By Ann Gynn published November 21, 2017

17+ Guest Blogging Rules All Blog Managers Wish You Knew

Miss Manners hasn’t written the handbook on how to be a good guest blogger. Yet, if your content marketing strategy includes guest blogging, knowing how to be a good guest improves your chance for success. Here’s a start. 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 14, 2017

17 Questions to Break Free From Competitive Content Issues

Is your content focus “niche enough” for success? How do you know? CMI founder Joe Pulizzi shares a two-question litmus test, plus questions to help you craft a great niche where your content stands out for your core audience. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published November 3, 2017

Audience Strategist: The New, Critical Role on Your Content Team

Content marketing must provide more than one type of value to be worth the investment. It must provide value across multiple business areas. Are you ready for a new role in addition to the one you have? Enter the audience strategist. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published October 31, 2017

Proofing and Editing: How to Make Your Content Less Frightening

Want to know a scary truth ignored by too many content creators? Editing and proofing are not the same thing. Make your content less frightening with these two distinct processes for editing and proofreading. Continue reading

By Ellie Mirman published October 23, 2017

How to Do a Competitive Content Marketing Analysis

What’s the first step to creating unique, differentiated content? Analyze the content created in your market. Follow these three steps to identify opportunities for your content to stand out – or content gaps that your brand can fill. Continue reading

By Aaron Agius published September 19, 2017

Why Your Content Marketing Team Needs a Developer

As your content marketing team grows, you’ll want to bring in a developer to minimize your leaning on the IT department, make complex projects easier to take on, and better streamline your content production. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published September 10, 2017

Quick and Dirty Guide for Creating Actionable Content Marketing Personas

Not only will documented personas help you understand your audience’s needs, it can help surface the most relevant content ideas. Here’s how to build a portrait for a single version of truth for your content creators. Continue reading

By Pratik Dholakiya published September 6, 2017

3 Components to Running a Smooth Content Operation

Does your content marketing team feel like a disconnected group? To create a functioning content marketing team, put together the key elements – talent, tools, and operations – to create a program that benefits your company. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published September 3, 2017

How GE Gives Recruiting Content a Personality Lift

Learn how 125-year-old manufacturing-turned-digital-industrial giant attracts a new generation of innovation-seeking talent. Discover its ideas that any company can use to give recruiting-focused content marketing a personality lift. Continue reading