MARKETING AND SALES STRATEGIES

Why You Still Need A Blog In The Age Of Social Networking

Posted by David Meerman Scott 09:10 AM on January 12, 2017

The social networking sites are excellent ways to market your products and services. Depending on your marketplace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Snapchat, or any of the many thousands of other social networks might be right for you. But for long term marketing success for your business and your personal brand, you need a blog or similar content site that you own.

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The Longhairs Create a Vibrant Community Via Their Blog

“Slacker. Hippie. Freak. Get a job. You look like a girl. Unprofessional!”

After hearing all sorts of snide comments about their long hair, Chris Healy and Lindsay Barto founded The Longhairs, a global community for men with long hair, to advocate for, educate, and celebrate men with long hair. “Because longhairs are badass. From Samson to Jesus to George Washington, real men let it ride. Don’t let ’em convince you otherwise,” their site says.

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The Importance of Owning Your Content Real Estate

Posted by David Meerman Scott 03:58 PM on August 30, 2016

Late last week I posted Facebook Live Is Great for Real Time Content Marketing. Soon after, Gerard Vroomen who is founder of the mountain bike company Open Cycle started an interesting discussion in the comments section of the blog post. Gerard rightly pointed out that a service like Facebook Live has a fatal flaw—you do not own the real estate. Check out the discussion in the comments.

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Optimizing the Past: Content Lessons from the HubSpot Blog Team

Content drives action.

Content is the best way to reach buyers.

Content is King. (And President and Pope and Queen as well).

So how do you create great content? How do you understand your buyers, create compelling content that educates, informs, and entertains them, and then how does that content drive action and grow business? And what are the implications for ROI?

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Blog redesign on the HubSpot marketing platform

One of the great things about Web content is that you can constantly change and improve it. I’ve just redesigned my blog, focusing on a cleaner and easier to read look.

HubSpot marketing platform

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It’s still great marketing. Just don’t call it a blog.

Because blogging isn’t new and hip, many people dismiss this form of content as less effective. Some are even abandoning their blogs for the next big thing (whatever that is).

I started my blog ten years ago (that’s seventy dog internet years).

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Personal brand or corporate brand

Twelve years ago, I left the corporate world to go independent and live by my wits. And ten years ago I started writing my blog.

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California trial lawyer comments on legal aspects of news to grow influence

Mitch Jackson is a senior partner in the California law firm Jackson & Wilson with the fantastic pointer URL MyLawyerRocks.com.

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Not Another Junky Blog

Tania Venn, director of PR at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, the largest full-service professional junk removal company in the world, oversees a team that creates content with a focus to reach customers who may not think that they need a junk removal service.

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Seattle Police blogs Marijwhatnow guide to legal marijuana use in Seattle

Here's proof cops have a sense of humor and that the Seattle Police understand the power of online content to educate and inform.

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