It’s pretty easy to write compelling stories about a headline making company. But what if your company isn’t figuring out how to shoot humans from one city to the next in a giant vacuum tube or curing cancer or cracking encryption codes? What if your company is, well, kind of boring? How do you produce exciting and engaging stories about the nap-inducing enterprise? Content marketing ace Laura Busche tells how in this video filled with tact, grace, humor, and plenty of pithy examples.
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Laura Busche, director of content strategy at Creative Market and co-founder of the interactive agency Ozone Labs, has been working in content marketing, branding, social media, and on-line marketing since 2008. She authored the O'Reilly title "Lean Branding"; contributes regularly to Smashing Magazine andSitepoint; and is a member of the Global Shaper program at the World Economic Forum. She holds a business degree from American University and a M.A. in design management from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Laura Busche (@laurabusche) is the author of the Lean Branding book from O'Reilly Media and heads content strategy at Creative Market — an Autodesk company.
She earned a summa cum laude degree in Business Administration from American University in Washington DC, a Master of Arts in Design Management from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and is currently completing a doctoral degree in Consumer Psychology. The World Economic Forum invited Laura to join the Global Shapers community of young people changing the world. She has grown passionate about content marketing from working at Groupon, National Geographic, mentoring hundreds of startups for Colombia’s IT Ministry, and co-founding her own digital agency (www. ozonegroup.co).
Laura is also a regular contributor at Smashing Magazine, Sitepoint, Invision, and Canva’s Design School.