Top Marketing Blogs: Old School Marketing, Cross Promotion Tips And More

Top Marketing Blogs: Old School Marketing, Cross Promotion Tips And More

It’s time for a roundup of some great marketing and business articles. I enjoyed reading about a cool new Evernote feature that ties into LinkedIn, some super content marketing advice and more. I know you’ll find something here to help boost your business so grab a donut and put your learning cap on.

Lauren MobertzNow Use Business Cards And LinkedIn To Create Awesome Contacts In Evernote

Written by Lauren Mobertz

We do a lot of networking around here, and that means a lot of business cards. We also have a process when it comes to managing connections where first they go into our CRM and then we connect on LinkedIn. Most times that involves a lot of data entry followed by some searching and finding. So I was delighted to read about this nifty new Evernote feature that lets you scan a business card and connect with that person on LinkedIn at the same time – all nicely automated! Since I’m a big fan of Evernote, this is one that I’m going to try the next time I end up with a pocketful of paper. Check out the video of how it works and read Lauren’s summary. I bet you’ll fall in love with it, too.

Read the article at dashburst.com and follow Lauren on Twitter @moMobertz

Jessica AnnHow To Avoid Kitsch In Your Content

Written by Jessica Ann 

We recently wrote about how curating content could do your business more harm than good and this post takes that a step further by exploring when content becomes clutter. These days with everyone in a hurry to find and share content (mostly because someone, somewhere, told them to) our social streams are a mess of links and photos and stuff. If your business is adding to the stuff – in a way that is less than relevant and mindful – you could end up doing nothing more than creating ugly noise. Jessica explains it well and I bet the analogy will stick in your head, which will be a great help the next time you’re out there looking for content!

Read the article at jessicaannmedia.com and follow Jessica on Twitter @itsjessicann

Gazalla Gaya10 SEO Mistakes You Can’t Afford With Your Content

 Written by Gazalla Gaya

Sometimes you have to get down to basics. Forget the fancy stuff you’ve heard about SEO and all the things the “experts” try to sell you. Just today I read a “report” created by an SEO company that consisted of 5 keywords and how a particular site is ranking for them in Google. All I can say is that if you’re still fixed in 2002 thinking, relying on rank, shoving keywords into every nook and cranny of your site, it’s time to rethink your methods. Read Gazalla’s article for sound advice that will keep you out of hot water with Google and will actually help you with your marketing efforts.

Read the article at webcontentblog.com and follow Gazalla on Twitter @gazalla

Craig McBreenHow I Grew My Business With “Foolish” Old School Tactics (And Why You Should Do The Same)

 Written by Craig McBreen

Once in a while you read an article that says something unlike the usual advice that gets repeated ad nauseum. And then you have to stop and think! I enjoyed reading Craig’s story and learning about his “foolish” approach to marketing. Even though we market online and the internet is a pretty powerful tool, it’s important that we don’t lose sight of the fact that we have other options. Craig proves that yes, you can still use a pen and a stamp to build an effective marketing campaign! But there are other benefits to trying this strategy that I bet you didn’t think of. Read more to get the whole scoop and then why not give this a shot yourself?

Read the article at craigmcbreen.com and follow Craig on Twitter @CraigMcBreen

Daniel Sharkov5 Cross Promotion Tips To Help You Get More Traffic And Followers

Written by Daniel Sharkov

I have always been a fan of “create once, use many times”. It’s what I tell clients all the time when they feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of places there are to be. Facebook… Twitter… LinkedIn… Pinterest… Instagram… can a human being possibly create content to share on every single one of those networks? The short answer is: yep! The longer answer is: yes, if you’re smart. And Daniel has the smart way to do it in this post. He shares ideas for taking content from one platform to another with minimal effort and no reinventing the wheel. If you want to “be everywhere” but don’t want to lose your mind, add some of these tips to your arsenal.

Read the article at reviewzntips.com and follow Daniel on Twitter @DanielSharkov

Carol Lynn Rivera

Carol Lynn Rivera

I'm a business owner, content creator, podcaster and marketer. In 1999 I founded Rahvalor Interactive, a web and creative services production studio, with my husband and business partner Ralph. In 2011 we created Web.Search.Social, a consulting and marketing service line for small businesses. We also cohost the Web.Search.Social Podcast where we challenge the status quo of marketing and the Carbon Based Business Units podcast where we talk about the human side of being an entrepreneur. On any given day I wear the hat of project manager, consultant, social media manager and content marketer. My true passion is writing and in my spare time I'm busy planning my early retirement to Barcelona as a famous and wealthy novelist.
Carol Lynn Rivera
Carol Lynn Rivera
  • Hi Carol Lynn,

    Thank you for the mention! This “foolish” approach has worked wonders for me.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Funny how the most banal thing can actually make you completely different than everyone else. Nowadays with everything online, good old fashioned mail – when it’s not a bill 🙂 – is quite interesting!

  • Hi Carol Lynn,

    I dig Jessica’s post; are we adding value, or noise? Clutter only diminishes our message, but going deep down, getting clear and sending out a consistent message based on a pure intent helps one send out relevant, valuable content only. The drill down in intent is so key here.

    Thanks!

    RB

    http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog/make-money-blogging-1-tip-to-deal-with-obstacles/

    • There is so much clutter, isn’t there? Part of if comes from marketers beating the “curation” drum so often. It’s too easy to grab a link and toss it out without much thought. I bet it will swing back in the other direction or else people are just going to tune out.

  • hi Carol Lynn!

    thank you for including me in this phenomenal list! I love Craig’s post. it’s always interesting to learn how others do their marketing. even if it’s “old school,” if it works, it works!

    I always value your roundups. good stuff!

    • You’re welcome, I loved your post! Great way to catch attention, I live the word “kitsch”. I also enjoyed Craig’s take – I always like to know what other people are doing, especially if it’s off the beaten path.