Monthly Archives: December 2015

Last Chance to Save $150 Instantly: Get Pro Plus Before It Becomes Recurring

lock in the pro plus all-theme pack today (and save big)

This is it …

Time is running out to get our Pro Plus All-Theme Pack for WordPress before the new recurring element is added at the end of January 2016. (Here’s what that means.)

It’s also your last chance to get $150 off.

And it’s your last chance to book the expense on your 2015 taxes.

If you’ve waited until the last minute, wait no more.

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This offer expires today, December 31, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

And if you’re feeling at all rushed because it’s New Year’s Eve and your head is already in the clouds getting ready for tonight … don’t. :-)

We offer a no-questions-asked, 30-day, money-back guarantee. We do this to make your decision as easy as possible.

Get started with Pro Plus today and take all of January to decide if you want to keep it. If you decide you don’t, just email our Support team and we’ll issue you a full refund.

You don’t even need to give a reason.

We just want you to have the StudioPress design you need for your WordPress website when you need it … for as long as you choose to maintain an account. Pro Plus gives you that, and so much more (and you don’t pay another dime after today).

Click here to find out about everything Pro Plus has to offer and get started risk-free today

Remember: This offer expires today (12/31/15) at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Then after you get started with Pro Plus, go be safe and have fun tonight. :-)

Tomorrow it’s time to start working on our goals for 2016.

About the author

Brian Gardner


Starbucks addict. Sarah McLachlan fan. Maker of Rain.
Founder of StudioPress. CPO and Partner at Rainmaker Digital.

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Marketing Resolutions for 2016 and Other New Year’s News

Today is the last day of the calendar year 2015. I hope it has been a good one for you and yours and I wish you all nothing but the best in 2016. In honor of this auspicious occasion, I give you a special Friday Five: New Year's edition. Note: the first article is by yours truly, hence the reference to a certain NFL team.

7 Marketing Resolutions To Make As The Year Ends

Most of us are going to be making at least one or two resolutions pretty soon. Mine involve weight loss, of course and my beloved Philadelphia Eagles – it’s a long story. It’s just that time of year. Whether for business or personal improvement, making goals and resolutions is a crucial step towards improving anything.

Read the full story on Forbes

6 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Apply to Your Marketing Life

More than 980,000 posts about New Year’s resolutions have been published on social networks, according to social listening and analytics company Sprinklr. While most posts focused on overall happiness, other key words included “work out,” “weight,” “smoking” and “unplug.”

Many people set New Year’s resolutions to keep their lives on track or to improve their overall well-being. What if I told you some of these same personal resolutions can be applied to the professional lives of marketers, as well?

Read the full story on business2community.com.

7 Secrets Of People Who Keep Their New Year's Resolutions

Making resolutions is a popular holiday tradition, but keeping those resolutions past the first week in January is the hard part. Statistic Brain, using data from the University of Scranton, says while 45% of Americans regularly make New Year’s resolutions only 8% actually keep them. So, how do those 8% do it?

Here are some of the best tips from people who successfully keep their New Year’s resolutions:

Read the full story on Fast Company

Five New Year Resolutions for Marketers

As 2015 quickly wraps up, here are five resolutions for marketers to consider in 2016 in order to enhance their customer understanding and drive their brand experience.

Read the full story on Loyalty 360.

Email marketers' top New Year’s resolutions for 2016

Virtually everyone is infatuated with Instagram and Snapchat. Few of us can remember the days before Facebook and Twitter.

But email is still the best way to drive sales. In fact, a survey we conducted revealed that nearly 60 percent of Americans prefer brands contact them via email, and email marketing continues to yield higher ROI for marketers than any other channel. We can say with certainty that 2016 will be a boom year for email.

Read the full story on Venture Beat.

Now as far as predictions go, as compared to resolutions, you will want to download The Future of Modern Marketing: 2016 immediately and see what some of the brightest minds in marketing today foresee for the year ahead. 

2015 Contributors of the Year: Tom Petrocelli

Tom Petrocelli's career path shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who knows him — he grew up surrounded by information technologists and computers. His 30 plus years in the industry makes it possible for him to weigh in with an informed opinion on our diverse editorial focuses.

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Announcing: Copyblogger.FM

Introducing Copyblogger.FM

AKA the Episode Where Sonia Seizes All the Power …

If you’re reading this on New Year’s Eve, you’re probably a diehard. (Which we love, by the way.)

You might have been reading and listening to Copyblogger content for a long time now. And you may well know our original podcast, The Lede.

It started life as Internet Marketing for Smart People (audio edition) with Robert Bruce and Brian Clark, then over time morphed into The Lede, most recently hosted by Jerod Morris and Demian Farnworth.

In 2016, the show is transforming once again, and The Lede becomes Copyblogger.FM.

And I (ahem) kicked all those jokers off the platform and am taking over.

Last time I saw Farnworth, he was demolishing his console with his lightsaber, but I’m sure he’ll get past it. We’re here for you, bro.

Announcing: Copyblogger.FM

What’s the new show about?

Copyblogger.FM is about content marketing, first and foremost. We’ll be covering:

  • Emerging trends
  • Interesting disasters
  • Enduring best practices
  • Worthwhile news
  • Practical strategies and tactics

We’ll also let you peek behind the scenes at the content strategies for the Copyblogger blog and Rainmaker Digital as a company, so you can learn from our experiments and observations.

And I may go on a rant once in a while.

If you’re already subscribed to The Lede, Copyblogger.FM will use the same feed, so you can just keep listening to the new incarnation without doing anything special.

If you’d like to try it out, you can find us here: Copyblogger.FM.

Serious thanks to our great team

Kidding aside, I want to thank Jerod and Demian (and Robert and Brian) for all of the hard work and insights they’ve delivered over the years. They’ve created something valuable, and I promise I will work hard to keep building on what they’ve created.

They will, of course, be showing up on the new version of the show with their wisdom and occasional shenanigans. We’ll also see lots of Pamela Wilson, our EVP of Educational Content, who will be sharing behind-the-scenes news about Copyblogger.

The team and I are greatly looking forward to seeing you there!


The Cornerstone Content Challenge

Have you signed up yet for our January Content Challenge?

We’re going to be walking folks just like you through a powerhouse strategy to make your site more authoritative, more attractive to your audience, and just plain more awesome. We’ve got tutorials, a free webinar, and even a pop-up forum to help you get it done. And it’s all free.

Join us for the Copyblogger Content Challenge.

Footnote: By the way, yes, I’ll still be producing my own show, Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer, which is focused more on who we are as individuals and how that plays out in our work and business lives.

That one is around 80 percent rant and 20 percent strategy; on Copyblogger.FM, we plan to reverse that ratio.

About the author

Sonia Simone


Sonia Simone is co-founder and Chief Content Officer of Rainmaker Digital. Get lots more from Sonia on her podcast, Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer, or come hang out with her on Twitter.

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2015 Contributors of the Year: Joe Shepley

When Joe Shepley writes a post, that isn't the end of the story.  With every article, he tries to open up a dialogue, on occasions being deliberately provocative in the headline ("Office 365 is a Disaster Waiting to Happen " anyone?) to trigger conversation.

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