By Scott Severson published February 2, 2017

Marketing Automation: Batteries Not Included

Marketing automation can accelerate your sales pipeline – as long as you understand that it’s not a plug-and-play solution. Think through the investment to develop content and what is needed to configure the software. Continue reading

By Nadya Khoja published February 1, 2017

4 Ways to Manage Negative Feedback in a Positive Way

We can’t help but feel a bit of a sting when someone spits on our hard work. How do we stay strong and steadfast in our commitment to succeeding in our content marketing efforts? It’s not always easy. These four tips may help. Continue reading

By Mike Murray published January 31, 2017

SEO and Website Image Optimization 10-Point Checklist for Marketers

SEO image optimization should be second nature for content marketers, but it’s easily overlooked. Search traffic loses when haste wins. Follow this 10-point checklist to win the SEO image game. Continue reading

By Jay Acunzo published January 30, 2017

3 Hidden Lessons Behind Top Podcasts to Help Yours Stand Out

While virtually no barrier exists to create a podcast, making it great (and staying afloat) is a different story. Take a look at four key productivity lessons and examples to inspire your process to create a successful podcast. Continue reading

By Heather Hurst published January 29, 2017

Stop Killing Your Content Team: 3 Ways to Scale Work With Existing Resources

Is your content team asked to deliver more and better content with the same staff and budget? Here are three foundational tips for increasing output without burning out your team and losing talent. (Only one relates directly to content.) Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 28, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: The Battle for Custom Content

We discuss the battle to dominate the content space, define the role of the journalist, share rants and raves on content commitment and communication, and discover a missed content marketing opportunity in our example of the week.    Continue reading

By Cyndi Knapic published January 27, 2017

3 Brands Driving Change With Social Video

Cause marketing requires you to tell a story that compels the audience to take action while resisting the pitfalls of coming across as desperate or preaching. These three organizations show how to do that with the power of video. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published January 26, 2017

How Virtual Reality Could Change Content Marketing

As virtual and augmented reality get a foothold, marketers must understand how and when to dive in. An early pioneer in VR for brands shares the lessons she learned and several organizations already doing it well. Continue reading

By Mike Murray published January 25, 2017

5 Reasons SEO Should Take a Back Seat With Website Content

Sure, SEO is important. But there are situations when you don’t need to sweat it or can at least scale back the effort. Here are five times when SEO shouldn’t be the highest priority.

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By Gini Dietrich published January 24, 2017

How to Use Earned Media to Boost Your SEO

Google and other search engines have grown the impact of earned media. Once a goal of traditional PR, earned media is even more crucial today to gain authority for your content efforts and improve your SEO. Start with these three steps. Continue reading