I get a major case of the warm and fuzzies when a client hands us the reigns and lets us create all kinds of cool content for their blog. When the sky is the limit, we are able to whip up a wonderful content mix that offers a range of something to cater to every persona that makes up their ideal audience. This allows us to create an entire library of brilliant on-brand content that’s basically begging to be shared and maybe even go viral. But this doesn’t mean this is always a good idea, as there are a few negative outcomes you could anticipate.
Having a strategy for your content is imperative to it’s success. Now I know some folks just toss some content out into the world and get lucky, but that’s not the case for most who are seeing traction and profits from their content marketing. Yes, you are excited to jump in, but look before you leap! Making a content marketing strategy is usually the ticket, and I whipped up a webinar on the very topic. If you don’t have 30 minutes or so, here are five tips to get you started.
A client dumped us a few summers ago. After a very warm working relationship over several months, I received a very cold email out of the blue telling us our content and consulting services--including the content marketing strategy we were making them--were no longer needed because they decided to do "viral marketing."
We do (and have done) a lot of blogging on behalf of a lot of clients. From ghostwriting for life coaches to giving voice to a startup brand, we’ve seemingly done it all when it comes to blogging. However, you may never, ever want to outsource blog posts to Team Impressa. Here’s seven reasons why:
Oh, the ghostwriter. He’s made a name for himself. Actually no he hasn’t, but he has for his employer in the form of presidential speeches, best-selling books, and influential marketing material. Ghost blogging does essentially the same thing, but with a healthy dose of digital exposure!
As a life coach, you have to be very careful about selecting someone to create content for your blog (or anything else, for that matter). You--and your clear vision, unique voice, and specific viewpoint--are your own brand, and all of the content created for your brand needs to sound like it's coming from you, even if someone else wrote it.
Before you can erect a building, you need a blueprint. It shows everybody involved in the construction what the finished product will look like, where things like plumbing and electrical wires go, how big the individual pieces need to be, and how everything will fit together. Without it, no one knows what they’re doing, and no responsible professional would ever break ground until it's been developed and approved.
When it comes to how to write a white paper, there isn't much I can say about the technical nuts and bolts of this kind of content that hasn't been said before. But I do feel like I have some insights to help you sort out what a white paper really is.
We've met many a potential client who put the cart before the horse. They needed to further refine their brand, create a marketing plan, and do up all new business marketing material--think brochures, spec sheets, and anything else you'd put in a media kit or hand to potential customers hanging out around your trade show booth. And they wanted these marketing materials to be done before everything else, which is a horrible approach.