Content Strategy

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Epic Content That Will Go Viral

When you think about some of the most globally shared content this year or the year before, it may seem as if the whole thing is random. Ok, some funny stunt made by a cat may have been accidental but when we are speaking about writing content, you will soon learn that the process is not random and that it takes effort and creativity to achieve your content to go viral. But this also means that it can be done, instead of accrediting each viral success to luck. To help get you moving in the right direction, here is a guide to making your content so grand that it goes viral. 

Bryan Ruby: Winter Blogging is Coming

Summer is a distraction. While promises of consistent blogging are easy to make here in South Dakota when temperatures are below freezing, the true test of a blogger is spending time in front of the computer when the warm sunny skies of summer are on us. The successful blogger is one that posts consistently and routinely throughout the year. The ideal blogger puts the readers first before himself or herself. Regular readers of my blog already know this but for the record let me state it anyway, I'm not that blogger.

The Importance of Design in Storytelling

Storytelling is in our genes. It’s how we share experiences with others, as we all have similar yet different stories to tell – common ground for understanding each other and forging meaningful bonds and connections. 

Because of these reasons, storytelling has been a part of branding for decades but started gaining true recognition with the advancement of technology and the internet as well as with inbound marketing taking over. It’s what made design matter even more, helping the business create a unique story, with your customers and your own brand being the main characters.  

How to Create a Style Guide for Your Industrial Business

No matter what type of business you run, a style guide helps solidify your brand and present a consistent image across multiple media. The style for an industrial business may vary slightly from other types of businesses. People want to know they can trust you, so consistency and reliability become even more of a factor than, say, for an e-commerce store that sells kitchen gadgets. However, some of the rules are similar.

4 Key Steps in Creating an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy Raul Harman Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:21

When talking about marketing strategies, social media platforms have become an integral channel form marketing promotions and campaigns. Nowadays, every business that operates in the online market leverages social media networks in one way or another.

That’s not surprising, considering that social media is one of the most efficient ways for companies of all sizes to promote themselves, their offers, as well as reach out to their target audience in a meaningful way. However, social media networks might be convenient and reliable for your marketing campaign, but they are in no way easy to master.

How to Plan an Inbound Marketing Strategy for Ecommerce

Every once in a while, it is good to freshen up your marketing strategy to make sure that your brand’s message is conveyed loud and clear and that you have a steady flow of both revenue and new customers. In this domain, the inbound marketing is taking precedence over the outbound since people are growing tired of being exposed to a huge amount of uninteresting content wrapped in crude calls to buy something they don’t even want.

Why Your Landing Page Isn't Converting — and How to Fix It Lexie Lu Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:30

You've put hours into your web design, and your landing page seems to have everything in order. However, people are bouncing away without converting into customers. There are many possible reasons why your landing page is not working the way it should, and thankfully, there are remedies.

Around 80 percent of marketers archive their conversion rate optimization results so they can measure progress over time. If you aren't tracking this, start keeping the data today so you can see what tactics work and what needs adjusting. That way, you can avoid constantly doing something that's not working.

Boye 19 Brooklyn: The Digital Leadership Conference

It has been a couple years since I personally promoted a conference through my websites and perhaps even longer since I've attended a conference. This was not an intentional decision by me but simply a recognition that in the past couple years I didn't find a conference I found worthy to promote. After awhile talks covering topics such as content management, digital strategy, and collaboration become noise so over time my interest in conferences waned. Then all that changed last week when Janus Boye contacted me to remind me that's he's rebooted his company and bringing his conference back to the USA.

8 Traits of a Successful E-Commerce Business Lexie Lu Sat, 01/26/2019 - 09:23

The low overhead of Internet real estate makes it the perfect place to have a business presence. However, some online stores seem to languish, while others thrive. What factors make one e-commerce store more successful than another?

Around 63 percent of Internet users around the world have purchased something online. The number grows every year, with predictions for 65.2 percent by 2021. Now is the time to look at your e-commerce site and mimic eight traits of the most successful online retailers.