I’ve written feature articles on members of paid communities and masterminds that helped attract new membership using three clear steps. It starts with coordinating an interview with the member, then outlining what you’ve uncovered in the interview, and finally drafting and editing until the content sings. Often, these member features are one of the perks … Continue reading 3×3 Approach to Create Compelling Community Member Feature Articles
This is part two of “A Letter from Europe,” prose tracing my travels from Amsterdam to Florence to Barcelona, May through July 2017. It’s been just over a week since we got home from Barcelona and I’m slowly adjusting to being back to the United States, to the pace of Sonoma County, to the space … Continue reading A Letter from Europe (Part 2)
This is the first part of “A Letter from Europe,” prose that traces my travels from Amsterdam to Florence to Barcelona, May through July 2017. We are more than halfway through our late-spring to mid-summer experience in Europe. Amsterdam now has a piece of my heart. After living there for a full month, the city … Continue reading A Letter from Europe
“You have to partner with brands. … When I say partner with brands, I mean partner. We make it together. We exploit it together. And that could be a TV show. It could be short form. It could be long form. It could be a film.” That’s Shane Smith, CEO of Vice Media, speaking on … Continue reading Vice Media’s Branded Content Partnership Success
Have you ever found yourself watching video clips on Facebook without sound? And, if so, do you watch the video, in silence, all the way through? Today I watched a video posted by AJ+ all the way through… without sound. 85 percent of video content on Facebook is viewed without sound, according to Digiday. Writer … Continue reading Facebook Video Viewers Watch … In Silence
To get more journalists using Facebook and Instagram for news discovery and curation, Facebook recently launched a new tool called Signal. Announced yesterday, Signal is a free tool for journalists for sourcing videos, images, text and data from Facebook and Instagram. The tool lets users search for multiple Instragram hashtags and users simultaneously, as well … Continue reading Facebook Launches Signal, A News Curation Tool For Journalists
With the clear popularity of video on Facebook, seen by the incredible impression counts on video clips appearing in our feeds daily—if not hourly—could a new tech bring producers one step closer to monetizing their videos on the social network?
Did your website experience a drop in Google’s search rankings last month? If you answered yes, consider these questions: Does your site have a lot of user-generated content? Is there redundant content or thin content on your site? Do you run self-starting videos and have a lot of display ads? What about 404 errors? These … Continue reading Google ‘Phantom Update’ Dings Sites Hosting Low-Quality Content
The Wall Street Journal blog CMO Today reported that the Facebook’s Instant Articles partners are getting ready to crank out content. Here’s a quick rundown: • New York Times – Plans to publish 30 articles a day. NYT will sell all of the ads running within the stories, rather than FB selling the ads, with … Continue reading Publishers Reveal Details On Facebook ‘Instant Articles’ Partnerships
Rid your mind of “can’t.” Practice patience. How do you stay motivated?