By Robert Rose published August 15, 2018

Want to Prove Content’s Success? Stop Measuring It

The business value of content marketing cannot be measured by standard content metrics (views, time on page, shares, etc.) Value lies in the behavior change of the audience affected by the content. How can you measure real value? Continue reading

By Carla Johnson published August 3, 2018

Aon Shares Why Its Content Scorecard Is a Must

One-dimensional views of a story’s effectiveness don’t cut it at Aon. Evaluating the impact of its brand journalism platform led its senior director of content to customize a scorecard. She’s a Content Marketer of the Year finalist. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published June 12, 2018

How to Get Content Marketing Wrong? Think Like a PR Person

If you want to be taken seriously as a content marketer, stop acting like a member of the PR team. If you want to show that content marketing is a distinct contributor to business results, stop using only PR metrics. Do this instead. Continue reading

By Julia McCoy published June 7, 2018

How to Explain Content Marketing ROI to Win (or Keep) Buy-In

How can you explain content marketing and its potential ROI in a way that’s persuasive, urgent, and incredibly convincing? Fear not. You can make it happen. Start reading. Continue reading

By Meenakshi Krishnan published May 28, 2018

3 Models (and Tools) to Understand, Predict, and React to Your Social Media

Want to know how to predict your followers’ behavior? Wonder how modeling techniques can describe your social media audience’s activity? Learn the three basic models and a powerful tool for each to execute your analysis. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published April 23, 2018

Road Map to Success: Monitoring and Measuring Your Content’s Performance

It’s never too late to implement sound content tracking, measurement, and evaluation practices to prove the value of your content marketing program. The road to better content marketing measurement starts here. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published November 16, 2017

Why Marketers Need to Think Like Data Scientists (And How to Do It)

If your marketing team is not working with a data scientist or at least thinking like one, you’re missing the ability to say “I know” instead of “I think.” The distinction matters to data-driven organizations – and budget approval. Continue reading

By Daniel Hochuli published October 16, 2017

The Smart (and Not-So-Smart) Ways to Use Vanity Metrics

Vanity metrics are helpful when they’re seen as optimization metrics. They are bellwethers for what your target audience finds valuable on that channel. Learn how to maximize their use and why they should not measure business goals. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published September 21, 2017

A Step-by-Step Process for Scoring Your Content

Think of a piece of content your team published recently. On a scale of 0 to 100, how would you rate it? And how would your rating help your company? Consider the method that Red Hat devised for scoring content performance.
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By Cameron Conaway published September 17, 2017

How to Establish the Best Social Media KPIs for Your Content Marketing Goals

Invest in creating a social media strategy tailored to your content goals. And that begins with establishing the right social media KPIs. To help get started, read what the author of Going Social and Getting to Like has to say. Continue reading