Beware the Inbound Marketing Carnival Barkers!

Step right up! Step right up! And look at the wonder of the modern marketing machine. SEO, blogs, automation, all in one space from one provider. Never have to do anything yourself Turn it on and watch it go. Leads for you. More leads than you can handle. All you have to do is sign…

3 Content Marketing Haikus

I mentioned last week about the whining in content marketing, and two recent (excellent) blog posts both reinforced my pre-conceived notion (and who doesn't love that!?). First is "The Great Content Marketing Buzzkill" by Barry Feldman. The second post, which isn't negative at all, but which has a line in the intro, "some have suggested…

Social Business – Myths and Truths

Four years (ish) ago I was invited to present a few thoughts on Enterprise 2.0 at EMC's 3rd Writer's Summit. The original title of the presentation: Enterprise 2.0 Myths (and a few truths). I stumbled onto my notes a few days ago and thought it would be fun to revisit to see how A) Smart or B)…

The Last Content Strategy Post You Need to Read

There are many excellent resources for content marketing: anything by Anne Hadley or C.C. Chapman (love Marketing Professionals); about everything put out by the Content Marketing Institute; ancillary to content marketing, but related and covering an equally difficult, overlapping, and interesting piece of the social industry (community management) – The Community Roundtable (also my favorite…

Content Marketing: Three Essentials

I've been doing a lot of reading lately on content marketing, inbound marketing, and/or content strategy. (I say and/or because, to me, these are variations on a theme; opinions vary and I reserve the right to change my mind.) I've come to a few conclusions recently from all this reading (and some doing as well).…