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4 Ways to Shift Your Thinking to Truly Focus on Your Audience

Are you tired of hearing the mantra, “Audience first.” We are too. But too many marketers aren’t putting the audience first (even though they say they do). Test your own audience-first mentality by answering these four questions.
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How to Use How-To Content to Create and Retain Loyal Customers

Too many marketers fail to create content for the bottom of the funnel. But content for people who are on the verge of buying, who have just bought, and who are between purchases is essential. Learn how outdoor retailer REI does it.
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9 Stats That Will Make You Want to Invest in Content Marketing

To be successful, marketers must add value to consumers’ lives. The fundamentals behind content marketing bring that relationship-building value. But don’t take our word. Let these nine statistics do the talking to persuade naysayers.
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How to Take an Audience-First Approach to Your Content

Too often brands don’t spend enough time thinking what their audience wants. Follow the 12 steps of the hero’s journey, reframed as an audience journey, to better align your content with the real needs and wants of your audience.
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What to Consider When It’s Time for New Marketing Technology

Considering a new marketing technology? Your first step has nothing to do with technology. Assess your processes and address any issues. Then research the tech options, seeking the simplest solution, and ask questions.
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How Topic Modeling Can Strengthen Your SEO and Content Marketing Strategy

Researchers strongly believe topic modeling is a key component of Google’s algorithm. Learn what topic modeling really is and how to do it (manually or automated) to identify opportunities for content that outperforms your competition.
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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.
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How to Protect Customer Data -- and Your Company

Your subscribers and customers need to know that if they share personal data to gain access to your content or products, you’re prepared to protect their data. A digital data policy may not top your to-do list, but it should. Let’s get started.

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.
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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.
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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.
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8 Ways Intelligent Marketers Use Artificial Intelligence

Every day your team postpones using innovative AI-powered solutions in your content marketing, you’re losing competitive edge. Discover eight ways to leverage AI to beat – or at least compete with – your competition.