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Content that Converts

We all know that in this COVID-19 world, we should be focused on compassion rather than conversions — everyone is watching how we handle the crisis.  september blog

At the same time, you don’t want to be just pushing out image material to make everyone feel good. You also want some conversions. Content marketing tends to perform a little under website SEO, email and social media, but it still does well in finding leads and generating conversions.

Here are the most effective content formats for generating leads that convert, according to Ascend2 and reported by Marketing Charts. Unfortunately, the COVID curse has stopped many of the effective lead-generation formats of the past: conferences, shows, concerts, specialized meetings and large dinner meetings.  Today, we all need to up our game in media production. We need to become our own channel, broadcasting news and information that is relevant to our audience.

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Mark wrote his first direct-mail fundraising letter in 1981 for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. The effort raised a few million dollars in undiscovered wills and legacy gifts. From that day forward Mark discovered a love of the big idea that moves the needle.

With that kind of experience, after working at KWWL for 12 years, Mark became one of the founding partners of ME&V and, subsequently, AMPERAGE. Today, he leads the AMPERAGE creative teams, including video production, graphic design, public relations, writing and web development.

He is creatively ambidextrous — son of an artist and engineer — and famous for distilling complex ideas down to a few words and a few visuals. Mark is a writer. When he found that many nonprofits struggled with complex branding puzzles, he wrote the book, “NonProfit-NonMarketing .” He also wrote a novel called “Reenactment.”

Mark is an active blogger OneMinuteMarketer® with nearly 1,000 readers each week on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. One of his most popular YouTube videos is on “How to Look Good on Zoom.”

One of Mark’s fondest business memories was being named to INC 500 two times and attending the INC 500 conference with other winners. Mark is considered by some a Civil War expert (and that explains his novel). Mark also served as an adjunct professor in the business and in the communications departments at Wartburg College.

Mark is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is currently vice president of the University of Iowa Journalism and Mass Communications Advisory Board.

Mark is married to state Sen. Liz Mathis, and the two love to travel, even when it means being trapped by a volcano in the Czech Republic for three weeks.