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OMG! Viral marketing isn’t really a thing!

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A client dumped us a few summers ago. After a very warm working relationship over several months, I received a very cold email out of the blue telling us our content and consulting services–including the content marketing strategy we were making them–were no longer needed because they decided to do “viral marketing.”

A quick & dirty marketing strategy roadmap

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Many businesses are quite scattered when it comes to marketing strategy. Instead of constructing a plan, many take a scattershot approach–putting in a little bit of effort here, a little bit there, trying this for a hot minute, and then a big push for whatever option seems to be the cheapest or was sold the best. That isn’t a strategy, …

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Don’t let a freelancer or agency run wild with your blog (or your budget)

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I get a major case of the warm and fuzzies when a client hands us the reigns and lets us create all kinds of cool content for their blog. When the sky is the limit, we are able to whip up a wonderful content mix that offers a range of something to cater to every persona that makes up their …

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5 essential tips for content marketing strategy for your startup

Julie Ewald content marketing, content strategy, digital marketing Leave a Comment

Having a strategy for your content is imperative to its success. Now I know some folks just toss some content out into the world and get lucky, but that’s not the case for most who are seeing traction and profits from their content marketing. Yes, you are excited to jump in, but look before you leap! Making a content marketing …

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What is content strategy?

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Before you can erect a building, you need a blueprint. It shows everybody involved in the construction what the finished product will look like, where things like plumbing and electrical wires go, how big the individual pieces need to be, and how everything will fit together. Without it, no one knows what they’re doing, and no responsible professional would ever …