Is Content Marketing Lost in Translation?

Is Content Marketing Lost in Translation?

One theme that cropped up again and again at this year’s Sydney Content Marketing World was how marketers need to understand their audience—even before they become customers. So far, so much common sense. Yet we can all name thousands of examples where what should be common sense is overlooked in favour of disconnected and cliched […]

Why Stories + Examples > Facts + Statistics

Why Stories + Examples > Facts + Statistics

Why is it my wife will always come home with a lottery ticket in a jackpot week? Statistically speaking, she is more likely to die in the car on the way to the shop than she is to win the $30 million draw.

Why Content Marketing Should Be “Choose Your Own Adventure”

Why Content Marketing Should Be “Choose Your Own Adventure”

In content marketing, it can be tempting to expect customers to follow our preferred and most convenient path of content breadcrumbs to the sale. But while each individual will experience a linear path from their perspective, the question of ‘which’ follows ‘what’ will differ for just about everyone. Anyone else remember those Choose Your Own Adventure […]

The only stats that matter are your own

The only stats that matter are your own

We love stats. With so much data available to us on every aspect of marketing, we have come to trust stats with a level of awe and power that can sometimes lead us astray. We’re told that numbers never lie. In fact they lie, obfuscate and mislead all the time, by omission at least…

Content Marketing: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Content Marketing: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Everything points to content marketing exploding in 2013. 95% of businesses claim plans to increase content marketing activities this year. Great, huh? Should keep me very busy (and reasonably well paid) with all the new and eager clients beating on my door, right? But anyone who knows me at all also knows cynicism runs through me like Blackpool through a stick of rock.