90 Second Content Marketing Lesson: Content Marketing ROI

August 17, 2017 @ 10:25 am

There's no doubt about it. Computing ROI for a content marketing program is tricky. There are measurements and metrics to gauge audience consumption, but expressing the impact of those actions in dollars is practically impossible. 

 

This episode is in our new format. It's a lot longer than 90 seconds but I've taken the time to point out ways that content marketing affects your business and how you might go about assessing the value of those effects for yourself.

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90 Second Content Marketing Lesson: Growing Your Email List with Lead Magnets

June 19, 2017 @ 10:30 am

Email is one of the most cost-effective methods for marketing a business. For those with small budgets, email is the only viable direct channel between the company and their prospective customers. In this podcast we'll talk about how to grow your email list organically. The lead magnet strategy has been around forever, but it still works. Even small companies can use the ideas in this episode to start growing their email lists with lead magnets.

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90 Second Content Marketing Lesson: So, Should You Write Like You Speak?

May 16, 2017 @ 4:11 pm

You don't have to be an English expert to write effective business communications, but don't let lazy speaking habits make an unfavorable impression on your audience. Grammar-checking software will help clean up those passages that seem OK in casual conversation but irritate readers or listeners.

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90 Second Content Marketing Lesson: Content Marketing Effectiveness Proof

April 14, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

This lesson describes two recent real-life examples where content marketing produced results for our clients - in entirely different ways.

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The Secret to Building Brand Awareness

March 6, 2017 @ 3:44 pm

This six-minute podcast is about how to use a frequently unexploited resource you've already got to stay top of mind with your customers and prospects - with very little investment. We did it with almost no money and so can you!

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90 Second Content Marketing Lesson: Email List Deadwood

June 28, 2016 @ 2:30 pm

Sorry to break this to you, but there's probably a good portion of your email list that has lost interest. Neglecting to look at metrics and weed out the disengaged might make you feel good about the size of the list, but there are some long-term negative effects to consider.

We rarely think about pruning the list, but it's pretty important. Continually sending to people who don't open your emails damages your reputation as a sender and is just asking for spam complaints.

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90 Second Content Marketing Lesson: Lighten Your Workload and Repurpose

January 30, 2016 @ 5:57 pm

Previously used PowerPoint decks, magazine articles, newsletters, videos, cheat sheets, tutorials, or customer case studies are probably sitting around your business gathering dust. So many companies spend time and money to create a piece of content for a specific purpose and then never touch it again.

It's hard enough to find the time to create new original content from scratch! Why not unearth some of that existing material, spruce it up, and use it again to present to a new audience?

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90 Second Content Marketing Lesson: Turning Random Content Into a Plan

December 30, 2015 @ 12:23 pm

Random publishing is not the best use of informational content. Unfortunately, organizations often publish profusely in short bursts of activity followed by long periods of darkness where nothing new is generated. This approach impedes continuity.

It doesn’t have to be this way. It’s actually easy to put together a simple plan for creating, publishing, and re-purposing content...

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90 Second Content Marketing Lesson: Sales Funnel (Retention)

December 1, 2015 @ 9:48 am

Once a prospect buys, you want to keep them engaged with your company and be good references. Eventually renewing or upgrading is going to become a goal. This means you'll continue to stay in touch and delivering quality content.

This lesson is about the Retention phase of the sales process.

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90 Second Content Marketing Lesson: Sales Funnel (Purchase)

August 18, 2015 @ 5:40 pm

Purchase – the bottom of the sales funnel. This is when buyers are almost ready to buy. You know who they are because you've used gated content and browser cookies in the top and middle funnel stages. The level and frequency of interaction tells you a buyer has reached the purchase level.


This lesson includes some suggested content you can use in the purchase stage of the buying process.

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