content for your brand

How to create simpler, better content for your brand

College almost ruined me as a writer. I remember an upperclassman telling me to pass finals I should “fill out the whole blue book.” It may have been complete nonsense flowing from my brain to my pen but as long as I filled one book, I could guarantee myself a passing grade. As a result, I had a lot of...

Lesson in Planning for Marketing Communications

A lesson in not counting your race cars before the engine starts. I’m a huge racing fan. Growing up, Memorial Day weekend was always celebrated by watching the Indianapolis 500. As an adult, I’ve only missed the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” once and it’s because I was 39 weeks pregnant. Anyways, my love for motorsports rarely intersects with my interest...

5 Simple Ways to Generate Helpful Content

We’ve all been there. You have a question so you take to search or social media to find the answer. Remind me, what did we do before Google when someone asked, “How much does a baby elephant weigh?” From Google and Yahoo to Facebook and Twitter, the way we find and exchange information has changed dramatically—even in the past decade....

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Creating a Content Marketing Strategy in Eight Steps

It seems so easy that first time you sit down in front of your computer. I mean, how hard can it be? A quick blog post here, a newsroom item there, an infographic, a video, an ebook… oh, and another blog post, then another. Before you know it, that “side project” you started to increase the amount of indexable keywords...