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:  

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

URR: A Metric to Save Content Marketing from Making More Crap

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Here’s an actual moment in my career that made me want to start flipping tables. It’s an exchange between me and a colleague from several years ago: Me: Let’s update that truly terrible project sitting behind that lead-gen form. The design sucks. The copy is awful. We’re probably pissing off a ton of people who expect something great when they … Read More

Twas the Night Before Launching (A Holiday Poem for Creators)

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Here’s a holiday poem for creators. Regardless of your holiday or your craft, this happens to us all. Channel Links: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for supporting my work. Have a very happy and healthy holiday season and New Year! – Jay # # # FULL POEM TRANSCRIPT: Twas the night before launching,  … Read More

How to Create Great Work Using Gut Feel: Perfect Your Footwork

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Exploring intuition is a strange thing. You start going down deep, dark rabbit holes of your mind. It’s like … what even IS a human, man, yanno? As a result, I’m getting better at indentifying the moment in a story when a person begins to trust their intuition. It always comes through with an unsatisfactory or mystical answer: “I dunno how I did X. … Read More