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Lessons From One of the World’s Largest Software Brands

You’re the largest enterprise application software company in the world. You have 88,000 employees and nearly 400,000 customers. Your revenue last year was a smart $29.4 billion. Industry influencers are lining up, knocking on your door for an opportunity to collaborate. Right? Well, no. Even successful, established brands must start at the ground floor to …

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How Content Can Create a Self-Sustaining Customer Referral Engine

Robert Rose, CMI chief strategy advisor, loves to reset his audience’s brains with a truth bomb: The purpose of a business is to create a customer. This 60-year-old quote from management great Peter Drucker reminds marketers that their work – creating demand, generating traffic, prompting social shares, or even gathering leads — is in service …

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News Powerhouse Gives Pointers for Great Content

What can marketers learn about content quality from a news outlet? Plenty, if that news outlet is Quartz. If you read my post How to Grow Your Audience From Zero to Millions in Less Than Five Years, you know that Quartz (“a new kind of global business news outlet”) creates content that people “freaking love.” Yes!! …

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How To Attend Conferences: Ultimate Marketing Guide To Generating Business

Regardless of your business focus, B2B or B2C, conferences are mega marketing and business opportunities for attendees, speakers and sponsors and/or advertisers as well as event producers. Before you tell me that trade shows have been a staple of B2B marketing for years and you get it, I propose that you use conferences more strategically …

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How to Rock Mobile Native Advertising

When Melanie Deziel’s New York Times colleagues tweeted “impressively produced” and “can’t believe I’m sharing a paid post … even mobile-friendly” about a native ad that she and her team had created, she knew T Brand Studio had gotten some things right. What things, exactly? She shared her answers at Content Marketing World, How Innovative …

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How to Audit Your Content: 5 Essential Steps

Look up “audit” in any dictionary. The first definition should be: “Ugh.” Who on earth would choose to spend time auditing content, let alone teaching others how to do it? A content strategist like Laura Creekmore, that’s who. Someone who knows that without a deep understanding of your existing content, you’re working in the dark. …

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