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20 Amazing Examples Of Brand Content Marketing Hubs

B2B Marketing Insider

have a running list of about 10 sites that I typically use as examples. The criteria I used was pretty simple: They had to be examples of a  brand-owned content hub. I am not looking for great examples of “campaign” content like Chipotle Scarecrow , Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches or the enviable  Volvo Epic Split. BufferApp Blog. Anthropologie Blog.

15 Call to Action Samples for Rocking Blog Posts that Convert


Blog posts without a call to action are like Facebook posts without images. It’s no secret that creating high-quality blog posts can be incredibly time-consuming. An effective call to action will act as a logical extension of your blog posts. Blogging is a highly effective medium for reaching a wide array of marketing goals. Gain Blog Subscribers.

8 Ideas for a Creative Facebook Cover Photo (and 15 Examples of Great Ones)

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Bill Faeth If you’re savvy about marketing on social , your business probably has a Facebook account. One of the most crucial elements of a business’s Facebook page is the cover photo. Here are eight awesome ideas for creating the Facebook cover photo of your dreams, inspired by brands who already have an outstanding visual presence. What is Facebook about?

Blog your way into a book deal


In 2014, your first step towards becoming a published author with a traditional publishing house is to start a blog focused on what you’ll eventually want to write a book about. Your second step is to grow a community around the writing you’re doing on your blog. Do I have a recent example of this happening in the wild? Case-in-point: my buddy Minh Lê.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

improvements.”2 For a set of sample goals, content objectives, and KPIs, see the chart to the right3: 2 From Altimeter Group’s “A Culture of Content” report, by. example for a real estate brand below: awareness consideration acquisition Content breakdown by funnel: FUNNEL STAGEPAIN/PASSION POINTS EXAMPLES • “Top 10 Mistakes Newlyweds Make” • “How to Set a New Year’s. Content.

17 Examples of Great Presentation Design


While readers mostly agreed with the rules, they requested some examples of well-designed slides, so Dan and I did some digging. We gathered some of the best examples of slides and presentation design to help provide a clear picture of what great presentation design is and isn't. Sample slides by Garr Reynolds View more presentations from garr. Sample Slides Based on Food, Inc.

13 Hilarious Examples of Truly Awful Stock Photography


The more visual nature of Facebook after the release of Timeline. That's what sometimes happens when a marketer hops onto a stock photography site for homepage photography, slide deck backgrounds, blog post images, and the like. Most marketers are pretty convinced of the importance of using visuals in their marketing. Think about it. There's the rise of Pinterest. just keep clicking.

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools


Again, as for all posts in this series, tools will be shown with the number of results returned by Google on a search for reviews of that tool (not necessarily the actual number of reviews) and example showcase reviews. <!__more–>Links ” — B2B PR Sense Blog. Sample review:  “Aggregates the best of the web. 17) Blog Topic Generator. StoreYa Blog.

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Generating Leads from a Facebook Fan/Business Page Engagement Strategy


Facebook and B2B lead generation.  Have you considered Facebook as a channel for lead generation?  Yes I know the jury is still out, but you can’t deny the power of Facebook as it relates to brand building and audience reach.  In 2011, 70 percent of B2B marketers used Facebook to share content with their networks, a 30 percent increase over the previous year.

20 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Your Facebook News Feed


The feature TIME once compared to "a glitzy laundry list" is now the crux of Facebook's success. Facebook's News Feed launched in September 2006, about a year and a half after the launch of the site. In a nutshell, it scans and collects every single post put out by your Facebook friends, the people you follow, the groups you belong to, and the pages you've Liked. The result?

Facebook VP: 3 Steps to Building Brands on Facebook

It's All About Revenue

That’s what David Fischer, Facebook’s Vice President of Advertising and Global Operations, told the audience at ad:tech , the yearly conference for digital marketers. Personalization, Fischer noted, is the reason why Facebook is growing so rapidly – 800 million registered users and counting. And, he said, this the value proposition Facebook offers to brands.

The Anatomy of a Shareable, Linkable & Popular Post: A Study of Our Marketing Blog


So, here's what was done: We extracted each of the URLs of every blog post that we've ever published on the HubSpot Marketing Blog (a total of 6,192 blog posts). The number of Tweets, Google +1s, Facebook Likes, LinkedIn shares, Pinterest pins, and total social shares. The next area that I've looked at is the primary topic of the blog article. The author.

Photos on Facebook Generate 53% More Likes Than the Average Post [NEW DATA]


In fact, Facebook users are uploading approximately 300 million photos to Facebook per day, up 20% from earlier this year. Even u sage of the photo-sharing tool Instagram, purchased by Facebook in April of 2012, has increased 1,179% in six months. The Impact of Photos on Generating Facebook Engagement. It's no wonder photo posts garner more attention from Facebook users!

Top 30 Most Useful Facebook Blog Posts of 2010

WindMill Networking

Since Facebook is where Americans spend more time than anywhere else on the Internet , our needs as social media marketers as well as professionals to stay on top of the latest trends in 2010 regarding the social media gorilla are as important as ever.  10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks by Amy-Mae Elliott [4,225]. 20 Facebook Tips/Tricks You Might Not Know from Hongkiat [3,302].

Integrating RSS Feeds, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, a Primer for Managing your Social Media Time Efficiently


If you’re like me (and if you’re not, read this anyway), you’re looking for ways to monitor social media and blog feeds without jumping around to multiple platforms.  We’re all busy, and am sure we have our own methods to monitor, share, and comment on the tweets, posts, blogs, and updates we receive each day.  So I did a little research, and with the help of some tools, I think I am closer to my vision.  So here’s my method to be more efficient with my social media time. Accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Facebook and Twitter.   The easy ones. 

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Integrating RSS Feeds, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, a Primer for Managing your Social Media Time Efficiently


If you’re like me (and if you’re not, read this anyway), you’re looking for ways to monitor social media and blog feeds without jumping around to multiple platforms.  We’re all busy, and am sure we have our own methods to monitor, share, and comment on the tweets, posts, blogs, and updates we receive each day.  So I did a little research, and with the help of some tools, I think I am closer to my vision.  So here’s my method to be more efficient with my social media time. Accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Facebook and Twitter.   The easy ones. 

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Facebook Apps for Business: Post Planner Adds New Killer Content Curation Feature

WindMill Networking

Lure your readers back to your Facebook Page with new content curation features from Post Planner. When I present on Facebook as part of my social media workshops , I introduce a number of Facebook tools for business that I would divide into the following categories: Application platforms (for Facebook contests , etc.). FacebookPhoto credit: Wikipedia).

The 14 Best Content Planning and Research Tools


Sample review:  “Trello is a simple, yet effective project management tool following the agile development model. Showcase reviews: Online Marketing Institute, Anders Orsander, Marketing Insider Group (Strategy), Blogging Wizard, SmartBug Media, StoreYa Blog, Social Media Examiner, Marketing Insider Group (Content), Express Writers, SnapApp. 2) Podio. Blogging Wizard (Content).

Putting content marketing on time out for a moment

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Last week I saw this provocative and interesting blog post title: “The Top 100 Blog Posts About Content Marketing in 2015.” Here’s a sample of topics from the blog posts listed: Before You Hit Publish, Here Are 10 Things To Do With Your Blog Content. How to Start a Business Blog: Seven Essentials for Success. Is there a difference?

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Blog Marketing Tactics - 10 Tested, Proven Ideas

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With that said, today I’m going to get a little meta on you – but with a purpose.  I want to share a list of tactics and approaches I’ve used/experimented with at this blog to attract from 40,000-250,000 organic visitors monthly and more than 8,500 RSS/email readers.  This is in the hopes of inspiring some new ideas to help your blog or your client’s blog. 1. 

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3 Tips for Future-proofing Your Digital Career

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

On the one hand, I’m looking forward to 3D printers that recreate my limbs from DNA samples, nanomedicine where tiny robots travel through my bloodstream to repair cell damage and “Hyperloop” capsules that transport me at the speed of sound. My core biz friends are added on Facebook. For example, illustration is not in great demand in Berlin. My hipster party.

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6 Ways B2B Companies Are Using Facebook


Is Facebook applicable for B2B companies? With more than 750 million users, Facebook is useful for far more than just teenagers playing online games. The social network has become a representative sample of the world's population. As a company selling to other companies, Facebook serves as an important tool for generating leads and nurturing customer relationships. Let's take a look at 6 B2B companies and how they are using Facebook : 6 Ways B2B Companies Are Using Facebook. 1. Sharing Videos: Facebook isn't only about text. Absolutely!

How to Write the Worst Guest Blogging Pitch of All Time [Template]


When you’re pitching a guest post to a blog for the first time, you have one chance to get noticed -- so you don’t want to blow it. At the risk of tooting our own horn, we frequently get hit up to feature guest blog contributions on this blog. Sometimes, the pitch is thoughtful and personalized, but the post topic has already been covered comprehensively on our blog.

20 More of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides and Tips of 2013


How can you make your blog content stand out amid the increasing online noise? He even provides sample outreach email text that’s been proven to drive significant response. While every company wants lots of Twitter followers and Facebook “Likes,” Shelly Kramer (again) provides a helpful reminder that it matters who is doing that following and liking.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010


Social media networks and blogs consume nearly 25% of people’s time online. Facebook is the world’s most visited social media brand with 54% of the worlds internet population visiting the brand. Americans spent nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs in 2010, up from 15.8 Are Twitter Followers Better Than Facebook Fans?

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Social Marketing Wisdom from the Insurance Industry – Really

Paul Gillin

Farmers Insurance for example, hasn’t accumulated 2.3 million Facebook likes  by boring people. sampling of what New York Life has done: Partnered with the NFL on a “ protection index ” of pro football teams; Created the New York Life Game of Life in partnership with Hasbro. Within 24 hours, that blog was key to our locating ever agent and employee,” Thul said.

How to Utilize B2B Online Marketing to Promote New Solutions

KoMarketing Associates

This is especially the case when running a sale or deal for new customers that are among the first to sample offerings. For B2B marketers with an active social media presence, consider having the graphic design department create a custom cover photo for Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or LinkedIn advertising the new product or service. App Notifications. Email Blasts / Newsletters.

10 Ways to Boost Your B2B Content Shares


Our friends at Uberflip set us the challenge of analyzing 100 of the most popular B2B Marketing and Technology sites and blogs (listed at the end of this post) to identify the content that works. The median shares for the other 95 popular B2B blogs and sites is 106. Most shares of B2B blog posts take place on Twitter and that network is the primary focus for most B2B blogs.

Small Business Content Marketing: When to Hire A Freelance Writer?

Writing on the Web

When should you hire a freelance writer for your blog or website? Most small businesses don’t realize how much writing goes into publishing (and updating) a website or blog. Yet the content on your website or blog is the key component of your content marketing strategy. Business Blog Writing and Content Marketing: Come on, light my fire! So who writes the web content?

E-Quip Blog: Communicating Your Change Vision


Better yet, involve them (or a representative sample of them) in defining the change vision. Metaphor, analogy, and example. Leadership by example. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Follow my other posts: Facebook Page. Search This Blog. Blog Archive. Related Blogs. Axium411 Blog. Construction Marketing Blog. Markitecture Blog.

How to Be an Awesome Blog Commenter


Online tools like blogs, Twitter and Facebook have made it easier for people to share with one another, but they don’t necessarily make the Web social. This post will discuss how to be a thoughtful and engaged commenter, whether you are active in the blogosphere or on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and message boards. How to Always Leave an Interesting Blog Comment.

5 Best Practices for Outsourcing Quality Content


In an age where many of the industry thought leaders have risen to prominence through their blogs, no one wants to admit they’ve utilized a ghostwriter. If you wonder how some thought leaders ever had the time to write that amazing book, whitepaper, or blog post, there’s a good chance they didn’t. Blogging Content Creation Guest post from Pat Owings. Find the Right Writer.

Agency: Bottom-Line Boosters for Marketing Agencies to Adopt in the New Year


Content Marketing – This strategy is all about creating and distributing content (blog posts, eBooks, email, infographics, presentations, videos, whitepapers, etc.) You can integrate Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn into a single publishing interface, easily schedule and share your content, and measure the results. There are lots of sample agreements and contracts available online.

E-Quip Blog: Putting Persuasion to Work


Yet thats essentially what is presented, for example, in most public meetings where A/E firms outline the proposed design or solution. For example, at one contaminated site, the owner (and we, their consultant) concluded there was little opportunity for meaningful neighborhood involvement on cleanup options. flashed two sample documents on the screen. Search This Blog.

50 Call-to-Action Templates to Help You Convert Leads in Style [Free Download]


Drafting a blog post that needs a "read more" button after the summary? Here''s a sampling of six: Bonus Templates: For the Photoshop users of the world, we''ve also included some basic call-to-action buttons in Photoshop alongside the PowerPoint template. Let''s take a look at a sample of both. This blog post walks you through how to do so step-by-step. Enjoy!

Content Marketing: Connect the Dots and Drive Results

Writing on the Web

How do you master the art of writing content for the Web so that you provide quality information on your web pages, blog, and newsletters that works to convert readers to clients? Here’s a sample of what you’ll learn: For example, your content should accomplish these 4 goals: Connect with readers right away (ask them about their problems or challenges). Digg this!

A Simple Formula for Writing Kick-Ass Titles


In fact, we got one in this blog post''s comments section. If you don''t know what a working title is, read this blog post. For the sake of demonstration, let''s say our working title is "X B2B Companies Using Facebook in Cool Ways.". 2) Stay accurate. Unless, of course, you truly did find 10 B2B companies rocking Facebook that hard. Think Facebook''s Just for B2C?

Content Marketing ROI Starts With A Strong Business Case

B2B Marketing Insider

There’s very few benchmarks, a little research and some examples that have been published on content marketing ROI. You need to conduct a content audit, or at least a sample of the content you produce. Please follow me on Twitter , LinkedIn , Facebook and Google+ or Subscribe here for regular updates. We know our customers are tuning out advertising. Utilization.

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E-Quip Blog: Six Steps to Effective Change


Best practice: Before rolling out your vision to the whole group, test it with a sample of your employees. Lead by example. In the many change initiatives that I have been part of, there has been no greater cause of failure than firm leaders undermining the change by their example. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Follow my other posts: Facebook Page. About Me.

4 Content Marketing Goals for a Coach Website

Writing on the Web

That’s a basic outline that you could follow, not just for websites, but for your blog and other content marketing pieces. Let me give you a great example so that these 4 goals come alive: Here’s a screen shot of the newly revised website for So the video gives a sampling of what it’s like to see and hear him. Blog this on Blogger.

A Social Media Measurement Dashboard; One Approach


There really is no “right” way to measure social media.   The more blogs and books you read on the subject, the more confused you probably get.  This post includes a sample dashboard based on our real world approach to social media clients. For the social media measurement dashboard below, you’ll note 4 columns: Previous Period Number, Current Period Number, Percent Change, and Weight.  We’ll focus on Twitter, Google+, Facebook and YouTube. Twenty Feet is an example of a social media analytics platform we use that captures this data. Facebook. Facebook.

Content Marketers: Your WHAT Doesn’t Matter if Your WHY Is Lacking

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Let’s consider a large enterprise like 3M as an example of what you should be doing. Let’s take CMI for example. was going around Facebook last month. When people talk about their content marketing, they talk about the WHAT … the blogs, the podcasts, the videos, the events, the social posts. Clearly #2. Having energized employees is great for productivity. Here it is.

Content Marketing: Slow, steady pays off for manufacturer

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Always ask for samples,” she advises. Here’s an example: Easily Solve Three Common Quality Control Problems in Packaging with Vision Sensors. Content Marketing: Mindjet’s infographic strategy boosts blog traffic 420%, Facebook views 313.4%. As a result, he fears marketers are sacrificing quantity for quality. lesson on pacing yourself. Step #2: Gather ideas.