Category: Content & Writing

If content is king, then context is queen

I’m a big fan of Twitter because it provides me with instantaneous information and commentary. It lets me see what’s trending while gaining quick insight. It’s everything I want in a social platform except for one troubling issue: Twitter lacks...

/ July 6, 2018

5 Tips to Choosing Your Winning Business Domain Name

Back Rub, Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, DrivUrSelf, Research in Motion, Sound of Music. Wonder if these big brands had been as successful if they hadn’t chosen to go by Google, Sony, Hertz Rent-A-Car, Blackberry or Best Buy? Unquestionably, the name of...

/ June 25, 2018

SMX Advanced 2018 Session Recap: Storytelling with Social Ads that Sell

SMX Advanced attendees were treated to a rock-star lineup of paid social media marketers. Our presenters spoke to the crowd about how we should be using social media to engage users, move them down the funnel and give them the...

/ June 19, 2018

The five facets of media

I recently overheard a conversation amongst a group of interns tasked with mapping the new media landscape: “Uber is clearly a medium, not a service!” argued one eager participant. “It’s a platform that mediates interactions between users; if Facebook and...

/ June 15, 2018

Is your marketing platform really intelligent?

Let’s face it, the future isn’t turning out to be what we were promised in decades past. No flying cars, and the closest thing to robot butlers are Siri and Alexa. Don’t get me wrong, they’re handy in their ways:...

/ June 5, 2018

Attention + intensity: Tips for navigating the new age of media strategy

As marketers and brands have seen, the prevalence of digital video has transformed how consumers access media and content. Essentially, video is not the future, it’s the “now”. According to Cisco, global IP video traffic will represent 82 percent of...

/ May 11, 2018

Beyond keywords: What really matters in SEO content

Just when we thought the saying “Content is king” was gone for good, there it goes showing its sneaky little face again in the search engine optimization (SEO) world. Bearing in mind also that “Content is queen,” it appears that...

/ May 9, 2018

Ask the SMXpert: Keyword research and copywriting

The Ask the SMXpert series continues the question and answer (Q&A) segment of sessions held at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West 2018. The following Q&A is from the Keyword Research and Copywriting for Search Success Bootcamp with Christine Churchill, with...

/ May 9, 2018