glee’s Top Posts of 2019

Once again, it’s been a busy year in marketing. We covered a lot of ground on the blog to help marketers make sense of it all. Here’s a look back at the five most popular posts among glee’s readers.

  1. What’s Up in Social Media (March 2019). The social media landscape is changing faster that we can take it in. That’s why we post periodic trend updates marketers need to know about to keep up. After you read what went down in March, see what we added in August.
  2. The Lessons Every Female Entrepreneur Needs to Know. Friends of glee shared their insights on building a business as a woman as part of glee’s 2nd anniversary celebration.
  3. 5 Digital Marketing Strategies to Stop Using Right Now. Sometimes best practices do go out of style. Check the list to see what if you’re doing something you shouldn’t.
  4. The Evolution of Testimonials in Marketing and Their Power Today. Word of mouth still means a lot even if its appearing on a computer. Understand testimonials’ history as a marketing tool and how you can use them to create a winning strategy.
  5. If You Write It, Will They Come? 7 Content Formats that Get Noticed. Stand out from the crowd with a fresh take on your content.

Thank you for reading our blog and we’re excited to connect with you in 2020! If you have a content marketing or social media topic you’d like us to cover, email us! And, if you haven’t already, we’d love to connect with you on social media so that we can carry on the conversation. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram under gleecontent! Happy Holidays!

If You Write It, Will They Come? 7 Content Formats That Get Noticed.

We all want to create content that gets attention for many reasons. For one thing, who wants to spend time writing, editing, revising, proofing, designing for no one to see it? But beyond ego, creating attention-grabbing content is important because it can increase your reach as people share it with their friends and colleagues.

With the constant onslaught of content we’re all exposed to every day, achieving that goal is getting harder and harder, even when you know you’ve created something really good. Experts note that the type of content that “goes viral” is emotional, is easy to digest, has great visuals and is mobile friendly, among other things. I’d add the type of content you create is important. Some formats simply appeal to people more quickly than others. 

Here are seven types of content that grab people’s attention:

Continue reading “If You Write It, Will They Come? 7 Content Formats That Get Noticed.”

The Evolution of Testimonials in Marketing and Their Power Today

Last week, a business colleague told me about a new social media management tool I have to try. It was casual conversation, but for brands, there’s power in that recommendation. Humans crowdsource by habit. We regularly seek others’ opinions, advice and ideas when making purchases both in our personal and professional lives. Many, many decades ago, when marketers recognized the power of word of mouth and figured out how to create that one-on-one feeling within mass marketing, the testimonial was born. Continue reading “The Evolution of Testimonials in Marketing and Their Power Today”

glee’s Top Posts of 2018

We’re sending you warm thoughts a sweet New Year. But before you close the door on 2018, here’s a look back at the most-read posts on glee. Interestingly, not one topic dominated the top of the charts. Readers were interested in trends and best practices in topics across the board including content marketing, event marketing, copywriting and social media. Continue reading “glee’s Top Posts of 2018”

2019 Outlook: Content Marketing Goes Long

The pace of change in the marketing industry did not slow down in 2018. Last year we posted a blog that curated experts’ prediction for 2018 and many of them held true. Influencer marketing exploded. AI continued to insert itself into the industry through chatbots and more. Video marketing hit a new high. So looking into the crystal ball…where will the industry go in 2019? Will influencer marketing continue to climb? Will marketers put more efforts into content? Digital strategies? Social? And will social as we know it change? Continue reading “2019 Outlook: Content Marketing Goes Long”

The 7-Step Plan for Creating a Content Marketing Strategy

When you’re trying to sell more product, memberships, event tickets, or something else, it’s tempting to jump right into tactics. But, throwing money into an unproven strategy isn’t ideal. That’s why, whenever you start a new campaign either annually or to launch a new product or effort, it’s critical to go through a process that builds a strategy based on data.

This is the 7-step method I use to build strategies. It can be time and labor-intensive, but each step provides an important piece of the puzzle. Continue reading “The 7-Step Plan for Creating a Content Marketing Strategy”