By Marcia Riefer Johnston published November 8, 2017

What to Do After You Press Record: A Formula for Videos People Love

People are flocking to Amy Schmittauer’s YouTube series, Savvy Sexy Social. Why? Her popularity comes, at least in part, from her discovery of a formula for making videos that people love. Here’s her nine-part formula. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published November 7, 2017

A Quick-Start Guide to Paid Content Promotion

If you want your content to get discovered by the right audience at scale in today’s noisy landscape, it might be time to consider paid promotion. Here’s a detailed guide on the top options you should consider. Continue reading

By Aleh Barysevich published November 6, 2017

5 Types of Content That Naturally Attract Links: Insights From 628 Advanced SEOs

Want to earn more backlinks with your content? And subsequently look better in the eyes of Google? Learn the five most effective types of content used by 628 SEO experts to secure links for their brand and its content. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published November 5, 2017

4 Ways to Shift Your Thinking to Truly Focus on Your Audience

Are you tired of hearing the mantra, “Audience first.” We are too. But too many marketers aren’t putting the audience first (even though they say they do). Test your own audience-first mentality by answering these four questions. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 4, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Blogging Research – Longer and Less Frequent for the Win

We reveal news about PNR’s future. Meanwhile, advertising’s future remains uncertain, and LinkedIn drops the ball on original content. Mumbrella makes our rants and raves; then we share a This Old Marketing example on Lloyd’s List. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published November 3, 2017

Audience Strategist: The New, Critical Role on Your Content Team

Content marketing must provide more than one type of value to be worth the investment. It must provide value across multiple business areas. Are you ready for a new role in addition to the one you have? Enter the audience strategist. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published November 2, 2017

How to Use How-To Content to Create and Retain Loyal Customers

Too many marketers fail to create content for the bottom of the funnel. But content for people who are on the verge of buying, who have just bought, and who are between purchases is essential. Learn how outdoor retailer REI does it. Continue reading

By Lisa Murton Beets published November 1, 2017

6 Ways Manufacturing Marketers Can Improve Their Content Marketing [New Research]

With today’s release of Manufacturing Content Marketing 2018: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America, we share six ways sophisticated/mature content marketing programs are operating differently than young/first step programs. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published October 31, 2017

Proofing and Editing: How to Make Your Content Less Frightening

Want to know a scary truth ignored by too many content creators? Editing and proofing are not the same thing. Make your content less frightening with these two distinct processes for editing and proofreading. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published October 30, 2017

How Brands Use Pop-Up Experiences to Make a Lasting Impression

How can pop-up experiences deliver something a little more meaningful? Maybe an experience that transcends the selfie moment and has more staying power? Discover how five brands are doing just that. Continue reading