Wow Your Crowd: How Content Marketers Can Create Powerful Audience Connections

“Perhaps more than any other art form, comedy cannot exist for its own sake,” according to comedian Andrew Orvedahl in an essay published a few years back. “Comedy requires a bond between performer and audience. And if either ingredient sucks, comedy doesn’t happen.” He’s right, but we could swap in content marketing for comedy and […]

"Study Finds:" How Data-Driven Content Marketing Builds Links and Earns Press Mentions

In 2019, high-authority links remain highly correlated with rankings. However, acquiring great links is becoming increasingly difficult. Those of you who operate publications of any variety, especially those who enjoy high domain authority, have likely received several link building requests or offers like this each day: “Please link to my suspect site that provides little […]

Digital Marketing News: Google’s Playable SERP Podcasts & New Unified Analytics, B2B Video Completion Rate Study & More

2018 B2B Video Completion Rates and Other BenchmarksBusiness videos four minutes or shorter saw the highest completion rates — between between 50 – 68 percent — while those over 20 minutes saw the lowest, around 25 percent, just some of the research of interest to digital marketers in newly-released B2B video study data. MarketingCharts [embedded […]

Supercharge Your Link Building Outreach! 5 Tips for Success – Whiteboard Friday

Spending a ton of effort on outreach and waking up to an empty inbox is a demoralizing (and unfortunately common) experience. And when it comes to your outreach, getting those emails opened is half the battle. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, we welcome recent MozCon 2019 alum Shannon McGuirk to share five of her best tips […]

B2B Marketing Spotlight: Omar Al-Sinjari, Sr Digital Marketing Manager, RelayHealth McKesson #B2BSMX

Next week’s B2B Sales and Marketing Exchange conference in Boston is coming up fast! To give you another sneak peek at the talented brand marketers sharing their insights and best practices, I’ve interviewed Omar Al-Sinjari, Senior Manager, Digital Marketing at RelayHealth – McKesson. Omar is responsible for all things digital and a full stack operator including […]

Case Study: How a Media Company Grew 400% and Used SEO to Get Acquired

Disclaimer: I’m currently the Director of Demand Generation at Nextiva, and writing this case study post-mortem as the former VP of Marketing at Sales Hacker (Jan. 2017 – Sept. 2018). Every B2B company is investing in content marketing right now. Why? Because they all want the same thing: Search traffic that leads to website conversions, which […]

10 More Marketing Podcasts To Boost Your Business

Podcasts are a great way to learn new marketing ideas and get fresh perspectives on boosting your business, and we’ve compiled 10 more of the best podcasts for B2B marketers right here, following up on our recent list of “20 Podcasts To Elevate Your B2B Marketing,” and “Now Hear This: 10 Digital Marketing Podcasts to […]

How to Screen and Recruit the Best SEO Content Writers

It’s easy to find writers; they’re everywhere — from a one-second Google search to asking on LinkedIn. But hiring the best ones? That’s the daunting task marketers and business owners face. And you do not just need writers, you need exceptional SEO content writers. Mainly because that’s what Google (aka the largest traffic driver of […]

Wow Your Crowd: How Content Planning Sets the Stage for Unforgettable Experiences

We’re coming up on the 10-year anniversary of the movie Avatar, which was released in December of 2009 and held the title of highest-grossing film worldwide for nearly a decade before being unseated by Avengers: Endgame earlier this year.  James Cameron’s signature cinematic spectacle presents a model worth following for any content marketer hoping to […]

What the Future of Google Search Means for B2B Marketers

The future of search at Google includes fascinating changes that will deeply affect the course of B2B marketing. Google’s search and other services jointly hold vast influence over what people see and do online, a powerful position that isn’t likely to significantly change anytime soon. Like ocean waves, search always changes at Google, and whether […]