Content Inc.: The Book Every Small Business Owner Should Read

Cover of Content Inc.When the Content Marketing Institute asked me to review an early copy of Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses, I jumped at the chance. I knew it would be useful for my work helping businesses create content marketing strategies. What I didn’t expect is how much it would help me with my own marketing.

Let me explain. I’ve been a dedicated follower of Joe Pulizzi’s work since before he started the Content Marketing Institute. I’ve read his previous three books. I listen to his This Old Marketing podcast every week. I’ve been listening to the Content Inc. podcast, as well. I knew I was going to find value in this new book but I was surprised how much. Read more

Content Marketing: Why Storytelling is Essential

Last month, Lush Digital Media in Perth, Western Australia won the Best Motivational Video or Video Series category in the USA Content Marketing Awards. In addition to winning the top award, it also exceeded the original goals set out for the video. Both these successes come down to one thing – good storytelling.

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10 Copywriting Hacks Anyone Can Use

Would you like to write better? Copywriters use a few tricks to ensure they produce more powerful copy. These simple hacks don’t rely on a big vocabulary or an insane fixation on spelling or grammar. They’re solid techniques anyone can use to improve their copy and make their content marketing more effective.

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Do You Know the Top Goal for Content Marketing?

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Do you know the number one goal for content marketing? You know by now one of the keys to a successful content marketing initiative is to have a documented strategy. Most businesses have moved on from vanity metrics and have also figured out social media can be a big waste of time. But if you’re out there creating content, one goal will predict your success more than any other. Unfortunately, far too many of us aren’t focused in the right place. Read more

Top Mind Blowers from Content Marketing World Sydney

When was the last time you had your mind blown? You expect to have your thinking challenged and absorb a big whack of inspiration when you attend Content Marketing World. The 2015 Sydney event wrapped this week and it didn’t disappoint. Here are the top mind blowers from the three-day conference.

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