Helping You Write Great Content for Real People

What’s your assignment today? I’m sure you’ve got a great angle, an awesome story to tell, and the only thing you are in a rut about is how to make it worthwhile for your audience. It’s a tough task these days, as you clamour to do your job, forces are conspiring against you. I’ve been […]

The Smartest People Eat Chocolate and Optimize for Great Content

FOOD FOR THOUGHT It is a long-standing truth that correlation does not equal causation. Picture two events (A and B) where a correlation exists. There are actually four fundamental relationships between them. A is the cause of B. B is the cause of A. There is a common cause C, but A and B do […]

Big Companies Use Content Hubs for Native Advertising

As large companies look for creative ways to draw attention to their advertising on content sites, a number of Fortune 500 firms are going in the opposite direction. Instead of putting their advertising around articles created by news firms, they’re putting news articles around their promotions. From technology to fashion and from finance to food […]

5 Things You Can Do To Screw-Up A Perfectly Good Story

Is there a secret sauce that goes into creating a great post that connects with your audience? I believe that writing is an art, a form of personal expression.  The topic is irrelevant however, it’s how you articulate your story that matters and how your expression of information affects the audience that ingests it. Writing to influence […]

How to Create Compelling Content That Converts

I recently read an insightful blog post by Jean of Kapost suggesting that “a laissez-faire approach to creating content won’t cut it anymore”. New research from Demand Metric shows that formats that used to work for marketers are not working anymore. Meaning: they don’t pull audience interest like they once did. It seems that the revolution of […]

10 Topic Ideas to Create Disruptive Slideshare Presentations

There’s a new darling in town. Well, kind of. In 2013, it was reported Slideshare averages 60 million users with 20% of them visiting from Google. But it has recently become a hot topic in the blogosphere. Many tips and tactics have been shared, but there’s always room for more content ideas – especially when […]

5 Things You Must Do Before You Hit Publish

Before you hit publish on your blog post, there is one critical step before you click that button. That mission critical step is to review your work. If you are a one-man show (where you don’t have the luxury of having a team) then you’ll be going through the system of a self-edit process. It […]

How to Increase Your Website’s Referral Traffic

Traffic: every Los Angeles commuters’ worst nightmare, but every brand’s dream. There are dozens of ways to generate clicks to a website including social media avenues, referral links from other websites, paid campaigns, and so much more. The chief segment of traffic, which includes the aforementioned sources, is referral traffic. Referral traffic refers to the […]

10 Things Marketers Need to Know to Remain Relevant

It’s clear that marketing has drastically changed in the last decade. The rise of digital, accompanied by its ever-evolving technologies in mobile and advertising will build a perpetual environment of test and learn. As well, continuous emergence of audience platforms will create a nomadic culture that follows the fickle consumer paths. Ultimately, this will dictate […]

10 SEO Methods That Will Complement Your Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) Efforts

(image: quickmeme.com) “Why are you doing this? Why? Isn’t the universe big enough for both of us? What is wrong with you people? We could work together. Why be enemies? Because we’re different? Is that why? Think of the things that we could do. Think how strong we would be… together. There is nothing that […]

Real-Time Marketing: Should Humor Be Used In Difficult Times?

I was going to write a post about building a successful marketing team for your startup, but I can’t. If any of you have been reading about what is going on in Israel, my home country, you understand why pretending that it’s “business as usual” might be a bit hard for me—so if you will […]

The Fortune 500 Crowdsources Innovation , And Gets Innovative In-House

A food company wants to tell its market about its products. It wants customers to know how flexible its products can be and it wants to prove that they can use them to do more than bake bread or make basic cakes. It could turn to an advertising agency, run some focus groups or conduct […]

8 Ways to Generate Blog Content Ideas

Whoever said coming up with blog content ideas is easy must be new to the job. Generating smashing hit subjects on a daily or weekly basis is a challenging proposition, and there’s no one right way to go about doing it. However, there are a few hidden secrets that we regularly employ here at Rocket […]

How to Increase Advocacy and Forget about Awareness

A successful digital or content marketing strategy should, among other things, focus on brand advocacy. Brand advocacy leads to trust and consumer action while simple brand awareness can drift out of consumer consciousness by the time they’ve left your website. Are you a fan of influencer marketing,  content marketing,  blogger outreach,  or social media marketing? […]

How To Leverage Your Creatures of Content

‘Creatures of Content’ is a new term/project I’ve coined (I think I’m the first) to describe the modern consumer’s content creation habits. So, creatures of habit + content = creatures of content. Now that we’re on the same page, our businesses and brands have a really exciting and powerful opportunity that offers a huge reward […]

4 Tools to Help You Manage Multi Channel Businesses

Multi-channel businesses by definition offer their core products or services across multiple platforms. The core challenge of a multi-channel business is the fact that each platform is like a mini business by itself and demands dedicated attention and nurturing for it to flourish and succeed. This means multi-channel business owners are perennially over stretched with […]

Hashtag Strategies for Dummies

Hashtags are a key component to a social media approach. However, done poorly, hashtags can make a brand come across as uncalculated and well, a dummie. Use this pound sign turned social the right way– avoid the errors that can destroy any strategy by following our list of do’s and dont’s for hashtagging. #Don’ts Don’t […]

Marketing Serves Sales. Period.

My Confession: I am and will always be a salesman at heart. Having spent 20 years in the retail and wholesale sales trenches, at my core I will forever see myself as a ‘salesman.’ It’s not the adrenaline rush that attracts me. Nor is it the money, but rather, it’s the building of very human relationships […]

4 Proven Ways to Engage Employees in Your Content Creation Process

  If you were to randomly poll company owners about the need for good content to further their digital marketing efforts, you’d find the overwhelming majority would consider it critical. Regardless of your company’s size or industry, the ideal scenario for content creation is to get full buy-in and support from employees. At The Sales […]