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23Oct

Content Marketing Trends 2018

Eighty-nine percent of B2B marketers use content marketing — defined as “a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience—and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.” And 65% report more success with their overall content marketing compared with one year ago. But

23May

5 Ways to Attract the Masses to Your Content

Launching a robust online content hub. Updating your blog weekly with rich new posts. Religiously posting valuable and interesting information on your social channels. Surely that’s enough to grab the attention of your audience, right? Wrong. The “if you build it” mentality isn’t enough to guarantee content engagement, let alone getting eyeballs on your content.

17Apr

“Dumb” Places to Find Smart Content

Do you find yourself in a losing battle when it comes to supply and demand — where “supply” is fresh content ideas and “demand” is the ever-increasing need to produce quality content? A recent article from the Content Marketing Institute touched on this conundrum. It’s answer: Look everywhere for content ideas, including “things you find

13Mar

Managing Creative Differences

Guest Author: Scott Oldham, Creative Director I was recently contacted by a writer for Signature Magazine to answer a few questions about managing creative differences between designers and…pretty much everyone else. It’s not a happy thought: the reputation of designers is so fundamentally bad that it’s assumed a priori that we will disagree with our

16Jun

Keeping Up with AP Style Changes

Writing styles must continually evolve with the times. So every year the Associated Press announces changes to its widely used Stylebook. Updates to the 2016 edition of the Stylebook went into effect on June 1, 2016. Among the most notable changes are: The Stylebook will no longer capitalize the word “internet.” In the same vein,

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

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

15Dec

Print to Digital? Plan Early and Often

At GLC, most of our clients produce integrated, multi-channel marketing communications programs. Often these include a flagship print component such as a magazine or newsletter, and supporting digital components, like a responsive website, tablet application, or e-newsletter. With these types of projects, it can be easy to let the print piece run the show: deadlines

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