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Using metrics to inform agile email marketing

Sending emails is one thing, but sending emails that your subscriber community looks forward to receiving, reading and clicking on is another. It’s time to start thinking about your email marketing with agility. Paying attention to your email newsletter’s subscriber activity metrics means establishing a feedback loop that yields a wealth of actionable email optimization opportunities. [...]

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4 brand blogging pitfalls to avoid like the plague

You might be doing everything else right on your blog, but if you make these mistakes, none of your good work will matter. Don’t undermine your brand’s credibility with these blogging snafus. Since long before we launched the Managed for Mimi content marketing service in the summer of 2011, we’ve been major champions of blogging [...]

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3 blogging principles for content marketing mastery

Let’s take a realistic look at some blogging musts that can help you to increase your readership and boost the value of your brand. Brand blogging is easy, right? Just write, post, and go viral! If it were only so simple. The harsh reality is that quality blogging for content marketing takes a lot of [...]

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Why email marketing metrics should matter even to newbies

Don’t “spray and pray” when you can actually see what’s working and what isn’t Email newsletters allow you to transform chance encounters with your website into ongoing relationships. You don’t want to squander this opportunity by ignoring the impact statistics that are at your fingertips. Methodical experimentation is key here, from the very start. Using [...]

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Harnessing the power of mobile for content marketing on all screens

Nowadays, everyone seems to be all worked up about marketing via mobile devices. We’re spending more and more time digesting messages via our portable gadgets, which are in turn becoming more and more powerful, so this is the logical next frontier for content marketing.

Sure, there’s plenty of talk about potential solutions for agile SMS marketing, app-based marketing and the like, but those initiatives are in their infancy. The fact is, smartphones have already taken over the cellphone market, which means that today people are emailing and browsing the web on devices that don’t have the display and processing capabilities found in computers.

Over a quarter of all emails are already opened via tablets and smartphones. So if your email marketing and article marketing is not optimized for mobile displays, you’re missing out on big opportunities. It’s that simple.

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Killer tactics and best practices to keep your subscriber list growing

A sizable list of opt-in email addresses is the gold standard for email marketing. People who chose to sign up for your list are most likely to visit your website, to trust your brand, and ultimately to convert. They were on the hunt for something when they found you, and they told you that they want to stay in the loop.

So how do you build a robust list of past customers and potential future customer leads who are willing to hand over the keys to their precious inboxes?

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