Author Archives: Newt Barrett

Write a Book. Change the World.

Cyndee Woolley's Upcoming June 2013 Book

11 Steps to Creating a Successful Business Book. Great business books do change the world. They change the world one discipline or market segment at a time. They make a measurable difference in how entrepreneurs and executives start, grow, and

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How Barack Obama Became Content Marketer-In-Chief of the USA

Bo Helping President with his Content Marketing

Still skeptical of the merits of content marketing? Well, Barack Obama and his team have put content marketing at the center of their media strategy. They have effectively dis-intermediated the media. Just as all great content marketers, they are thinking

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Top Content Strategy Takeaways from Confab 2013 London—Day One

Kristina Halvorson Opening Confab 2013

Content strategists from all over the world gathered for two frosty March days in London to learn from some of the brightest minds in the content universe. I was delighted to be part of the enthusiastic crowd.  I’ll dig more

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How a Gardening Company Newsjacked a Blizzard


Making Your Customers Grow In Spite of the Snow Very few customers of Meadows Farms are giving a moments thought to spring planting as the Washington DC area faces a huge snowstorm. so rather than fight the obvious, the folks

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Forbes Magazine Expert Columnist Features Content Marketing

Lisa Arthur, CMO of Teradata Applications Interviews Newt Barrett on Keeping Content Marketing Real Lisa wanted to know how you can be sure that your content marketing strategy is authentic. I believe it’s not difficult if you stick to several core

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How Constant Contact Walks the Content Marketing Walk

Constant Contact easy to act home page

Action-oriented Website Transforms Visitors into Buyers. We’ve long been impressed with Constant Contact. Almost 5 years ago, we wrote about their excellent eNewsletter as an example of effective content marketing–that even small companies with low budgets could emulate.  They have

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Why Your Blog Should be Your Top Social Media Tool


We often talk about the need to develop a content marketing mindset. This requires companies to think like publishers. And that sounds an awful lot like social media in a definition that I saved and have embraced from Wikipedia several

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How Content Marketing Wins Over The Most Brutal Business Buyers

Classic Truths about Skeptical Customers Remain Modern Business Realities Back in 1958,  McGraw-Hill created an ad that became legendary in the decades to follow  among business-to-business marketers–and among those folks like me who were selling advertising to those skeptical business

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5 Keys to Connecting with Your Customers on Facebook

American Express Facebook fashion post

It’s a lot easier than you might imagine. Guest Post by  Craig Robinson, Editor-in-chief at  As you enter the world of Facebook social marketing, you may worry that it will both complex and challenging. That concern deepens when you

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The Secret to Skyrocketing Sales by Turning Content into An Asset

brandscaping book cover

Book Review–Brandscaping: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships. Brandscaping, the terrific new book from Andrew (Drew) Davis describes a powerful but practical strategy to engage your customers over the long term with unique and compelling content. This content is driven by

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