Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership Content in the Financial Services Industry 2: What’s Trending?

A few years ago, I wrote a post on thought leadership in the highly commoditized commercial real estate (CRE) and financial services and how folks in the industry struggle with the same thing: how to [...]

 

Media Relations Update: Crafting an Effective Email Pitch

A while back I wrote a blog titled The Original Word of Mouth about the power of a phone call as a tool to cut through the electronic clutter in trying to reach reporters. Making phone calls to [...]

 

Really Connecting on LinkedIn

Not long ago I heard the morning crew on my favorite wake up news channel – WGN in Chicago – bantering about how LinkedIn was rapidly becoming a viable dating site. I stopped what I was doing and [...]

 

DON’T CONFUSE CONTENT MARKETING AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

The tsunami of social platforms and networks for sharing content has greatly expanded the opportunity for “thought leaders” to spread their gospel. But has this proliferation of information [...]

 

Thought Leadership Maturity Model: Part Three

While creating the ComBlu Thought Leadership Maturity Model and Assessment Tool, we surveyed a handful of organizations that aspire to produce great thought leadership. This post shares some of the [...]

 

Thought Leadership Maturity Model: Part Two

In Part One of this blog series, I introduced the concept of true thought leadership and the underlying maturity model that becomes the basis of a thought leadership roadmap. I referenced a [...]

 

Thought Leadership Maturity Model: Part One

Today, many organizations look at thought leadership as a way to differentiate its content. While seemingly a reasonable objective, in reality thought leadership is not a content strategy. It is a [...]

 

The Secret to Success in Earned Media: Patience + Perseverance!

As someone that has been implementing earned media programs since before the Internet (wow am I aging myself), I have seen HUGE changes in the world of thought leadership and public relations. As [...]

 

The Muddy Waters of Influencer Marketing

Here’s my marketing discipline rule of thumb: you know it’s a trend when there are more platforms to support it than there are bodies on Jones Beach on a 90’ summer day. And, once there’s a [...]

 

Putting Some Thought into Your Thought Leadership Initiatives

Over our 35 years of content marketing experience, we have helped hundreds of B2B brands put structure to their desire to be seen as ‘thought leaders’. Notwithstanding the explosion of [...]