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How Even Industry Novices Can Create High-Quality Content
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We all know that the first play in the inbound marketing playbook is to create high quality, relevant content to draw your audience in. But what happens when you don’t know anything about the industry you’re writing for? Whether you’re responsible for content creation at an agency, or an in-house marketer in an industry about which you know […]

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When Content Formats Reach Their Peak: The Risk of Late Adoption
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Sit back for a second, sip your coffee, and try to think of the most insanely innovative thing you’ve seen in, say, 2013. Got something? Cool. Now I’m gonna ask you to place an over-under bet with yourself. How long do you think it’ll take for that innovation to be copied or adopted by hundreds, […]

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How Many Social Shares Did That Get? [FREE TOOL]
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I love social sharing buttons. I like them because they can serve as quiet little social calls-to-action, enticing content readers to share my articles on social networks like Twitter and Facebook. But I love them because they tell me (and everyone else) how many times those articles have been shared. Simple, transparent social media metrics. […]

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How to Create a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for Better Sales & Marketing Alignment
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Sales and Marketing are on the same team. Okay, let’s be honest: At most companies, it doesn’t actually feel that way. According to a Corporate Executive Board study, 87% of the terms Sales and Marketing use to describe each other are negative. Sales calls Marketing arts-and-crafts and irrelevant, and Marketing calls Sales simple-minded and incompetent. Don’t […]

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