From the CEO running a global corporation to the preteen hustling for loose change with a lemonade stand, anyone who has spent more than 10 minutes in the business world knows one thing for sure: nothing sells itself.
Earlier this year I contributed a guest post at Copyblogger on the fact that copywriters need to understand data. Their editors had a little fun with my headline (they threw in the “get out of the business” bit) but they have a point. Copywriters who aren’t data driven may soon find demand for their skills fade.
It’s an all too common complaint from marketing and PR professionals: how can we keep up with the demands of producing consistent content designed to achieve outcomes? Unfortunately if you’ve heard someone ask this question (in 2011!) they may already be beyond help.
Well I’ve been on a tear lately sharing examples of bad marketing. It’s hard not to do this when people keep lobbing them at me. But blatant SEO / social media spam? From a major B2B company that should definitely know better? How can we not share?
Joe Chernov, director of content for marketing automation provider Eloqua sent over a clever infographic to share with you. It’s creative (Jess3 always does a nice job) and shares a compelling story: the fact that the message is now the messenger.