4 Ways to Stay on Top of the Content Stream

One of the most important tasks of any marketer or blogger is to know what is going on in his/her niche and read the most important pieces. Considering how much content usually comes per day, it is crucial to find an efficient method to master the incoming content stream. Keeping up with all the content being published in our niche…

Why You Will Always End Up Doing Your Marketing Yourself

Talking to startups and clients, I sometimes get the impression they believe for their marketing it would be sufficient to get some influencers to give a shout out or to get a handful of bloggers to write some coverage. Dream on: That’s neither enough nor is it likely to happen! The hard truth is: It is part of your job…

Content Publishing: Own Blog vs. Guest Posting

Yesterday we talked to someone who just started a new project and who has to think about how to best raise attention for his new project. There is no question that they are going for content publishing. But in answer to my remark “You don’t have a blog yet!” he raised the question what would be better for their content: Publish…

Targeted Traffic: Traffic Doesn’t Always Equal Traffic

A few days ago Mark Schaefer published a post on his blog about the „vanity“ of traffic, and why marketers should rather look at other metrics. He told the story of the first time an influencer picked up one of his posts and tweeted about it. It was Guy Kawasaki who has a huge Social Media following and Mark Schaefer…

The Importance of Timing in Marketing

Recently I sent a guest post suggestion to a (German) blog. They accepted (after two weeks) and told me the publication date would be in 6 (six!) weeks. Maybe I have the wrong expectations, but from my experience, that is an awfully long reaction time. I usually get an answer to a guest post suggestion within 48 hours and often the…