The 9 Essential Elements of any Content Marketing Strategy

According to a study by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, only 38% of B2B companies think their content marketing is effective. The same study also states that only 35% of the companies have a documented content marketing strategy. My guess is that some of these companies do not even know whether they are effective or not. They cannot say what…

Why Twitter Marketing Is More Than Building Followers And Tweeting

We recently worked on a marketing project, which included generating traffic from Twitter to a Website. To get the best impact, we used a mix of tweets from our own Twitter accounts and an account run by the client. Analyzing Twitter Marketing Activity The Twitter account run by the client had a fair number of followers, still, a short analysis revealed,…

Repurposing Content or Cross-Posting – Efficiency vs. Spam

I use many networks. I love most of them for unique reasons. And I get totally turned off if I see tons of Pins on Twitter, Tweets on Facebook or get notified on Facebook that someone checked into his bathroom on Foursquare (Swarm). On the other hand, it is a legitimate way of getting more results from your content creation efforts. Share…

What Separates A Good Marketer From A Great Marketer?

You know what a good marketer is? A marketer who gets you results. You know what a good marketer is? A marketer who gets you results. Click To Tweet Seriously, if you ask me what separates a good marketer from a bad marketer, the answer would be: Results. But results aren’t everything, and the marketing landscape is changing quickly. And while…

Go Freelance, Make A Life, Write A Blog (3 Inspirational Stories)

by Jonathan Gebauer (@jogebauer) Sounds easy, right? Well it’s not that easy – but it’s entirely possible. Most people won’t simply make a living by blogging, but in connection with a freelance business, and some effective social media marketing, it may be just the road you want to travel. Sometimes you just need some positive examples to get yourself motivated,…

How We Build Relationships and Why Facebook Works Better Than Most

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) A few days ago, I received a friend request on Facebook. In the PS, it said something like If you keep your Facebook strictly for friends and family – no bad feelings if you do not accept my friend request. – That got me thinking: Who do we connect to in which networks? Which networks do…

Developer or Marketer – Who Is More Important?

By Jonathan Gebauer (@jogebauer) This question often comes up when discussing new projects, online projects in general or even just your consulting fees. And it seems that everyone has his opinion, and they differ widely. Why should I be the one who can answer this question? I started my personal career as a developer. Then, when we founded exploreB2B, I…