By Andrea Fryrear published May 11, 2017

Make Your Audience the Hero With a One-Sentence Agile User Story

Create one-sentence user stories for your content marketing program. They put audience needs at the center of content production, support efficient teamwork, and encourage interdepartmental communication.  Continue reading

By Michele Linn published May 5, 2017

Your Editorial Calendar is Not Your Content Marketing Strategy

This author wants to yell from the rooftops: An editorial calendar is not a content marketing strategy! It’s not an issue of semantics. It’s an issue that leads to a much bigger issue – less effective content marketing. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 27, 2017

Are Your Buyer Personas Ready to Take on the World?

Customers’ concerns vary across regions and cultures. Yet, many companies don’t consider regionalization in their buyer personas and miss valuable business opportunities. Learn from three companies that recognized their persona mistakes. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 24, 2017

Account-Based Marketing: What Content Marketers Need to Know

Webinar day arrived. Six people attended. A content marketing disaster. Yet, that webinar campaign was the most effective one to influence the deals that got done. How? Account-based marketing. CMWorld presenter Joe Chernov explains. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 17, 2017

What to Do When Your Buyers’ Journey Isn’t Linear (Hint: It Never Is)

Your buyers may take a journey, but they rarely follow a straight-line path. So how can you reach them with the right content when they want it and where they’ll find it? Read on. Continue reading

By Paul Roetzer published April 13, 2017

Cognitive Content Marketing: The Path to a More (Artificially) Intelligent Future

How much time does your team spend discovering keywords; planning, personalizing, and automating content; and more?  Imagine if a machine performed the majority of the activities and a marketer’s role was to enhance rather than create. Continue reading

By Kane Jamison published April 11, 2017

5 Questions to Ask Your Customer Support Team to Help Build Buyer Personas

The customer support team knows why people contact your company. Do you? Reach out to your customer support team members to better understand your audience so you can improve your buyer personas and deliver more relevant content. Continue reading

By Andrea Fryrear published April 11, 2017

New Way to Build Personas Over Time

The era of agile is here, and personas need to change with the times. This in-depth Q&A shows you how to produce a minimum viable persona, and then build it up as you learn about your audience. Continue reading

By Daniel Hochuli published April 9, 2017

2 Funnels Are Necessary for Content Marketing

Following a purchase funnel to shape your content marketing goals sets you up for limited success. Not all content subscribers will become customers. That’s why you need to create and add a content marketing funnel to your program. Continue reading

By George Stenitzer published April 7, 2017

Simplify Your Content Marketing Strategy with a One-Page Plan

A content marketing program is more likely to succeed when it has a documented marketing strategy. Don’t wait another minute. Create a comprehensive one-page content marketing strategy today. Here’s how.

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