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Blogging Gets Serious

– By Steve Robins

Younger Readers Flock to Facebook

Who’s reading your blog?  According to a recent NY Times article, Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter, younger bloggers and readers are moving from blogging to more social and easier to use platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Continue reading

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Content Marketing: 5 Things You Should Know

– By Steve Robins

Jon Kranz Speaks at BPMA

Content marketing is a core part of the educate and engage phase of the SIVA or SEVA model.

5 Things You Should Know - The Solution Marketing Blog

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to hear Jon Kranz present at BPMA (Boston Product Management Association) Content Marketing.  I’ve heard Jonathan present before and once again, he didn’t disappoint, adding new insight to content marketing (i.e., marketing using content).  I recommend two of his eBooks, the eBook eBook (seriously) and The Content Marketing Playbook (coauthored).  If you’re a solution marketer, sooner or later you’re going to need to use content marketing.  Here are 5 things that you need to know about content marketing:   Continue reading

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Blogging with Integrity

– By Steve Robins

BlogWithIntegrity.com

Check out The Solution Marketing Blog’s Integrity Policy, posted today courtesy of Blog with Integrity.

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Blogger’s Paradise

– By Steve Robins

The Solution Marketer’s Guide to WordCamp Boston

WordCamp Boston 2010

A great resource for anyone interested in WordPress, blogging or social publishing

This past weekend, I attended the inaugural WordCamp Boston at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA.  WordCamp was a great opportunity to dig deeper into the WordPress platform that powers The Solution Marketing Blog.  The conference offered a special bonus as well: ten years after the Cluetrain Manifesto was first published, two of the authors, Doc Searls and David Weinberger, participated in a discussion with the Boston Globe’s Scott Kirsner.  The conference had an interesting mix of attendees – both technical consultants/developers and business bloggers.  As is the case for most xCamps (ProductCamp, CloudCamp, etc), the atmosphere and program was informal, collegial and educational.

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Breaking Blogger’s Block

By: Steve Robins

Your solution marketing strategy should include “information,” the process of informing, educating and engaging with your customers, prospects, and key influencers.    In many cases, social media, such as blogs, will form a key component of the “Information” element.  But how do you get started?  What should you write on?  And how can you break “Blogger’s Block?”   Continue reading

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PodCamp Boston Redux

By: Steve Robins

Solution marketing continues to evolve with the rapid growth of social media.  As a solution marketer, expect to create more and more social content and to participate in more and more social media activities, communities and dialogs. And you need to be prepared.  That’s why this blog contains several posts on social media. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to see and discuss the latest social media trends and strategies at PodCamp Boston. Continue reading

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Developing Your Social Media Strategy

Social Media Strategies for Solution Marketing,
Part II

By: Steve Robins

The solution message and corresponding social media strategy are critical elements of the Information component of solution marketing (SIVA: Solution – Information – Value – Access).  

In Part I of Social Media Strategies for Solution Marketing, Who Really “Owns” Your Message?, we discussed the need for a strategy to influence the influencers.  Now we’ll take a look at the key steps to develop a social media strategy as part of your broader solution marketing plan.   Continue reading

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