10 Ways Marketers Can Use Alexa Flash Briefings to Grow Their Business
How can Alexa flash briefings help in your marketing efforts? Martech expert Ben Beck shares the step-by-step process to follow when creating your own flash briefings and to grow the daily audience for your business. Plus, more info on how to create a briefing under an hour.
Content Strategy vs. Content Vision: Two Agency Chiefs Sound Off
We sat down with the chief creative officer and chief strategy officer of the California-based marketing agency Redbird Group. Read what they had to say about marketing, strategy and storytelling in this first post in our series on content vision.
What Is a Content Vision and How Do You Create One?
It’s good to hit the pause button and ask ourselves why we are putting content out there. So… why are YOU creating content? This is the third post in a five-part series on content vision.
Content Philosophy: One Question You Must Answer Before Creating a Thing
Your content philosophy helps you decide how you will use content for your business and what you want it to accomplish for you. This post is fourth in a five-part series on content vision.
Aligning With Mission and Vision: How to Create Content to Support Business Goals
Learn how to craft a content strategy that supports your brand’s mission and vision as well as aligns with the company’s business goals. This post is fifth in a five-part series on content vision.
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Newsletter Strategy: Examples of Brands That Nail It With Email (Part 2 of 5)
In part two of our newsletter strategy series, we explore ingenious brands that have carefully crafted their strategy to provide thought-provoking and digestible information, via inbox.
Long-Form Content: Why LFC Matters More Than Ever as a Brand Asset (Part 1 of 5)
Scan brand websites and you’ll see long-form content (LFC) everywhere. And there’s a reason why… It’s one of the best brand assets out there. So let’s review the benefits in the first post of our five-part series on LFC.
Piktochart vs. Canva vs. Visme: We Put 3 Visual Storytelling Tools to the Test
Round two: Piktochart vs. Canva vs. Visme. Ben Beck puts three popular infographic design tools through their paces. Which one will emerge victorious in his 2018 report card? Who improved most? Keep reading…
Newsletter Strategy: How Email Can Be More Powerful and Relevant in the Age of Social Media (Part 1 of 5)
While once considered link-farm engines, newsletters have evolved into a sophisticated platform for telling a brand’s compelling and unique message. In part one of our five-part series, we discuss why — despite popular beliefs — the newsletter is not only alive and well, but thriving.
Instagram Stories Celebrates Second Birthday With a Look Back — and Ahead
On the #ContentRadar this week: Instagram Stories looks back — and forward. Also, Reddit hopes its redesign brings more advertisers; Apple is beating Google in the search ad game; and Facebook wants you to do other things with your life.
The AR and VR Boom Is Real: Who’s Using It Now, What the Next 5 Years Hold
On the #ContentRadar this week: There’s nothing fake about AR and VR growth. Also, Google is calling out non-secure websites; Facebook launches Watch Party worldwide; and LinkedIn introduces voice messages.
DIY Guide: Build Your Own Alexa Flash Briefing Skill in Under an Hour
Looking for a new voice-search channel? A recently released skill, Amazon’s Alexa Flash Briefing is a micro-podcast that is delivered via an Alexa-enabled device at a regular cadence. Martech expert Ben Beck walks you through the benefits of early adoption and a step-by-step primer on starting your own flash briefings.
Amplify Freelancer-Generated Content With HubSpot to Grow Your Audience
Don’t miss out on one of HubSpot’s most powerful features — the ability to serve as an audience-growth machine through freelancer-generated content. Explore how you can grow your audience with content for HubSpot, generate new leads, and boost your revenue.
Content Partner Strategy: Activating Local Talent Networks (Part 2 of 5)
Even when you’re hiring creative freelancers or influencers who can complete a job entirely remotely, there are a lot of benefits to having a local network. Get tips on activating local freelancers and talent for your brand, in Part 2 of our Content Partner Strategy Series.
Keeping Up With Instagram: 7 Moves the Company Made This Summer You Need to Know About
On the #ContentRadar this week: Instagram stays incredibly busy with new updates. Also, YouTube may be inserting more ads into videos; your social ad activity can now be seen by everyone; and Facebook now lets users “snooze” anything they want.