Join Us for Authority Intensive, May 7-9, 2014

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Just the facts:

What:

Authority Intensive: Copyblogger’s live training event that provides an integrated content marketing strategy combined with how best to implement it. Plus great parties and networking.

When:

May 7-9, 2014.

Who:

Seth Godin, Ann Handley, Darren Rowse, Lee Odden, Sonia Simone, Dennis Goedegebuure, Chris Garrett, Joanna Wiebe, Tom Martin, Brian Gardner, Selena Waite, Jason Miller, Beth Hayden, Jon Henshaw, Bill Erickson, Pamela Wilson, Jerod Morris, Arienne Holland, Dean Levitt, and Bryan Eisenberg (plus a few surprise guests).

Where:

The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado.

Why:

Early Bird pricing is in effect. Why pay more?

How:

Click here for all the details and to register.

2014: The Year of the Rainmaker

A year ago almost to the day, I wrote 2013: The Year of the Online Writer. The basic premise was that we had reached a tipping point. Companies of all sizes that wanted to succeed now knew that:

  • Content is what people want.
  • Content is what people share.
  • Content is what makes buying decisions happen.

Those realizations, in turn, require great content creators. Notably, great writers.

This coming year will continue the trend, with an added twist.

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How the Grinch Stole Your Authority

Every Who
Down in Who-ville
Craved authority a lot …

But the Grinch,
Who lived just North of Who-ville,
Did NOT!

Now, Authority Intensive is not until May,
But your wallet may suffer if the Grinch has his way.

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A Content Marketing Experience Designed to Take Your Business to the Next Level

It’s a frightfully familiar scenario.

Smart, motivated people attend an online marketing conference, and get overwhelmed with fascinating facts, figures, and tactics. They then get back home and realize they have no comprehensive framework to implement these otherwise valuable tips.

That’s because most conferences are packaged as a “big box of awesome.” A whole bunch of great stuff, but no assembly instructions to put it all together in a meaningful way.

Authority Intensive is different.

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(Sorry, the Sale is Over) Who Has Time for Black Friday? Save Big Right Now!

Image of Copyblogger's Black Monday to Monday 2013 Sale

We’ve been doing this Black Friday / Cyber Monday thing since 2008, if my poor 46-year-old brain recalls correctly. And it’s become a bit of a circus (unlike back in my day).

This may be another sign that I’m getting older and crankier, but it just seems no fun anymore. Too much noise, pushing, shoving … oh look, an assault in aisle four by a mother of three.

So, just like older folks enjoy a nice meal a tad earlier than the young’uns, we thought we’d have an earlier sale. You know — get the stuff you want, avoid the crowds, maybe watch some Matlock and turn in early.

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Darren Rowse Joins Seth Godin as a Keynote Speaker for Authority Intensive

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I call him the nicest guy on the Internet, and he thinks I’m teasing him. I’m not.

Darren Rowse is someone I’m proud to call a friend, but he’s way more than that. He was an early inspiration to me — and countless thousands of others — to get into this whole blogging thing in the first place.

He even helped inspire the brand Copyblogger, which was initially intended to complement and augment the term he coined for those who took commercial online content creation seriously — Probloggers. I simply added “selling stuff thanks to content” (now known as content marketing) to the conversation.

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