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6 Tips to Boost Fan Engagement with Content Marketing [Sports Edition]

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It may only happen once every four years, but loyal sports enthusiasts have come out in droves this year to watch the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and to support their country and favorite teams.

Why Content Marketing Projects Need Project Managers

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There used to be a time when I didn’t fully understand what Project Managers actually did within content projects! Your job is to tell others to stay on track, right? I’m a Project Manager in the dad part of my life, I guess.

Voula Vasilopoulos on New Experiences

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Culture is what makes an organization unique – the character, personality, sum of its values, and traditions. In our Culture Corner series, we’ll be raising the curtain on the company culture here at ScribbleLive and sharing our journey.

An Interview With Rosetta Stone: How to Make Content That Speaks to Your Audience

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Every piece of content should be written in a language and tone befitting your audience. But do you know how to create content that speaks to them? Take Rosetta Stone for instance, they grew from a model that was all about language learning and moved into education technology.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

How Experimentation Keeps Brands Competitive – Even Against Players Like Google

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The launch of Google’s job search functionality , which followed its foray into travel , might leave businesses in other verticals worried their industries are next – and how they could ever compete with the search giant.

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Rise Interactive Partners with ScribbleLive Linkdex to Enable Clients Globally

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The Value of a Strategic Partnership. What happens when one of the world’s foremost SEO providers partners with the industry-leading SEO enterprise platform? You get one of the fastest rising digital marketing agencies in the U.S.

Customer Success Story: How Malwarebytes Created Award-Winning Content

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As content marketers, the holy grail of challenges we all face is figuring out how to create engaging, relevant content that ultimately converts and strengthens the relationship we have with our audiences.

The Long-form Storytelling Originators: Journalism Examples for Content Marketing Inspiration

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Previously on this blog, I’ve identified three brands that are excelling at long-form storytelling : Red Bull, Casper and American Express. Now, it’s time to identify the originators – the inspiration for this type of content. Journalists.

How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

15 Ways Marketers Can Optimize For Visual Search

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Google, Bing, Pinterest and eBay have all announced functionality or updates for visual search recently – sure signs the space is heating up and consumers will soon be able to search with images as well as with words and voice.

Guide to Killer Content Curation

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Within a second, Google receives over 40,000 search queries. That equates to 3.5 billion searches per day! So how do we manage this ongoing avalanche of new content? In this sea of endless data, content curation has become essential for brands looking to build a relationship with their audience and help buyers and customers find relevant information. What is content curation?

Content Strategy Explained (Think of It as a Plane)

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Content Strategy has a lot in common with air travel when you think about its various components. In my latest blogpost on the idea of a “ minimum viable content strategy “, I use the analogy of a plane to explain content governance. I regularly use this analogy when onboarding new clients onto our content marketing platform, and was again reminded of this upon reading an excellent post by the Content Marketing Institute on implementing a content platform.

ScribbleLive Supports Wings for Life World Run as it Takes Flight for 5th Year

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Heinz Kinigadner was on a high as the #1 Motocross World Champion in 1984 and 1985, but that all changed nearly two decades later. It was 2003 and he was attending the MotoGP in Germany when he got the most unsettling phone call of his life.

3 Questions From Our Webinar on The Future of Content and Search

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We recently held a great webinar on the future of content and search , two disciplines of marketing that need to be inextricably intertwined, and we got so many questions we weren’t able to get to them all during the presentation.

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GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

Hand Your C-Suite the Keys to Social With These 7 Content Curation Tips

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Some executives have long feared social networks, as if channels like LinkedIn, Twitter, and even Facebook were modern-day monsters. But now social media use is actually widely accepted among executives and increasingly common.

The Line Between Data-Driven Marketing and Creative Content Marketing

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The term data-driven marketing is a popular buzzword used to reinforce how strategy and planning are critical to developing great content. David Welch, former VP of Marketing Insights & Operations, once summarized the future of marketing in six words.

Content Marketing Storytelling: Not Everything Has To Have A Marketing Lesson! Just Share Your Stories!

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In August, the solar eclipse was visible from parts of the United States – including partially from where I live in Iowa. There were clouds, but it was still a pretty decent view.

Is the Classic Webinar Still Relevant?

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We all know the drill. Sign in at the top of the hour. The organizer welcomes attendees, reads the title, introduces the speakers, and calls for a little “housekeeping” to ensure everything is on point from a tech perspective.

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

3 Examples of Excellent VR Use in B2B Marketing

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Nearly two decades after it established widespread presence on the global scene with lofty promises and high potential, virtual reality (VR) is back with a vengeance.

Go Long On Content And Unlock These Benefits

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The debate rages on in the content marketing world. Which form of content is better: long-form or short-form. To be fair, there are benefits to both methods, however long-form content has a few benefits that short-form content just can’t compete with.

How Can Media Companies Use Content Marketing Strategies To Build Their Audience?

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Most of my writing and speaking around content marketing and journalism is kind of one-way and focuses around: How journalists can make the jump to content marketing. How corporate content marketing teams can use journalistic tactics to improve their storytelling.

7 SEO Metrics That Every Marketer Should Pay Attention To

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In digital we are obsessed with measurement and data; there are hundreds of ways to collect stats on how websites perform and how users are interacting with each site. It becomes easy to be blinded by data and hit a wall of numbers.

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2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

The Perils of Poor Content Engagement

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Everyone knows content is king. While that phrase has become a bit overused over the years, excellent content is still vital to any content marketing initiative. However, what that content does once it’s out there is perhaps even more important.

3 Takeaways From Our Content Maturity Assessment

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We recently launched a content maturity survey to get a read on the biggest challenges and opportunities facing some of the top minds in content marketing. Since then, we’ve collected nearly 500 responses, and it’s time to share some of the results.

How To Capitalize On ‘How To’ Searches

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Google recently revealed its most popular “how to” searches, underscoring one important way consumers use the search engine to find what they need – and where brands have an opportunity to not only find them, but provide value. And these opportunities are only expanding.

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18 Plays for Winning at Social Selling

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Ah, Super Bowl season. Whether you are a lover of football or simply enjoy watching the spectacle for the commercials and halftime show, the Super Bowl is hard to ignore. We thought we’d help you get into the Super Bowl spirit by writing a post chock-full of plays.

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Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

Content marketing workflow: Should we do native video on LinkedIn now?

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LinkedIn finally joined all the other networks in allowing native video. I actually ran across it last week when I was flying home after a few content marketing meetings in Canada. Of course, I immediately wanted to give it a shot to see how easy it would be to upload video to LinkedIn.

From Content Shock to Content Opportunity

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Marketers are officially on notice. The crowded content marketplace, rapid shifts in consumer behavior and increasingly demanding audiences pose a new and complex set of challenges for marketing leaders and their teams.

How Curated Content Brings the Electoral Experience to Europe

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How much content have you seen published about the 2016 US election campaign? The electoral battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the presidency has dominated media headlines in the US and abroad.

The Greatest Content Marketers Have These 5 Qualities

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What exactly makes a content marketer truly great? Are they born that way and simply destined for content marketing stardom?

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

How to Prevent a Live Q&A from Turning into a #BrandFail

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Hyatt recently introduced World of Hyatt, the hotel operator’s new loyalty program, and the brand did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) to showcase its features and answer questions from members. The brand made its SVP of Loyalty available for the live Q&A. And they were trolled.

That Fine Line Of Trickery In Digital Marketing: How Not To Cross It!

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Digital marketing can be done a number of different ways. Slow or fast. Set or iterative. Right or wrong to a degree (of course, there are many different right answers to digital marketing issues). Authentically or trickery.

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A ScribbleLive Stocking Stuffer

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‘Twas the Week Before Christmas… Twas the Week Before Christmas, and all through the house. Not a creature was stirring — except for a few trendy engineers! As the year winds down, many see the coming holidays as a time to connect with loved ones, relax and reflect on the last 12 months.

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And Now For Something Completely Different…

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Sunsetting the Standard Publisher. Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, once said : “The only constant in the technology industry is change.”. While it may be frustrating, that statement is worth reflecting on. Technology is developing at an ever-increasing pace.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

If you are a marketer who needs to generate more high-quality leads that will turn into sales opportunities and revenue, register now for this special event that will show you how to get started and moving in a profitable direction.