Branding & Content Marketing Go Together

3 Content Marketing Goals Your Business Can Achieve

The key to content marketing success is developing a strategy that suits your goals and aligns with your brand. When content marketing made its debut, brands in publishing and journalism-related industries were quick to jump on board. After all, it gave them a unique opportunity to showcase their writing skills while establishing themselves as industry leaders. But it didn’t take …

Personal branding

The 5 keys to professional influence 3.0

e-branding, e-influence, personal branding and professional communication entered a new era with the development of social networks. What are the levers that exist today to promote your own personal brand? What are the tricks for boosting your digital and real-life reputation? Five words startingsum-up a very effective recipe. “We create a meal like a piece of music or an oil …

It’s time to get serious about influencers

It’s time to get serious about influencers

2017 has started at quite a pace with a flurry of pitches from both brands and Government clients. There’s been a real new year energy in terms of reviewing and building capability – with much of that energy pointed at Influencer Marketing. L’Oréal has announced greater investment in digital generally and social influencer more specifically. A commitment underscored by their …

Behavioural insights and what is really going on in the minds of your customers

Behavioural insights and what is really going on in the minds of your customers

Today’s interview is with Dr. Simon Moore (BSc, PhD, CPsychol), a Chartered business and consumer psychologist who specialises in uncovering emotional and personality influences on behaviour. He is also Management Director of Innovationbubble , a new type of insights agency that, using psychological insights and methodologies, investigates the real reasons that customers behave the way that they do and what …

Marketers Begin To View Influencer Relationships As Strategic

Marketers Begin To View Influencer Relationships As Strategic

Influencer marketing gained substantial momentum among marketers in 2016. But for all its potential, there are also significant challenges. With pure pay-to-play and one-off campaign practices distracting marketers from finding the true value of influencer relationships, misconceptions remain.  My content marketing agency, TopRank Marketing, along with influencer relationship management software company Traackr, teamed to investigate how the practice of influencer …

How to Get Your Content Published on Forbes and Huffington Post

How to Get Your Content Published on Forbes and Huffington Post

Israeli-American psychologist Daniel Kahneman is an expert in the psychology of judgment and decision, and his research has challenged assumptions of human rationality as a driver in economic decision-making. He has said, “Your first impression of a thing sets up your subsequent beliefs. If the company looks inept to you, you may assume everything else they do is inept.” No …

How to reverse engineer a content marketing strategy through the customer journey

How to reverse engineer a content marketing strategy through the customer journey

It’s no secret that content marketing is an effective method for reaching and engaging the customer. Through effective storytelling, brands can tap into the emotion of the customer to produce affinity, loyalty, and even advocacy. However, a content marketing strategy lacking in a clear understanding of the customer’s journey can backfire at worst and produce haphazard results at best. I …

What Storytelling Means for Industry Influencers

What Storytelling Means for Industry Influencers

As Annette Simmons once said “If you wish to influence an individual or a group to embrace a particular value in their daily lives, tell them a compelling story.” Story telling is a powerful tool for marketing your business. However, be aware, I want to be crystal clear about what I am advocating and what I am not advocating. Marketing …

3 Key Characteristics of the Best Startup CEOs

3 Key Characteristics of the Best Startup CEOs

When you look at the world’s top startups and then at their CEOs, you find similar characteristics across the board. Startup CEOs are crazy enough to start a company from scratch and strong enough to build a rock-solid team around their idea. As a startup CEO, you’ll likely feel that your company’s weight is on your shoulders, while every decision you …

How to Close More B2B Deals with Case Studies

How to Close More B2B Deals with Case Studies

Let me guess: you’ve had at least one of these complaints before, right? For some content strategists, the solution to all these problems is simply “more content marketing.” But here’s the thing: content marketing is a pretty far-reaching term that encompasses an entire type of marketing strategy and many different content styles. From white papers to e-newsletters, deciding on the …