By Andrea Fryrear published June 22, 2017

How to Stop Wasting Time on the Wrong Content

Ever spent weeks crafting a big piece of content that generated almost no response? You could have avoided that disheartening flop if you didn’t put all your eggs into the big content basket – and released minimum viable content instead. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published June 15, 2017

Why a Good Content Audit Is Your Business’s Best Friend

Yes, a content audit can seem like an overwhelming task, but it is essential to your job as a marketer. Learn what, why, how, and more about how to execute a usable content audit that will make an immediate impact on your marketing. Continue reading

By Eva Jackson published June 8, 2017

How to Avoid the Mistakes Our Agile Marketing Team Made

A marketing team practicing Agile project management made so many mistakes that half of them locked themselves in a room and didn’t leave until they addressed significant shortcomings in their approach. Here’s what they learned. 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

By Heather Hurst published May 28, 2017

How to Persuade the Naysayers to Embrace New Marketing Technology

Don’t panic. Though the world of tech solutions for content marketers grows exponentially and your team may resist adopting new tools, there’s hope. Here are five steps to make onboarding a new tech tool easier and more effective. Continue reading

By Jake Athey published May 25, 2017

3 Steps to Manage Your Content Library Like a Librarian

We marketers are practically drowning in content, and librarians are experts at making content organized and findable. Make your content library useful – follow these three principles to manage your content like a librarian. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published May 18, 2017

New Tech Friends on the Marketing Block

Tackling sophisticated challenges with our content requires assistance from technical specialists. The three amigos of content marketing – content strategists, content engineers, and data scientists – can provide that power boost. Continue reading

By Andrea Fryrear published May 11, 2017

Make Your Audience the Hero With a One-Sentence Agile User Story

Create one-sentence user stories for your content marketing program. They put audience needs at the center of content production, support efficient teamwork, and encourage interdepartmental communication.  Continue reading

By Sasha LaFerte published May 10, 2017

How to Write a Style Guide for Your Brand

Learn why your organization needs a style guide, details what to include in your style guide, and examples of top-notch brand style guides to ensure streamlined content that fosters the authenticity your audience demands. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published May 4, 2017

Use This Simple (& Fun) Tool to Design Your Content Marketing Message Architecture

You wouldn’t build a house without a floor plan. You shouldn’t create content without a message architecture. The tool helps you bring your organization’s messaging into alignment. Here’s a fun way to create a blueprint for your content. Continue reading