By Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 12, 2018

Falling Behind Your Competitors? Build a Content Brand

Though clients trusted the company, its marketing was immature. It lagged in thought leadership and digital marketing – far behind its competitors. Then, the financial services company created a content brand. Continue reading

By Bill Widmer published April 11, 2018

7 Powerful Tools to Automate Tedious Content Marketing Tasks

You know what every content marketer loves? A good tool that saves hours of time (and money). Here are seven favorites to help with SEO, influencers, project management, and much more. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 10, 2018

Are Buyer Personas Just Nicer Words for Stereotypes?

Are personas the same as stereotypes? Whether it’s soccer moms, NASCAR dads, or lazy millennials, marketers draw conclusions. Now, 10 marketers share how they view personas and stereotypes in their audience development. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published April 9, 2018

Road Map to Success: Content Distribution Essentials That Win Eyeballs

Your content efforts can live or die based on the distribution and promotion choices you make. Read on for a handy tutorial on the best techniques for driving optimal content discovery, engagement, and performance. Continue reading

By Mat Zucker published April 6, 2018

5 Steps to Strategically Reboot Your Brand’s Content Marketing

Content is a brand’s currency to demonstrate relevance and get closer to its customers. But to succeed, company-driven content needs a more strategic approach that rebuilds a brand’s foundational and experiential elements. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 5, 2018

How to Create Unified Content That Works in Diverse Global Markets [Examples]

As a marketer in a global company, your content must be unified everywhere in the world. But rigid consistency across cultures can backfire or undercut your business goals. You need a two-direction approach – top-down and bottom-up. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published April 4, 2018

Dataviz: A Critical Skill for Modern Marketers

Do you know how data visualization can transform your content – and make research more accessible to your audience? Let’s walk through the what, how, and why of dataviz for marketing, including key tips, tools, and helpful resources. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published April 3, 2018

An Alternative Approach to Developing Content Marketing Personas

Audiences are not just buyers. They may help us connect with new customers. They may amplify our reach. They may strengthen our trust with other audience members. That’s why we must change the way we go about developing our personas. Continue reading

By Mike Murray published April 2, 2018

Oops! 17 SEO Misfires to Avoid With Website Content Marketing

No marketing team can perfect its SEO and content marketing. But you can take steps to avoid or at least minimize the common misfires. Let’s start with these 17 frequent mistakes. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published March 30, 2018

How to Use Non-Obvious Thinking to Create Better Content

Though we’re in the middle of a believability crisis, as Non-Obvious author Rohit Bhargava says, don’t be discouraged. Get inspired by the deeper meaning uncovered – and steal these non-obvious ideas for your content marketing. Continue reading