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
Right now the 2012 Olympics are captivating the world whether you’re a sports fan or not. Our deepest connection to the games often isn’t which country won or lost. What we are most drawn to are the gripping, inspiring stories of the athletes themselves and how they got to London. Backstories can be incredibly compelling
Why You Need a Backstory for Truly Amazing Content Interesting background information in the form of a backstory is almost never included in most content. If your audience rarely gets to see or understand the origin or context of what you are promoting, they're may not fully trust you. Too bad. A backstory can be the
Last week Dan Zarrella of Hubspot and Ben Watson of Hootsuite delivered an epic webinar, The Science of Inbound Marketing. This webinar was not just a high-level overview. It was a torrential flood of tactical advice based on Dan’s research and data analysis. It was unbelievable how fast he talked to get through all the