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How to Curate Content Like A Pro: 8 Lessons [Examples]

Content curation isn’t a cheap substitute for original content. But it can be a cost-effective way to reach your audience more often and maximize your existing content. Get the inside scoop from the content curation pros. Continue reading

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Ready to ‘Fire’ Your Content Team?

Ever had one of those days when you want to fire everybody, figure out what you really need, and then hire (or rehire)? Take it as a signal you need to figure out what isn’t working and how you can fix it. And answer these questions. Continue reading

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How to Get Listeners to Push Play on Your Podcast [Examples From Boss Brands]

With a sound strategy and some creativity, podcasts can bring big content marketing benefits to just about any business. Learn how to attract listeners and boost your bottom line from these brand success stories. Continue reading

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How to Set Your Content Free for a Mobile, Voice, Ready-for-Anything Future

Do you tune out when people talk about structured content? Or do the benefits come off as a miracle cure? Learn why it’s worth understanding, how it delivers on the promises, and what it means to set your content free by structuring it. Continue reading

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4 Unconventional Ways to Promote Blog Content on Social Media

With organic reach on social media at an all-time low, don’t give up on it as a content promotion tool. Get innovative. Use these four out-of-the-box ideas to promote your content and drive higher traffic and engagement rates. Continue reading

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5 Brands Share Their Content Marketing Process

When you consume a piece of high-quality content, do you ponder how they do it and wonder if it helps the business? If so, you’ll like this behind-the-scenes look at the content process followed by teams at five software brands. Continue reading

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4 Case Studies Show How to Crush It With Out-of-the-Box Content Marketing

How does a brand create content that stands out in a crowded world? Check out these four out-of-the-box case studies from multiple industries and learn how to get similar results for your brand. Continue reading

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Road Map to Success: Resources to Refresh Your Content Marketing Program

Whether you are building a content marketing program from scratch or looking to take your efforts to the next level, this refresher course will give you a foundation for increasing your success. Continue reading

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Go Behind the Scenes of Coca-Cola’s Storytelling

The Coca-Cola Co. willingly shares its marketing strategies and approach. That “thought-ware” raises the bar for every brand and makes Coca-Cola strive for better and bolder. Learn from its senior integrated marketing content manager. Continue reading

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How to Rock Mobile Native Advertising

Imagine a piece of sponsored content appearing at the top of The New York Times’ most-emailed articles list. It happened to work from T Brand Studio. Now someone from that team shares the secrets to creating a great native ad. Continue reading

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16 Apps and Tools to Keep You Productive and Sane

A few months ago, Clare McDermott committed to evaluating her personal tech stack with the goal to find worthwhile shortcuts and work-arounds. Now she shares how she learned to make her life simpler and more productive with 16 tools. Continue reading

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How AI marketing can help brands right now

Marketers have been talking about artificial intelligence (AI) marketing for some time now.

But many are still wondering, what exactly can AI marketing do for us right now?

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Kodak demonstrates why brands should tread carefully with blockchain initiatives

Fueled by the dramatic rise and, more recently, fall in prices of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether, the blockchain is all the buzz.

While some believe that cryptocurrencies are in a bubble the likes of which the world has never before seen, many, including major companies in a variety of industries, also believe that the blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies has legitimate and meaningful uses that could benefit if not revolutionize the way they do business.

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Three huge employers are going to try to disrupt healthcare

Late last year, reports surfaced suggesting that online retail giant Amazon was eyeing entry into the $400bn per year retail pharmacy market.

That still might come to pass, but in the meantime, Amazon is doing something that could prove far more disruptive.

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Six of the best travel brands on YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & LinkedIn

Travel brands no longer rely so heavily on TV advertising to reach holiday-hungry consumers. Now, with a whopping 97% of millennials reported to have posted photos or videos of their travels on social networking sites – the internet is a veritable treasure trove of inspiration.

As well as capitalising on this growing consumer desire to share experiences, travel brands are also expanding their own social media strategies to better market their services (and capture the attention of all demographics).

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The best social stories and campaigns from January 2018

January sure does drag on, doesn’t it? Luckily, the end is in sight, which means it’s time to take a look back at what happened in the world of social media throughout the month.

With some big platform updates and interesting campaigns, it’s been a busy start to the year. Let’s review.

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How to stay safe when A/B testing

A/B testing is simple.

You just compare a control to a variant. In digital marketing (especially the field sometimes known as ‘conversion rate optimisation’), this generally means doing something like splitting traffic between two versions of the same web page and monitoring their performance. You might also try it out with emails, apps, or any other manner of digital communication, but the point is: it is simple, dead simple.

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Could David Beckham's Miami be the world's first digital team?

Yesterday, after four years of hurt, David Beckham’s “dream” of owning a Major League Soccer (MLS) team came to fruition.

Ever since the twilight of his time at L.A. Galaxy the former England captain has been open about his plans to return the U.S. game as an owner: he now leads a consortium who aim to establish a franchise in a city that has been without a soccer team for over a decade. 

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Three customer experiences that have disappointed me

I think we're at a really interesting time in the history of consumerism.

In developed markets, we have all had some amazing experiences enabled by (often mobile) tech. Not only that, we are seeing incredible investment in innovative new technologies (such as voice assistants), with tech-savvy consumers seemingly ready to experiment with tech when it is arguably far from mature (an astounding 10% of UK households have an Amazon Echo, according to Kantar).

What are the implications for mainstream businesses? I'd argue there are laggards in many industries that are sitting ducks, ripe not necessarily for disruption, but certainly to be taken down a peg or two by businesses who get the customer experience right.

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Eight tips for a killer YouTube strategy

The likes of Instagram and Snapchat have presented a new way for brands to experiment with video, yet with 5bn videos being watched on its platform on a daily basis - YouTube is still the reigning king of visual content.

Recently, YouTube has been in the headlines, but not for the most positive reasons. On the back of controversy over brand safety and influencer wrong-doings, brands might be reconsidering how to navigate this increasingly confusing channel. 

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Fintechs are diversifying, so is the unbundling trend over?

One of the most prominent trends of the fintech revolution has been that of unbundling.

Nimble, innovative upstarts have developed targeted specific markets, such as wealth management and lending, traditionally dominated by banks and large financial institutions that bundle these offerings with others across the spectrum of financial services.

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How Lush is raising the bar for in-store experience

With over 1,000 stores across the globe, cosmetics business Lush is no longer an underdog. Once considered a somewhat niche brand – with an odd mix of ethical dedication and a decidedly sunny personality to promote it – it has since broken through to the mainstream.

Today, it’s widely thought of as one of the most progressive and innovative brands around – especially when it comes to customer experience.

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A day in the life of... a digital strategist

In our Day in the Life profiles we've recently looked at some of the sexier agency roles, such as creative technologist, insight director and service design lead.

This week we continue on this theme, catching up with Remy Brooks, digital strategist at agency Friday.

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Goldman Sachs is taking a fintech approach to grow its consumer lending business

Finance giant Goldman Sachs has been around for nearly 150 years and is best known as an investment banking outfit, but in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008 that has permanently altered the fabric of the financial services market and led to the rise of fintechs, the firm, like so many other finance behemoths, began transforming itself.

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How Lego uses Instagram to inspire fans of all ages

Since it was founded in 1932, countless generations of children have grown up with Lego toys. As time and technology have progressed, Lego has created a whole new breed of Lego-obsessed youngsters – equally enthralled by its movie and video game franchise.

Social media continues to be an intrinsic part of Lego's marketing strategy, with visual content a key way the brand drives engagement and fosters a sense of community online. 

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