By Jonathan Crossfield published February 5, 2017

Going Potty for Facebook: How a Toilet Paper Brand Won Social

With the right strategy and content, any brand or product can find a loyal and active audience in social. If a toilet paper brand can do it, so can you. Target a niche customer problem and then own that space with valuable content. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published February 4, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Digital Advertising Shrinking, Except for Google and Facebook

We explore the Upworthy/Good merger, suggest new revenue models for Medium, and examine the case of shrinking ad revenue. We try to make Digital Sense of our rants and raves, before serving up a frosty mug of an example of the week. Continue reading

By Jay Acunzo published January 30, 2017

3 Hidden Lessons Behind Top Podcasts to Help Yours Stand Out

While virtually no barrier exists to create a podcast, making it great (and staying afloat) is a different story. Take a look at four key productivity lessons and examples to inspire your process to create a successful podcast. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 28, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: The Battle for Custom Content

We discuss the battle to dominate the content space, define the role of the journalist, share rants and raves on content commitment and communication, and discover a missed content marketing opportunity in our example of the week.    Continue reading

By Cyndi Knapic published January 27, 2017

3 Brands Driving Change With Social Video

Cause marketing requires you to tell a story that compels the audience to take action while resisting the pitfalls of coming across as desperate or preaching. These three organizations show how to do that with the power of video. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published January 26, 2017

How Virtual Reality Could Change Content Marketing

As virtual and augmented reality get a foothold, marketers must understand how and when to dive in. An early pioneer in VR for brands shares the lessons she learned and several organizations already doing it well. Continue reading

By Mike Murray published January 25, 2017

5 Reasons SEO Should Take a Back Seat With Website Content

Sure, SEO is important. But there are situations when you don’t need to sweat it or can at least scale back the effort. Here are five times when SEO shouldn’t be the highest priority.

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By Joe Pulizzi published January 21, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Go Home Facebook, Your Journalism Project Is Drunk

This week, we explore Facebook’s Journalism Project, and find irony in an attack on Star Magazine. Our rants include a soda promotion that fizzled out; then we wrap up with a lesson on finding your growth potential through content. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 14, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: This is the Year Agencies Buy Media Companies

The guys talk Medium’s latest pivot and AOL’s “better” way to serve up ads. Plus GaryVee leads the way for agencies buying media companies. Rants and raves include Tom Brady and long-form content, and TOM is the No. 1 U.S. magazine. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 7, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Native Advertising – Not the Savior Publishers and Brands Thought

The guys talk online fraud and programmatic advertising, rip into a trends post, and vent about a publisher-predicted bloodbath. Rants and raves include the Great Video Game Crash of 1983, the generations, and Purina as TOM example. Continue reading