Two years ago, I had the opportunity to head up to Whidbey Island for the 2nd Annual Content Marketing Retreat. The event (launched and coordinated by my buddy Russell Sparkman) was a great success with plenty of fantastic guest speakers on a myriad of topics. After a year off, Russell is back at it again […]

network

‘Tis the season for resume revamping, mass emailing and hoping and praying for your post-college digital marketing dream gig. Right?? Wrong. The world of PR and marketing is prime for solid young digital guns and now is the time (read: you’re behind the curve if you haven’t started) to get a jump on your colleagues […]

Hointer Seattle

A few months ago, I took notice of a new shop called Hointer that had popped up near my neighborhood. Recently on the hunt for a new pair of jeans, I popped in to check out what Hointer was all about. I was immediately met with a “user experience” rep from the store who was […]

Recently, a colleague shared with me the following deck that was created by a member of the Wieden+Kennedy team. My advice? Take three minutes today or this weekend and flip through. Then do it again. And again. And again. So… And here’s a great example of a brand doing it right…

Content. Overload. We’re there. The data speaks for itself and the numbers will only increase. The quantity of content being created on a daily basis is mind-numbing. 684,478 Facebook shares. 571 new websites created. Over 100,000 tweets. 3,600 new Instagram photos. 347 new blog posts on WordPress. All taking place within a minute each day. For […]

NYT

Over the past year I’ve had an ongoing internal debate around the value of long-form content. Others such as Jon Thomas have framed up the challenges associated with long-form content quite accurately. Simply put, we’re all constrained by time. Thirty second commercials, 140-character tweets, two line status updates – our society has a penchant for […]

Branded Content

In a recent post, my colleague @justinjtsang smartly outlined the important balance point between branded vs. common interest social content within a brand’s content marketing strategy. The key to successful content marketing boils down to building long-term trust with your audience. In order for a brand to successfully build trust, it must work to align […]