January’s Top 10 Inbound Marketing Must-Reads
There’s no time like the present—especially when the present happens to be the start of a brand new year! Whether you’re looking for ways to kick your marketing into high gear or simply want to add a bit of “oomph” to your January, we’ve put together a list of articles, along with our take on them, to get your juices flowing. Happy 2017!
Selected By Emily Nix
If you’re wondering how you can do better work in 2017, you’re not the only one. This article has a few takeaways for purposefully building an environment that fosters creative thinking (I’m implementing two of those ideas already, and I can see a difference in my writing!).
Selected By Megan Combe
At Nectafy, we take work-life alignment seriously, so this TED talk by Laura Vanderkam grabbed my attention right away. If you’ve recently said, “I don’t have time” (I know I have!), take 11 minutes to watch this clip.
Selected By Tiffany Nix
Do you seem to have a never-ending to-do list? If you feel like you’re constantly struggling with time management, Chris Brogan says you have a “flawed mindset.” Check out his tips on managing priorities instead of time.
Selected By Ellie Cummins
Have you ever found yourself wishing you could write more persuasive content? According to Jacob Warwick, the answer lies in applying Aristotle’s Rhetoric to your marketing strategy.
Selected By Meredith DeSousa
In order to improve your readers’ enjoyment of your blog, there’s certain stuff you should just never really say. (If you didn’t enjoy that sentence, it’s because several of those dreaded words are stuffed in there!) Want to find out which words are considered worthless? Read Julia McCoy’s article, and get rid of your writing flab for good.
Selected By Nicolae Litvac
There’s nothing better than learning from others’ mistakes—except maybe learning from others’ experiments. Check out the results of these six jaw-dropping experiments, and rock your company’s SEO this year.
Selected By Gabby Shultis
Filming a video that can be edited is one thing. Filming live for all the world to see at that very moment? Now that’s a little nerve-wracking! But we’d all better get used to the idea, because according to marketers, live video is expected to explode over the next few years, making it the social media trend of 2017.
Selected By Marisa Dube
What’s one of the greatest contributors to your success? Jerod Morris’ take on this topic is unique and a much-needed reminder. In just a few minutes, discover what your greatest asset is (I’m willing to bet you won’t guess it!) and how you can protect it.
Selected By Henry O’Loughlin
Writing an article about bad writing is always a bold move! Although I’m not sure I agree with the number the author arrives at, this article clearly outlines a major issue in business—written communication—and offers actionable solutions.
Selected By Lance Cummins
I’m neither a fiction reader nor a fiction writer, but I thought point #2 in this article is worth reading—even if it means you skip over point #1 and click the back button at the end of this brief paragraph. I don’t know if everyone will agree, but as a reader of plenty of content marketing stuff, I would love it if the only things that were written were things I wanted to read. Then again, I would never have time to do anything else.
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