Accountability for Influencer Marketing Steps Into the Limelight, With ROI Influencer Scores
On the #ContentRadar this week: New developments may change how you see influencer marketing. Also, social media dominates the list of top apps; Facebook wants to convince your business “It’s a Great Day to Video” today; and Twitter wants to verify you — and everybody else.
Segmenting Your Customers to Increase Content Marketing Reach
Employing better segmentation in your market analysis and customer pools can dramatically improve open rates and click-throughs, with 75%+ gains not impossible for your email campaigns. Get a refresher on sharpening your approach and better aligning your content.
St. Patrick’s Day Marketing Traditions: Guinness to ‘Green Ice Cream in a Can’
Is green ice cream in a can your thing? Unless you’re a brand that can easily incorporate bearded magical beings and shamrocks into your seasonal advertising, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t much of an aesthetic fit. Let’s take a look at some St. Patrick’s Day marketing traditions, from the Shamrock Shake to the sponsored parade float, and be on the look for some dos and questionable don’ts.
Freelancer Bootcamp: 7 Tips to Jump-Start Your Creative Process (and Avoid Hitting the Big White Wall of Writer’s Block)
The wall. The big white wall… of your computer screen. When you hit it, you have to hit back. Buck up and be the master of jump-starting your own creative process. Here are a full-time freelancer’s actionable tips to keep yourself from slipping into the void of writer’s block.
Fit to Freelance: A Fitness Editor Reflects on Her First Year of Self-Employment
Not all freelancers just write. For this installment of the Niche Freelancer, we’re chatting with Abby Lerner, a former fitness editor at a legacy publication who went freelance as a content strategist after moving away from New York City. Just one year after bidding farewell to her last staff job, Abby shares her shift from creating content to planning it.
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Study: What Young Adults’ Insatiable Appetite for Social Media Means Now — and in the Future
This week on the #ContentRadar: New numbers prove young adults can’t get enough of social media. Also, Facebook quickly ends its “Explore” feed test; NewsGuard wants to rid the earth of fake news; and Vero’s rollercoaster week leaves everyone confused about its future.
How to Build Your Own Facebook Chatbot in About 10 Minutes
Building a chatbot is a fairly simple process — in fact, it can be done in about 10 minutes by anyone with some basic tech chops. Martech expert Ben Beck walks you through it in this DIY guide, refreshed with new information for 2018.
For Your Consideration… A Retrospective of Oscar-Ancillary Content Marketing
Flashing back to Hollywood’s awards seasons of yesteryear, let’s honor the somewhat inadvertent marketing moment in 1954 that created the “red carpet” spectacle of today, as well as other top moments where brands capitalized on the golden glow of the Academy Awards.
Rules of Maintenance: The Writer-Editor Relationship
With the rise of freelance writing as an essential component in content marketing and publishing, so has come a swell of new relationships between editors, managers and freelance writers. But not all of them are the best they can be. Here are some tips about how to build and maintain the delicate but essential writer-editor relationship.
Building the Story: Nora DePalma Is the Voice of Construction Trades and Manufacturing
Beyond the millions of Pinterest pins in home design, there’s a whole other world of content for the tradespeople who actually make those dream homes materialize. Discover the other side of interior design in our Q&A with Nora DePalma, co-founder of an agency that specializes in PR for the construction trade.
Behind the Scenes: 6 Great Writing Lessons Learned at a ‘Family Guy’ Table-Read
What does it take to be endlessly creative and funny — for 15+ seasons? We went behind the scenes of Fox’s animated hit ‘Family Guy’ and spoke with executive producer Steve Callaghan, who has been staffed on ‘Family Guy’ since the beginning, having written 23 episodes and counting to date. Learn how his team approaches their writing like karate, and more.
Is Facebook’s Usage Drop a Blip on the Radar or a Sign of Things to Come?
On the #ContentRadar this week: Facebook experiences a drop in active users for the first time. Also, smartphones play a part in more than 1 in 3 retail purchases; YouTube can now caption your live videos; and Kylie Jenner might have just ended Snapchat.
#ProContent: Content that Generates Social Attention (Part 2)
A few weeks ago we brought you a #ProContent podcast with guest Neal Schaffer and Jacob Warwick. Now we’re having a follow-up conversation with Lorena Garcia of the Bloguettes, as we continue this deep dive into the world of social, the importance of listening and the absolute need to analyze everything.
The 5 Hottest Martech Categories for 2018
Have you refreshed your martech stack? Ben Beck recaps 2017 and shares the top five marketing technology categories for 2018, including: content marketing, big data, machine learning, social media marketing, and analytics.
Five Advanced Tactics Du Jour to Promote Your Content
Email. Post. Email. Post. Email. Post. There’s more to content marketing than just the basics. Add a few more promotional tactics to your repertoire and get more out of your original content. Have you overlooked #3? It’s a tried-and-true winner.
AMP Stories and Email: Google Flexes Its AMP Muscles During Breakout Week
This week, Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project shows its might. Also, that embedded tweet on your blog might be violating copyright laws; Chrome is set to destroy annoying ads from your browsing experience; and you may want to think twice about grabbing screenshots from Instagram Stories.