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 catch up with Robert on his popular podcast - The Weekly Wrap. Follow him on Twitter @Robert_Rose.

By robert-rose published January 17, 2020

Is Your Work a Passion, a Love, Or Something Else? [The Weekly Wrap]

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And that’s a wrap of the week ending Jan. 17, 2020

This week I’m exploring the difference between passion and love when it comes to work. I share my take on an article describing how the workplace will change in 2020. I talk with CMI’s Cathy McPhillips about marketing to marketers, new lead-gen challenges, and where content marketing is going this year. And I share an article on how to make sure your content survives the committee process.

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By robert-rose published January 10, 2020

Your Prescription for Healthier Perceptions and Content Impact [The Weekly Wrap]

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And that’s a wrap of the week ending January 10, 2020

This week I’m trying to get perspective on perception. I share my take on the news that advertising as we know it is (mostly) dead. I talk with Ahava Liebtag about how to overcome the gap between perception and reality in what executives think audiences want vs. what audiences really want. And I point you to an article that gives a firsthand account of a patient’s health care content journey.

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By robert-rose published January 3, 2020

This is What to Do When People Don’t Get Content Marketing [The Weekly Wrap]

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And that’s a wrap of the week ending Jan. 3, 2020
The first week of the year has me reflecting on what to do when people just don’t “get it.” I offer a fresh take on an article that points to content marketing as a potential life ring for journalists. I talk with Alan Schulman about helping execs see content as much more than campaigns. And I share an article that will help make sure your C-suite really does get it.

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By robert-rose published December 20, 2019

Want True Fans? Stress Them Out in the Best Way [The Weekly Wrap]

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And that’s also a wrap of 2019 as the Weekly Wrap goes on a one-week holiday hiatus. Meanwhile, I’m thinking about why we should work harder to stress out our audience – in a good way. I offer my fresh take on an article that says marketers are increasingly creeping people out (and consider ideas on how not to). I talk with legend David Meerman Scott about what marketers get wrong about content – and what they can do about it. And I point you to an article about three toy brands that inspire fans with their content marketing.

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By robert-rose published December 13, 2019

That Peloton Ad – Mistake or Failure? Plus, How to Keep Audience Attention [The Weekly Wrap]

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This week I’m thinking about the mistake or failure in light of the viral-for-the-wrong-reason Peloton ad. I offer a fresh take on a news piece that explains how The Wall Street Journal uses audience data to keep subscribers coming back. I talk with Jay Acunzo about creativity, show design, and holding audience attention. And I share a post that outlines the five common mistakes you might be making with your content marketing strategy.

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By robert-rose published December 11, 2019

2020 B2C Content Marketing: An Excellent Adventure [New Research]

Whoa dude! Thirty years ago, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure was released in theaters. That’s a most excellent anniversary.

We’ve been producing our B2C Content Marketing 2020: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends only about a third as long. In reviewing this year’s results, we couldn’t help but notice some, well, bodacious correlations.

The headline? B2C Marketers Begin to Get Some Serious Traction with Content Marketing.

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By robert-rose published December 6, 2019

Should Data Really Be in the Content Driver’s Seat? [The Weekly Wrap]

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And that’s a wrap of the week ending Dec. 6, 2019

This week I’m thinking about whether a Moneyball approach to content can predict the stories we should tell. I offer my take on a news story that suggests the age of customer experience is over. I talk with Cathy McKnight about the difficulty of (fairly) measuring content’s impact. And I share an article that will lead you to a shiny new metadata strategy.

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By robert-rose published December 2, 2019

The Demand-Gen Content Investment: Good to Great? [New Research]

“We won. Now what?”

That mind-opening observation came in a conversation I had with Velocity Partners’ Doug Kessler this year.

As he noted, we’ve gotten good at content marketing. Now, how do we become great at it?

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By robert-rose published November 29, 2019

Favorite Interviews, Rare Good News, and More To Be Thankful For [The Weekly Wrap]

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And that’s a wrap of the week ending Nov. 29, 2019

This week I’m thinking about how viewing the world (and work) through a lens of gratitude changes everything. I round up some of the best news you might have missed this year and share highlights from some favorite interviews. And I point you to inspiring content marketing examples to review while you’re trying to resist the temptation to do some online shopping.

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By robert-rose published November 22, 2019

Digging Into the Marketing Measurement Myth [The Weekly Wrap]

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And that’s a wrap of the week ending Nov. 22, 2019

This week I’m thinking about how to measure what really matters. I dig into new research that claims to reveal the “moment of next.” I talk with Scott Monty about what Mr. Rogers can teach us about business. And I point out an article that gets to the heart of metrics that matter in demand and lead gen.

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