works. I was recently…

  4. The Best Free Marketing Tool You Have

    This brief (approximately 90 seconds) video is a quick but important exchange between Seth Godin and Tom Peters on blogging and its marketing power. In it, Peters calls blogging “the best marketing damn marketing tool by an order of magnitude” he’s ever had and ironically notes that it happens to be free.  If you are contemplating…

  5. Michael Dell’s New Red Laptop

    Dell got a fairly bad rap a while back its treatment of famous blogger Jeff Jarvis. Dubbed “dell hell,” it has become a case study in how bloggers can have a true impact in commerce. Fast forward almost three years and Dell has really turned the tables in many respects. An item in the Wall…

  6. Playing Defense

    I’d hate to be running for office in the age of YouTube. First, there was John McCain taking a snooze during President Bush’s State of the Union address last week. Now, it appears that Hillary Clinton’s singing voice was caught on tape during the national anthem during a recent appearance. This is nothing new, of…

  7. A blog about refrigerators?

    Businesses still scratch their heads when thinking about how to build a blog for their business. It’s often challenging to think about how to connect your product to the interests of consumers. Let’s say you make or sell refrigerators. You might say, “who would ever want to read a blog about refrigerators?” You might stop…

  8. Ford Motor Bares its Soul

    I was told today about a new blog/community site launched by Ford Motor Company. The site is called Bold Moves. As many know, Ford has been struggling uphill in terms of sales, profitability (or lack thereof), and stock price. This kind of circumstance is very tough on an organization of this size and scale; trying…

  9. All the news that’s NOT fit to print…

    Many agree that blogging is really changing the face of journalism. One of the best things about journalists (especially columnists) who blog is that they now have an outlet to publish more content that isn’t necessarily appropriate for their regular column. I subscribe to an ESPN column by Bill Simmons (The SportsGuy) and I get…