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The brand journalism course

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My name is Rob Peecher, and for nearly a decade I owned a small, weekly newspaper in my hometown. I started the newspaper in 2006, just before the economy tanked. In the first few years that I was in business, the community I grew up in was growing like you wouldn’t believe. It was one […]

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Build a better digital marketing content plan

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build a digital marketing content plan

Many small business owners struggle to implement a meaningful digital marketing content plan and strategy, and the reason they struggle is often because this new way of marketing is foreign to what they used to do. Traditional advertising platforms – radio and newspaper ads or billboards, mailers or even pay-per-click campaigns – aren’t really working […]

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Good content marketing can bring customers to your door this holiday season

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Content marketing can make a big difference quickly with your retail store. We’re fast approaching the Christmas buying season when a lot of retailers make their year, and now is the time to make sure your retail store is doing the right kind of content marketing to bring shoppers to your door. What are you […]

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A year of brand journalism with Mooncalf Press

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Back at the end of July, we let our one-year anniversary slip past without fanfare, but we’ve been working on some big projects that have limited our time for celebrations. Between the clients who have hired us to produce monthly content, the small business owners we’ve consulted with and the folks who have read our […]

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Images are important for content marketing

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Are you taking pictures at work? I’m not talking about selfies or pictures of your lunch, but rather pictures that illustrate how you do work for your customers so that when you employ content marketing strategies for your company you have the images you will need. When Mooncalf Press works with a client on their content […]

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Cool websites are cool, but without content they are worthless

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Website marketing content is more important than you might think. Too often we encounter small business owners who think an attractive website is all they need to market their business online. We’re always in favor of good looking websites – as long as they are functional – but if your site doesn’t have a publishing […]

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Online reviews can help or hurt a business

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Do you do business with people you know and like? Of course you do. Do you want to help them out? Of course you do. Google reviews, reviews on Facebook or Yelp are simple ways you can help out the businesses you do business with. If you get great customer service or a good meal […]

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SEO trends and brand journalism

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Over the weekend I read several articles around the idea that keywords in SEO may be dead and that business owners and marketers may need to consider a new approach. The main theory that has emerged is that replacing specific keywords with topics and general ideas may help as the artificial intelligence driving search engines improves. After […]

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What does brand journalism look like?

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Sometimes we get the questions, “What does brand journalism look like? What does it mean, and how does it work?” Brand journalism is basically just storytelling. When a company hires us to help with their marketing, we take on that project in the same way that a newsroom would cover a news story. We interview […]

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Coca-Cola’s journey through brand journalism

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When it comes to brand journalism, probably no corporation out there does it as well as Coca-Cola Company. Through its Journey magazine, Coke started doing brand journalism back when “brand journalism” wasn’t even a thing. In the 1980s, Coke published a magazine called Journey for its employees and shareholders. In its new format, Journey is […]