Content Marketing

4th Post – Recipes For Practical Customer Experience Design & Optimization # CRO #UX #CX

Please read the just published Personas: The Key Ingredient In Design For Conversion. It is the fourth in a series of six Recipes For Practical Customer Experience Design & Optimization posts. In case you missed them, the first four posts are: I. Pre-mortem because it is the antidote to Murphy’s Law  First we’ll explore the most impactful step of the process, the pre-mortem. Some of our largest conversion wins over the last two decades ever were the result of our clients going through the pre-mortem…

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Is that a Gap in Your Brand Story?

In days long gone a company’s brand story typically emanated from a single place, from the company itself.  Today, technologies like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs, Yelp, and (insert technology dijour here) have given customers a powerful platform to get in on the act.   Too often there are two completely different brand stories being told; the story you tell yourself about your own brand, and the story your customers are spreading.  Which version of those two stories is most likely…

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A 217% Lift Every Content Marketer Should Be Getting, But Will You?

Over the course of almost two decades, Jeffrey and I have worked directly with hundreds of content writers. Many of them were our secret weapons in many of our most exciting client success stories. Once the writers understood the personas they were writing for, had a clear sense of the narrative flow of the scenario and the context (where their content piece fit with in that scenario) they almost always delivered content that was both relevant and persuasive. However, a…

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How to Convert More Blog Visitors

Jeffrey and I built our business on content. When we first started our agency in 1998, we had zero capital (even rent & grocery money was tough). What we did have, for those of you who really know us, was lots of opinions. So we started writing, first in  discussion lists (remember i-sales, etc.), then our own newsletter and then ClickZ. We started blogging before it was even called blogging or even thought of as content marketing. All these years,…

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Lonely Maytag Repairman

The Lonely Brand Story Meets Social Media

Brands must make sure their stories are being told properly across all channels and that they can measure alignment and congruence across the channels as well. In 1967 Maytag aired its “lonely repairman” TV commercial, telling the first of many tales of a Maytag repairman with nothing to do and nothing to repair. The Maytag repairman became an icon and for more than 40 years the campaign bound the word “reliability” together with Maytag in the minds of millions of…

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Buyer Legends ebook Special Preview

Dear Cognoscenti Friends, Thank you for following the link from the Monday Morning Memo. Wizard Academy is our home and you are part of our tribe. We appreciate your interest and want to keep you informed. Here’s a little more information about Buyer Legends, the ebook to be published this summer, and a Wizard Academy course. Buyer Legends is the process of using narratives and storytelling in your marketing and selling efforts. By writing stories – or buyer legends –…

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How to Get More Leads with Persuasive Scenario Planning

Take 30 minutes during your lunch break today and catch Jeffrey’s webinar with Marketo on “More Effective Lead Generation Using Persuasive Scenario Planning.”  Jeffrey will show you a scenario narrative process that ensures all business decisions are made explicitly by the team that owns the results instead of implicitly by the creative and/ or technology teams. Following this process will help you drive more micro and macro-conversions, improve testing and boost the effectiveness of your marketing communications. If your bottom line…

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