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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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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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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

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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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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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How Even Your Small Company Can Newsjack the Olympics

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The 2012 Olympic Games offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to put your company in the news spotlight. Newsjacking is a term invented by David Meerman Scott. It means finding a way to insert your organization into a big news story. When you

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“Headless Body in Topless Bar”: 5 Content Marketing Lessons from All-Time Best Headline

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This New York Post headline is almost 30 years old. But,  It would be just as effective today as it was in 1983.  In fact, it’s a classic from which we can learn 5 important lessons. When you apply these

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6 Secrets to Make Your Content Unforgettable

So easy even a caveman can do it

“So easy even a caveman could do it.”  “Where’s the beef?” “Eat Mor Chikin!” What is it about these phrases and accompanying images from classic Geico, Wendy’s and Chick-Fil-A commercials that made them so memorable? And, for many of us,

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Why You May Be Screwed If You Don’t Take Google+ Seriously

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Pay  Careful Attention to the Upper Right hand Corner of Google Search Results If you have recently checked your category’s Google search results, you may well have been as surprised as was when I recently checked  our first page placement

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How One Comic Genius NewsJacked the Entire 2012 Oscars

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Sasha Baron Cohen Grabs the Spotlight with Only a Beard, a Uniform, 2 Pretty ‘Security Guards’, and the ‘Ashes’ of Kim Il Jung. Every year the American Academy Awards attracts tens of millions of viewers, no matter how boring the

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