HiveFire: Content Curation for Marketers

Previously, I talked about how marketers need lots of content – way more content than they can produce themselves. That’s where the emerging category of curation tools becomes an important part of the online marketer’s arsenal.

Curation tools help push a lot of content through your site. That’s a good thing – you stay relevant in search engine results, and keep popping up in social spaces every time a new piece of content goes up on your site. Continue reading “HiveFire: Content Curation for Marketers”

The Four Ways to Build Resonance with Twitter’s Promoted Tweets

Today Twitter announced their advertising platform, called Promoted Tweets. Twitter’s focus on message resonance is a large step forward in content marketing because it uses algorithms to determine valuable content within advertising units. This convergence of paid and earned media tactics raises the importance of effective content marketing strategies for digital marketers.

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Curation Makes the Difference, or Why Seth Godin is (Finally) Wrong About Something

Seth Godin has an interesting post about the rise of “drive by culture”. He argues that the dramatic rise in content found online, and the incredible ease of finding it, has created a culture of “clickers, stumblers, and jaded spectators.”

He is right. But he also misses the (obvious) way to fix this.

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