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Top 5 Posts for the Week of October 8th 2011

Brad Smith
October 8, 2011

This week’s posts range from content creation advice from journalists, blog article ideas, what to look for when choosing an agency, and how to reframe the way you think about marketing.


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1. 33 Blogging Tips

Blogging doesn’t come naturally for a lot of people. It’s difficult to continuously find new ideas and interesting topics to write about. But it’s absolutely essential to internet marketing. Here are 33 ideas to help get the brainstorming juices following.

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2. 4 Content Creation Lessons Marketers Can Learn from Journalists

Every company today is in the media business. Journalists are really good at grabbing our attention and getting us to read more. Here are some lessons we can all learn from them.

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3. 7 Keys to Choosing an Effecive Modern Marketing Agency

Internet marketing is a lot different than other forms of marketing. It’s founded on inbound marketing where you capture people’s attention, and move them down the sales funnel. That’s why traditional advertising agencies have trouble doing it effectively… they’re just two different skill sets. Here is some advice on how to choose a digital marketing agency.

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4. Action-Oriented Tweets Get More Shares [Data]

One of the biggest social media myths was that you shouldn’t ask for users to do something (like ReTweet you). Well the data shows that action-oriented tweets perform far better in the long run. Check out the other interesting information in this post.

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5. Reframe Your View of Marketing

Many people don’t like doing marketing or sales. They feel they’re not good at it, and it makes them uncomfortable. But John Jantsch from Duct Tape Marketing tells us to reframe how we think about it.

His definition of marketing is one of the best I’ve ever heard:

Marketing is getting someone who has a need to know, like and trust you.

Find out more in his post.

Read the full post here.