What Does A Perfect Blog Post Look Like? 3 Essential Tenets

Everyone claims to have a secret to success, a “perfect recipe” that makes their product a cut above the rest. KFC relies on its 11 herb and spices blend. Dr. Pepper has a super-secret proprietary blend of who-knows-what that produces that iconic taste and flavor. My husband injects his chicken and turkey with butter infused with secret spices that … [Read more...]

Bizarre Brand Hits and Misses – What We Can Learn From Them

Today’s marketing campaigns seem to be all about eliciting the most conversation. Social media has become a powerful driver for business success, an idea with which Fortune 500 companies are all too familiar. Over the years, we’ve seen some truly bizarre social media and content marketing campaigns with varying degrees of success. Some take on a … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Link-building: Simple Steps to Expand Your Reach

Link building is a fairly simple practice, yet businesses still loathe spending a lot of time on it. This might because link-building’s reputation has suffered in recent years. Some marketing and SEO firms have gone as far to say that link building doesn’t matter. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Google confirmed on more than one … [Read more...]

6 Must-Know Secrets to a Successful Business Blog (Revealed)

The “secret to success” isn’t necessarily a secret at all – often, well-known tips and tricks are all it takes to boost sales. Believe it or not, easy-to-follow roadmaps exist to poise your blog for maximum audience impact. If your business blog hasn’t been delivering the results you expected, you could be missing a key ingredient. Use this list of … [Read more...]

Marketing for Your Brick and Mortar Store, Part V: A Loyalty Program

 In our brick and mortar marketing series, we’ve talked about a lot of different ways that your online efforts can improve your in-store revenue: through updating your website with dynamic content, garnering positive online reviews, and avoiding digital sharecropping. Today, we’re going over the fifth and final aspect of our series: rewards … [Read more...]

How To Tap Into Your Creative Brain and Improve Your Marketing

One of the most common complaints we hear about blogs here at CEM is “I’m just not creative enough to keep up with it.” This is one of the most oft-cited reasons that people don’t tend to their business blogs. It’s true that coming up with content ideas each week can be tough. It’s also true that running a blog takes dedication and a willingness to … [Read more...]