The Copyblogger Podcast: Content Marketing, Copywriting, and Social Media Marketing show

The Copyblogger Podcast: Content Marketing, Copywriting, and Social Media Marketing

Summary: Copyblogger FM is a weekly podcast hosted by Tim Stoddart and Darrell Vesterfelt. Each week, we host a cast of rotating experts that analyze content marketing, copywriting, email marketing, conversion optimization, mindset, and much more.

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 The 4 Pillars Every Online Business Is Built On | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1052

Ever thought about launching an online course … or some other digital product or service? Here are the four most important elements you need to put into play. Whether you’re starting out or a you’re digital commerce veteran, there are some fundamental pieces that need to be in play before you can profitably launch a... Listen to episode

 Orbit Media’s Latest Survey of 1000 Bloggers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1883

It’s time again for Andy Crestodina’s annual survey of 1000(+) bloggers. Take a listen and see how your site measures against the trends … For the third year running, Andy Crestodina over at Orbit Media has run his Survey of 1000 Bloggers. We had a chance to chat about the most interesting findings … and... Listen to episode

 Have You Already Missed the Podcasting Gold Rush? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1315

Is it too late to start a podcast? Should we all just shut up and listen quietly, rather than launching something that isn’t great? So, Ryan Holiday published a post, and it got a lot of attention. Ryan is excellent at getting attention, and he details some of his most effective techniques in his book,... Listen to episode

 Getting More Traffic, Links, and Shares to Your Content | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1552

“Help! No one is reading my content!” We have some thoughts … Whether your site is big or small, we all want more engaged visitors who are reading, watching, and listening to our content. In this 23-minute episode, Sonia talks about: The smartest place (usually) to send paid traffic How to generate the “signals of... Listen to episode

 5 Quick Wins for Content Marketers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1276

Content marketing is a long game … but that doesn’t mean we can’t create some quick wins. Strategic content marketing is all about long-term results — but there’s actually a lot you can do to create some momentum right away. In this 19-minute episode, Sonia talks about: The fastest way I know to create lots... Listen to episode

 Announcing: An Intriguing New Tool for Collaborative Content | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2106

Smart content producers know that we can produce a lot more (and better) content when we collaborate. But collaboration brings its own set of headaches and complexities. Today we talk about a nifty new tool to make it simpler. Joanna Wiebe, conversion expert extraordinaire, two-time speaker at our live event in Denver, and creator of... Listen to episode

 A New Book to Make Content Marketing Easier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2154

There’s a word that comes up a lot when we talk about content marketing: Intimidating. It’s easy to get intimidated at the prospect of creating a high volume of really good content. And even more so if you don’t completely think of yourself as a writer. Guess who wrote a book to help? It’s Copyblogger’s... Listen to episode

 Behind the Scenes at Copyblogger: Our New Email Approach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1467

Here’s a great problem to have: Producing so much high-quality content that your audience gets overwhelmed. But the thing is … it’s still a problem. Today, Sonia Simone and Pamela Wilson take you behind the scenes to look at the development of our new weekly email roundup — Copyblogger Weekly. We’re putting this new approach... Listen to episode

 The ‘Obligatory’ Structure of Effective Content | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1868

Fiction needs what editor Shawn Coyne calls “obligatory scenes” — the elements that satisfy audience expectations and make the book a must-read. Do those elements exist for content? And if so … what are they? Today, Sonia Simone gives her thoughts on the “must-include” elements of a solid content marketing program. In this 28-minute episode,... Listen to episode

 7 Powerful Content Strategies Borrowed from Advertising Masters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1381

The Copyblogger blog was founded on a simple but powerful idea — that our content (blogs, podcasts, video) can be strengthened by adapting techniques from the world of direct response copywriting. Today, Sonia drills into some specific techniques and approaches that we can profitably swipe from our direct response brothers and sisters. In this 24-minute... Listen to episode

 How to Handle Demographic and Psychographic Segmentation (without Looking Like an Idiot) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1403

A common newbie marketing mistake is trying to talk to everyone. There are all kinds of buzzwords around speaking to a specific audience — segmentation, demographics, psychographics, generational marketing. Today Sonia talks about a few pitfalls and best practices. Last week the New York Times ran a funny little piece about the Baby Boomers being... Listen to episode

 Ethics, Professionalism, and Good Manners for Content Marketers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1339

There’s a lot of great content out there … and then there’s the topic of today’s podcast. Sonia looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly. There are two kinds of people. Some folks do the right thing for its own sake, and some because the other option has negative consequences. This one’s for... Listen to episode

 3 Questions that Can Haunt Creative Professionals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1611

Sonia’s back on the podcast this week with suggestions on how to address three challenges that pop up often in our communities. When we’re talking with creative professionals, and content marketers in particular, we’ve noticed certain challenges that come up again and again. In this 22-minute episode, Sonia Simone is back on Copyblogger FM to... Listen to episode

 How to Give and Get Exceptional Testimonials, Part Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 915

Did you realize that making it a habit to give testimonials regularly can pay off in some powerful ways? Giving a testimonial is a service to others, but it serves you, too. In the previous episode, Pamela Wilson shared the six “magical” questions you can ask to get convincing testimonials. She concludes the testimonials series... Listen to episode

 How to Give and Get Exceptional Testimonials, Part One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1038

In an age where we’re faced with too many choices, testimonials help us trust enough to make a decision to buy. Are you using this powerful tool in your business? Testimonials work because you’re not tooting your own horn — others are doing it for you. In this episode, Pamela Wilson sits in for Sonia... Listen to episode


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