By Carlijn Postma published October 15, 2017

How to Take an Audience-First Approach to Your Content

Too often brands don’t spend enough time thinking what their audience wants. Follow the 12 steps of the hero’s journey, reframed as an audience journey, to better align your content with the real needs and wants of your audience. Continue reading

By Andy Betts published October 11, 2017

The Future of Content and SEO: 5 Trends Every Marketer Needs to Know

Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn your brand into a content powerhouse of the future – today? You can. Start with adapting to and adopting these five trends now before the audience leaves your brand behind. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published October 9, 2017

How to Deliver Emails That Will Increase Reach, Impact, and Subscriber Satisfaction

It never hurts to go the extra mile when it comes to enhancing the value of your email efforts. Follow these tips and examples to increase your reach, your impact, and your subscribers’ satisfaction with your email content. Continue reading

By Aaron Agius published October 3, 2017

User-Generated Content: Where Does It Fit in Your Content Marketing Strategy?

User-generated content is powerful because it taps into people’s inherent desire to be recognized and appreciated. Tap into that opportunity with these four ideas for users to create content (and subsequently promote) your brand. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published September 20, 2017

Content Marketing Trends to Watch for 2018

Some 2018 trends will be familiar to those who read Joe Pulizzi’s 2017 trends post. But he also sees recent interesting events leading to the evolution of the practice of content marketing. How many are on your radar? Continue reading

By Cameron Conaway published September 17, 2017

How to Establish the Best Social Media KPIs for Your Content Marketing Goals

Invest in creating a social media strategy tailored to your content goals. And that begins with establishing the right social media KPIs. To help get started, read what the author of Going Social and Getting to Like has to say. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published September 14, 2017

8 Big Questions From Content Marketing World to Ask Year Round

To kick off CMWorld Joe Pulizzi asked, “Do you think about your content marketing like George Lucas did about Star Wars?” Plus, discover seven more questions posed by speakers who all focus on the most valuable element in content. 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 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 Andrea Fryrear published August 24, 2017

How SecureWorks Took Content Strategy From Guesswork to Game Changing

When Kira Mondrus joined SecureWorks, she wouldn’t start content marketing without personas and journey maps. She and her team built that necessary foundation and found success. Now she’s a 2017 Content Marketer of the Year finalist. Continue reading