By Joe Griffin published April 14, 2017

3 Best Practices to Nurture a Content Writer Into an Industry Expert

The nurturing process for content writers has far less to do with helping them become better writers and more to do with teaching them how to learn a new landscape quickly and effectively. Start with these three best practices. Continue reading

By Kane Jamison published April 11, 2017

5 Questions to Ask Your Customer Support Team to Help Build Buyer Personas

The customer support team knows why people contact your company. Do you? Reach out to your customer support team members to better understand your audience so you can improve your buyer personas and deliver more relevant content. Continue reading

By Marcus Varner published April 10, 2017

Screwed Up Priorities? 5 Reasons You Aren’t Working on the Right Content Projects

If you’re not as victorious as you’d like with your content marketing efforts – or you’re struggling to distinguish if you’re even working on the right content or not – it could come down to these five simple prioritization problems.

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By Nayomi Chibana published April 5, 2017

Fact-Checking for Content Marketers: How to Protect Credibility in the Era of Fake News [Checklist]

In all honesty, do you fact-check your content? Or do you think you don’t have the time or resources to do it? That risky behavior must end or you could face big short- and long-term problems. Here’s a checklist and resources to help. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published April 2, 2017

Editorial Calendar Tools and Templates

The editorial calendar is one tool no content marketer should be without. Follow these guidelines to build one from scratch – or take your current editorial calendar to the next level.

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By Michele Linn published March 10, 2017

How to Give Your Best Blog Posts New Life (Even When Your URLs Don’t Cooperate)

What if your best blog posts could do even better? After a site audit and review of Google Analytics, we created a system for republishing the best – from updating the original to creating a variation on a theme. Here are the steps. Continue reading

By Marcus Varner published February 15, 2017

7 Ways to Accelerate Your Content Review and Approval

You understand the urgency to keep your content marketing projects moving forward. Yet, reviews and approvals spin out of control. Make these seven changes to help your review and approval phase be more efficient and effective. Continue reading

By Sujan Patel published January 22, 2017

How to Produce 300 High-Quality Articles a Year: An 8-Step Process

A content marketer who writes around 300 articles a year shares his process to manage his editorial content effectively, from an editorial-only calendar to an eight-step content process. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published December 29, 2016

15+ Essential Content Marketing Tools and Templates for Strategy, Planning, and Measurement

Whether you are looking to start 2017 with a shiny new strategy or just wishing your existing initiatives could be more organized, efficient, or effective, our plug-and-play marketing plan tool set has something for everyone. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published December 27, 2016

Create, Distribute, and Share: 15 Essential Content Marketing Templates

No matter your content marketing goals, you need to master content creation, distribution, and social amplification if you expect to succeed. Here are 15 tools, templates, and checklists to get you started in the right direction. Continue reading