Become a Content Marketing Secret Agent with Competitive Intelligence

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Who wouldn’t want to become a secret agent like Jack Bauer, Ethan Hunt, and Perry the Platypus? We all want cool gadgets, sexy entourages, and glamorous gigs.

More importantly, we want to be secret agents because they always have inside information.

And as a content marketer, you can get the secret scoop on your competitors by doing a little high-tech spying.

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3 Online Marketing Tips
from a Traveling Entrepreneur

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When we last traveled together, we learned a few things about business from Asian food carts, ancient ruins in Peru, and Chinese dumpling shops.

You picked up handy souvenirs for your business like getting started as soon as possible, creating a catalog, and getting personal with your customers.

On today’s tour, we’ll be visiting the remote outpost of Siberia, stylish apartments in Denmark, and discover why you can find an Irish pub in every city in the world.

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A Content Marketing Innovation Cheat Sheet

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It’s no secret that creativity and innovation are two key ingredients to a highly effective content marketing strategy.

And yet, consistently coming up with imaginative new content ideas for your business or brand can seem utterly vexing at times.

We all want to have better ideas, but it isn’t always as simple as just putting on your “better idea” cap.

That’s why successful content marketers often have deceptively simple cheats for churning out effective online publishing on a regular basis.

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20 Content Marketing Lessons from the Immortal Jimi Hendrix

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What would it be like to live forever?

To become immortal (in the online sense)?

Why don’t you ask Jimi Hendrix? He knows.

Really? But isn’t he, um, dead?

Yeah, but his spirit lives on. His legacy. His music.

Umm … OK if you say so. But …

Go on. Ask him.

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10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

  1. Write.
  2. Write more.
  3. Write even more.
  4. Write even more than that.
  5. Write when you don’t want to.
  6. Write when you do.
  7. Write when you have something to say.
  8. Write when you don’t.
  9. Write every day.
  10. Keep writing.

Want the poster to hang on your wall? I’ve got you covered.

A 6-Step Content Marketing Research Process

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Professional athletes log thousands of hours in the gym preparing for competitions on the field, court, bike or ski run.

Athletes can’t be great at what they do without putting in that critical preparation time in the gym.

It’s the work that most people never see — all those hours of workout time — that makes the difference between a good athlete and a truly great one.

In the world of content marketing, you need to think of yourself as an athlete. Your market research is your training — it’s what you have to do, day by day and week by week, in order to be great at what you do.

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