The Strategies That Are Killing Your Content Marketing #CONEX

Yesterday I shared about how much I learned about building ABM strategies at CONEX, a conference in Toronto with Uberflip. Today, they pulled out all of the stops by bringing in every marketing superstar the industry had to offer – Jay Baer, Ann Handley, Marcus Sheridan, Tamsen Webster, and Scott Stratten to name a few. However, the vibe wasn’t your typical content how-to’s and tips. It’s just my opinion, but the discussion today was much

Content Marketing Adoption, Tactics and Results in 2014

We’ve published the State of Content Marketing from Eloqua, the Current State of 2014 Content Marketing, and 2014 Content Marketing Trends… are you beginning to see a theme this year? This infographic from Uberflip illustrates the current state of content marketing among B2B and B2C businesses. Which tactics do marketers currently prefer? Are they seeing the results that they expect? What does the future look like? Check it out! This infographic takes a bit of

Trends in Recruiting Content Marketers

We’ve been blessed at our agency with great relationships with content marketing professionals – from editorial teams at enterprise companies, to offshore researchers and bloggers, to freelance thought leadership writers and everyone in between. It took a decade to put together the right resources and takes time to match the right writer to the right opportunity. We’ve thought about hiring a writer several times – but our partners do such an incredible job we’d never

LinkedIn: Top 25 Social Media Experts to Follow

Jason Miller recently posted on social media that he felt like he had given birth when his newest creation was finally published. No doubt he’s proud of this baby! The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn is fantastic… creative, colorful, and packed with advice from different marketing professionals, different use cases, and a ton of resources. If you’ve not downloaded it yet – download it and utilize it as a checklist for how you’re putting your

Social Influencers

I think too many marketers look at social influence as if it’s some kind of new phenomena. I don’t believe it is. In the early days of television, we used the newscaster or the actor to pitch items to the audience. The three networks owned the audience and there was trust and authority established… so the commercial advertising industry was born. While social media provides a two-way means of communication, social media influencers are still

The Inbound Marketing Experts You Will Learn From Online

Colleague Dave Morse of Delta Faucet passed on a congratulations to me today for making a list of 18 Must-Know Inbound Marketing Experts in Marketo’s Whitepaper: Amplify Your Impact: How to Multiply the Effects of Your Inbound Marketing Program. What is an Inbound Marketing Expert? Inbound marketing refers to marketing activities that bring visitors in, rather than marketers having to go out to get prospect’s attention. Inbound marketing earns the attention of customers, makes the