Why advertising is not the answer

Advertising vs Content Marketing Which method is more effective?

Here I explain why, after trying scattershot advertising and promotion to all, I decided on thought leadership content marketing. Besides doing SEO and blogging, explaining the value first certainly made our marketing results a lot more effective. I’m still blogging today, 7 years later.

Blanket advertising is not the answer to your business prayers–but can be used if well-targeted to the right niche. Advertising vs Content marketing is explained in the VIDEO below.

While researching my book, Power Marketing, I also enjoyed several other copywriter books, like Bob Bly’s Digital Copywriter’s Handbook, and Dan Kennedy’s No B.S. Direct Marketing. The book Story Branding came along later, which is also a great method of sharing the deeper mission behind what you do, and getting people to care.

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  • Why advertising is not the answer

    Here I explain why, after trying scattershot advertising and promotion to all, I decided on thought leadership content marketing. Besides doing SEO and blogging, explaining the value first certainly made our marketing results a lot more effective. I’m still blogging today, 7 years later.

    Blanket advertising is not the answer to your business prayers–but can be used if well-targeted to the right niche.

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