By Kim Moutsos published May 25, 2018

Actor Brings Community Model to Content Creation

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt details how a career dry spell led him to build something few startups and brands ever achieve: a thriving online community that not only pays for itself but also shares the wealth with its contributors. Continue reading

By Bethany Johnson published April 30, 2018

How Content Can Create a Self-Sustaining Customer Referral Engine

Don’t be tempted to celebrate wins in your conventional sales and marketing funnels. Those “conversions” should only be the start. What you do next matters more – and that next step should be to build super users. Continue reading

By Catalin Zorzini published April 27, 2018

The 1-2-3-4 Content Strategy to Drive Leads From Instagram Marketing

Instagram isn’t the most obvious choice for lead-gen, as it allows only one clickable link from your profile page. Yet some brands rack up impressive numbers of Instagram-driven opt-ins. Read on to find out how your brand can, too. 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 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 Marcia Riefer Johnston published March 13, 2018

How the Best Newsletters Get – and Keep – Readers’ Attention

How do you create a newsletter so compelling people not only subscribe to it but also look forward to receiving and reading it? Scott Monty has a few thoughts on this challenge based on his expertise and his own perusing. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published February 22, 2018

How to Grow Your Audience From Zero to Millions in Less Than 5 Years

If your brand is struggling to build an audience (or just wants to boost your efforts), take note of the Quartz team experience in this case study. It starts with thinking of your content marketing team as a media company within the brand. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published January 18, 2018

How to Stop Acting Like a Marketer and Start Acting Like a Publisher

How do traditional marketers make the switch from a marketer’s mindset to a publisher’s one? Intel iQ’s head of publishing and managing editor explain how their team did it over a five-year evolution. Continue reading

By Jeff Herrmann published December 14, 2017

How to Better Understand the Size and Composition of Your B2B Audience

Do you know if you’re wasting great content on the wrong people? If you want a more valuable audience, use proven audience measurement methods to better understand the size, composition, and preferences of your audience. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 12, 2017

Are You Ready for Content Marketing in 2018? 60+ Predictions

What changes are content marketers likely to encounter over the next 12 months and beyond? Find out what dozens of experts see on the horizon in Content Marketing Institute’s 10th annual e-book of content marketing predictions. Continue reading