Posting content on every social media platform, every single day works for people with an extensive team dedicated just for this.
But will it work for you?
Making you ponder on this is Kris Hughes, a content strategist with over a decade’s experience. Kris has worked in multiple domains ranging from sports to SaaS. He’s also building the Leapfrog Collective, a community for emerging professionals to build their personal brands by leveraging content!
He breaks down everything related to content strategy in the newest episode of Cuppa Press.
2.41 - Why content calendar is not equal to content strategy and what content strategy really means for companies at various stages
4.08 - The steps to devise a content strategy
5.49 - How the steps differ for small, scrappy teams and larger teams
7.24 - When it's time to stop leaning on freelancers and make your first full-time content hire
9.16 - The most common reason people fail to succeed in content strategy
11.24 - One thing that non-experts believe to be true when in reality it's not
13.39 - What beginners should know about content strategy
15.27 - LinkedIn, content, and leveraging personal brands on LinkedIn
17.19 - Interesting trends in the content space post-Covid
19.06 - What success in content strategy looks like after 30-60-90-120 days
21.36 - Tools Kris cannot live without
As the camera started rolling, a sense of comfort settled in on her face as if to reveal she was always meant to do this; as if she was home.
Hailing from the beautiful city of Uppsala, Sweden, Synne Lindén joined us in the recent episode of Cuppa Press.
A strong advocate of stories and creative writing, she helps brands identify cornerstones that set them apart and map out a course for content to ensure it reaches the audience in the right way.
In this episode, we explored the length and breadth of storytelling, empathy in creative writing, and creating a binge-worthy content experience for your audience.
2.44 - Creative writing as a source of inspiration for business writing
4.44 - Significant detail in content creation
5.59 - Getting started with significant detail
7.10 - Why stories are the most powerful way of creating a true connection between a business and its customers
8.37 - How all stories cannot and should not be fit into a narrative structure
10.27 - How being vulnerable is a superpower in marketing and sales
14.02 - Identifying your voice and personality as a brand
17.21 - Making communication evocative, captivating, and interesting
19.16 - Creating a binge-worthy content experience
21.33 - One brand that does storytelling exceptionally well
"It's never about what we deserve. It's about what we believe." - Wonder Woman
What happens when you believe you can truly make a difference?
You become a Superhero.
Marketers are nothing short of being superheroes to the organization and the audience they seek to serve.
So, how do you go ahead with building a marketing superhero suit for yourself?
Join us in our conversation with Juinn Tan, the Head of Marketing at Supahands, an Olympic weightlifter, and an AI enthusiast, to learn how.
3.11: Why a superpower is essential for every marketer
5.35: Most desirable superpowers
8.15: Importance of being concise
10.22: Hardest skill for marketers to attain (hint - it's not technical)
14.15: Coaching your team
18.17: Building a LEGO city
20.20: Responsibilities that come with the power of marketing
24.18: On believing in your product or service
25.53: Future of marketing creatives
29.39: Learning when to say no
31.04: Key superpowers to build your superhero squad
33.21: Approaching marketing with a scientific mindset
A newsletter is a doorway to your reader’s inbox and eventually his/her heart. From well-established brands to individual creators, everyone wants a share in this pie today and as a result, we’ve seen a sharp rise in the number of newsletters.
In this episode of Cuppa Press, Dozie T'Challa Anyaegbunam, who has been successfully running his newsletter—The Writing Nerd—for over 2 years now, talks about what it takes to start a newsletter.
1:10 - Shift from Sales to Marketing
3:34 - You can’t sell what you don’t believe in
4:42 - Choosing a niche
6:59 - Building an email list
10:23 - Determining the frequency
11:20 - Special appearance by Dozie’s 4-year-old
13:04 - Choosing a service provider
15:19 - When should you start charging for subscription
16:39 - Staying committed to creating content
19:08 - An experiment that worked well
20:28 - Newsletter content creation as a service
22:11 - Dozie’s top 5 favorite newsletters
22:58 - Mutual obsession over Cole Schafer’s newsletters
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A Passionate presales and product management specialist, Kishore never agrees with anyone who says presales is just about preparing presentations.
Latest in Cuppa Press is a very candid conversation with Kishore, who currently heads Presales at Kriti Labs.
Some key topics addressed in this conversation where we decode Product Management and Presales include:
Role of content in product management
Overcoming friction between content and product teams
Why stories matter in presales
Why a degree cannot replace problem-solving skills
Kishore is also actively mentoring people in the product management and presales domain. Hit him up with a text on LinkedIn and he'd love to talk to you!
“Don’t let personalization be perceived as creepy!” exclaims Mike Cook, the Director of Research at DT consulting.
He further goes on to call the pandemic “Online’s Big Bang moment”. Talking about how businesses can enable sales in today’s digital economy, Mike predicts the following:
1) Collaborative and easy-to-use platforms are going to replace the old legacy platforms
2) Virtual tours and augmented reality interactions are going to take the e-commerce world by storm!
3) Our fundamental approach to delivering services to our clients will be disrupted
4) Massive reallocation of budgets
5) Increased sensitivity towards data and privacy
And a lot more.
Tune in to this episode of Cuppa Press if you don’t want to leave your money on the table!
“As a content marketer, what has always excited me about my job is to get the stories of brands across to their audience and create magical experiences.
On the other hand, it is also quite depressing to see that businesses focus on selling and swamping people with ads”.
Attention all Small and Medium-sized businesses!
At some point, you might have been guilty of doing the same.
If you think you’ve invested sufficient resources, time, and money into content marketing and are still not seeing results, you may have to reconsider your strategy.
In this episode of Cuppa Press, Content and Campaign Marketing Manager, Novnish Ramesh, lets you in on the common content marketing mistakes most SMBs make, and ways to overcome the same.
Personal Branding is no longer reserved for C-Suite executives.
It has got little to do with your achievements and a lot to do with putting your vulnerable, authentic self out there.
Amidst all the noise about personal branding, how do you devise a strategy that works for you?
How can you leverage LinkedIn and Quora to power up your personal brand?
What is the end game?
Hardik Lashkari—founder of Content Flavour—reveals in this episode of Cuppa Press.
When Jeff Bezos said, “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room”, he clearly knew what he was talking about.
But is there a way to direct this dialect?
In this episode of Cuppa Press,digital marketer Imraan Moh gets candid and answers the frequently asked questions about branding. He drills down to the basics of what branding really means and builds up from there.
He also has an important message - stay tuned till the end to find out.
Stories have been an imperative part of human lives since inception, and have now become an indispensable part of marketing as well. Apart from humanizing your brand, stories also have the ability to leave a powerful imprint in the minds of your audience. Through stories, you can make your audience laugh, cry, fume in anger, or celebrate with you.
In this episode of Cuppa Press, Brand Storyteller Vanshika Mehta throws light on how brands can convey their story in a way that will make people, especially millennials, pause, listen, and connect with the story.