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25May

Getting Your Audience to Act

You’ve written an awe-inspiring article about a professional athlete who is back in the game after undergoing a surgery at your medical center. But what’s the next (and arguably most important) step, after the reader has finished taking in the last few words of the article? The call to action. What do you want your

18May

Shattered Glass and Checking the Facts

Not too long ago, our editorial team gathered together — beers, Junior Mints, and popcorn in hand — for a viewing of the 2003 movie “Shattered Glass.” In the movie, which is a true story, Hayden Christensen stars as Stephen Glass, a staff writer for The New Republic, and a freelance feature writer for Rolling

12May

Persuasion and the Power of Story

In her video “Persuasion and the Power of Story” Stanford University professor of marketing, Jennifer L. Aaker states, “When data and stories are used together, they resonate with audiences on both an intellectual and emotional level.” The logical and emotional sides of the brain are both satisfied. Is your content infused with both? A story

06May

Increasing Web Traffic with Visuals

Visuals don’t just drive people to your website—they also get them to stick around. Visual learners make up about 65 percent of the population, and people spend more time looking at relevant images than they do reading text on a page. Here are some ideas for utilizing a multitude of visuals to attract and engage

05Apr

Giving New Life to Old Content

Pushing out new content daily can be a difficult task, especially when you have a variety of categories and topics to cover. But there’s nothing in the rules that says you can’t tweak older content and publish it anew, as long as it still provides valuable and relevant information to your audience. Here are some

31Mar

Content Taxonomy: Tips for Organizing

Is your online content organized? If not, you could be losing your audience from the start. Great content may draw them to your website or blog, but if they’re unsure where to go next, chances are they won’t think twice about clicking out. Creating a content taxonomy can solve your organizational woes. Here are some

10Mar

Video Marketing: It’s Not Just for Big Brands

Big brands are increasingly drawn to creating short films and web series. Take Nike’s original series Margot vs Lily, for example, or JetBlue’s film and marketing campaign Humankinda. It makes sense, considering Cisco’s forecast that video will represent 80 percent of all Internet traffic by 2019. While not all brands have the resources to create

19Feb

Taking Your Audience to Their “Happy Place”

Back in 2012, officials from the court of Bhutan famously presented to the United Nations their model for a “gross national happiness” indicator—a way to show the status of their nation that was not tied to their economy or material wealth. While some scoffed at the idea of making the personal happiness of citizens a

08Jan

Superheros and Content Marketing

Several superhero flicks are slated for the big screen in 2016—Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Deadpool, and Captain America: Civil War, to name a handful. The movies have already garnered excitement from comic lovers and a majority of the movie-going population in general, but content marketers should also take note. Why? Because this hype is

07Jan

The Importance of Healthcare Literacy in Healthcare Marketing

Did you know that nearly 9 out of 10 adults don’t have the literacy skills they need to manage their health? The National Assessment of Health Literacy found that only 12 percent of adults have proficient heath literacy, and what’s more, 14 percent of adults have health literacy levels considered “below basic.” Health literacy extends

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