Content Inc How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses

Author: Joe Pulizzi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259589669
Release Date: 2015-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics

The NEW Rulebook for Entrepreneurial Success What’s the surest way to startup failure? Follow old, outdated rules. In Content Inc., one of today’s most sought-after content-marketing strategists reveals a new model for entrepreneurial success. Simply put, it’s about developing valuable content, building an audience around that content, and then creating a product for that audience. Notice a shift? Author Joe Pulizzi flips the traditional entrepreneurial approach of first creating a product and then trying to find customers. It’s a brilliant reverse-engineering of a model that rarely succeeds. The radical six-step business-building process revealed in this book is smart, simple, practical, and cost-effective. And best of all, it works. It’s a strategy Pulizzi used to build his own successful company, Content Marketing Institute, which has landed on Inc. magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies for three years straight. It’s also a strategy countless other entrepreneurs use to build their own multi-million dollar companies. Build an audience and you’ll be able to sell pretty much anything you want. Today’s markets are more dynamic and customers are more fickle than ever before. Why would you put all your eggs in one basket before securing a loyal customer base? Content Inc. shows you how to get customers first and develop products later. It’s the best way to build a solid, long-lasting business positioned for today’s content-driven world. This is the simple but profoundly successful entrepreneurial approach of one of today’s most creative business minds. A pioneer of content marketing, Pulizzi has cracked to code when it comes to the power of content in a world where marketers still hold fast to traditional models that no longer work. In Content Inc., he breaks down the business-startup process into six steps, making it simple for you to visualize, launch, and monetize your own business. These steps are: • The “Sweet Spot”: Identify the intersection of your unique competency and your personal passion • Content Tilting: Determine how you can “tilt” your sweet spot to find a place where little or no competition exists • Building the Base: Establish your number-one channel for disseminating content (blog, podcast, YouTube, etc.) • Harvesting Audience: Use social-media and SEO to convert one-time visitors into long-term subscribers • Diversification: Grow your business by expanding into multiple delivery channels • Monetization: Now that your expertise is established, you can begin charging money for your products or services This model has worked wonders for Pulizzi and countless other examples detailed in the book. Connect these six pieces like a puzzle, and before you know it, you’ll be running your own profitable, scalable business. Pulizzi walks you step by step through the process, based on his own success (and failures) and real-world multi-million dollar examples from multiple industries and countries. Whether you’re seeking to start a brand-new business or drive innovation in an existing one, Content Inc. provides everything you need to reverse-engineer the traditional entrepreneurial model for better, more sustainable success. Joe Pulizzi is an entrepreneur, professional speaker, and podcaster. He is the founder of several startups, including the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), recognized as the fastest growing business media company by Inc. magazine in 2014. CMI produces Content Marketing World, the world’s largest content marketing event, and publishes the leading content marketing magazine, Chief Content Officer. Pulizzi’s book Epic Content Marketing was named one of Fortune magazine’s Five Must Read Business Books of the Year.

Content Inc How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses

Author: Joe Pulizzi
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 125958965X
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The NEW Rulebook for Entrepreneurial Success What’s the surest way to startup failure? Follow old, outdated rules. In Content Inc., one of today’s most sought-after content-marketing strategists reveals a new model for entrepreneurial success. Simply put, it’s about developing valuable content, building an audience around that content, and then creating a product for that audience. Notice a shift? Author Joe Pulizzi flips the traditional entrepreneurial approach of first creating a product and then trying to find customers. It’s a brilliant reverse-engineering of a model that rarely succeeds. The radical six-step business-building process revealed in this book is smart, simple, practical, and cost-effective. And best of all, it works. It’s a strategy Pulizzi used to build his own successful company, Content Marketing Institute, which has landed on Inc. magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies for three years straight. It’s also a strategy countless other entrepreneurs use to build their own multi-million dollar companies. Build an audience and you’ll be able to sell pretty much anything you want. Today’s markets are more dynamic and customers are more fickle than ever before. Why would you put all your eggs in one basket before securing a loyal customer base? Content Inc. shows you how to get customers first and develop products later. It’s the best way to build a solid, long-lasting business positioned for today’s content-driven world. This is the simple but profoundly successful entrepreneurial approach of one of today’s most creative business minds. A pioneer of content marketing, Pulizzi has cracked to code when it comes to the power of content in a world where marketers still hold fast to traditional models that no longer work. In Content Inc., he breaks down the business-startup process into six steps, making it simple for you to visualize, launch, and monetize your own business. These steps are: • The “Sweet Spot”: Identify the intersection of your unique competency and your personal passion • Content Tilting: Determine how you can “tilt” your sweet spot to find a place where little or no competition exists • Building the Base: Establish your number-one channel for disseminating content (blog, podcast, YouTube, etc.) • Harvesting Audience: Use social-media and SEO to convert one-time visitors into long-term subscribers • Diversification: Grow your business by expanding into multiple delivery channels • Monetization: Now that your expertise is established, you can begin charging money for your products or services This model has worked wonders for Pulizzi and countless other examples detailed in the book. Connect these six pieces like a puzzle, and before you know it, you’ll be running your own profitable, scalable business. Pulizzi walks you step by step through the process, based on his own success (and failures) and real-world multi-million dollar examples from multiple industries and countries. Whether you’re seeking to start a brand-new business or drive innovation in an existing one, Content Inc. provides everything you need to reverse-engineer the traditional entrepreneurial model for better, more sustainable success. Joe Pulizzi is an entrepreneur, professional speaker, and podcaster. He is the founder of several startups, including the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), recognized as the fastest growing business media company by Inc. magazine in 2014. CMI produces Content Marketing World, the world’s largest content marketing event, and publishes the leading content marketing magazine, Chief Content Officer. Pulizzi’s book Epic Content Marketing was named one of Fortune magazine’s Five Must Read Business Books of the Year.

Epic Content Marketing How to Tell a Different Story Break through the Clutter and Win More Customers by Marketing Less

Author: Joe Pulizzi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071819916
Release Date: 2013-09-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Reach more customers than ever with TARGETED CONTENT Epic Content Marketing helps you develop strategies that seize the competitive edge by creating messages and “stories” tailored for instant, widespread distribution on social media, Google, and the mainstream press. It provides a step-by-step plan for developing powerful content that resonates with customers and describes best practices for social media sharing and search engine discoverability. Joe Pulizzi is a content marketing strategist, speaker and founder of the Content Marketing Institute, which runs the largest physical content marketing event in North America, Content Marketing World.

Managing Content Marketing

Author: Robert Rose
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780983330707
Release Date: 2011-10-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Let’s face it...content marketing is all the rage. Brands around the world are spending (on average) over 25% of their total marketing budget on content marketing. There have been countless books and resources that have covered all aspects of content marketing ...from the why to the what to the where...but oddly enough, rarely the how. Not until now that is. Managing Content Marketing shows you, in detail, how to manage content marketing within your organization. Whether you come from a small company or multi-billion dollar brand, this book will give you the ammunition and the ideas to develop a storytelling process that will create passionate subscribers to your brand. World-renowned content marketing experts Robert Rose and Joe Pulizzi have teamed up to help marketing pros and business owners develop a content marketing plan that goes beyond theories, and explains it in a way that can actually be implemented. You’ll Learn How To: - Build the Business Case for Content Marketing - Develop a Content Marketing Strategy that Works for Your Business - Tell a Consistent Story that Engages Your Customers - Determine the Right Marketing Channels to Implement - Create an Internal and External Workfl ow for Content Marketing - Measure Content Marketing and Communicate Results to Internal Stakeholders

Content Rules

Author: Ann Handley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470948728
Release Date: 2010-11-11
Genre: Business & Economics


Brandscaping

Author: Andrew M. Davis
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780985957605
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

In this groundbreaking book, media and marketing strategist Andrew M. Davis shows you how to partner with other brands and undiscovered talent to create content that drives demand for the products and services you sell. Brandscaping is a big, infectious idea—a new marketing methodology that begins with one simple observation: a rising tide lifts all ships. Davis dishes up dozens of case studies showing how all types of individuals, companies, and brands have tapped into the power of brandscaping to achieve unparalleled success, often using resources already at their disposal. What if you stopped renting time or space (“advertising”) and started investing in content—content that you’ll own? What if you tapped a trend or created a movement? What if you authentically embraced your most loyal fans? What if... you became a brandscaper? Successful brandscapers think more like television producers and less like marketers. In the new media world, everyone has an audience. No one needs the traditional media monarchies to access their audience anymore. Davis encourages you to reconsider your spend on advertising, forget about trying to obtain PR one-hit wonders, and start seeking out valuable replacements for inauthentic celebrity “endorsements.” Reinvest that money, he says, on creating valuable content and watch your marketing expenses turn into powerful content assets. Brandscaping trains you to unearth authentic, talented “spokespeople” in a world where everyone is a publisher, podcaster, YouTuber, or digital photographer; people whose existing audiences, no matter how small, will become your future customers. Davis demonstrates how electronics manufacturers, retailers, home builders, associations, non-profits, individuals, and many others have benefited from the ability to tap into the power of niche markets. Davis also shows you how to identify and appeal to the passion points that inspire digital influencers, prosumers, and consumers to take action. Your marketing will be more effective and you’ll fill your pipeline with higher-quality leads. Brandscaping will transform the way you market. Brandscaping is symbiotic marketing that can fund start-ups, aid non-profits, even change entire industries. Once you begin thinking like a brandscaper, you’ll be able to easily see the benefits of connecting computer consulting to game shows; insurance sales to motorcycle parts; ‘Foreman Grills to dorm-room cuisine; transportation professionals to hit television shows; backyard poultry to suburban hardware stores; watercraft sales to music videos; and so much more. In Brandscaping, you’ll uncover opportunity at every turn. Davis’ entertaining and artfully-crafted stories each deliver on a clear lesson and an optimistic business challenge to ask yourself, ‘what if?’ Brandscaping is both an intellectual exercise and a practical guide. It’s a refreshing, insightful take on how marketing and media will work together in the future. It is specifically crafted to be embraced by C-suite executives and implemented by savvy marketing professionals. Get ready to brandscape!

Killing Marketing How Innovative Businesses Are Turning Marketing Cost Into Profit

Author: Joe Pulizzi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781260026436
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Killing your current marketing structure may be the only way to save it! Two of the world’s top marketing experts reveal the next level of breakthrough success—transforming your marketing strategy into a standalone profit center. What if everything we currently know about marketing is what is holding us back? Over the last two decades, we’ve watched the entire world change the way it buys and stays loyal to brands. But, marketing departments are still operating in the same, campaign-centric, product-led operation that they have been following for 75 years. The most innovative companies around the world have achieved remarkable marketing results by fundamentally changing their approach. By creating value for customers through the use of owned media and the savvy use of content, these businesses have dramatically increased customer loyalty and revenue. Some of them have even taken it to the next step and developed a marketing function that actually pays for itself. Killing Marketing explores how these companies are ending the marketing as we know it--in favor of this new, exciting model. Killing Marketing provides the insight, approaches, and examples you need to understand these disruptive forces in ways that turn your marketing from cost center to revenue creator. This book builds the case for, literally, transforming the purpose of marketing within your organization. Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose of the Content Marketing Institute show how leading companies are able sell the very content that propels their marketing strategy. You’ll learn how to: * Transform all or part of your marketing operation into a media company * Integrate this new operation into traditional marketing efforts * Develop best practices for attracting and retaining audiences * Build a strategy for competing against traditional media companies * Create a paid/earned media strategy fueled by an owned media strategy Red Bull, Johnson & Johnson, Disney and Arrow Electronics have succeeded in what ten years ago would have been deemed impossible. They continue to market their products as they always have, and, through their content-driven and audience-building initiatives, they drive value outside the day-to-day products they sell—and monetize it directly. Killing Marketing rewrites the rules of marketing—enabling you to make the kind of transition that turns average companies into industry legends.

The Big Data Driven Business

Author: Russell Glass
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118889800
Release Date: 2014-11-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Every corporation in the world is using big data to some degree. The winners in today's data-driven environment create cultures that embrace big data in order to outshine the competition. The Big Data-Driven Business shows what it takes to create a thriving business culture that has intense focus on the customer by analyzing data, by being open to the truths it reveals, and by having the guts to act on those conclusions in order to prevail in the marketplace. The benefits of big data are available to any company, any size, in any industry. In this vital resource, Russell Glass and Sean Callahan offer real-world examples that act as an invaluable guide to establish a system that gathers and analyzes the data being generated by customers for delivering insights and revealing opportunities that can't be realized any other way. Once an effective big data system is established, competitive advantage and outsized shareholder value are bound to follow. The marketplace has entered an era where the customer holds all the cards. With unprecedented choice in both the consumer world and the B2B world, it's imperative that businesses gain a greater understanding of their customers and prospects. Filled with compelling real-world examples, The Big Data-Driven Business clearly demonstrates how leading marketers embrace software platforms that include marketing automation software, customer relationship management systems, data management platforms, and analytics tools to help make sense of customer behavior. The most effective strategy ties together the elements of this software, which is known as the marketing stack. With this insight about the target market, not only can the marketing team serve relevant messages to the right people at the right time, it can also anticipate their needs and perhaps even create the products their customer base didn't even know it wanted. Better information allows for better decisions, better targeting, and better reach. Big data has become an indispensable tool for the most effective marketers in the business, and it's becoming a necessity for businesses that want to thrive. Remaining relevant as the marketplace evolves requires a full understanding and application of big data, and The Big Data-Driven Business provides the practical guidance businesses need.

Town INC

Author: Andrew Davis
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780996688901
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics

A Rallying Cry! “Town INC is less of a book than it is a rallying cry! You'll never look at any town or city the same way again.” Ann Handley, author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everybody Writes A groundbreaking book based on a simple, rarely used, concept. Town Inc. a must-read for any entrepreneur who wants to claim their fame and every city leader hoping to turn their place into the next best thing. Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute and Author, Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Remarkable Businesses Empower Your Business, Your Town, and Your Fellow Citizen to Prosper as Never Before Town Inc. unpacks the deceivingly simple link between building a booming business and growing a prosperous town. The secret, it turns out, is to market your town just as passionately as you market your own business. In cities across America, business leaders are telling uniquely compelling stories to lure other businesses and a willing workforce to relocate to their towns. Their towns flourish and their businesses prosper. Typical of the many success stories from which you’ll learn are: • Warsaw, Indiana: The Orthopedic Capital of the World ®. • Muscle Shoals, Alabama: The Hit Record Capital of the World • Batavia, New York: The Greek Yogurt Capital of the World • Hamilton, Missouri: The Quick Quilting Capital of the World • Elkhart, Indiana: The RV Capital of the World • Detroit Michigan’s rebirth as: The Luxury Goods Manufacturing Capital of the America Your town can become just as famous and just as prosperous. Learn and use Town Inc.’s proven formula to create a compelling story that will fuel your town’s and your business’ long-lasting prosperity. The key is to stake a unique claim that will be easy for local visionaries, business owners, and citizens to embrace and to market across the country and around the world. Let’s stake your claim.

Get Content Get Customers Turn Prospects into Buyers with Content Marketing

Author: Joe Pulizzi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071628822
Release Date: 2009-05-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Connect to customers with compelling content! The rules of marketing have changed. Instead of loud claims of product superiority, what customers really want is valuable content that will improve their lives. Get Content Get Customers explains how to develop compelling content and seamlessly deliver it to customers— without interrupting their lives. It’s the new way of marketing, and it’s the only way to build a loyal, engaged customer base. “Pulizzi and Barrett have taken integrated marketing communications to the next level. . . . Every marketer, large or small, can use this text to build better ongoing customer relationships.” —Don Schultz, Professor Emeritus-in-Service, Integrated Marketing Communication, Northwestern University “Deftly navigating the worlds of PR, advertising and marketing, Joe and Newt prove that the real secret to great marketing is not a brilliant tagline, but creating compelling and useful content.” —Rohit Bhargava, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing, Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence, and author of Personality Not Included “Get Content Get Customers provides a play-by-play for any marketer who is serious about breaking away from the pack.” —Greg Verdino, Chief Strategy Officer, Crayon, LLC

Content Machine

Author: Dan Norris
Publisher:
ISBN: 0995404429
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre:

Content Machine outlines a strategy for using content marketing to build a 7 figure business with zero advertising.By teaching the fundamentals of content marketing, how to create great content and how to stand out from the crowd, it simplifies the otherwise challenging process of creating content with impact. Since the purpose of content marketing is to build a great business, Content Machine focuses heavily on how to create a high growth business off the back of your content. Author Dan Norris shares his story about how he grew his WordPress support business from scratch to over $1m AUD annual run rate in 2 years, spending only $181.23 on advertising. The lessons learned form a framework for building businesses and scaling content marketing, that are documented throughout Content Machine in terms any entrepreneur can understand. The book outlines the #1 biggest mistake that kills content marketing efforts and how the best content marketers in the world have built their audience, their content and their business. It provides downloads and frameworks to help the reader with every aspect of content marketing, from idea generation, to writing guidelines, to hiring and scaling a content team. Whether you are a blogger, content marketer, entrepreneur or marketing manager, Content Machine will help you see the return you deserve from your content marketing efforts.

The Social Media Bible

Author: Lon Safko
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118283455
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Business & Economics

The go-to guide to social media skills, now in an updated and revised Third Edition The Social Media Bible is comprehensive 700-plus page social media resource that will teach corporate, small business, and non-profit marketers strategies for using social media to reach their desired audiences with power messages and efficiency. This newly revised 3rd edition addresses technology updates to the iPad, apps, Foursquare, and other geotargeted networks. New case studies and company profiles provide practical examples of how businesses have successfully implemented these strategies, using the newest social media marketing tools. Updates and changes to Google's search engine algorithms More information on plug-ins, widgets, apps, and integration Updates on Twitter and Yammer and new information on Google+ The latest in mobile marketing Master the latest social media tools and deliver powerful messaging in the most effective way possible with The Social Media Bible.

Get Content Get Customers

Author: Newt Barrett
Publisher: Voyager Media, Inc.
ISBN: 098018780X
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Customer services

"Get Content. Get Customers." shows step-by-step how to create and execute a content marketing strategy that works regardless of the size of a company or the type of business.

Hustle

Author: Neil Patel
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781623367169
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

A dynamic, game-changing guide to finding success and fearlessly outsmarting the system Too often we feel like underdogs fighting a system that stacks the odds against us. We work hard, follow the rules, and dream of a better life. But these days, working harder doesn’t always lead to fulfillment. In fact, according to Gallup research, nearly 90 percent of people feel disconnected from their jobs. So how do you break free from the drudgery and achieve more success on your own terms? You hustle. The secret lies in making manageable tweaks and placing small bets on pursuits that propel you from who you are today to the person you’re destined to become. In Hustle, Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler--three of the nation’s top entrepreneurs and consultants--have teamed up to teach you how to look at work and life through a new lens--one based on discovering projects you enjoy and the people and opportunities that support your talents, growth, income, and happiness. The authors reveal their groundbreaking three-part framework of Heart, Head, and Habits. Along the way, you will learn to redefine hustle as the optimal path to success using powerful, often counterintuitive, advice, including: • Why you must own your dreams, not rent dreams from others • Ways to create your own luck and “POP” • How to betray yourself to stay true to yourself--and develop your potential • The four major career hustles and the path that's best for you More than just an inspirational career guide, Hustle aims to fundamentally transform the way you work and live, and give yourself permission to thrive in today’s uncertain world.

Experiences

Author: Robert Rose
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985957646
Release Date: 2015-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

How business will be transformed in a new era of marketing; led by storytellers and powered by remarkable, content-driven, customer experiences.