What is content?

Recently in the UK marketing publication Campaign, author, serial agency founder and regular columnist Dave Trott wrote about what he thought about the future of content in Content, Content, Content. In the article he rather glumly recalls a discussion during a future of content event; No-one defined it because, to everyone else, it didn’t seem important..

Blog Tip #1 – The Why? Measurement, motivation and me

It may surprise you to learn that as a ‘more occasionally than I would like’ blogger and lets face it ‘occasionally lapsed’ blogger (according to my chum Robert Rose)  I am asked for advice about blogging, but this week I was. I’ve read so many tips about blogging over the years, some I’ve learned from..

Do we need to question our obsession with content youth?

Unfortunately my writing has taken me away from here – my own blog – as I have poured my creative juices into a column on Engaging Times and various other guest articles. So, having taken a nine month hiatus, what better subject to tackle as I dust down my personal blogging mojo, than how we..

If You Love Your Content, Set it Free!

I’m sitting on my deck, the sun is out, I have a cup of tea resting on the broad arm of my adirondack chair. After a cheery wave to my neighbour, with my favoured mobile device in hand, I am indulging myself in a long overdue catch-up with my RSS feeds on a fine Saturday morning. Contented..

Book Review: Managing Content Marketing

It’s been a while since I wrote about a book on this blog, but I’ve just read Managing Content Marketing – The Real World Guide for Creating Passionate Subscribers to Your Brand, by Robert Rose (@robert_rose) and Joe Pulizzi (@juntajoe) and I wanted to share as it might not be a book you’ve heard of,..

Email as a Mobile Engagement Strategy?

I have found this great app for my iPhone. It’s a great newsreader, it pushes essential blog posts so I can catch up even when disconnected, it connects me to Twitter and Facebook, I can collaborate with my colleagues, I can submit blog posts, jot down notes that get stored in the cloud and can..

That Great Blog You Used to Write

This week I was at Gilbane Boston and as I gorged on the bountiful smorgasbord of ‘key takeaways’, inspirational quotes and great conversation at this CMS industry love-in – I was disarmed by possibly the quote of my week. As I sought out my buddies Robert Rose and Scott Liewehr for mentioning me and my blog..

Engaging Clouds

I was delighted to recently be asked to comment on a paper by Robert Rose over at Big Blue Moose as he dives into the waters of analysis and research with his first paper – Marketing From The Cloud – How Digital Marketers Are Using Software As A Service. It’s a subject I’ve been thinking..

Things I Learned at Gilbane San Francisco

Last week was my first Gilbane conference as a Gilbane analyst, having in previous years only served variously as vendor booth bunny, guest speaker or panellist  and it was great to focus on meeting folks, listening to some great sessions and participating as a moderator and speaker.  Two and a half packed days, that stretched long into the evening..