Ten Years of Content Marketing. Look How Far We’ve Come.

Posted by David Meerman Scott 12:50 PM on November 02, 2015

Ten years ago, my book Cashing In With Content: How Innovative Marketers Use Digital Information to Turn Browsers Into Buyers was published.

As far as I know, it was the first book written about Content Marketing. A year before the book came out I started this blog, so I’ve been writing about Content Marketing for more than a decade.

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Marketing and Public Relations Then and Now

The brand new 5th Edition of The New Rules of Marketing & PR released last week in the USA. It is shipping now from Amazon and other online sellers and is available on Kindle, Google play, iTunes, and other ebook formats now. Physical bookstores in the USA should have stock now and over the next weeks the book should make its way to other markets around the world.

The new release gave me a reason to revisit some of the “old rules”. But I went further to think about some of the ways that marketing and PR has changed in the decade since I started writing the first edition.

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The 5th Edition of The New Rules of Marketing and PR Released!

Posted by David Meerman Scott 10:12 AM on October 06, 2015

The New Rules of Marketing & PR was originally published in the first edition way back in 2007. That’s like half a century in dog internet years.

When I first wrote the book in 2005 and 2006, Twitter didn’t exist and Facebook was only on college campuses (you needed a .edu email address to join). Now we live in a world with Periscope, Instagram, Newsjacking and all sorts of other ways to reach buyers so I’ve updated the book once again. 

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The Story of Content: An excellent film that explains new marketing

Are you are trying to explain new marketing to those who “just don’t get it” like, maybe, your bosses, your employees, your spouse, your parents, or your kids? This new film about Content Marketing is the best way I’ve seen to share the ideas of reaching people with content in a way they appreciate.

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The Sharing More Than Selling Rule

Social networks are a great place to share content, to interact with others, to listen in on what’s happening, and yes, if approached carefully, social networks can be a way to get the word out about you and your business. However as I review people’s business-related social streams I find way too much selling going on.

When I speak with people at conferences, many want to know, specifically, how to use social networking feeds such as Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook to communicate effectively as a marketing and sales tool.

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The Best Time to Market a Product, Service, or Idea


Now is the best time to market a product, service, or idea!

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The Underwriting: A VC-Backed Novel Shows an Alternative Way to Launch a Product

When you’re new to an industry, you don’t have to play by the rules. You can make up your own or apply ideas from your past experiences.

That’s exactly what Michelle Miller did to publish The Underwriting, her first novel releasing later this month.

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How Content Marketing Contributed to a Math Education Program’s Success

Imagine you're an educator charged with developing a brand new graduate level program in math. You’ve got to attract men and women to the program.

How about doing this within a school that has been an undergraduate only, all female, liberal arts college since 1837! The graduate program is brand new. The co-educational aspect is brand new. You’re venturing into uncharted territory on multiple fronts.

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Hyundai Sends a Message to Space

Rich Jurek, my co-author on Marketing the Moon, sends us to this awesome video from Hyundai.

Stephanie from Houston misses her astronaut father working at the International Space Station. So she and Hyundai cooked up a fantastic message created using 11 Hyundai Genesis cars to share with her father in space.

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Big Birge Plumbing Co. Grows Business in a Competitive Market

Don't let your money go down the drain! Call Big Birge Plumbing Company. For all your plumbing needs!

Last week I delivered a talk at the Entrepreneurs Organization in Omaha, Nebraska. I always love working EO events, because members are so enthusiastic about learning new ideas. Since they run their own businesses, they are eager to identify ways to grow.

While at the event, I met Lallenia Birge, who with her husband Brad Birge started Big Birge Plumbing Co. in August 2012. Lallenia uses a wonderful title: “A Plumbers Wife to Big Birge Plumbing Co.”

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