Social Media

Politics and Marketing Simply Don’t Mix

With a major election occurring in a few short days here in the United States, we are seeing an amazing amount of coverage in the media and commentary on social media. It’s simply astounding to see the dialogue playing out right before our eyes. Given the current environment in this country, I felt it was…

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The Anti-Social-Media-Marketing Manifesto 2016

I don’t know about your world, but in my personal experience, the use of social media as a marketing gimmick seems to be on the wane. That is, as a private user of various social channels, I’m seeing fewer come-ons, fewer automatic direct messages to new followers, fewer follow-back promises, fewer reciprocal follow rings, and…

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Which 3 Social Media Platforms Will Be Around in 3 Years?

Tommy Landry, the show runner here, suggested many moons ago that I draw up a quick post to predict the social media platforms of the future. We both agreed it would be a no-brainer and, therefore, easy-to-write. And, yet… The answer was so obvious that I didn’t reckon I could find 600 words to put…

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Why to Integrate Social Media Channels With Email Marketing

Some may call email marketing outdated, that it has already been surpassed by better online channels, specifically, social media. Fortunately, that’s simply untrue. Email marketing continues to serve as one of the strongest assets in an online campaign, even if the best approaches and rules evolve as the world around us progresses. Any business owner, no matter if…

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Inbound Marketing Prerequisites to a Successful Program

For several years now, Inbound Marketing has taken the helm as our most “talked about” strategy for driving interest and leads. Why? Because it works! This is how we built up our own demand and lead gen efforts. Content driven Inbound is a proven way to accomplish these things, and my agency has witnessed firsthand…

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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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How to Get Clients Without Advertising

This is a very serious subject, and one that would no doubt create a range of different responses from various people. This covers the topic of whether you could attract customers to your business without advertising your services. What does this mean? No sales page. No price list. Not even an option to join a…

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