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Don’t Be Trapped by Form

When I first came to Los Angeles, one of my screenwriting instructors told me something that I still find invaluable today. He said, “When you have a story, outline it, abstract it, even write it without considering whether it will be a novel, a screenplay or a television show. If you start with the form, […]


Why Subscription is Critical to Growing Your Brand’s Audience

I’ve had the amazing pleasure of working with many brands to transform their marketing departments and build their content marketing programs. It doesn’t matter how big or small they are, they understand that how they get and keep people’s attention is very different from just a few years ago. They lead with value rather than […]


Fixing the Fastest Car

You’ve no doubt heard the classic saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It means, of course, that if something is working adequately, you should refrain from changing it. Leave good enough alone. This advice may be good or bad, depending on the situation. For example, leaving good enough alone is bad advice for […]


50 Reasons Why We Cannot Change

One of the biggest hurdles for marketers to clear is getting their organization to accept change. To be success at content marketing means that people need to think differently about their work and how they approach customers and build larger audiences. In every case with every marketer, they always bring up the resistance that they […]


Over-engineering the Customer Experience – ‘Digital’ is not the answer to everything!

I loved this article in Customer Think about how businesses can fall into the trap of over-engineering the customer experience. The author tells the story of how technology, in a couple of instances, actually made the customer experience MORE difficult and problematic rather than easier and/or better. This is not only a lesson we can […]