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.
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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.
Up-and-Coming Martech You Need to Know: From Funnel Insights to Handwriting Robots
Martech expert Ben Beck shares several up-and-coming martech options you should know about, from chatbot builders and handwriting robots to funnels that yield the leads you need.
Learning Freytag’s Pyramid With Cool Examples of Storytelling in Marketing (and a ‘Crazy Daddy’ Kevin Hart)
Stories sell. Embrace the drama we innately crave. See modern examples of how marketers use Gustav Freytag’s classic template for storytelling to boost engagement.
For the Love of Your Freelancing Peers: 5 Cloying Clichés to Avoid in Career Advice
While the freelance lifestyle can bring independence, it also can bring ever-changing demands. Although you might be well-meaning, if you care about helping your freelancing peers, please stop using these cloying clichés when offering career advice.
Google, Facebook, Instagram Offer New Ad Tools to Entice Marketers to Spend
On the #ContentRadar this week: Big ad spend updates from big platforms. Also, YouTube launches vertical ads; Pinterest is more popular than ever; and Twitter resurrects a major timeline feature.
In the Case of an Unhappy Client, What’s a Freelancer to Do?
In efforts to help freelancers understand how to keep things running smoothly after getting hired by a client, we’ve invited a brand director, a former agency VP, two creative directors, and an account manager to share cautionary tales for freelancers.
6 Competitive Ways to Do Content Marketing With Smart Speakers
Is your marketing prepared for the disruptive force of voice-powered technology? How can you optimize your content, not just for regular typed text searches, but for the new world of voice search? Martech expert Ben Beck shares six different ways you could leverage voice platforms for your business’s content marketing.
Australian Writer Lindy Alexander on Being a Self-Employed Creative in Oz
Curious about freelancing in Oz? We asked Australian, self-employed creative Lindy Alexander to share her perspective from Down Under for peers in the U.S.
Enticing Millennials: Four Pros Share Content They Love… That Worked
What content engages millennials? We asked creative pros for Vice, Tastemade, Ranker, and startup Knew Money to share content they love and why it worked.
Will ‘New’ Twitter Be the Same Old Story? (And Three Updates to Notice)
On the #ContentRadar this week: Are Twitter’s new tricks relevant for your brand? Also, Instagram will soon let you tag users in videos; LinkedIn updates its dynamic ads; and Google gives Chrome a present for its 10th birthday.