Margie Clayman

You Must Read This: 12 Experts Pick Their Favorite 2011 Blog Posts

What was the best of 2011’s blog posts? It’s a difficult question since, as Lisa Gerber points out, a lot depends on what’s happening at the time and what stands out on a particular subject. Further, take my word for it, writing strong, compelling content on a regular basis is hard work. Because bloggers craft posts on a regular basis, there are a lot of options from which to choose. To help me, I asked twelve experts for their input. Here are their choices and commentary.

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12 Classic Back-to-School Topics for Blogs and Content Marketing

Labor Day signals a return to school the inevitable “What I Did For My Summer Vacation” composition. Of course, this can be rather painful if you’ve got a bad case of Blank Blog Post Syndrome. To help you, here are twelve classic topics for blogs and content marketing grounded in school-related themes to get your creative juices flowing.

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What is Branding?

Brands are short hand marketing messages with identifiable representation that create emotional bonds with consumers through a combination of tangible and intangible factors. In a world where every individual is also a media entity, your consumers and their perception of your brand own it (as it always was). Based on the thirty definitions of branding, here are the twelve main attributes of a brand.

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30 Branding Definitions

Brands have a wide range of uses for businesses, products and individuals in today’s dynamic marketing landscape where publishing and message distribution are no longer limited to media entities. Through the use of social media platforms, every consumer is a publisher and has his own brand to promote. Each brand is competing for time and attention—today’s scarce resources—to break though the message clutter in order to build relationships with their target audience(s). By itself, a brand isn’t a marketing strategy. In their own words, here are thirty (30) branding definitions from marketers and visionary leaders (aka the original Mad Men) to help you understand what branding entails.

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125 Free Blog Topics-Corporate and Personal Blogging

Help! I can figure out what to write? Blank screen syndrome is a very real affliction for bloggers and other types of writers. Here are 125 free blog topics. These are surefire ideas to get your creative juices flowing inspired by childhood. P.S. Stay tuned for our BloggerLove contest!

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2010’s Top 12 Social Media Experts

To understand social media’s non-stop, multi-directional conversation, a road map can be useful. Here’s a list of 12 top social media experts to help you tackle the terrain of this evolving landscape. In addition, there are 5 up and comers to keep your eye on.

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#UsGuys: Social Media Case Study

#UsGuys has aroused attention in the Social Media ecosystem. Founded by five guys, who allow #UsGals to join them, #UsGuys is 24/7 Twitter chat that’s an example of how to do social media right. Included are the group’s three major social media accomplishments and links to more information about the group. Please join our social media tribe.

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