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 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 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

By Michele Linn published July 27, 2017

How Content Influences the Purchasing Process: Tips for Content Marketers [Research]

Want to know how content affects the purchasing process? Gain insight from the latest research from SmartBrief and CMI exploring what type of content is most influential, how decision-makers perceive content from vendors, and more. Continue reading

By Aaron Agius published July 10, 2017

Hacking Your Buyer Personas: The Only 3 Questions You Need to Ask

If you have the time for extensive buyer personas, that’s great. But what if there’s a quicker way? You won’t get the same meticulous data, but you will have a solid foundation – and the time – to create relevant content. Continue reading

By Andy Vale published July 7, 2017

Data-Driven Creative: How to Use Twitter Data to Inform Your Marketing

Fred Graver, a four-time Emmy-winning television producer and former head of Twitter TV, uses social data to fuel his new creative series. Learn why he thinks Twitter is a go-to resource and how you can use it to inform your marketing. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published June 29, 2017

Bingeable Content: How to Move Buyers Through Your Sales Cycle Faster

What if you delivered content like Netflix? Enticing prospective customers with content they can binge on? If you did, you’d never waste another click to a dead-end content asset. You’ll keep people hooked after they click. Here’s how. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published June 1, 2017

What Are Your Customers Thinking? Search Secrets Hiding in Plain Sight

What would you give to read your customers’ minds? Read these tips from the self-proclaimed search guy for getting as close as possible to mind-reading by using resources hiding in plain sight. Continue reading