By Joe Pulizzi published November 14, 2017

17 Questions to Break Free From Competitive Content Issues

Is your content focus “niche enough” for success? How do you know? CMI founder Joe Pulizzi shares a two-question litmus test, plus questions to help you craft a great niche where your content stands out for your core audience. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published November 13, 2017

An Easy-to-Apply Framework to Build Your (New or Mature) Content Marketing Team

Here’s a dirty little secret: Regardless of your content marketing know-how, your program will only work if you have the right people to implement it. How do you do that? Start with this new framework for content marketers. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published November 9, 2017

Building Your Content Marketing Team? 14 Skills for New, Growing, and Mature Programs

Who do you need on your content marketing team to make it successful? Let’s take a step back and first look at what skill areas your content marketing team must cover – for the young, growing, or mature content marketing operations. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published November 3, 2017

Audience Strategist: The New, Critical Role on Your Content Team

Content marketing must provide more than one type of value to be worth the investment. It must provide value across multiple business areas. Are you ready for a new role in addition to the one you have? Enter the audience strategist. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published October 31, 2017

Proofing and Editing: How to Make Your Content Less Frightening

Want to know a scary truth ignored by too many content creators? Editing and proofing are not the same thing. Make your content less frightening with these two distinct processes for editing and proofreading. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published October 27, 2017

How to Speed Your Climb Out of the Content Marketing Pit of Despair

If your perception of content marketing is flirting with disillusionment, getting the right people involved can speed the climb to enlightenment. It may not be The Princess Bride’s Pit of Despair, but no one wants to stay too long. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published October 26, 2017

8 Rules for the Startup Marketer (or Anyone Who Wants to Think Like One)

If you work in a big, established company, a presentation on being a marketer on a small team may not seem to apply to you. But the wisdom extends to anyone who wants better flexibility and performance. Continue reading

By Ellie Mirman published October 23, 2017

How to Do a Competitive Content Marketing Analysis

What’s the first step to creating unique, differentiated content? Analyze the content created in your market. Follow these three steps to identify opportunities for your content to stand out – or content gaps that your brand can fill. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published October 19, 2017

Why Savvy Marketers Close the Pre- and Post-Sale Content Gap

Do your presales and post-sales content teams coordinate efforts for maximum benefit? Or are you like most brands? Presales teams sell. Post-sales teams explain. Rarely the twain shall meet. It doesn’t have to be that way. Continue reading

By Diane Domeyer published October 17, 2017

How to Speed Up the Process to Find and Hire Top Content Marketing Talent

You need to find and hire the right candidate – in a red-hot market where research shows content creation and content marketing is one of the top skills missing from marketing teams. Here’s how to speed up the process to get the best. Continue reading

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