Mark Twain The Blogging Guru

December 22nd, 2006   •   no comments   

Came across this quirky bit of thinking by Copyblogger about how the legendary Mark Twain (the artist formerly known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens) will make an excellent blogger and perhaps even content marketing guru!

Try to apply these gems to blogging – heck, any form of content marketing or writing – and you will understand the wisdom of the man.

“Whenever you find you’re on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.”

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The 4 Cs of Marketing

November 24th, 2006   •   no comments   

Getting a bigger bang for the buck (or any bang for that matter) counts more than ever in an increasingly saturated marketplace.

The advent of multiple new and traditional media channels – and the ever increasing weapons of mass distraction – makes it prudent for one to do so.
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Stop Disturbing Me!

November 16th, 2006   •   no comments   

As a marcoms professional, I often fall into the stereotype of thinking of customers as “targets”, “demographic groups” and “segments”.

Ad men and women are especially prone to this, and an entire discipline – media planning – was hatched with the sole purpose of cornering prospects every which way they go. We want to make sure that our entire arsenal of Weapons of Mass Distraction (also WMD) are trained to hit as many vict….sorry customers as possible.
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Ten Gahmen Blogging Commandments

October 17th, 2006   •   no comments   

I am in a whimsical mood tonight so decided to do something irreverent (and maybe irrelevant). What I shall call the 10 commandments of gahmen blogging.

1) Thou shalt not flame, troll nor comment spammeth thy fellow blogger, no matter how tempting. Instead, thou shalt seek to use tactful and civil ways to engage thy fellow citizen.

2) Thou shalt abide by the Official Secrets Act and Instruction Manuals at all times. Thy livelihood dependeth on this.
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