How to stop writing crappy press releases

Seems like there’s something in the water lately. It’s bad. And it’s affecting the very people who write your press releases. Maybe that’s you. Or someone you work with. Or worse, someone you pay! Over the past few months, the quality ... Read more T...

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Aug 27, 2020
The Salad Days of Content Marketing

Hello Content Creators!Salad Days... Before I get OCD on salad prep and then tie it into content marketing, here’s the phrase's etymology:Originally used by Shakespeare, his character Cleopatra referred to her time of youthful, naive “green” relation...

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Sep 03, 2020
Creating a disconnect

Hello Content Creators!This has not been a very productive week for me.I've been totally "off brand".I'm the one who's driven. Active. Productive. Basically, kicking ass.Instead...I was resigned to thisThis was my office this week.It's "off brand."It...

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Aug 13, 2020
Why didn't you tell me this was coming?

Hello Content Creators!Ooof. I spent five hours writing a single story yesterday.It was a summary of patent filings from Campagnolo, a bike component brand.Actually, they're one of the three dominant bicycle drivetrain manufacturers, somewhere right...

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Aug 21, 2020
Pitch perfect... or tone deaf?

Hello Content Creators!I've been thinking a lot about something several PR firms have told me recently: If you're going to hire a content creator, find one that focuses on your industry, category, or niche. There are two main reasons for that.But fir...

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Aug 27, 2020
Playing to people's perceptions

Hello Content Creators!Do you get a home meal kit service?There's Blue Apron, EveryPlate, HelloFresh, etc.I have friends that do, and all I can think of is geez, why can't they just find a recipe online and buy the ingredients? Then I remember that I...

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Sep 10, 2020
How to get FREE brand exposure on major media

As the owner of Bikerumor, I’m a publisher that relies on paid content and advertising. So, telling you how to do this for free is probably the worst idea I’ve had. But here’s how you can: Get exposure on major ... Read more The post How to get FREE...

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Jul 27, 2020
Bite Size Content Strategy #6 – Set your content free

What if I told you that your very best content marketing should NOT live on your website? That it doesn’t even matter if it’s sending all the traffic directly to your site? Crazy? Maybe not…  Don’t think of content marketing ... Read more The post Bi...

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May 26, 2020
10 Seconds to better content marketing

Writing a piece of marketing content? Or a headline? Social post? Image caption? Want to make it better? Quick, open a browser tab and go to Google. Type in a question about your product, service or category. Scroll down just ... Read more The post 1...

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Jul 22, 2020
Content Project: Keeping up with the pros

One of the most fun series we’ve launched on Bikerumor is “How Long Can I Keep Up With… (insert pro cyclist’s name here)”. It’s a total farce, because there’s basically no way I’m ever going to keep up with these ... Read more The post Content Projec...

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Jul 23, 2020
Maybe this is a rewarding mindset?

A high school teacher friend just told me something that made me upset, at first. By the end of the Spring 2020 semester, he was having to teach remotely, and our school district made it known that students will not ... Read more The post Maybe this...

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Jul 23, 2020
Content Project: How to promote your travel destination

In fall 2019, we toured Slovenia’s backroads and mountain passes on gravel bikes. As far as bucket list trips go, this one’s up there. Even if you’re not a cyclist, check out the photos, food and other adventures in our story and ... Read more The po...

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Jul 23, 2020
Content Project: Keeping readers engaged and on page

Once you have someone on your page, channel or profile, the job becomes keeping them there long enough to deliver your pitch. Here’s a good example on how to do this. In Episode #7 of my Bite Site Content Strategy ... Read more The post Content Proje...

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Jul 24, 2020