By Marcia Riefer Johnston published December 7, 2017

Less Brand, More Identity: The Zombie Business Cure

Do your brand and identity align? Or is your company a zombie that does whatever it takes to keep going? Learn how to avoid (or cure) your zombie-like behavior by making brand and identity work together in your content. Continue reading

By Dawn Papandrea published December 5, 2017

Education as a Marketing Strategy: 8 Brands Doing Online Classes and More

Marketers often create and distribute educational content through a blog, white paper or how-to video. However, some brands develop full-fledged online and in-person classes and curricula. Look at what eight diverse brands are doing. Continue reading

By Stephanie Stahl published December 4, 2017

Pre-Event Content: 5 Tips for Creating Excitement (and a Bit of FOMO)

Marketers often center campaigns on content, but unfortunately too many marketers of events think about content too late. Learn how to create high-quality and engaging pre-event content with these five tips and examples. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 28, 2017

How to Develop and Grow a Successful Podcast

How can a brand’s podcast lead to nearly 2 million downloads with listeners in 200 countries and generate about $500,000 in direct revenue in four years? Joe Pulizzi goes step by step into how This Old Marketing was created. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 25, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Why Won’t CMOs Consider Buying Media Companies?

We discuss potential purchasers for Fox and Disney, and a disturbing web content trend. Our rants and raves include net neutrality and audio content; then we sign off with an example of the week that’s been 210 weeks in the making. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published November 23, 2017

How Inspiring Brands Give Thanks on Social Media

Isn’t it time you thanked those who make your business successes possible? From grand gestures of goodwill to simple social shout-outs, here are just a few of the ways you can use content to show gratitude to your audience. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 18, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Latest Content Marketing Spending Stats Hard to Believe

We unpack new research on content spending, share predictions for 2018, and discuss the demise of Van Winkle’s. Rants and raves include Snapchat and the art of questioning; then we close the show with an example from Maxwell House. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published November 17, 2017

How to Capture Captive Audiences With Content

Do you have an opportunity to connect with a captive audience? Gas stations air Gas Station TV at the pumps. Panera has a landing page for its Wi-Fi users. Explore how your brand can use content to engage your captive audiences. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 11, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Is There a Crisis in Content Marketing?

We discuss revenue moves from CNN and Guardian, and whether content marketing is in crisis or on the verge of opportunity. Rants and raves cover audience building and the flight to video; then we float an example of the week your way. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published November 8, 2017

What to Do After You Press Record: A Formula for Videos People Love

People are flocking to Amy Schmittauer’s YouTube series, Savvy Sexy Social. Why? Her popularity comes, at least in part, from her discovery of a formula for making videos that people love. Here’s her nine-part formula. Continue reading