I just called to say how much I...

Because sometimes, a quick note is enough, even if it's really small (like this). Hello Content Creators!This week's been nuts.But then again, seems like every week is nuts, amiright?Wednesday rolls around and I'm like WTF.And then Wednesday ends a...

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Feb 25, 2021
No one's going to tell you this...

But it's a terrible way to treat your customers if you want them to click BUY! Hello Content Creators!There's something I noticed recently.If you've shopped for face masks, you've probably noticed it, too.There are a lot of brands that simply omit...

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Feb 18, 2021
Don't treat customers like friends...

Slow yo' roll, brand-ey, it's a little early to be acting like we're buddies, mmkay? Hello Content Creators!This sounds counter-intuitive, right?You want to think of your best customers like friends. Loyal pals who'd stick with you through thick an...

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Feb 11, 2021
THREE reasons your brand needs an affiliate program

But only if you want influential people & media recommending your products... Hello Content Creators!Last week, I covered how to find the right type of content creator to invite into your affiliate program, and how to choose a good program manag...

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Feb 04, 2021
I feel it, affiliate. Ya feel it?

Here's why affiliate programs are the new content marketing sweetheart... Hello Content Creators!A couple weeks ago I posted about the types of websites that got destroyed by Google's latest algorithm update. You can read that post here, and I've upd...

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Jan 28, 2021
Here’s why your content strategy is lost in the weeds

I fall into this trap all the time. Wix versus Squarespace. Buffer versus Publer versus Hootsuite. Mailchimp versus Substack versus SendFox versus MadMimi. Researching the tools and tactics is a great way to feel like we’re making progress. And a ......

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Jan 04, 2021
Aspirational vs “Activational” marketing

Is your marketing getting people all worked up but leaving them with nothing to do about it? Then, like the Wonder Twin Powers, it’s time to activate! Here’s what got me thinking about this: I have a serious bag problem. ... Read more The post Aspira...

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Dec 31, 2020
Content Project: The Editor’s Choice List

Every year, each Bikerumor editor drops kudos on the products and brands that made their favorite bikes and gear over the past 12 months. You can check out my list here, and there’s value in this even for non-cyclists or brands ... Read more The post...

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Dec 24, 2020
Don’t send a Press Release, send a check

Does that sound crappy? Does it sound like we media folks just want you to “Pay to Play”? It might, so lemme state for the record: Any GOOD media outlet, publisher, blogger, vlogger, influencer or content creator (together, “Media”) worth their salt...

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Dec 22, 2020
Ads versus Content? No contest.

Over the past three years, we’ve been offering a lot of different content and editorial based options for advertisers on Bikerumor, my cycling tech site. With all the buzz around “content marketing”, you might think banners are dead. But we ... Read...

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Dec 17, 2020
How to (NOT) write the worst press release ever.

There’s something going around this year. It’s contagious. Your brand might have caught it, but it’s the media who’s getting sick of it. 2020 was a total shit show for many reasons, but I’m talking about the crap being passed ... Read more The post H...

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Dec 01, 2020
This is why your customers don’t believe your marketing

We have seen people do amazing things… Land on the moon. Drive faster than 330mph on a public road. DJ for 230 hours straight. Run a sub-2 hour marathon.  Become our first Black U.S. President……or our first bi-racial female Vice President (elect). Fr...

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Nov 21, 2020