The Content Code: Six essential strategies to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business

Mark W. Schaefer, college educator, consultant, and best-selling author of five marketing books including Social Media Explained and The Tao of Twitter, has delivered a path-finding book exploring the six factors that will help you break through the overwhelming wall of information density to win at marketing now … beyond content, beyond social media, beyond web traffic and Search Engine Optimization. The Content Code starts where your current marketing plan ends, and provides the launch code for next-level success. The book dives deeply into the true value of social media marketing and the steps companies need to enable to achieve measurable results. A pioneering book that explores the psychology of sharing, it is also highly practical, offering hundreds of ideas that can be used by organizations of any size and any budget. Book highlights include in-depth explorations on the connection between brand and content transmission, a focus on audiences that will move content, practical steps to build “shareability” into all your content, and the new role of promotion, distribution and SEO in a very competitive, digital world. Unlock your business value, unleash your audience, and uncover the six digital secrets of The Content Code.

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  1. The next phase in content marketing Mark Schaefer makes a compelling case for content ignition strategy as the next step to marketing success today. He combines research and real-world examples with his own insights and how-to tactics to flesh out the “why” and the “how.” 

  2. Yogi Berra said, “The future ain’t what it used to be” – Mark Schaefer can help! I must begin by saying that I write this review from a position of favorability. And by that, I mean that I know Mark. I met Mark Schaefer when we both spoke at a conference in Ireland. He was great. I sat next to him at dinner, and we delved into the mysterious world of Social Media (he has the secret map!) Intrigued, I attended his Social Slam conference, and signed up for a workshop. He helped me see that an initiative I’d started at a large company would not succeed (I did it anyway, and…

  3. Time To Get Your BADASS On! I have seen the future of social media, and it is bright. Mark Schaefer’s new book, The Content Code, is the answer to a conundrum that most social media managers are facing today: lack of content engagement. Too many voices are clamoring for a limited online attention span. Schaefer’s new book provides a road map for not only breaking through the noise, but building a long-term Alpha Audience that can help ignite your content regularly. 

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