Video: THE Content Marketing Trend of 2014

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  “If one wants to reach younger people at an earlier age to shape their minds in a critical way, you really need to know how ideas and emotions are expressed visually.” ~ Martin Scorsese Do you have one of those “little, black dresses?” For a professional woman in any metropolitan area, that is an absolute must-have wardrobe basic. It’s …

Three Pak: Most Common Marketing Video Types

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“A minute of video is worth 1.8 million words.” ~ Forrester   Did you grow up in a family that shot home videos? Are you an avid fan of America’s Funniest Videos? Do you like to watch the added features available for movies now—the bloopers and outtakes? Or maybe you break up the tedium of your day with a quick …

9 Best Practices for Effective Calls to Action

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© Wavebreak Media; used with permission  Has this ever happened to you? Just last week I was looking up information about a particular author I wanted to know more about. Five clicks and 30 minutes later I was on a webpage describing the benefits of weight-training versus aerobic exercise. This is what Chris Brogan calls the “serendipity” of the internet. …

10 Takeaways from ASAE’s Membership, Marketing & Communications Conference

I LOVE the MMC Conference because it’s local and the topics are in my wheelhouse. I love the connecting piece too! As usual there was too much to do and not enough time! If you weren’t able to attend, I’ve compiled a post taking ONE key point from presentations uploaded for attendees. This should help whet your appetite for next …

Pinterest: “The Future of Marketing Is Visual!”

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  Who would have guessed that this would be our 100th blog post? When I saw the numbers in the 90’s a few months ago, I could hardly believe it. We decided to use this post to highlight the newest of our social networks—The unveiling of our Pinterest account! Why Pinterest? One of my own arguments AGAINST Pinterest initially was that …

Marketing: A Gardener’s Almanac

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Do you spend much time in the garden?  Is it a chore or therapy? I am an avid gardener. Sometimes I have trouble falling asleep at night, planning my gardening activities for the weekend. Or, I wake up EARLY Saturday morning and am unable to fall back asleep, anticipating the day ahead. This past weekend, I got to play in the …

Romancing Customers with Compelling Content

I can picture in my mind’s eye the exact moment I met my husband. It was love at first sight, really.  While his good looks and towering height certainly made an impression, I was ensnared by his charm, kindness, carefree attitude, and unrelenting inquisitiveness. Within days of first meeting, I was talking excitedly with him about my first significant job …

Tech 13 and Social Organizations: Day 2

A few years ago, when I was just beginning to dip my toes into the social media space, Chris Brogan made a statement about loving the serendipity of social media.  I remember thinking, ‘What was a strange choice of words to use to talk about social networking.’  Now that I’ve been engaged in Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook for the last 3 years, …

Tech13 via Twitterverse: Day 1

I was really bummed that I couldn’t attend the ASAE Tech13 conference last week. However, if my engagement on Twitter has done nothing else, it has taught me the power of the hashtag(#Tech13). I chose 7 colleagues that I knew would be tweeting pretty regularly, and followed their feeds closely last Wednesday and Thursday. What follows is a curation of …

Editorial Calendar: Content Marketing Step 4

I’ve always dreamed of just getting into the car with a wad of cash and setting off on a vacation with no particular destination in mind. A serendipitous foray like that sounds like the perfect vacation. But would you do that with your marketing efforts? I bet not! CONTENT MARKETING OVERVIEW When we started this series, we said that there …