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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Save the Date: Authority Intensive, May 7-9, 2014

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The month of May in Denver, Colorado is absolutely spectacular. And we’d like to invite you to come on over and take your content marketing game to a new level, while also having a great time.

Authority Intensive is Copyblogger’s first large-scale live event. We’ve had spectacular feedback from the smaller live events we’ve done, so we’re now ready to throw a bigger party.

But it won’t be too big. We’ll be limiting attendance so that we can provide something the “big box” conference can’t. And of course we’ll make it the best intensive education you’ll see in all of 2014.

No tickets to sell you yet. Just an FYI, so you can start planning your event calendar for next year accordingly. :)

More soon …

The Future of Content Marketing

Image of Brooklyn Bridge Being Built

New York City should have been destroyed 33 years ago.

A bunch of really smart people got together in 1880 to predict the future, according to Jeff Stibel in his intriguing book Breakpoint. These experts were called on to predict how the rapidly growing Gotham would manage into the next century and beyond.

The prognosis was not positive.

NYC was a major source of American innovation in 1880. Skyscrapers, subways, stock exchanges — and it was doubling in size every 10 years. The experts were concerned by this growth, because they projected by 1980, you’d need six million horses to transport all the people who would live there.

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