Articles by Scott Aughtmon

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Scott Aughtmon
December 7, 2016

Content Marketers: This is How Your Prospect’s Brains React To Stories

The effects of stories, on the brain

Another in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. In this article, Scott Aughtmon shows us how stories affect our brains. Food for thought, indeed, in your efforts to write engaging content that converts. This Is Your Brain on Stories “The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up


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Scott Aughtmon
July 28, 2016

Want To Write Unique Content? Read This!

“There are no original ideas. There are only original people.” – Barbara Grizzuti Harrison — “Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.” – Voltaire Focus Your Originality on the “How” Many content marketers and content creators stress out about trying to come up with unique content that no


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Scott Aughtmon
May 27, 2016

Finding Your “Who”: The Real Way to Get More Shares

“I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin  Steve Rayson wrote something on Moz.com that has really got me thinking about social media “shares.” His conclusion confirmed a lingering assumption I’ve had for a while. My assumption is: What if we have it all wrong? What if


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Scott Aughtmon
February 10, 2016

The Life-Changing Power of Content Marketing: A Story

This is the amazing story of how content marketing took one woman on a journey from being a Silicon Valley worker to the owner of a Michelin-rated restaurant. The most surprising fact? How inexperienced she was as a chef. She told SFGate.com… “I learned to cook when I first tasted what passed for Thai food here in the States. Before


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Scott Aughtmon
January 19, 2016

How to Get People to Share Your Content

If you have ever wanted to figure out how to get people to share your content and attract more visitors, then you’ll want to pay close attention to this final post in my series on the power of suspenseful, serialized content. In my last post, How to Create Content That Will Hold People’s Attention and Keep Them


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Scott Aughtmon
January 5, 2016

How to Create Content That Will Hold People’s Attention

With people having such short attention spans these days, every content marketer is trying to figure out how to create content that will hold people’s attention. In today’s post, I’ll show you just how to do this. But first let me remind you about what I taught you last time. In my last post, How Content


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Scott Aughtmon
December 15, 2015

How and Why Content Marketers Should Use Serialization

The Lesson Content Marketers Need to Learn from Charles Dickens I was watching a show on Netflix a few nights ago that has become a new favorite of mine. It’s called Monumental Mysteries and it’s from the Travel Channel. I love how they tell little-known stories from history with suspense and intrigue. The particular episode that I


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Scott Aughtmon
October 21, 2015

The One Way to Build a Successful Business Using Content

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” ― Richard L. Evans “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’” ― John Greenleaf Whittier (*If you don’t have time to read this whole post, then


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Scott Aughtmon
September 2, 2015

Here’s How Neil Patel Uses Curation That Goes Viral

I am about to tell you how Neil Patel went from reselling car parts to becoming one of the top names in content marketing. And he did it by using an unusual hyrbid method that combines content marketing and content curation in a very unique and powerful way. But first, I need to tell you an important story.


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Scott Aughtmon
July 30, 2015

The Surprising Marketing Lesson From a Very Old Bakery

The Surprising Lesson From a Bakery We recently had some friends visiting San Francisco from Washington, DC, so we went up to spend time with them. We saw a lot of things I haven’t seen, even though I’d lived 30-40 minutes from San Francisco for most of my life. One of the places we saw was


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