What’s Your Angle? Crafting Unique Content Ideas

What’s Your Angle? Crafting Unique Content Ideas

We're drowning in a flood of content. Whatever your interest, there is enough content published every day and vying for your attention that you could never hope to discover it all—let alone consume it. Yet most content marketing struggles to stand out and attract an audience because it often lacks a … [Read more...]

Quote/Unquote: Three Reasons to Check Your Sources

Quote/Unquote: Three Reasons to Check Your Sources

The internet loves quotations. Social media definitely loves quotations. These days, it seems all you have to do to achieve viral gold is slap an inspirational quote onto a sunset and then spam it to every network. But while the right quote, correctly attributed, can lend authority and gravitas to … [Read more...]

Three Questions Your Story Must Answer

Three Questions Your Story Must Answer

Just because you're telling stories on behalf of a brand doesn't mean the rules are any different than if you were telling fairy tales to young children. There may be more complex ideas and a little less fantasy, but for any story to work, it must still adhere to certain principles. While they might … [Read more...]

Tommy Walls and the Native Advertising Caper

Tommy Walls and the Native Advertising Caper

The GI Joe comic book is probably the best known case study of a brand partnering with a comic publisher for content marketing. First published in 1982, the popular Marvel comic was part of a deliberate marketing strategy by toy manufacturer Hasbro to help relaunch the line of action figures. But GI … [Read more...]

When is an expert not an expert?

When is an expert not an expert?

Today, everyone seems to be an expert. There's so much (warning: buzzword incoming) 'thought leadership' around, it becomes extremely hard to determine who really knows their stuff, and who is merely parroting information and insight researched from Google. There is too much content out there … [Read more...]