Author: Robert Rose

Robert is the founder and chief strategy officer of The Content Advisory, the education and consulting group for The Content Marketing Institute. Robert has worked with more than 500 companies, including 15 of the Fortune 100. He’s provided content marketing and strategy advice for global brands such as Capital One, NASA, Dell, McCormick Spices, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Robert’s third book – Killing Marketing, with co-author Joe Pulizzi has been called the “book that rewrites the rules of marketing.” His second book – Experiences: The Seventh Era of Marketing is a top seller and has been called a “treatise, and a call to arms for marketers to lead business innovation in the 21st century.” Robert’s first book, Managing Content Marketing, spent two weeks as a top 10 marketing book on Amazon.com and is generally considered to be the “owners manual” of the content marketing process. You can follow him on Twitter @Robert_Rose.

By robert-rose published September 11, 2020

Why Is It Harder to Stop Than to Start? [The Weekly Wrap]

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And that’s a wrap of the week ending Sept. 11, 2020

This week I’m wrapping this podcast up – at least for now. I’m wondering whether it can ever be as easy to stop things as it is to start them. And I point you toward what’s coming next.

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By robert-rose published September 4, 2020

Should Your Brand Enter Controversial Conversations? [The Weekly Wrap]

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This week I’m asking whether we should be more controversial. CMI founder Joe Pulizzi and I talk about whether Google should replace universities. And I point you to an article that asks whether you’re ALL-IN with Content Marketing.

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By robert-rose published September 2, 2020

Think Strategically About Your Content Model

Updated Sept. 2, 2020

I’m going to give you the secret, revealing question to make the business case for content strategy. Are you ready? Here it is:

How much did you spend on content last year?

Go ask your CFO. When they toss you out on your ear without an answer, know you just made the most compelling business case for a strategic approach to content. Though the dollar amount is difficult to calculate, your business probably spent more on the creation, management, activation, promotion, and measurement (or lack thereof) of content than just about any other expense.

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By robert-rose published August 28, 2020

Will You Do Me a Favor? [The Weekly Wrap]

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This week I’m asking if you’d do me a favor. I talk with Bynder’s Brian Kavanaugh about whether we should depend more on our audiences for content. And I point you toward a crash course in journalistic principles that help brands earn trust.

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By robert-rose published August 27, 2020

Why Google Shouldn’t Drive Your SEO Strategy

This post was co-written by content strategist and freelance SEO writer, Liam Carnahan.

Why are we chasing the Google algorithm instead of leading it?

That might seem like a weird question. But perhaps our existing presumptions and predictions are part of the chasing problem. As SEO-minded content marketers, we continually ask, “What will Google do next?”

Will Google find a new way to blend ads in with organic search?

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By robert-rose published August 21, 2020

Should You Add More to Scale Your Content Strategy? [The Weekly Wrap]

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This week I’m asking whether technology or people are more important in content strategy. I talk with futurist Kate O’Neill about whether marketing technology is serving us – or we’re serving technology. And I point to an article that explains what to consider when it’s time for new marketing tech.

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By robert-rose published August 18, 2020

So You Think You’ve Built an Audience? Not So Fast

You may have built a database of leads. But unless you know how to turn those casual hand raisers into a community of engaged subscribers, you’re letting marketing value slip through your fingers. Here’s what you need to know.

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By robert-rose published August 14, 2020

Should You Stop Trying to Make Your Content One of a Kind? [The Weekly Wrap]

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This week I’m asking whether we’re borrowing enough good ideas. I talk with Mike Orr from Grapevine6 about content, the state of influencer marketing, and how to get more from your social media partner. And I point you to an article about how images can increase your content’s visibility in search.

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By robert-rose published August 7, 2020

How Are Marketers Embracing the Chaos? [The Weekly Wrap]

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This week I’m finally accepting the chaos. I talk with Leslie Talbot about the new importance of content in marketing. And I point you to an article that will help you decide whether to invest in trending topics or evergreen content.

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By robert-rose published August 3, 2020

How Content Marketing Can Save Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Updated Aug. 3, 2020

 How is your summer going?

If 2020 was a movie – it would be Jaws. The mayor of Amity has successfully dismissed the threat, rejected the findings of the leading scientist, and we’ve just watched the poor fisherman get attacked in the harbor as snipers and professional law enforcement circle the wrong beaches that have been reopened. Now, it’s up to us. We are Brody, Quint, and Hooper – piling into a boat to take on the viral beast ourselves.
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