The Power of a Lasting Legacy

November 20, 2014, by Nancy Baumann


Many company leaders enjoy fruitful careers that impact their colleagues and customers in ways that change their lives and transform their businesses. They invest in others and witness the resulting growth. That legacy is strong, yet it’s limited to those they can personally touch.

Top 53 Blogs Every Content Marketer Should Follow

November 18, 2014, by Brittany Dowell


Staying on top of content marketing trends and news in this ever-changing industry can be difficult. But for marketers and business leaders wanting to improve (or launch) their content marketing efforts, this information is incredibly valuable.

LinkedIn Publishing Insight 2: What I Learned From My Best-Performing Articles

November 13, 2014, by Kelsey Meyer


Last week, I revealed a common theme among my worst-performing LinkedIn articles: The titles and the content talked down to readers. This week, I looked for correlations among the articles that received the most shares. 

Of the 35 articles I’ve published on LinkedIn’s publishing platform, three received more than 10,000 views — with the next closest receiving just over 3,000. The three best-performing articles include:

The Only 10 Writing Productivity Tips You’ll Ever Need

November 11, 2014, by Tarah Benner


Content creation isn’t magic, and it isn’t something you can automate. Content at its core is writing, and eventually, you’re going to have to sit down and welcome the muse.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “I don’t have time for that!”

What Every Marketer Needs to Understand About True Thought Leadership

November 6, 2014, by Alyssa Brown


As a marketer, you’re up to date on all the latest brand-building techniques. Your company has a killer blog, an airtight social media strategy, and you’re already thinking about how you can use Ello to connect with your target audience.

What I’ve Learned From LinkedIn Publishing, Pt. I: Don’t Yell at the Reader

November 4, 2014, by Kelsey Meyer


LinkedIn shocked the online publishing world earlier this year by opening its publishing platform to the masses. Thousands of individuals have uploaded their insights in hopes of making it on a popular channel and reaching hundreds of thousands of people. 

What I’m Reading This Week, Vol. 5

October 30, 2014, by Jessica Stroder


As a kid, I was obsessed with words. I read everything ­— everywhere.

Native Ads: Online Marketing’s Saving Grace or Next Shady Fad?

October 28, 2014, by Maya Luke


If you haven’t watched John Oliver’s episode about native advertising, feel free to pause and check it out before continuing. To spare you 12 minutes, he basically slams native advertising and coins it “corrupted news." 

How Content Production Drives Thought Leadership Marketing

October 23, 2014, by Lee Frederiksen


Becoming a thought leader doesn’t happen overnight. It requires a level of expertise achieved over years of hard work and a dedication to content creation that might initially seem daunting. 

Why a Third of Your Company Tweets Are Getting Zero Engagement

October 21, 2014, by Kara Burney


First and foremost, content marketing is an exercise in relationship-building. For brands, the list of incentives for galvanizing and sustaining an engaging online presence is a long one, including opportunities to conduct real-time market research, crowdsource problems and ideas for innovation, gain insight into customer complaints, and strengthen brand loyalty. But content creators often forget to answer one basic question: What’s in it for the customer?

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