End the Shorter Content is Better Debate: Lesson from OSU Marching Band

Shorter is not better when is comes to online content. Only better is better.

Better at informing, better at helping or better at entertaining. Shorter is only shorter, although, yes, better can also be shorter but better is not defined by it’s brevity.

Not sold? Wanna bet I can get you to watch a 9-minute video by […]

Content Strategy vs Content Marketing: A conversation

A content strategist and a content marketer walk into a bar. The result is an interesting discussion about these two disciplines and the chatter around them. Stay tuned for the full story, but I think the keywords of the conversation are interesting enough to share.
business goals
change management
content marketing
content marketing strategy
content strategist
content strategy
creating content
inbound marketing
marketing strategy
surrounding […]

Looks like Information-Sharing Economy Has Associations Concerned About Keeping Pace

Associations are being brave enough to provide mountains of useful information to their members. If you are aren’t trying to go big with your content marketing, then you’re probably not feeling the pinch that associations are reporting in Association Laboratory’s Looking Forward 2014 findings. Information management is the issue of the day. But you won’t […]

2014: The Year That Content Marketing Will Die

Years ago, Seth Godin said ‘content marketing is the only marketing left.’ His sage observation was a only a little ahead of its time, but in 2014 the term content marketing is truly dead because now it is simply marketing. […]

Are You Prepared For Content Marketing Getting Harder?

Although I am working on a flu redux, last night I decided to throw caution to the wind and have a glass of wine with dinner. I opted for a Malbec with a screw cap; that low barrier to entry calling my name. Remember when screw caps used to signify poor quality wine? Boone’s Farm. […]

Why You Needed A Content Strategy (Yesterday)

Having a content strategy answers some big questions like ‘where to post our content’ and ‘how much content should we produce,’ ‘what kind of tone and language should we use.’ But the big compelling reason for a content strategy is to drive more business acquired from your content efforts.

More on-target content = more business for […]

What Really Matters in Your Content

Just read a terrific blog post. A unique, yet relevant, topic, fast to consume yet long enough to pack a quality punch. But, it had a typo. That misspelled word is reminding me about what matters in quality content. There’s a flurry of content out there, so shouldn’t your content be perfect, the very best […]

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Great Content Versus Great Content Marketing Results

It all comes down to this. There’s great content, then there’s great results from your content marketing. The former doesn’t always lead to the latter

It reminds me of the late-night-standin’-around-a-dirty-kitchen-at-a-dinner-party musings of an undiscovered great American novel, lost to us all in a drawer somewhere. My contribution to the absurd premise is that it can’t […]

How Can Content Marketing Help Acquire and Retain Members?

Organizations that have members find themselves in an endless, and, at times, costly pursuit of new members. Or renewing existing members. It’s the rollercoaster ride that never stops and rarely even slows down.

But one unique factor these days is that while the ride is staying the same, it keeps entering new territory; environments reshaped by […]