Five Tips for Publishing a Great Newsletter

Have you ever heard the saying, “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes”? It refers to how sometimes people who are experts at something in their professional life neglect this very thing in their personal life. You know … like a cobbler’s children walking around barefoot or with shoes that have…

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What Types of Content Should You Create?

It’s fun to look back sometimes at how certain things that happened in your life led you to where you are now. For example, when I decided to give full-time freelance writing a shot 13 years ago, things were very different than they are today. Some marketers had just started…

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The Best Content Marketing Program I’ve Ever Seen

Last month I offered a peek behind the curtain at a successful content marketing program being run by one of my clients, Personal Capital. I got some good response to that article so I thought I’d do another client profile by describing the content marketing program being run by another…

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A Peek Behind the Curtain at Personal Capital’s Successful Content Marketing Program

I spend most of my time as a freelance financial writer creating articles and blogs that are part of my clients’ content marketing programs. As freelancer, I’m not always privy to the details of these programs, but one of my clients let me peek behind the curtains a little bit…

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Why You Should be Repurposing Your Content

I can’t stand to see anything go to waste. I guess it’s part of my frugal (or some might say cheap) nature, but waste drives me crazy. So I’ll roll up that toothpaste tube and keep squeezing it until I get the last drop of toothpaste out. The same goes…

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The Three Key Ingredients for Whitepaper Success

There are three key ingredients for whitepaper success: a dedicated team, the right resources and strong editorial and design skills. You also need to set realistic expectations — these need to align with what content marketing does best, which is getting the word out about your product or company and helping prospects get to know, like and trust you.

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Content Marketing: Got Strategy?

In the past decade or so, content marketing has gone from the fringes to the mainstream of the marketing world. Or to use a baseball analogy — since America’s Pastime finally got started last month — it has been promoted from the minor to the major leagues. Given this, it’s…

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