Content marketing: Telling Meaningful Stories

SEO is really hard and here’s what you can do to make it easier!

I take pride in getting a ton of search engine traffic to the site. Up to 80% of my traffic in some months has come from search engines. Yay! And traffic and exposure to the site has really grown year-over-year: So I would like to take credit for my fantastic and sophisticated search engine optimization […]

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Let’s overthink the length of content a bit …

The length of something – like a speech, a presentation, a movie, a book, a blog post etc. – doesn’t necessarily determine its quality. But sometimes we default to thinking that it does. I remember being invited to speak at a global conference in a 15-minute time slot. I mentioned this to one person and she said: […]

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Why your blog post should still have share buttons

I try not to make this a rant but I've seen an unfortunate trend lately of more and more blog posts that don't have share buttons. Of course, as you can see on this blog I have share buttons at the bottom of each post. In reality I probably should have them at the top […]

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How to write a good post-conference blog post (in my opinion)

With conference season in full swing many marketers out there are working on and refining their conference strategies. This could include: Attending Networking Exhibiting Speaking Sponsoring Social media engagement Give aways Blog posts All those tactics – especially when done in concert with each other and other tactics – can bring in leads to a […]

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ORGANIZATIONAL STORYTELLING: How to decide whether or not to do a podcast

Podcasting has continued to grow and according to some experts out there will continue to grow so I think it's a fair question: should my organization do a podcast? Some organizations might scream: Another channel? It has to stop somewhere. And that is actually a valid statement because we can't do everything and definitely can't […]

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Blogging frequency: How often should I publish a blog post?

I was reminded of this topic during a summer 2017 blogchat on Twitter. Really, if you ask 10 people on what the right frequency is you likely will get 10 different answers. Related: Mack Collier’s blogchat prep post on the frequency of blogging Some people will tell you that if your posts  are high-quality it’s […]

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How original photos can help you rank higher in Google Image Search 

You have likely heard me debate the topic of whether we should use stock images or authentic and original images. I can be swayed in many debates when a direction that I didn’t think of  can actually benefit the consumer. But I just have never gotten to the point to see the benefit  for when […]

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Guess who is now a YouTuber… #dadlife 

Not me. LOL. 😱😂 My daughter is now a self-declared YouTuber. Her channel can be found here.  That means that she: Has her own channel Publishes regularly  Tells stories  Is comfortable on camera 🎥 (aka her iPad) She’s done a nice job publishing almost daily videos discussing a variety of things I mostly don’t understand: […]

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Trying to be perfect can kill storytelling

July 2017 update ⬇️⬇️⬇️ You’ve heard me talk about how perfectionism can kill content marketing and organizational storytelling-including in the post below, which I first published in July 2014. I was reminded of this when I was starting to read Jon Acuff’s new book “Finish: Give yourself the gift of done.” ⬅️⬅️ Affiliate links, meaning I […]

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How I had to move my binge watching from Netflix to Amazon Prime 📺 📱 

I was coming off a binge watching experience on Netflix and finished six seasons of the Showime show “Shameless.” That’s roughly 3,744 minutes of TV watching – though I watch some of it on my phone, sometimes on the couch and sometimes at the gym. And I like how Netflix actually coordinates my app watching […]

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When is it OK to swear in blog posts and on social media?

A look at whether or not it's okay to swear in blog posts and on social media!

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Technology should really resolve the content creation problem of lengthy headlines 

A look at the problem of headlines being too long on certain channels. How can we get that fixed?

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Should I automatically push my promoted Facebook post to Instagram?

A look at whether or not you should push your promoted Facebook post to Instagram automatically.

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Why to write content adjacent to your sweet spot on your (corporate) blog 

You hear me talk about the importance of being clear about what your content niche is. This is the content that you are an expert in and that you have a defined audience for and that you share on your (company) blog. Everything we produce and then distribute needs to fit into that category. For […]

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PICTURES: There’s nothing wrong with not wearing a full suit for a TV interview -sometimes 

That of course assumes that only the top half of you is shown to viewers. 😱🤔😂 We certainly hear jokes of TV anchors not wearing pants because only their upper half is  shown on TV. And with more and more people working at home more and more people don’t necessarily dress up every day. That […]

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Confirmed talks

 

Annual conference
Reno, NV
Oct. 8-9. 2017

San Francisco
Nov. 6, 2017

Lisbon, Portugal
March 3, 2018

May 2, 2018
Victory, Canada

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