How Can You Plan, Write, and Market a Book While Dealing with Writer’s Block? This is not going to be the final word on the subject. More like a pre-penultimate teaser article. With revisions. Writer’s block is a myth. The real problem is often that you don’t take writing a book seriously enough. Don’t despair. You aren’t alone.
Today, most people are visible and have some presence on the internet. The internet pulsates and throbs with the artistic progeny of literally billions of people. From TikTok to Blogs, Facebook to Pinterest, Amazon to eBay, the world wide web is bloated with our well-intended artistic creations and our constant need to be found and heard. Is it too much?
Online pornography is just one example of when too much delight, over an extended period, is bad. Expectations of porn sex in our own relationships are high, and only a few people can meet them, and probably not for a prolonged time. Online pornography, like any other customer expectations we are continually trying to exceed, is simply not sustainable.
No medium stands alone. I discovered something interesting when proofing my last book; it was the first time that I incorporated Alexa into my editing process. I always find errors in the printed book that I never found in the online version. When listening to the book I found errors that I never found when reading it in the printed version.
We Talk About Our Schools Until Our Dying Day. How Many Brands Can Claim the Same Thing? Recently, on episode 208 of the SDM Show, Rob Cairns sat down with Bridget Willard and I to talk about the third book in our online marketing series, “The Only Online Marketing Book You Need For Your School.” […]
Social Champ is an all-in-one social media automation tool used for media management and content scheduling. It can help you automate your social media presence and streamline posting on social platforms. I like it, and I use it. Give it a try yourself today – for free!
Typewriters, handwritten letters, face-to-face chats, and even slow-cookers have more to do with SEO and Lead Generation than we would believe. In fact, so do Sustainability and Mindfulness. Wait! I kid you not. Keep on reading and I will prove to you how a paper invitation to a home-cooked meal can improve your SEO and increase your Lead Generation.
Do you cook? You either love it or hate it. We consume 35 tons of food in our lifetime. That’s a lot of cooking. Let’s enjoy it! These three tips should inspire you to make the best of the Home Office months. I even include a special exercise tip!
Story telling is an integral part to most marketing. A good story is worth it’s weight in case studies. People don’t want facts. They want to be delighted! Read more and listen to the podcast right here.
How do you first generate interest in your school and the programs you’re offering? You make sure you’re well covered in social media. You make sure you’re well covered for search engine optimization. Once you’ve got people’s attention, they’re going to go onto your website.
I just completed teaching another 2-week SEO/SEA course last week. Every class is different. There are learnings in each class that are new – and can be brought into the next class. SEO is free! You only need to invet the time. Google helps. A lot! Check out ten days of SEO right here.
Why not answer people’s questions before they ask them? Turning a simple phone call into a content marketing strategy is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. With a little creativity, you can turn the obvious into the extraordinary!
Waiting for the Future of Content When the sun finally came out this afternoon, I walked around campus and talked with Bridget Willard. It’s what I do. We have more than just a few clients and co-authored books in common. The thought of the waning summer and the waxing autumn naturally led to discussing binge-worthy […]
Cooking for yourself lets you control the ingredients. You also take more time preparing a meal than you would opening a bag of chips or stopping at a drivethru. It’s a healthier alternative. It’s also fun. It’s also content marketing.
Say the term sustainability and you open up quite a few rabbit holes. However, like any term, the best way to understand it is probably first to look for the ‘why?’ behind it. It all comes back to looking for doughnuts on Google. Do you want to talk about doughnuts?
What are four important things nonprofits need to think about when it comes to their online marketing? The second of our online marketing books is coming out in July, and this one is specifically aimed at helping nonprofits with their online marketing. Both Bridget and I have a lot of experience supporting nonprofit clients – […]
Exciting things that you can do with Content Marketing This week we’re going to be talking about all of the exciting things that you can do with Content Marketing. What is Content Marketing? Content Marketing is two-fold. First, it’s using content to give added value to whatever it is that you are selling and your […]
We want to help our friends who are small businesses, like navigating through the blah, blah, blah, big agencies and all of their jargon that makes them feel very expensive and important. Let’s talk about some of the things that small business owners can do right now, themselves without hiring a big SEO company!
Voice Search we understand – “Alexa, where can I find the closest florist?” “Siri, what’s playing at the cinema tonight?” Right? this we understand. Voice Content Marketing is that after three espressos. It’s not even very new. Two years ago they were taking about it. Is it yet a thing though? Not so much. But it will be.
Even though books have not been classified a necessity during the Crisis (while wine and chocolate have), we have probably read a great deal more in the last four to six weeks than we had done previously. There is something wonderful about picking up an actual book and turning the pages that transcends an eBook.
Digital is redefining our customer experiences, the value chain, fullfilment processes, marketing, sales, and customer loyalty. As we become more catered to and become more demanding, what we used to expect in the way of Customer Satisfaction is morphing into a demand for Customer Delight.
SEM, SEO, SEA … it helps to understand how Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) work When a user enters a search query into a search engine such as Google, they expect the search to return results (websites) which completely satisfy their requirements. With the absolutely humungous amount of information on the Web (about 250 billion DVDs worth of […]
The four roadbocks to an effective digital strategy If you are like me, and started work in the pre-digital years, you are probably wondering how we managed to work without all the buzzwords. It was a simpler time. We had bandwidth to work through our task cycles with our IBM compatible PC, tackling those low […]
What is the purpose of content and managing what we are doing with it in an efficient and effective way Content Marketing is one of the many digital buzzwords you cannot avoid these days. You may also have stumbled across Digital Transformation, Native Advertising, Internet of Things, Big Data, Machine Learning, Algorithm, Customer Journey, Digital First, […]
Understanding the International Student Hobsons recently released a new report called Beyond the data: Influencing international student decision making. The report is based on Hobsons’ International Student Survey and provides important insights into how international students decide where they will go for study abroad.
Marketing’s Promiscuous College Come-ons Something in the archive of the NY Times Sunday Review about the heating up of application season caught our attention. Not only are colleges marketing like crazy these days, but students are casting their nets ever wider in the number of applications they submit. The internet makes this easy.