Article marketing: an interview with the founders of

Do you remember that I announced a while ago that I was going to take a closer look at content-related (but very different) topics such as article marketing, syndicated content, content marketing and much more? Well, I’m still busy doing it.

The effort has resulted in a lot of work and testing but also in a few interviews with people such as Christopher Knight ( and Joe Pulizzi (Junta42).

When interviewing Bryan Eisenberg, there was quite some content-related stuff going on too. On top of that, thanks to our contributor Ambal Balakrisnahan, we can bring you more posts regarding content marketing. In this post, however, I am going to talk about article marketing again.

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Article marketing, content marketing and content buying: an exploration

I’m preparing a report on article marketing, content marketing, syndicated content and content marketplaces. What does this have to do with this blog? Well, first of all, it’s not so much about this blog itself since the report will be published in other media too.

As I wrote before, relevant and share-worthy content is key (as is using and highlighting the content your community produces) and one of the main challenges for (email) marketers will be to create relevant and timely content for their newsletters. So, the report is about the content market but also about the importance of content in social media marketing, email marketing, SEO, well, every form of marketing (including the words in the call to action buttons on your website).

Now, to have great content, sometimes this will require hiring a copywriter, maybe even buying content or syndicating it. Over the last few months, I have been trying out content platforms such as Associated Content, Constant Content and many others. I’ll report on my findings soon but of course the conclusion is clear: a big no.

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