By Aman Thakur published April 16, 2017

6 How-To Strategies for Content Promotion

Publishing your content doesn’t follow Newton’s third law of motion. It turns out you need to spend much more time in promoting your work than on creating it. Here are six step-by-step content promotion strategies to help. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published April 15, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: The New Content Business Model Awaits

We do a deep dive into the Pepsi video fiasco and explore the only content business model that matters. Our rants and raves include advertising blinders; then we close the show with an example of the week from Farmer-Stockman.  Continue reading

By Joe Griffin published April 14, 2017

3 Best Practices to Nurture a Content Writer Into an Industry Expert

The nurturing process for content writers has far less to do with helping them become better writers and more to do with teaching them how to learn a new landscape quickly and effectively. Start with these three best practices. Continue reading

By Paul Roetzer published April 13, 2017

Cognitive Content Marketing: The Path to a More (Artificially) Intelligent Future

How much time does your team spend discovering keywords; planning, personalizing, and automating content; and more?  Imagine if a machine performed the majority of the activities and a marketer’s role was to enhance rather than create. Continue reading

By Lisa Murton Beets published April 12, 2017

Time for B2B Enterprise Marketers to Get Focused on Their Audience vs. Their Brands [New Research]

Too many B2B enterprise marketers create content focused on their brand, not their audience. That’s one of the key findings in our new research report, B2B Enterprise Content Marketing 2017: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America. Continue reading

By Kane Jamison published April 11, 2017

5 Questions to Ask Your Customer Support Team to Help Build Buyer Personas

The customer support team knows why people contact your company. Do you? Reach out to your customer support team members to better understand your audience so you can improve your buyer personas and deliver more relevant content. Continue reading

By Andrea Fryrear published April 11, 2017

New Way to Build Personas Over Time

The era of agile is here, and personas need to change with the times. This in-depth Q&A shows you how to produce a minimum viable persona, and then build it up as you learn about your audience. Continue reading

By Marcus Varner published April 10, 2017

Screwed Up Priorities? 5 Reasons You Aren’t Working on the Right Content Projects

If you’re not as victorious as you’d like with your content marketing efforts – or you’re struggling to distinguish if you’re even working on the right content or not – it could come down to these five simple prioritization problems.

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By Daniel Hochuli published April 9, 2017

2 Funnels Are Necessary for Content Marketing

Following a purchase funnel to shape your content marketing goals sets you up for limited success. Not all content subscribers will become customers. That’s why you need to create and add a content marketing funnel to your program. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published April 8, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: More Big Companies Investing in Original Content

We recap Intelligent Content Conference 2017, discuss a Netflix-driven trend, and explore the link between content marketing, strategy, and engineering. We wrap up the show with an example of the week from The Blues Kitchen. Continue reading