The 5 writers you don’t ever want on your thought leadership team

August 8, 2017 Blog 0 Comments

Writers aren’t all manufactured on the same assembly line. Which kind of writer is most valuable to most marketers most of the time?

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Where will your next generation of thought leaders come from?

July 27, 2017 Blog 0 Comments

Who are your current thought leaders? How old are they? And who’ll be authoring the bulk of your company’s thought leadership in 10 years’ time?

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3 tips for increasing the reach of your next white paper

July 17, 2017 Blog 0 Comments

In our experience, marketers work incredibly hard to develop and publish thought leadership but they tend not to put as much muscle into getting clients to engage with the paper or report or article. It’s time for a new approach.

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How PowerPoint is wrecking your thought leadership

May 8, 2017 Blog 0 Comments

You’ve seen them: papers that start out with a tantalizing headline and opening text that really grabs you in anticipation of learning something great. And then you get to the first chart [sound of screeching tires].

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Beware of thought leadership that’s deep-fried in data

April 26, 2017 Blog 0 Comments

Too much of a good thing is… bad. And way too much of it is really bad.

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Ghostwriters for thought leadership? Nothing scary about that!

March 23, 2017 Blog 0 Comments

Done right, using a ghostwriter for thought leadership actually mitigates risk for the companies that create it.

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Q: If you’re blogging, are you a thought leader? (A: maybe not)

March 15, 2017 Blog 0 Comments

These days, it seems like more and more professional services firms are turning to blogs as their preferred expression of thought leadership. That’s a mistake.

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Content marketers: still having Groundhog Day moments?

February 2, 2017 Blog 0 Comments

It’s Groundhog Day! Remember the movie of the same name, where Bill Murray, as an arrogant weatherman, is forced to live the same day over and over again? Seems to me that’s often how many marketers experience the development of thought leadership content.

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Make Content Creation Great Again!

January 12, 2017 Blog 0 Comments

Love him or loathe him, America’s new president can message.

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