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The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
Andrew Hanelly / McMurry / TMG / November 5, 2014
You’ve probably had this conversation with a cabbie:
“Where ya headed?”
You give a destination address.
“Any preferred route?”
Years ago, unless you were a local or a control freak, you’d usually just let the cab driver choose the route that would avoid traffic and get you there fastest.
But technology has changed all of that. Thanks to apps such as Waze, which displays real-time traffic data and highlight the quickest route, the backseat driver has never been more empowered or opinionated — and the cabbies don’t like it.
As it is with cabbies, so it is with marketers: Too oftenRead More
Jeff Freund / Content Marketing Institute / October 22, 2014
Let’s start with some introductions. Content Marketing, meet Software Development, whose job is to continually deliver high-quality, functional software. And Software Development, meet Content Marketing, whose job is to continually deliver high-quality content that has an impact. You have some big things in common.
Incredible time has been devoted to increasing the throughput and quality of content or software development. The number of new tools, new processes, new practices, new paradigms, and new philosophies is increasing rapidly. However, one revolution in software developmentRead More
Hana Abaza / Content Marketing Institute / October 12, 2014
One of the biggest challenges facing content marketers today is how to measure the effectiveness of their content marketing. According to the B2B content marketing report, this is going to be a major area of focus in 2015, and with good reason! Content marketers have to be more accountable and demonstrate that they are contributing to the bottom line, not just adding a cost center to the business.
So where do we start? The reality is that we’re not lacking for metrics. Page views, shares, click-through rates, engagement — you name it, you can track it. We have more data about our content thanRead More
Neil Patel / September 30, 2014
Online content marketing is the most powerful form of marketing for companies today. But what happens when it starts to feel stale, old, and boring? Like any other form of marketing, it happens.
Here are six ideas that can help you invigorate your existing efforts and get more mileage from them, without having to reinvent the wheel.
1. Stay Consistent
There’s a huge temptation to slow down on your content creation efforts when things get boring. However, this is precisely the time not to quit or rest on your achievements.
Content marketing is a tough nut to crack for many marketers,Read More
Eloqua / September 15, 2014
When Google came out with their Zero Moment of Truth reports, there was a lot of highly compelling data points that made CEOs, CMOs and sales heads have to stop and reconsider almost everything they are doing; at least as it pertains to marketing.
For those less familiar with the Zero Moment of Truth (ZMOT), it can best be defined as “the invisible moment by which a consumer makes a decision about a brand.” It can occur on their mobile device, while chatting on a social network or when they search for information and the results that ensue.
Some of the highlight reel data points of the ZMOT studyRead More