By David Huffman published March 25, 2011

A Content Marketing Lesson From the Study of Spaghetti Sauce

Sometime in the 1970s, Howard Moskowitz was commissioned to experiment and find THE perfect level of sweetness for Diet Pepsi.  That is, what would the perfect Diet Pepsi taste be that appealed to the largest audience? When the data came … Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published March 23, 2011

The Three-Legged Stool Strategy of Content Marketing

I started in the publishing industry over a decade ago. At that time, we used an antiquated publishing strategy called the “three-legged stool.” The concept was that, in order to be the industry’s leading media content provider, we needed to … Continue reading

By Thomas Clifford published March 1, 2011

5 Engaging Video Ingredients: Deconstructing a TEDTalk Mini-Documentary

It goes by many names. A marketing video. A branding documentary. A corporate video. Call it what you will, every once in a while, I’ll bump into one of these short videos and I’ll be amazed at what I’m watching.

By Katie McCaskey published February 17, 2011

Internal Conversations + Social Media = Sales Conversations

How social media use by one company uses internal conversations to increase trust and ultimately sales conversions. Case study featuring Facebook, Twitter, and blog. Continue reading

By David Huffman published January 26, 2011

4 Lessons Learned from a 6-Week Email Marketing Case Study

Email marketing. Some folks will tell you it’s dead.  Others steer clear of it because they fear that it’s annoying to potential customers.

By Joe Pulizzi published January 24, 2011

Print at the Center of a Digital Content Strategy. Are You Mad?

We started our latest press release on the launch of Chief Content Officer magazine (view issue here, subscribe here) with: “Print is Dead. Long live Print.“ Darn right. When we first announced the launch of CCO in print, a number … Continue reading

By Michele Linn published January 11, 2011

Is Your Best Content “Stuck” Inside Your Company?

Towards the end of last year, I had the distinct pleasure of talking with Joe Chernov, the Director of Content from Eloqua. I have been impressed with what they are doing in terms of content marketing, and Joe gave me … Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 4, 2011

LEGO Club Magazine & the Power of Print

A few months ago I wrote a post on why print would come back in 2011.  Truth is, it never left. Case in point. A few weeks ago my two boys received their LEGO Club magazines in the mail. The feature … Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 31, 2010

How to Develop a Microsite: 5 Examples to Get You Started

A popular way to present content is through a microsite. As described in the Content Marketing Playbook, a microsite “concentrates on a narrow topic or issue, featuring rich content developed by the sponsoring brand itself. Correctly executed, the microsite creates … Continue reading

By Michele Linn published December 30, 2010

Want to Give Your Users Something Different? Try Interactive Online Tools

Oftentimes, great content isn’t just words – or even pictures. Instead, consider interactive online tools that educate or entertain your audience. Here are a couple of examples of companies that are doing this well.