Valuable Content Influences B2B Decision-Making… So Give ‘Em What They Want

Late last month, the CMO Council, in partnership with NetLine Corporation, released a survey highlighting research conducted to understand the online content sourcing and sharing behaviors of B2B purchasers worldwide. The study found that content garnered from trusted sources is crucial to the discovery, qualification and selection of partners and vendors. In fact, a vast [...]

Brand Journalism: Health Providers Embracing New Storytelling Strategy

The movement toward brand journalism offers special benefits to the health industry. Healthcare affects everyone’s life, so audiences naturally relate to timely news and information about topics like medical advances, patient treatments and personal health advice. Equally compelling are the human-interest stories that abound in the healthcare field. Such high-interest content makes brand journalism sites [...]

Buried Treasure: How to Maximize the Content You Already Have

In healthcare, people don’t generally like to think about reusing things –unless, of course, they’ve been sterilized. Whether your hospital just started a new fiscal year or you are getting ready for budget season, now is a good time to be thinking about how you can reuse, reimagine and repurpose content you already have to [...]

Brand Journalism: The New Model for Healthcare Public Relations – Part 1

If you are a journalist looking for new opportunities, check out the healthcare industry. And, if you are managing a healthcare marketing and public relations department, you should think about having a journalist on board, if you don’t already. Why? Because healthcare public relations needs to evolve to a brand journalism model in order to [...]

Top 7 Tips to Create a Killer eBook

There are two main types of questions we ask on Google. One is the “instant-gratification” question… “Who was that actor?” “How do I hide a post on my Facebook timeline?” “Where’s the nearest Starbucks?” Google finds the answer, and you’re done. The other is the broader, “life” question. These questions aren’t answered just by reading [...]

Case Study: Content Marketing from Walt Disney Circa 1957

Even in 1957, Walt Disney understood the power and importance of an integrated content marketing program. His hand drawn map remains a best-practice for content marketers today.

3 Reasons Why Your PR Team Should OWN Content Marketing

If you want killer content, your PR team needs a seat at the table. Here are three reasons why.

Engagement? Try Exasperation.

A few Sundays ago I reached the tipping point. It started out as a typical Sunday afternoon. My two sons, inspired by the previous night’s bedtime story of the Avengers, transformed into Iron Man and the “Credible” Hulk to fight evil doers in the basement. My wife was at the store rummaging for milk, school [...]

The Ideal Content Mix for PR, SEO and Social Media Success

By Jason Poulos (@TheSaganaki) With the convergence of digital marketing tactics, it’s pretty clear that the core to a successful digital strategy is content. Just about every SEO expert, content/digital marketer should agree with the age old “content is king” statement. It’s no secret that if you want to rank in a search engine, generate [...]

Top 3 Photo Apps for PR Pros That Weren’t on Your Radar

By Rosalie Morton (@rosaliemo) If content is king, photos are his favorite little prince. Mark my words, 2013 will be the year of the photo. We were just getting primed in 2012. Facebook acquired Instagram. Photo posts on Facebook get more likes than links, text or videos. Your audience isn’t reading your posts anymore… not unless there [...]