What’s my favorite headline? There it was. Sitting on the kitchen table. Cosmopolitan magazine. “Secrets Even a Good Boyfriend Keeps from You” It got me thinking. Hmmm. THAT is an irresistible headline. It stokes your fear. “Is my husband cheating on me?” It stokes your curiosity. “What do I not know
Black Friday week is here! Great deals are happening all week on Amazon. Want to reward yourself for an awesome year? Plan to spend some holiday downtime to learn how to take your game to the next level? Or maybe you are looking for something inspiring for your team or a co-worker to help get a jump on 2016? Now
Words are sacred ... If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little. - Tom Stoppard, Famed Author, Playwright, and Screenwriter You want to nudge the world, right? You’re in marketing to do just that. In fact, you probably want to do more than just nudge the world. You want to
An editorial calendar is one of the most effective tools you can use in content marketing. Or for any type of marketing campaign. But like any good tool, you may only be using it with partial success. All too often editorial calendars are used as a task list. An excruciating schedule of deliverables. It’s a dream
Have you published a ton of content but never got much traction with your audience? Have you logged tons of hours delivering creative but still feel rushed to meet deadlines? Do you feel you’re firing off lots of campaigns with only small results to show for it? Not to worry. We’ve all faced these problems. You
Most businesses now know that social media needs to be part of their marketing mix. The reason Twitter, Facebook and other social networks are so meaningful is that social media drives traffic to their websites. More leads = more sales. Period. Now the question is how to effectively generate leads via social media.
Telling your backstory can have a profound impact on your relationship with your customers, readers, partners and staff. In the first two parts of this series, we discussed why a backstory is so important and the seven questions to ask to develop a backstory. Now you need to tell your story. Make it go viral or get press