5 Steps to Create Your Content Strategy

Anyone can create content. But if you want your blog, newsletter, YouTube channel, podcast, magazine, or social media accounts to be effective, you need to start with a content strategy. And that’s not so easy. Your strategy gives every piece of content a job, so you’ll always have a thoughtful [...]

2020-02-13T17:28:07+00:00

5 Questions to Ask About Your Website

A website is never really “done.” There are always things to add, remove, refresh, and improve in order to make it more valuable to your organization and your audience. But it’s often hard to know what to change and how to prioritize updates. As you start making plans for the [...]

2020-01-30T17:51:41+00:00

4 Ways to Get the Right Traffic

A good sales funnel runs like a well-oiled machine. Leads go in, and customers come out. At the top of your funnel (TOFU), eye-catching content makes people aware of your brand. Mid-funnel (MOFU), your lead nurture campaigns help your audience develop a relationship with you and see your brand as [...]

2019-10-17T16:34:25+00:00

What Happens in 60 Seconds on the Internet?

In 1995, Newsweek ran an article claiming that all the hubbub about the Internet was overblown. It’s online communities couldn’t possibly replicate the benefits of face-to-face interactions, so “this trendy and oversold community” would never last. The author claimed online stores were overblown and that “my local mall does more [...]

2019-09-19T16:33:04+00:00

Which Is More Effective: Stories or Your Newsfeed?

It’s not just you. Facebook’s newsfeed is becoming less effective for brands. It’s getting harder to reach your audience for free. At the same time, an alternative to the newsfeed is continuing to gain traction and see engagement: stories. On Instagram and Facebook, stories are short posts that last for [...]

2019-08-29T16:41:54+00:00

4 Simple Ways to Create Videos

While reading content can feel like work, watching a video is effortless. Videos help you simplify complex information by visually representing concepts and letting your audience passively absorb your message. They’re one of the best ways for brands to engage their audience in ads and social media. But for many [...]

2019-05-09T03:19:10+00:00

Why You Need to Choose the Right Lead Magnet

You spend a lot of time trying to target the ideal audience for your lead generation campaigns. But once you find a good audience, you need the ideal offer for that audience. The right lead magnet makes your campaign a lot more effective. But choose the wrong one, and you’ll [...]

2019-02-21T16:38:44+00:00

How to Design a Winning Lead Magnet

We’ve all heard “the value is in the list” and we have discussed the importance of a drip campaign, and consistent messaging. But how do you build that list? Many times building your list with a free download called a “lead magnet” or “premium” makes the most sense. But how [...]

2019-02-11T21:29:29+00:00

How Emotions Influence Purchases

It’s nice to imagine that if you present the right facts and statistics, the sheer weight of your logical arguments will convince people to buy your product or service. But that’s not really how most people make purchasing decisions. While facts, logic, and statistics are important, emotions play a critical [...]

2019-04-17T16:34:17+00:00

How to Clean Up Your Blog

For years, bloggers were told that the key to a successful blog was a steady stream of content. So people created detailed content calendars and hopped on the content marketing treadmill. Many organizations are still on that treadmill, scrambling to crank out anywhere from one to several blog posts every [...]

2019-01-17T17:32:16+00:00