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  • Building an SEO-focused Website

    Building an SEO-focused Website

    Yes, there are technical things that should be done, and yes, you can hire people to do that work, but this must really happen only after you do the heavy lifting yourself. And for the majority of organizations, it starts with remembering one key truth: Your prospects (and clients) don't [More]

  • Monetizing Thought Leadership: Client Journeys

    Monetizing Thought Leadership: Client Journeys

    The journey can be characterized in four stages: from “I don't know this person”, to “I think they are an expert”, to “let's give them a try”, to “let's engage them”. (This is my Trust Curve™ model of awareness, preference, trial, commitment. More details at https://www.randallcraig.com/insight-unpacking-the-trust-curve.) The idea is that the [More]

  • AI labels: Building Trust by Identifying AI Generated Content

    AI labels: Building Trust by Identifying AI Generated Content

    The answers to these two questions have one thing in common: they can be used to build trust. Or, in the absence of the answers, diminish it. So in the age of ChatGPT, Bard, and other AI systems, how can we build trust in the content we produce? Thankfully, at [More]

  • AI Branding – Junkification?

    AI Branding – Junkification?

    What has happened is that marketers have realized that simply by using ChatGPT and its ilk, they can churn out dozens — or hundreds — of vanilla articles, all at exceptionally low cost. And then flood the web. Welcome to the future of the internet: junkification. Picture Google searches junkified [More]

  • ChatGPT Prompt Strategy

    ChatGPT Prompt Strategy

    One of the most profound changes in the area of content creation is Generative AI (eg. ChatGPT, Bard, Copilot, etc.). Ask a question, and it will answer. Ask a second question, and it answers, remembering the context of the first. These tools are incredibly powerful, and can cut content development [More]

  • Six Tough AI Questions

    Six Tough AI Questions

    Unfortunately, jumping on the AI bandwagon without asking some important questions — and exploring the important answers - can expose your business to unexpected risk. Here are six AI reality check questions: Where do you focus your AI experimentation to get the fastest ROI? Are you using a centralized approach, [More]

  • AI Risks and Lost Opportunities (Part Two)

    AI Risks and Lost Opportunities (Part Two)

    Four AI Lost Opportunities No brand voice: While it is possible to tweak how ChatGPT writes (“In the style of ____, write…”), this relies on the AI platform to already know what your brand’s voice actually is. And while it is possible to “teach” ChatGPT by feeding in examples of text [More]

  • AI Risks and Lost Opportunities (Part One)

    AI Risks and Lost Opportunities (Part One)

    There are two reasons why a risk assessment for new technologies (like ChatGPT and other AI tools) does not happen: most leaders are not aware of the risks (and lost opportunities), and individuals can use both their work computers and personal devices to access the tool, in the same way [More]

  • ChatGPT – Is it Stealing Your Content?

    ChatGPT – Is it Stealing Your Content?

    ChatGPT is a “large language model”: the system ingests copious amounts of training data, draws connections within it, does its abracadabra analysis, and then strings together responses based on the algorithm that it self-develops. So the question isn’t really how does an AI system become so smart, but rather where [More]

  • The Activity Level Thought Leadership Test

    The Activity Level Thought Leadership Test

    The activity level test is simple: how "busy" is the thought leader? The more they are creating new intellectual property (books, blogs, podcasts, research, etc.), speaking at events, and engaged in conversations on social media, the higher they rank on this dimension. Sadly, one of the things that would-be thought [More]

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