How To Create Remarkable Content: Being Average Will Get You Nowhere

There is something wrong with the way they teach marketing these days. A lot of students go through their marketing programs learning about the 4 Ps and the importance of conducting a SWOT analysis before coming up with an idea. From there, they are told to conform to the ideas being put in front of […]

The Best Way To Get Your Content Marketing Groove Back

We’ve all seen it happen… You create a handful of great blog posts and see a surge in new visits and newsletter sign ups. The traffic is rolling in and you’re feeling great about the amount of success you’re seeing from your recent content marketing efforts. You sit back, watch the traffic roll in and […]

8 Things To Remind Yourself When Life Gets Out Of Hand

Once in a while, you hit a roadblock and wonder what’s next. You might be stuck with a crazy deadline, you might have friends complaining about this-that and the other thing or you might be overwhelmed with everything from finances to relationships. It’s nothing to be ashamed of but it’s also a moment in which reflection […]

Why Content Really Isn’t King and What Actually Is…

Ever come across a great blog post or slideshare and be surprised that it only has a handful of retweets or shares? Maybe you’ve created great content before and found similar results. Don’t be discouraged. It’s not because the content sucks. You may have created one of the best resources in your industry and still not make a […]

Three Research Backed Content Marketing Insights You Should Know

One of my favourite shows as of late is the TV series, Sherlock. It’s essentially a modern day version of the classic Sherlock Holmes in case you’ve never heard of it. Similar to Sherlock Holmes, marketers today are forced to solve complex problems by bringing together a handful of moving pieces such as insights and […]

How SnapChat Stories Can Help Brands Build A Deeper Connection

Have you noticed a decrease in engagement on Facebook recently? Have you noticed a drop in the number of likes and shares you’re getting on your posts? If so, don’t stress, you’re not alone. The algorithm behind Facebook is resulting in your content not being shared and seen by all those who “like” your Facebook […]

Are You Guilty Of Making These Stupid Content Marketing Mistakes?

Ok, I’ll admit that stupid might have been a bit much. But I’m trying to make a point here in helping you understand how to make your content marketing efforts work and drive results. It’s not enough to simply crank out content for the sake of doing it. It’s not enough to publish an infographic that […]

Two Very Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Marketer

I haven’t always appreciated tough love and harsh truths. I think back to when I was around 12 or 13 years old and my Dad was my coach for the local basketball team. He always pushed me to give 110% at everything I did, but at that age, I rarely took that advice. I remember […]

Three Dead Simple Tips To Building Meaningful Twitter Relationships

Relationships are everything. They are the backbone of business and are a key aspect of our own lives. Whether we like it or not, relationships have shaped us as individuals. Whether it’s the relationships we had with our parents or classmates as kids or the relationships we’ve developed with peers and colleagues throughout our careers […]

Four Things Every Young Professional Should Stop Doing Immediately

In the late 2000′s I was grasping for straws. I had no idea where my career was going to take me and had no idea what I was going to…

The Ultimate B2B Marketing Guide To Drive Real Results

B2B isn’t sexy and B2B doesn’t get a lot of love from marketers. People spend hours and hours gushing over the latest superbowl ad and social media campaign from various body washes and automotive brands. It’s rare that we find people spending time analyzing successful b2b marketing initiatives and the reason is because a lot […]

5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Embrace Twitter

Despite being the world’s fastest growing social network with more than 170 million active users worldwide, small businesses remain hesitant to put Twitter to use for them. Twitter is a powerful tool for businesses of all sizes. It’s great for short conversations, customer relations, lead generating and relationship building. Fifty-one per cent of active Twitter […]

Why Instagram Will Be The King Of Social Media In 2014 (And How To Leverage It)

Instagram has gone from a selfie platform to a storytelling platform overnight. It’s quickly challenging the social media trifecta of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn through photo sharing in a mobile world. Instagram gives brands an opportunity to tell their story through visuals. From the time we’re kids, visuals have played a significant role in our […]

Five Things Every Twenty Something Should Know Going Into 2014

Like that, another year is in the books. 12 Months. 52 Weeks. 365 Days. 8,765 Hours. 25,948 Minutes. 31,556,926 Seconds. Over the last few months, I’ve seen countless tweets and…

Two Obvious Reasons Content Marketing Will Help Your Business in 2014

A lot of people think that if you write it, customers will come. A lot of marketers sell this idea of content being a brand saver to their clients and colleagues with little clue of the realities. It’s these folks who give marketers a bad name but also make it easier to show the difference […]

Five Content Marketing Growth Hacks for Enterprise Startups

I don’t have to tell you that content is changing the way we do business. I don’t have to tell you the benefits of using content to help your business stand out and drive meaningful results. So why not just get right to it and talk about some types of content that can help you […]

What Truly Differentiates The Most Loved Brands From The Rest

Love is a four letter word that keeps a lot of pre-teens up at night. It’s a four letter word that is filled with emotion, power and vulnerability. Love opens…

How to Dominate A Boring Industry with Content Marketing

It’s difficult to admit that you work in a boring industry but it’s okay if you do. In fact, if your industry is considered boring by most than it’s probably an industry that’s ripe for content marketing disruption. The BBB’s (Big Boring Brands) are usually the best industries for doing something that is against the […]

How To Execute A Content Marketing Plan With A Small Budget

Over the last few years, I’ve worked with brands that have spent thousands to create great content. In fact, I’ve spent thousands of dollars on content of my own. This…

Social Media Predicts Playstation 4 to Outsell Xbox One 2:1

With months of speculation, assumptions and rumor-mongering, the launch of the Xbox One and Playstation 4 has everyone guessing which console will come out on top. But what if social media holds all the true answers? That’s the premise of some algorithmic number-crunching done by social media lead identification company LeadSift. The firm tracked thousands of conversations […]

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