Episode 10: Distribution and Analytics with Adrian Lurssen of JD Supra


Adrian Lurssen is co-founder of JD Supra, a digital media company that enables professionals to greatly increase their visibility by sharing their expertise online. As the 28th employee to join Yahoo!, Adrian has a long history and considerable expertise when it comes to developing platforms for content distribution. In this episode, he shares with Jay and Tom what he's learned and how he's innovated in the areas of content distribution and performance analytics, including:

  • What's wrong with the if-we-build-it-they-will-come conventional wisdom?

  • What can content marketers take away from Adrian's anecdote about Nelson Mandela?

  • How can attorneys maximize the content and exposure for the content they create?

  • Why does content need to be interruptive?

  • How has the role of content marketing evolved in just the last two years, relative to brand-building and, now, business development?

  • What metrics should content marketers monitor, and how can that data be weaponized to maximize one's return on investment?

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