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.
Content Partner Strategy: Where to Find Your Perfect Content Partners (Part 5 of 5)
Don’t take the traditional, questionably lazy HR approach to hiring a content partner. Explore several more proactive and synergistic approaches to finding a perfect match for your brand.
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.
Content Partner Strategy: How Big of a “Name” Do You Need to Win the Game? (Part 4 of 5)
Aside from wide reach, all marketers are hungry for a little cred. In this installment of our content partner strategy series, we look at five scenarios where a marketer or owner could go after that “big name” association or pick a more modest alignment. Based on their goals, we decide the most prudent partnership.
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.
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Content Partner Strategy: 7 Red Flags to Note When Interviewing a Potential Partner (Part 3 of 5)
How can you better weed out bad candidates from good ones when seeking a content partnership? Here are statements that are red flags from a potential content partner — and by contrast, things you want a content creator to say instead.
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.
Launch a Brand Ambassador Program That Gets Results
Brand ambassador programs can boost awareness of your company and drive sales. We’ve rounded up tips, examples, and direction on finding influencers, as well as a planning guide to avoid common pitfalls (like FTC violations).
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.
Content Partner Strategy: 5 Ways to Spend $5,000 (Part 1 of 5)
Have $5,000 for an experimental content budget? Here are five ways you could spend it, with pros and cons for each, in Part 1 of our Content Partner Strategy Series.
Invisible, Yet Influential: Six Lucrative Ghostwriting Genres
What ghostwriters don’t earn in attention or glory, they make up for in pay. They’re the wizards “behind the curtain,” with all the words. If bylines don’t mean much to you, here are the best ghostwriting gigs you can strive for.
Guide to What the Future of Content Marketing Sounds Like
Listen up. The world of smart speakers, podcasting, and people demanding things from inanimate objects is here. But what does the future hold? And how can you, as a content creator and/or marketer, gain a foothold in a space that is evolving on a daily basis? We rounded up 10 of our favorite pieces on the topic.
Head-to-Head Review: Google Forms vs. SurveyMonkey vs. Typeform
Which survey platform is the best fit for your team? Ben Beck grades the strengths and weaknesses of Google Forms, SurveyMonkey and Typeform.
A Quick Primer on Why Voice Search (and VSO) Is Here to Stay
“Alexa, you’re changing the whole SEO game, aren’t you?” If you’re a content marketer, you already know the answer. But for those who need a little more convincing, here’s a primer on the basics you need to know for the future impact of voice search.
Why Ad Agencies Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the F-Word: Freelance
How do you tell if a freelancer fits your company model? What’s the importance of culture and cost control as a key to your agency’s longevity? Get fresh perspective in our one-on-one interview with the CEO of WONGDOODY, a three-time Ad Age winner for “Small Agency of the Year,” Ben Wiener.
How to Share Your Brand Message on AR/VR, With a Quick Guide for Adverty
Just within the past year, the tech for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) has ramped up considerably. Martech expert Ben Beck shares three new leaders in the space, along with a quick guide on what to expect using Adverty.