Marketers You Know, Stories You Don’t: Mitch Joel

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Channel Links: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play We continue our every-other-week series profiling names you know sharing stories you don’t (launched last week with the episode “Wizards”). This week, a frank discussion with Mitch Joel (Twitter, Podcast). Stories include Mitch’s first-ever keynote speech (and the celebrity that headlined the event); his obsessive and prolific writing habits; and why he believes there’s one platform … Read More

“It’s Not the Wand, It’s the Wizard” – Untold Stories of Content Marketing’s Best Speakers

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Channel Links: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Today on the show, we explore how magic-makers in marketing stand out from the noise by relying more on their personalities than any best practices or tools. Stories include Jay Baer’s barbecue adventures (and why his favorite quote involves a pigeon) and Jessica Best’s email geekery. At the end, I share some big news. PROUD … Read More

How Travel Affects Creativity: An Exploration for Content Marketers

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Subscribe to the show for automatic updates: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Travel and creativity seem to go hand-in-hand (and then they go skipping down the street in some foreign land). Today we go exploring the topic of exploration: Why is travel linked to inspiration? Does travel help our work, or can it derail our productiveness? And how can we … Read More

In Search of the Perfect Writing Process

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What is your writing process? Like cats on catnip, us content marketers just can’t resist when someone answers that question. We positively obsess over each others’ writing processes, and the more known the marketer, the more we swoon and purr. Ann Handley writes in a tiny house in her backyard? TO HOME DEPOT, TEAM! Seth Godin shaves his head ’til you can … Read More

Facing Yourself: Side Projects and the Quest to Create the Exceptional

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Richard’s side project started with that familiar feeling when you just can’t wait to see people’s reactions. But in this case, it was his own reaction that surprised this serial side hustler. SUBSCRIBE at Channel Links: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play FEEDBACK ON THE SHOW? – Email – Tweet – Snap – Insta LINKS TO … Read More

Brilliance in Plain Sight: Great Content Creators Find Meaning in the Day-to-Day

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Content marketers put creativity up on a pedestal. But when you actually create for a living, you know something far simpler, and you see something hidden in plain sight: brilliance. SUBSCRIBE at Channel Links: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play FEEDBACK ON THE SHOW? – Email – Tweet – Snap LINKS TO KNOW: Joe Lazauskas: Cara … Read More

Content Creator Confessions: An Unthinkable Dive into the Messiness of Making

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We’ve all been where Angela is at in her work right now. Today, we dive deep into this feeling and try to make sense of it. SUBSCRIBE at Channel Links: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play FEEDBACK ON THE SHOW? – Email – Tweet – Snap LINKS TO KNOW: Angela’s Twitter: Angela’s project:   Jay … Read More

The Role of Gut Instincts in Content Marketing

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Today we explore the role of your gut instincts in creating exceptional content. This episode features a story about music legend Sting from executive producer Andrew Davis, followed by the tale of Tim Jensen, a former U.S. Marine who doesn’t believe people rise to the occasion as much as they do something else — something he’s mastered and we should, too, if … Read More

The Origin Story of the Biggest, Baddest Marketing Thought Leader: Orlando Scampington

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Tyler Littwin took a deep breath, walked up on stage in front of his entire company, and let them have it. And they…loved every minute of it. Today in this short story about a side project, we hear the tale of Orlando Scampington, the world’s biggest marketing thought leader. Kinda. Join the community for content-obsessed content marketers: Thoughts on … Read More