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Stories By Ann Gynn

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Experts Talk Content Workflow Challenges, Bottlenecks, and Solutions

A lot of B2B companies are challenged in content creation. How do those problems arise? What bottlenecks are created? How can you address them? Learn what four experts, including two Content Marketer of the Year finalists, say.
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Conference Is Over: 19 Experts Share a Back-to-Work Action Plan

You’re bombarded with slide decks, tips, and inspiring stories from speakers. Your notebook is filled with ideas and your brain is happy. But how do you sift through that conference content overload and create a realistic action plan?
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Who Would You Add to Your Content Marketing Team?

If you could add someone from another department or industry to your content marketing team, who would it be? Here are 22 suggestions from Content Marketing World presenters. Their answers are enlightening – and usually realistic.
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24 Experts Share How to Avoid Big Mistakes in Content Marketing

Though we hate to admit our mistakes, they can be our best teachers. But you don’t always have to make them to learn from them. Experts presenting at Content Marketing World reveal 24 mistakes they’ve encountered – and how to fix them.
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Content Marketing in 2022: Very Personal, No Silos, and Lots of Voice

What is the biggest change to happen in content marketing by 2022? More than 25 experts presenting at Content Marketing World shared a list that’s practical and proactive, from formats to voice activation and personalization.
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How Professional Services Marketers Can Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace

Information overload. Multiple decision-makers. Service of diverse industries. Ubiquity of thought leaders and experts. Industry or governmental regulations. All professional services marketers face these pervasive challenges, but the successful ones tackle them head-on. Let’s get started.
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Quality Content: Definitions and Creation Tips From 35+ Experts

Quality wins over quantity. More than 35 experts from Google, Microsoft, REI, Monster, agencies, government, and more share what quality content means to them and share tips to help you enhance your content too.
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Higher Education: How to Raise Your Content Marketing Game

Most marketers in higher education can’t focus on the traditional buyer’s journey. Many of their buyers (i.e., parents) never attend class. Discover solutions to unique and common challenges faced in higher education content marketing.
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Nonprofit Marketing Plan: Strategies and Examples

Nonprofits have something many B2B and B2C marketers don’t have: a mission, a reason for existing that doesn’t boil down to “sell something.” But that’s just the start of what you should have for successful nonprofit content marketing.