A huge thank you to Switch Video for this incredible video.
This video is self-promotion which is a little uncomfortable for me but I think it’s great. I am excited to think of the different ways I will use it going forward. Enjoy:
Earlier this week, I had a call with an old friend. She is a sole practitioner and wants to drum up business so she called me for advice. I told her:
“The single best decision I ever made was to start creating content.”
The Funnelholic is content marketing themed again this week. We have an amazing webinar, 3 Steps to Creating Content that Converts Like Crazy, with Cosmo Mariano from GetLift and Jason Miller from LinkedIn on September 24, 2014 10AM Pacific Standard Time. Whenever we have an event like this, my mind starts going…in this case, one of my favorite topics — content marketing.
Back to business — one of my favorite pieces on content is the case story aka the case study aka the use case. It is the most powerful opportunity for content marketers that is often wasted aka B-O-R-I-N-G. Marketers, even the best content marketers, produce the boringest case studies ever. So, with that, I thought I would share one of my favorite case studies from one of my favorite content marketers, Neil Patel, entitled: How I Used SEO to Drive to 5 Million Visitors to Gawker Media. It’s awesome so read it – -and in the meantime, I highlight some of my favorite things about it below:
Deliver an Arresting Headline
Oh yeah, not just an arresting headline, but a killer graphical representation too. I loved what I saw the minute I opened this page. [Read more…]
Today’s guest post is from Cosmo Mariano from GetLift. Cosmo is a demand-gen, content marketing strategist and almost as importantly, Cosmo and Jason Miller from LinkedIn will be speaking on an amazing Funnelholic webinar on content marketing: 3 Steps to Creating Content that Converts Like Crazy. — Join us on September 24, 2014 10AM Pacific Standard Time. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: Today’s post is from Erika Goldwater, a veteran in demand generation strategy for early stage companies. Leadspace has been getting buzz lately, I wanted a “how-to” on them and Erika delivered. Enjoy.
Imagine how great it would be to build a profile of your ideal customer, and then find plenty of prospects that match that profile, all in just four easy steps? And what if your sales and marketing teams could easily “vote” on those leads, ensuring only the best of the best make it into your virtual lead database?
That’s exactly what you can do with Leadspace, the leading B2B social demand gen solution. Leadspace uses semantic search technologies, so you can tap into social, internal and external data in real time to discover, enrich and enhance prospect data. What’s more, Leadspace incorporates subjective input as well, using a Pandora-like interface that allows your team to score and prioritize each lead.
The result: You maximize marketing effectiveness and sales conversion, by generating hyper-targeted, accurate, highly relevant lists.
This entire process takes a few minutes. For example, let’s put a quick hypothetical campaign together right now.
Our Campaign Objective: Invite 50 marketing buyers in the Boston area to an exclusive event with key thought-leaders. We’re targeting midsize to large enterprise organizations (based on revenue) in the biotechnology industry. This is an invitation-only event, and space is very limited – so there is no room for error in inviting the wrong person, it could cost a sales opportunity. The list needs to be impeccably targeted to support a comprehensive campaign including multi-touch email, direct mail and tele-prospecting.
Here we go: