How the Creator of the ‘Mortified’ Phenom Turned America’s Diaries Into a Global Movement
Are you sitting on content gold and don’t even know it? Open your creative vault with our Q&A with the mind behind ‘Mortified’, David Nadelberg. Learn how he turned an “accidentally funny” experiment (that cost 350 bucks) into a burgeoning franchise, including a new show that premieres this month on Amazon and Netflix.
Content Radar: See the Bright Side of Facebook’s Gloomy News Feed Forecast
This week, take a deeper look on the bright side of Facebook’s impending news feed changes. Also, marketers are going to make things personal in 2018; GIFS are now part of Instagram Stories; and YouTube’s six-second fairy tales capture viewers’ attention.
Moonlighting or Full-Time Freelancing? Pros and Cons for Freelancers and Clients
For freelancers, deciding to just moonlight or to quit the day job and freelance full-time is a huge dilemma. And for clients, deciding whether you need a moonlighter or a more-available freelancer can be equally vexing. To answer both, full-time freelancer Lena Katz lines out key points to help you decide.
Bitcoin, Blockchain, Content Marketing: How They Connect, Why It Matters
Bitcoin and content marketing? Where’s the relationship? Blockchain. If you’ve heard of blockchain, it was likely in connection with Bitcoin. But blockchain is far more than simply the method of recording Bitcoin ownership. Let’s take a look at what blockchain is, and then how it relates to content marketing.
The Niche Freelancer: Stories in Sound, From NPR to Podcast Producing
Telling great stories with audio isn’t a fad, but a solid trend. If you’re making the foray into podcast producing, read our Q&A with Joel Patterson, a former NPR producer with major corporate credits and a print magazine background, who tells us how he transitioned from the written word to audio storytelling.
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How to Use Comedy to Tell a Better Story and Hook Customers
Funny is hard. Like for reals. Perhaps that’s why so few brands do it well, or even attempt it at all. But if you’re up for the challenge, mastering comedy in your content can pay off tremendously. Here are pointers on venturing into the tough-crowd arena.
Content Radar: What Will Instagram’s Encore Be in 2018?
This week, Instagram’s text-only stories might be on their way to a smartphone near you soon. Also, almost half of Americans wish social media were better regulated; HuffPost is turning its back on unpaid contributors; and 8 mm cameras are making a comeback.
Moving Beyond Gated Content: Other Tech to Help Generate leads
Driving consumers to a landing page to capture their contact info in exchange for something (white paper, case study, webinar, etc.) might be a tried-and-true technique for lead gen, but has your go-to strategy lost its mojo? Rethink your entire approach to “the content gate” with these fresh martech ideas.
On the Evolution of a Three-Decade Career: Automotive Writer to Tech Conference Producer
Worried about transitioning in your editorial or marketing career, as you age? Learn more about freelance-writer-turned-conference producer, Doug Newcomb, in an interview about the evolution of his three-decade career in automotive media.
The Journey to Being a Specialist: Insights From Four Experts Who Found Their Content Niche
In an era of audience segmentation gone wild, the rise of content niches has created a new market for freelancers, entrepreneurs and creative consultants. Read our Q&A with best selling author Jene Luciani and other self-made experts on how they found their content niche.
Content Radar: What the Facebook News Feed Apocalypse Means for Your Brand
This week, the Facebook news feed apocalypse is finally upon us. Also, Vine is coming back as V2; Amazon is primed to cut into Google’s search dominance; and YouTube is done pairing sponsored ads with risky content.
Dear Marketers, 13 Ways You Can Be a Better Client to Freelance Writers
As a brand marketer, you have the power to create strong relationships with freelancers that bring out their best work — but don’t take them for granted. Here are some professional dos and don’ts of working with freelancers.
6 New Ways to Use Chatbots and Automated Marketing in 2018
As chatbots improve, so will your chances of keeping customers engaged. Ben Beck outlines key areas in your marketing worth revisiting with chatbots — because they’re getting better every day.
Are You Accidentally Obnoxious? Phrases to Avoid With Freelancers (and What They Think)
Whether you’re a potential client or a part of a marketing team, have you ever unknowingly ticked off your talent? Here’s what freelancers say in private when you use one of these eight potentially obnoxious phrases.
The Ultimate List of Marketing Conferences 2018
Whether you lean more toward the sales or content side of marketing, make your own go-to list of marketing conferences and events to attend in 2018.
Content Radar: What You Need to Know About Twitter’s Quiet Renaissance
This week on the #ContentRadar, Twitter is experiencing a quiet renaissance; female marketers are facing pay-gap challenges; it looks like “AmazonTube” could be a thing; and a new tool tells you if your blog articles look like fake news. Catch up on the latest content marketing buzz.