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3 Ways Google My Business Can Attract Local Clients

Google recently revealed that every one in three Google searches has local intent. What does that mean? Millions of people are searching for products and services near them – it could be a place to eat or grab a cup of coffee.  But it might be a need for a dentist, doctor,  lawyer,  or accountant. So […]

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10 Content Trends to Watch in 2018

In January the Content Marketing Association laid out 10 trends they predicted would be big this year. Diversification of content channels Brands become content companies Diversification and expansion of content teams Content producers develop closer relationships with e-commerce Social issues play a larger role in content  A changing relationship with Facebook Concerns about legislation and data Quality […]

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Measurement, Analytics a Hot Skill

Just this last week there were several articles in the news about the value of measurement and analytics. These are just a few of the stories published recently: Forbes: Data Science is the Key to Marketing ROI. This year alone, the U.S. is projected to absorb a shortfall of 190,000 data scientists — and that’s not even […]

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Business Video Marketing Trends Shifting to Animated Video Stories in 2019

Image credit In this week’s post about the three content rends for 2019, I highlighted the need for more visuals and video, but I didn’t mention animation. The Broadcast2World report says more B2B companies are pledging marketing budgets to animation videos with an entertainment and educational mix, as opposed to the previously dominant educational-only approach. “Earlier, […]

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3 Content Marketing Trends for 2019

It’s that time of year again.  We’re approaching the end of 2018 and businesses are looking ahead to the New Year. Many of you are already in the throes of planning.  Keep these three important trends in mind while you work on how to improve your results next year. The Need for a Documented Content Strategy Only 37 […]

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How to Repurpose Content into a Press Release (Podcast)

I was recently invited to be a guest on the Content 10X podcast to talk about content repurposing and press releases Amy Woods and I had a delightful conversation and I hope you ‘ll find it useful. Click the image below to go to the podcast page of Amy’s site for the link to the […]

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Think Before You Share Content

    Is it possible that in this day and age there are still business people who post controversial comments on sharing apps without considering the consequences? Apparently so. This cautionary tale is currently setting South Africa on fire.  A few days ago Adam Catzavelos, a 39-year-old businessman who was the marketing director for his family […]