TBJA 148 What’s In It For the Audience? Ardath Albee On Creative Storytelling

What's In It For The Audience? Ardath Albee, TBJApodcast 148
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The best marketing comes from adopting a Whats-in-it-for-the-audience attitude. Learn from Ardath Albee how to really help your audience and grow your business.

Ardath Albee is a B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of her firm, Marketing Interactions, Inc. where she helps companies with complex sales use persona-driven digital strategies and content marketing to turn prospects into buyers and ensure that existing customers choose to stay. She’s the author of Digital Relevance: Developing Marketing Content and Strategies that Drive Results and eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale. She has been voted one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sales and Lead Management for the past four years and was selected a 2014 Woman to Watch in B2B Marketing by FierceCMO. Ardath is also an instructor for the Content Marketing Institute Online Training and Certification program.

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“You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.” – David Meerman Scott, marketing speaker

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What’s in it for the audience?

Career Highlight

Ardath realized that her career highlight came when she realized that she didn’t need to go back to corporate America. Find out what a childhood dream and a horse taught her about entrepreneurship.

When It Didn’t Work

Ardath had to learn to be more careful in selecting business and clients to work with. Find out how she learned to ask an important question: can you be successful and help the client get what they want?

Top Tips

  1. execute on content is tricky…don’t fall back on corporate philosophy…
  2. read your content out loud.
  3. don’t have too long of sentences.
  4. don’t use jargon.
  5. does it sound human.

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Experiences, Robert Rose and Carla Johnson

Mentioned In This Episode

Robert Rose on the Brand Storytelling Podcast

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Twitter @ardath421

About The Author

Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to "Be the Media". Phoebe is the host of "The Brand Journalism Advantage" podcast and a "Top 50 Podcaster To Follow". Listen in iTunes or at ThinkLikeAJournalist.com

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