By Sara Noble published May 19, 2017

Are You Ready to Hire Quality for Your Content Team?

To gauge employer readiness, this content team supplier asks eight questions to ensure that the executives she places will be successful and satisfied. Plus, she shares the top qualities employers and employees should seek. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published May 18, 2017

New Tech Friends on the Marketing Block

Tackling sophisticated challenges with our content requires assistance from technical specialists. The three amigos of content marketing – content strategists, content engineers, and data scientists – can provide that power boost. Continue reading

By Sasha LaFerte published May 10, 2017

Style Guide: How to Write One for Your Brand

Learn why your organization needs a style guide, details what to include in your style guide, and examples of top-notch brand style guides to ensure streamlined content that fosters the authenticity your audience demands. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published May 4, 2017

Use This Simple (& Fun) Tool to Design Your Content Marketing Message Architecture

You wouldn’t build a house without a floor plan. You shouldn’t create content without a message architecture. The tool helps you bring your organization’s messaging into alignment. Here’s a fun way to create a blueprint for your content. Continue reading

By Doug Kessler published April 25, 2017

The Content Assembly Line is Broken

Our own little content marketing industrial revolution is happening. We’ve moved the content creation process from the craft workshop to the high-volume assembly line. But we shouldn’t be treating content like a Ford Focus. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 20, 2017

30 Habits of Highly Productive Content Teams [Infographic]

What if you could get work-free nights and weekends back? Would you take the necessary steps? Try these 30 workflow tips and see what it’s like to turn your computer off at 5:30 p.m. and keep it off until 8 a.m. the next day. Continue reading

By Joe Griffin published April 14, 2017

3 Best Practices to Nurture a Content Writer Into an Industry Expert

The nurturing process for content writers has far less to do with helping them become better writers and more to do with teaching them how to learn a new landscape quickly and effectively. Start with these three best practices. Continue reading

By Marcus Varner published April 10, 2017

Screwed Up Priorities? 5 Reasons You Aren’t Working on the Right Content Projects

If you’re not as victorious as you’d like with your content marketing efforts – or you’re struggling to distinguish if you’re even working on the right content or not – it could come down to these five simple prioritization problems.

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By Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 6, 2017

The Challenges Facing Tomorrow’s Marketer: 3 Biggest Themes From Intelligent Content Conference

Zoom out to identify three main challenges that emerged at the Intelligent Content Conference. These are the things that you, tomorrow’s marketer, need to do to take your career and our profession to the next level. Continue reading

By Nayomi Chibana published April 5, 2017

Fact-Checking for Content Marketers: How to Protect Credibility in the Era of Fake News [Checklist]

In all honesty, do you fact-check your content? Or do you think you don’t have the time or resources to do it? That risky behavior must end or you could face big short- and long-term problems. Here’s a checklist and resources to help. Continue reading