How to Measure the Success of Email Marketing Campaigns


It’s hard to measure the success of an email campaign, so we’re coming up with a better way. This post is an overview of the process we’re using as we measure and update our own campaigns. Some of the results are great and some aren’t. We’ve chosen one with mixed results to share here since […]

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[AUDIO] Our First Email Marketing Q&A


Hi from San Francisco! Chris and I have been working here in the Bay Area for a few days, dedicating some serious time to improving the blog. We recorded this Q&A in a conference room at the Segment office. Beautiful office and great people, but we didn’t bring along any audio recording equipment. Our apologies […]

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Why You Should Learn From Success, Not Failure

learn from success, not failure

It’s a common misconception that people learn more from failure than success. But in fact, just the opposite is true. Here’s Basecamp co-founder Jason Fried’s thoughts on the Signal v. Noise blog: I don’t understand the cultural fascination with failure being the source of great lessons to be learned. What did you learn? You learned […]

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33 Essential Tools for Content Creators


As Steve Jobs once said, “Real artists ship.” To make content marketing work, writers need to be shipping great content on a regular basis. Having the right tools is key to maximizing productivity. The best writers find ways to keep the focus on writing while also finding ways to highlight and reference work from other […]

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13 Steps to Take Your Content Promotion to the Next Level


This post originally appeared on Cornerstone Content. I wrote it in my tech blogging days but all the lessons here apply directly to marketers. Given the interest in our recent post about link building and promotion, I thought this would be the perfect time to spend more time on this topic. Enjoy! Content promotion is […]

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A Content Marketer’s Guide to the Post-Analytics World


This post originally appeared on Sparksheet. Data, data and more data: As content marketers, social media managers and journalists, we’ve been taught to love it. And yes, data like page views, followers and clicks can be valuable. But I’m here to tell you there is so much more to a successful content marketing program than […]

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