How to Create Compelling Content For Each Stage of the Buying Cycle

Content Marketing has (or should have by now) become an integral part of every marketer's game plan. After all, people need the right information at the right time when they are researching and deciding what to buy.

In this Yesler whitepaper, part of the Adrants whitepaper series, you will learn how to map your content to the needs and roles of your prospects as they move through the purchasing cycle. In the, you will learn:

  • How to use content to spark an ongoing conversation with prospective buyers
  • How to determine what kinds of content best meet the needs of your prospective buyers
  • The importance of buyer personas and communication channel preferences
  • What pitfalls to avoid as you create content for your own content marketing efforts

Download the whitepaper now and learn how to properly develop and map your content marketing to the needs of your customers.

by Steve Hall    Feb-26-13    
Topic: Publishing, Research



140 Proof Launches Social Ad Platform for Premium Media Brands

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140 Proof, a technology that places ads on the top of streams across web, smartphone and tablet apps used to access Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, has launched a new offering that allows premium media brands to directly monetize their content without having to work through Twitter of 140 Proof.

Premium media brands have used social networks to expand their digital presence beyond their owned and operated properties. For example, ESPN properties have over 30 million combined followers on Twitter - rivaling the monthly audience of visitors to ESPN.com. But while social advertising platforms like 140 Proof, Facebook, and Twitter are monetizing branded media content and social audiences at the point of consumption, media companies have not been able to do the same.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 3-12    
Topic: Publishing, Social



Trader Joe's Examined, Lorem Ipsum Recruited, GoDaddy Gets Agency

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- Former ad exec Mark Gardiner, who had been in the business for 20 years, quit last year an took a $12/hour job at Trader Joe's to see how the brand became a success without an ad agency or PR firm. The result is a book, Build a Brand Like Trader Joe's.

- Here's a case study video on Jung von Matt's Lipsum.com campaign in which they buried a recruitment ad within Lorem ipsum text generated from the site.

- Here's how Fitzgerald + Co got that vintage 1972 MINI up to its 11th floor offices as part of their failed bid for the MINI business. Incumbent BSSP retained.

- GoDaddy, which for years has created its own advertising has, wait for it, hired an ad agency. Yes, a Deutsch New York campaign called Inside/Out will break this summer during the Summer Olympics on NBC.

- If you're into the NBA, you might like this. If you like basketball footage with block type messaging, you might like this. For all others, feel free to skip.

by Steve Hall    Jun-13-12    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Publishing



New Book Explains How Storytelling Can Save Advertising

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Here is a wonderful promotional video for a new book, Winning the Story Wars. The book uses the bomb as a metaphor for a gap that was created between myth and reality. Myth being the stories told that gave meaning to life and that were based on religion and culture. The book discusses how marketers eradicated that gap becoming the new myth makers and how most have failed at the art of story telling.

The book's author, Free Range Studios Founder Jonah Sachs, argues marketers have abused their story telling power by pushing fear, insecurity and greed. But at the same time, Sachs explains how marketers can return to the glory days of story telling and how digital media can help spread empowering stories that instill motivation and aspiration and a positive mindset.

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by Steve Hall    May-22-12    
Topic: Publishing, Video



New York Times' Carr, Stelter Discuss Changes in Publishing

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Day two of Internet Week kicked off with a panel conversation led by Internet Week Founder David-Michel Davies who interviewed New York Times writers David Carr and Brian Stelter. The three discussed the changes in publishing that have occurred over the past decade.

The conversation was an interesting, yet friendly, dichotomy of old versus new. Carr has been a journalist for many year. Stelter has been for five years of so. Carr is old school. Stelter is new school. But each have learned from one another and the two say they are each better for it.

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by Steve Hall    May-15-12    
Topic: Industry Events, Publishing



How Brands Can Use Content to Further Marketing Goals

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How can publishers make money off brands wanting to engage with their readers without annoying their readers? How can brands use content to further their marketing goals? In this Future of Publishing episode, Murray Newlands of Influence People and Oliver Roup of VigLink explore just that and how these relationships should be monetized by the publisher. With them are guests Daniel Ha of Disqus, Dan Gill of Huddler, and Jordan Kretchmer of Live Fyre.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-12    
Topic: Publishing



Michael Wolf Leaves Adweek

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For any that didn't see this coming the day Michael Wolff was named Editorial Director of AdWeek has their head buried in the sand. It was oil and water from the start. Wolf's flamboyant desire to infuse the trade magazine with glitz, glamor and Conde Nast cafeteria closings did not mix well with the more down to earth B2B origins of the publication.

Hey, we're all for sexing things up from time to time but any good publication covering the advertising space has to, well, cover advertising. And it certainly seems like AdWeek blog AdFreak was doing that for AdWeek all along so long live AdFreak and here's hoping the new guy, former sister publication MediaWeek veteran and current AdWeek Executive Editor Jim Cooper, who is taking over the reins, can shore things up over at AdWeek.

by Steve Hall    Oct-17-11    
Topic: Publishing



Story Telling the New Way to Market

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At Digitas' The NewFront, Federated Media's John Battelle led a panel that addressed the importance of story telling, content that engages and strikes a cord and the importance of community.

GE's Beth Comstock discussed the brand's Ecomagination campaign which invited people into the brand and asked them to be creative with the brand.

Battelle highlighted the fact brands are not good at listening. They still think they can pull out the bullhorn and just tell consumers what to do.

Addressing the concern over brand's creating content and the potentially biased nature of that content, SAP's Susan Popper said brands simply need to disclose the origin of the content. Consumers will be able to discern for themselves how biased or non-biased the content is.

AMEX's Susan Sobbott said Publishing is difficult and expensive bit if you are not doing it as your primary source of revenue it can, in fact, be of benefit to a marketer.

Here's Battelle's on take on the panel...and his six hours sitting on the tarmac at JFK.

by Steve Hall    Jun-10-11    
Topic: Industry Events, Publishing, Social



'Unstaged' Delivers Ultimate Digital Concert Experience

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Digitas' The NEWFRONT 2011, showcased 'Unstaged' where brand meets content on the digital frontier to bring in-concert and at-home viewing experiences to it's greatest heights yet. Proving that the music experience is alive and well; transforming to deliver music everywhere the fans are and in ways that they want to hear it.

"Unstaged", is a series featuring breakthrough artists playing at landmark venues across the country, while tapping influential filmmakers to direct the live-streams and infusing digital & social media to connect the online audience to the live shows in unexpected ways. The series kick-off featured the musical genius of John Legend & the Roots teamed with the always surprising Spike Lee.

Read the rest on Yahoo! Scene

by Steve Hall    Jun-10-11    
Topic: Celebrity, Industry Events, Online, Publishing



Get Your Geek on With Yahoo! Scene

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If you're interested in following what's going on during Internet Week this week, you'll want to be sure to visit Yahoo! Scene. Adrants has teamed with Yahoo! and its agency, Cake Group, for coverage of the conference and yours truly is editing the whole thing. We aim to make it the most complete coverage of the event we possible can.

Today's coverage includes a keynote from New York Senator Charles Schumer who believes New York can and will be the nation's tech center. he even went so far as to say the city will knock Silicon Valley from its pedestal. We'll have plenty of time to see if that comes true as Schumer has earmarked a distant 2035 for that leadership position to cement itself.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-11    
Topic: Announcements, Industry Events, Publishing








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