By Brian Appleton published September 11, 2017

7 Witty Ways to Respond to Negative Feedback on Your Content

Responding to negative feedback is a great way to showcase your brand’s personality. Use these seven tips to transform your response in a way that strengthens your audience relationship and shows off your brand’s voice. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published September 10, 2017

Quick and Dirty Guide for Creating Actionable Content Marketing Personas

Not only will documented personas help you understand your audience’s needs, it can help surface the most relevant content ideas. Here’s how to build a portrait for a single version of truth for your content creators. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published September 9, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Optimizing Ad Tech Is a Waste of Time

We discuss the possibility of Google buying Marketo and Trade Desk’s fight against ad fraud. Our rants and raves feature two music content innovators; then we close with an unlikely source of content inspiration: Warsaw, Indiana. Continue reading

By Kirk Cheyfitz published September 8, 2017

Ads Are Killing the Web: Are You Part of the Problem?

The switch from crappy ads to valuable content is long overdue in online marketing. Is it too late to save the web? Plus, learn the six steps to digital decency for your brand. Continue reading

By Stephanie Stahl published September 7, 2017

22 Examples From Brands (and Marketers) That are Winning at Content Marketing

Want some inspiration to advance your content marketing practices? Look no further than these Content Marketing Awards Project of the Year finalists, and the remarkable things they achieved through content marketing. Continue reading

By Pratik Dholakiya published September 6, 2017

3 Components to Running a Smooth Content Operation

Does your content marketing team feel like a disconnected group? To create a functioning content marketing team, put together the key elements – talent, tools, and operations – to create a program that benefits your company. Continue reading

By John Hanson published September 5, 2017

10 Questions You Should Answer Before Evaluating Marketing Automation Vendors

Don’t rely on marketing automation vendors to become the experts in your business processes, people, systems, and data. Get your house in order first. Answer these 10 questions before you evaluate marketing automation providers. Continue reading

By Aaron Orendorff published September 4, 2017

How to Network at a Conference: 101 Tips From Marketing’s Best

Conferences are not for the faint of heart. It’s a challenge to leave with fresh relationships and meaningful connections. That’s why you should consider adopting some of these 101 networking tips. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published September 3, 2017

How GE Gives Recruiting Content a Personality Lift

Learn how 125-year-old manufacturing-turned-digital-industrial giant attracts a new generation of innovation-seeking talent. Discover its ideas that any company can use to give recruiting-focused content marketing a personality lift. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published September 2, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Advertising Industry Prepares for Plummet

We discuss possible signs of an ad industry slump, Google’s ad fraud mea culpa, and AI at The Washington Post. Australia and U-Haul feature in our rants and raves, then we close the show with an entrepreneurial example of the week. Continue reading