How Social Transparency Tools Help You Overcome Consumer Skepticism
As customers demand more transparency, so should you of your brand. Martech expert Ben Beck shares five tools your business can effectively leverage to boost your customer-centric strategy and increase transparency.
Top Content Marketing Courses and Training for Working Professionals
Content marketing is constantly changing, and it’s important that content marketers stay on top of their game. This guide features a number of noteworthy and accredited online, in-person, for-credit and for-fun courses from reputable institutions and organizations.
Becoming an Influencer: The Pros and Cons of Being an Influencer (2 of 5)
In part two in our Becoming an Influencer series, we ask a team of successful influencers to reveal the benefits — and pitfalls — of their working lifestyle.
5 Things You Need to Know About Google+ Shutting Down (Surprised It Still Existed?)
On the #ContentRader this week: Google+ is finally gone for good. Also, Instagram copies Snapchat again; web and social use hasn’t grown in two years; and Burger King’s new ads show robots aren’t taking your job yet.
Small(ish) Market, Big Noise: Tracey Zeeck Creates Regional Buzz for Local Businesses
Have FOMO when it comes to your local content marketing? Get tips from Tracey Zeeck, an expert publicist in small to medium-sized markets.
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5 Ways to Improve Your Page Load Times in WordPress (and Increase Conversions)
Every millisecond counts. Martech expert Ben Beck shares tips and the fastest themes to improve your page load times in WordPress, so you can increase your site traffic and conversions.
5 Tips for Picking the Right Social Media Platform for Your Business
Not all social media is the same, and just because the platforms are free doesn’t mean it should be a free-for-all for any brand, not by any means. Sing Weist, a former SMM for DreamWorks Animation, helps you focus on which social is important for you.
Becoming an Influencer: A Look at the Emergence of the Influencer (1 of 5)
In part one of our series on becoming an influencer, we take a little history lesson into the world of influencer marketing, and who triggered the trend that became a multi-million dollar marketing channel.
Google Discover — An Evolution in Search or an Intrusive Use of Data?
On the #ContentRadar this week: Content distribution may be evolving thanks to Google Discover. Also, email ROI is hard to prove; eye-tracking technology is becoming more accessible; and Facebook moderating may cause PTSD.
8 Long and Costly Shortcuts: The Worst Mistakes Marketers Make While Trying to Sidestep Content Marketing
Don’t let “growth-hackers” cost you dearly. Please heed this expert advice: Stay away from the following bad hacks and long shortcuts around content marketing.
Customer Messaging Platform Showdown: Drift vs. Intercom
Compare, contrast two popular options in this customer messaging platform showdown: Drift vs. Intercom. Find out which one could yield the speed-to-lead and options you need to delight customers.
Niche Content Creator: How Rachel Arnone Sells Numbers by the Letter
Can you spin words just as well as pivot tables? We interview writer Rachel Arnone on how you can thrive freelancing for the finance industry.
Five Smart Ways to Drive Traffic (and Clients) to Your Online Portfolio
Want to take your online portfolio for freelance writing from pristine to universally seen? Here’s how in five easy steps.
One Billion Reasons Why Marketers Should Pay Attention to Instagram’s Updates
On the #ContentRadar this week: Instagram has a billion reasons why you should pay attention to its updates. Also, brand loyalty is higher than expected; YouTube introduces “Channel Memberships”; and Snapchat makes shopping… well, a snap.
Content Ideas for 4 Industries Where Creative Content Is More Challenging
Not all industries are sexy. We take on content marketing ideas for building supplies, dentistry, auto repair and mortgages.