By Brad Young published October 19, 2014

How Merrill Lynch Uses Content Mapping to Reach Affluent Americans

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is in the relationship business – understanding and responding to their customers and prospects’ financial needs and concerns. Learn how its marketers boost their business with content mapping and discovery – bringing together online and offline to create the perfect relationship.
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By Jonathan Crossfield published October 8, 2014

Are Social Media Content Agencies and Experts Taking You for a Ride?

Are some social media agencies, consultants, and “experts” taking advantage of their clients by over thinking and overcharging for mediocre or ineffective tactics? Take a look at how needless complications may be subjecting the whole social media content industry to credibility fallout. Continue reading

By Vanessa DiMauro published October 5, 2014

Why Listening Communities Belong in Your Marketing Strategy

You’ve worked hard to make sure your content is well-written, well-produced, engaging, and useful. But how do you know whether your audience is really paying attention? We all know what it’s like when someone won’t stop talking — it’s difficult to stay engaged. Have you tried listening to your audience to guide your efforts? Find out why listening communities belong in your marketing strategy. Continue reading

By Jonathon Colman published September 28, 2014

Why Content Strategists Shouldn’t Lose Sight of Actual People

It seems that many marketers on the whole may struggle to understand the discipline of content strategy. So a few content strategists were asked to get thoughts on the subject from Facebook content strategist, blogger and author Jonathon Colman. From this discussion, find out why content strategists (and marketers) shouldn’t lose sight of actual people. Continue reading

By Roanne Neuwirth published September 21, 2014

Why White Papers Still Matter: Their Role in Effective Content Marketing

The white paper is not dead. While versions of the concept may have proliferated and diluted its potential power, if done right the white paper still matters. Find out more about the best way to leverage this old marketing workhorse for effective content marketing given our plugged-in, multi-channel world. Continue reading

By Kirk Cheyfitz published September 14, 2014

The Future Is Now: 4 Rules for the Post-Advertising Age

Despite everything we know, the entire media industry keeps talking about “the future of advertising” as if it was, well, way off in the future — like a remote land we might visit one day. It’s a little late for another debate on the future of advertising. But there’s still time for a heart-to-heart about how, and how quickly, we get there. The future is now. Get 4 rules for the post-advertising age. Continue reading

By Bryan Rhoads published September 11, 2014

7 Ancient Archetypes Your Brand Storytelling Should Use

The way we tell stories has changed — from oral traditions, pictographs, and dance, to the modern printing press, film, and television, and beyond — but the fundamentals of a good story persist. The real challenge (and the one that will keep marketers employed) will be accomplishing good storytelling across this ever-evolving landscape. Learn more about 7 ancient archetypes you can use for modern-day success through your brand storytelling. Continue reading

By Sarah Mitchell published September 7, 2014

Brand Storytelling: Turning Casual Fans into Passionate Followers

Many brands build communities and acquire fans, but precious few turn casual fans into passionate followers through their marketing strategy. One notable exception is Black Milk, a quirky Australian fashion brand. Find out how Black Milk uses brand storytelling to chart the future of retail, social cliques, and the so-called “third shelf.” Continue reading

By Andrew Davis published August 31, 2014

4 Branded Content Lessons From a Content Cancellation

In his new column for Chief Content Officer Magazine, Andrew Davis is dishing out content marketing advice to unsuspecting targets — whether they want it or not. This time, Davis takes video hosting company Wistia to task and comes away with 4 branded content lessons from a content cancellation. Continue reading

By Pawan Deshpande published August 24, 2014

The Content Marketing Pyramid: Create More With Less

These days, content marketing teams are expected to create content in all shapes and sizes. Trying to keep up with the seemingly insatiable demand, team members often can feel overwhelmed and stretched too thin. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Find out how implementing the Content Marketing Pyramid can help you create more with less. Continue reading