Content Marketing

White Papers: Still a Way to Compel and Convert Leads

For our follow-up to last week’s Expert Round Up about the utility of white papers in content marketing, we’re pleased to present friend of the blog, Tim Walker, with the “How To.” Tim is an expert content marketer, author, speaker, and all-around Renaissance man. He has been learning the business of technology since he joined…

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Do People Really Read White Papers? [Expert Roundup]

A couple months ago I was working with a client on my very first freelance “white paper.” Two things: On one hand, I feel like this is such a major milestone that I should get a Christmas tree ornament. On the other hand, my degree is in English. I started writing novel academic research (it…

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Blog Post Ideas for Niche SMB: What I Told my Buddy Sparky

In last week’s cliffhanger, my buddy Sparky, the erstwhile electrical contractor / data-comm-installer / cabling tech, challenged me to hit him with my best shot. My best shot, that is, in terms of content marketing. Eyes on the prize, people. How Do You Come Up with Blog Post Ideas for Any Business? Especially for Obscure, Niche, Non-Glam,…

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Tips to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Tired of your WordPress website running too slowly? Before you give up and start looking for another content management system (CMS) to power your website, it pays to evaluate what your options are for speeding up the site. But before tinkering with WordPress itself, it’s important that you understand why it is so important. Especially for businesses,…

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But, What Is Content Marketing? 2016 Back to Basics Series

Several months ago, we empaneled a group of communications professionals to tell us where to focus our content marketing time and treasure this year. Then we dove a little deeper into how small/medium businesses and nonprofits could apply all that internet marketing knowledge to their own endeavors. It’s been nagging at me for years now,…

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Actually Selling from Your Instagram Posts

Friends, let us hope this is the last in a series on how to use, post, and sell on Instagram for small and medium businesses, nonprofits, and private practices, consultants, and service providers. We’ve discussed Instagram as a lead generation tool for your sales funnel. Which is marketing geek-speak for getting people into your store…

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How to Sell on Instagram for SMBs: 2016 Social Media Series

As promised, we’re back we’re going to explore the wonderful world of selling on Instagram. Sales in the Land of Instagram First, let’s define terms. I think words matter. We can all go further, together, when we take a moment to find a common starting point when we’re talking about sales or selling — or anything…

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