By Joe Pulizzi published September 14, 2017

8 Big Questions From Content Marketing World to Ask Year Round

To kick off CMWorld Joe Pulizzi asked, “Do you think about your content marketing like George Lucas did about Star Wars?” Plus, discover seven more questions posed by speakers who all focus on the most valuable element in content. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published September 10, 2017

Quick and Dirty Guide for Creating Actionable Content Marketing Personas

Not only will documented personas help you understand your audience’s needs, it can help surface the most relevant content ideas. Here’s how to build a portrait for a single version of truth for your content creators. Continue reading

By John Hanson published September 5, 2017

10 Questions You Should Answer Before Evaluating Marketing Automation Vendors

Don’t rely on marketing automation vendors to become the experts in your business processes, people, systems, and data. Get your house in order first. Answer these 10 questions before you evaluate marketing automation providers. Continue reading

By Andrea Fryrear published August 24, 2017

How SecureWorks Took Content Strategy From Guesswork to Game Changing

When Kira Mondrus joined SecureWorks, she wouldn’t start content marketing without personas and journey maps. She and her team built that necessary foundation and found success. Now she’s a 2017 Content Marketer of the Year finalist. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published August 14, 2017

What If What We Know About Marketing Is What’s Holding Us Back?

Joe Pulizzi shares an excerpt from his and Robert Rose’s upcoming book – Killing Marketing: How Innovative Businesses Are Turning Marketing Cost into Profit. The duo reveals how most businesses approach marketing the wrong way. Continue reading

By Dawn Papandrea published August 9, 2017

How Financial Services Companies Build Relationships Through Content

As customer relationships evolve from in-person transactions to omnichannel engagement, consumer-facing banks and insurance companies have realized it’s time to step up their game. Here are some innovative examples. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published August 2, 2017

The Democratization of Distrust Is Our Biggest Opportunity

Attention is getting a lot of, well, attention – attention marketing, attention economy, attention with content marketing. But to move forward in your content marketing journey (and build a business case), pay attention to trust. Continue reading

By Andrea Fryrear published July 28, 2017

Zendesk Shares Keys to Creating an Outrageously Successful Brand Publication

Resisting the inclusion of your brand in your content is a necessary challenge – one that Zendesk accepted when it launched Relate. Its senior director of content marketing and 2017 Content Marketer of the Year finalist explains how. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published July 27, 2017

How Content Influences the Purchasing Process: Tips for Content Marketers [Research]

Want to know how content affects the purchasing process? Gain insight from the latest research from SmartBrief and CMI exploring what type of content is most influential, how decision-makers perceive content from vendors, and more. Continue reading

By Aaron Agius published July 10, 2017

Hacking Your Buyer Personas: The Only 3 Questions You Need to Ask

If you have the time for extensive buyer personas, that’s great. But what if there’s a quicker way? You won’t get the same meticulous data, but you will have a solid foundation – and the time – to create relevant content. Continue reading

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