The Marketer's Journey

Allie LeFevere and Lyndsay Rush, Founders of Obedient, join the Content Experience Podcast to discuss strategies for using humor in content marketing.

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In This Episode:

  • Common pitfalls for brands attempting to bring humor or relevance to their messaging.
  • The fascinating tool Allie and Lyndsay use when shaping a client's brand voice.
  • Two case studies showcasing how Obedient brought levity to two surprising product spaces.
  • The problem with using irreverent brand messaging before you've earned it.
  • The importance of consistency and through-lines when developing a brand personality.
  • Allie and Lyndsay's advice for maintaining a fresh, authentic brand voice.

Resources

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Direct download: The_Right_Way_to_Use_Humor_in_Content_Marketing.mp3
Category:content marketing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Mat Zucker, Partner at Prophet, joins the Content Experience Podcast to discuss what a stellar About Us page can do for your brand.

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In This Episode:

  • The five archetypes of About Us pages (and how to identify which archetype your page most resembles).
  • What your About Us page offers your audience that your other pages, profiles, and digital properties cannot.
  • What Mat learned from analyzing About Us pages from the world's top companies.
  • Where to start when honing your brand identity and voice.
  • How your homepage and About Us page serve different functions in your business's web presence.

Resources

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Direct download: How_to_Craft_the_Perfect_About_Us_Page.mp3
Category:content marketing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Jonathan Crossfield, Editor of CCO Magazine, joins the Content Experience Podcast to discuss what marketers must embrace (and avoid) in content writing.

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In This Episode:

  • The biggest mistakes writing teams make today. (Hint: They're the same mistakes writing teams were making a decade ago.)
  • The danger of chasing "silver bullets" in content writing.
  • The crucial (and overlooked) differences between editor and writer, and editor and proofreader.
  • Why and how CCO Magazine transitioned from being a print to a digital publication.
  • Why undervaluing editors and editing undermines the value of your content—and how your audience can tell.

Resources

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Direct download: What_Makes_and_Spoils_Great_Content_Writing.mp3
Category:content marketing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Kieran Flanagan, VP of Marketing and Growth at HubSpot, joins the Content Experience Podcast to discuss the need for alternatives to "hacking" content.

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In This Episode

  • Why HubSpot split its content teams into "mind" and "heart."
  • How HubSpot's historical optimization program keeps older content as current and relevant as possible.
  • Strategies for creating an emotional response to your brand.
  • Hard truths about the short-sightedness of "growth hacks."
  • How HubSpot optimizes its "freemium" offerings to attract more and better leads.
  • The two most common things teams overlook when running experiments on their marketing strategies.

Resources

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Direct download: Why_Its_Time_for_Marketers_to_Stop_Hacking_Content.mp3
Category:content marketing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Bryan Phelps, CEO of Big Leap, joins the Content Experience Podcast to discuss what marketers get wrong about integrating content strategy and SEO.

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In This Episode

  • The decline of keyword stuffing and its impact on content creation.
  • Why you probably don't need to panic about duplicate content.
  • How SEO's role in marketing is evolving.
  • The truth about Google's approach to penalizing content.
  • Why SEO should play a vital role in content creation from the beginning.

Resources

Visit contentexperienceshow.com for more insights from your favorite content marketers.

Direct download: Why_Its_Time_to_Unite_Your_Content_Strategy_and_SEO.mp3
Category:content marketing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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