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How to Connect with Readers and Grow Your Audience

by Melissa Mannozzi  ||  

Whether you run a business or a marketing team, you need a content marketing plan. Of course, developing and executing this plan is easier said than done, especially when juggling multiple priorities.

Experts recommend setting aside time to sketch out topics, then writing posts and even developing general themes by week or by month. Then, you can use any of a variety tools to manage content scheduling and delivery.

Content marketing tools will help you plot topics ahead of time, with dates and delivery charted out by month. However, few tools can help you determine what your audience really want to read about.

Knowing what your customers want to read is the tricky part. You can schedule to your heart’s content, but without topics your readers care about, it will probably be a wasted effort. Here are some ways to understand your readers and give them what they want.

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3 Steps to Ensure Your Content Boosts the Bottom Line

by Melissa Mannozzi  ||  

Commit to delivering satisfaction, offer quality craftsmanship, and build trust. That’s all you need to see results in the bottom line… right? But what about content? These days, we need to produce content just to get noticed. Without market awareness, there is no bottom line.

Whether B2B or B2C, the goal is to generate leads with strong headlines, compelling blog posts and clear web copy. If your content isn’t generating traffic and converting leads, there will be little movement in the bottom line. Prospects need to find you in a sea of search results. When they do, you need to offer them valuable content, advice and insight. Doing so will build your audience, convert them to leads, and lead to more sales.

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Using Social Media to Attract and Keep Customers (Part II)

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Read part I of this two-part series                                                                    

If you’re like most small businesses, marketing dollars can be tight. Investing in an expensive, heavy-hitting traditional marketing campaign could set you back before you even get started. Sure, your customers need to be aware of your products and services, but who are they, where are they, and what’s the best way to communicate with them? That’s why you need to start with a marketing strategy.
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Get ‘Smart’ With Email Marketing

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Walk into any restaurant these days, and what do you see? Groups of people sitting in a booth or at a table, all eyes shifted down, staring at their smartphones instead of talking to the people in front of them. Most of us have been “that person” at one time or another.

In this day and age, smartphones and tablets cannot be ignored. A few years ago, the vast majority of people read their emails from a computer, but more and more of us are using our mobile devices to access the Internet for just about anything – from reading email and blogs to shopping… and of, course, updating Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Mobile marketing statistics comparing over seven years of internet usage for the U.S. show that we now spend 51% percent of our online time on mobile devices, while desktop usage is 42%. On average, we check our smartphones 150 times per day!
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Lunch and Learn Part 4: Planning Your Newsletter

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This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series on newsletter marketing from a Lunch and Learn session for The Alternative Board. In Part 4, I talk about key decisions you need to make before publishing your newsletter, including: (more…)

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How to Connect with Readers and Grow Your Audience

Whether you run a business or a marketing team, you need a content marketing plan. Of course, developing and executing this plan is easier said than done, especially when juggling multiple priorities. Experts recommend setting aside time to sketch out topics, then writing posts and even developing general themes by week or by month. Then,…

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