Thought Leadership

The Right Way To Use LinkedIn For Marketing

The Right Way To Use LinkedIn For Marketing The problem with LinkedIn these days is that too many people try to use it as an advertising and promotional platform rather than a classic social network. At its core, LinkedIn is a way to discover all the people in your business network who are linked to you via …

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5 Types of Guest-Post Content that Support Your Link-Building Efforts

Guest posting is one of the best ways to build a high-value backlink profile, allowing you to earn brand authority in your industry, drive clicks back to your site, and boost organic traffic. However, landing page links are almost always removed by the editor before publishing. Websites want you to link to content that provides …

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Let’s Steal From the Marketing Tehnology Supergraphic

[There’s a companion post to this piece: an interview with Scott Brinker, all about the Supergraphic. So you may want to read that after this.] Rand Fishkin (subject of an earlier Let’s Steal From piece) talks a lot about “10x Content”, content that performs not just a little better but TEN TIMES better than a …

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How Bettina Hein Grows Video Ad Platform Pixability 100% per Year

This post originally appeared on Growth Everywhere, a marketing and business growth blog. In today’s episode, I share the mic with Bettina Hein, founder and CEO of Pixability, a video advertising platform. Bettina is a lifelong entrepreneur and has never held a “real” job. Right after graduate school, she started her first business, which was …

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3 Types of Social Media Quotes and Why They All Suck

I like President Obama. Voted for him, even. But amidst the current chaos, he floated down on his Twitter parachute and DOOMED US ALL. How? He proved that social media quotes can work, bigly. In case you missed it, last week President Obama set a new, world record for most successful tweet, at 3.5 MILLION …

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No, Your Brand Isn’t Too Big for Thought Leadership

As we get older, we grow out of many things: tricycles, swing sets, sandboxes, and even Legos. We expect it to happen because it makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is when a company thinks it’s outgrown the value of thought leadership. Not only can well-positioned thought leadership, fostered by strategic content marketing, expand any …

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