Distillations

You’re ready to move on from your current content marketing job. There is little room for growth, the pay is so-so and the work is mind-numbingly boring. Congratulations! You could not have picked a better time to begin your job search. The economy is growing...
Looking for a marketing angle likely to yield high returns? The solution is right under your nose: pain point removal. Stop selling; start solving problems. Ever have one of those “attempting-to-drink-from-the-fire-hose” moments? Lately, I’ve had more than my fair share, including this one… “You know...
Quality content is, first and foremost, accurate. If the information you share is not accurate, it cannot be deemed quality content, no matter how well-written, designed or promoted it might be. In that way, quality content is a lot like an atomic clock: known primarily,...
In the digital marketing age, your personal brand is defined by your reputation, your online profile and the content you share. By making it a habit to create and/or share best-in-class content and showing empathy for helping others do better at their jobs or businesses, you’re...
I’m a writer. Not a web content writer or web copywriter, but a writer, mind you. That sentence, however, tells an incomplete story. The work I do goes well beyond writing to include strategy (content and brand), business coaching, business advisor and speaker. So, you...
Customer experience is the lifeblood of any service- or product-related business. It accounts for the many and varied interactions a prospect or customer has with your brand, before, during and after they do business with you. If the experience is positive, you can earn a...
If you’re trying to build a corporate blog, don’t simply focus on the content you create and share. Focus, too, on having subject matter experts help you create accurate, high-quality content, and you’ll be ahead of the competition and further ensure your web copy gets...
The beginner’s guide to public speaking will help anyone become a better speaker and presenter quickly. The ability to effectively and succinctly communicate an idea is a moat for any marketer or small business owner. What’s more, becoming an effective public speaker enhances the profile...
Create shorter content. That’s the frequent answer I give to brands looking to grow their reach via content marketing. Typically, a look of shock washes across their faces as they envision the SEO value lost from not being able to stuff myriad keywords in the...
Brands as publishers? Rubbish! Your brand doesn’t need to be a publisher to be successful at content marketing. In fact, publishing your own content could actually be a detriment to your business. I attacked the logic of brands as publishers before, making the point that...