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Convert Your Most Vital (and Most Ignored) Audience Into Brand Ambassadors

Do you ignore your organization’s most important audience? Chances are, you put all your brand-building energy into external messages. But if company employees aren’t part of your content marketing strategy, you miss an opportunity.
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The Science of Productive Content Marketing Team Meetings

Look at your calendar for the coming week. How much empty space do you see? If it’s minimal, you could be unintentionally making it difficult for members of your content team to produce their best work. Try this four-step plan instead.
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6 Ways We Mess Up Collaborating With Content Marketing Freelancers

If you want to attract good freelancers, you’ve got to treat them right. Here are six ways to screw up your collaboration with freelance content creators and how to avoid them.
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The Age of the Wisdom Worker Is (Still) Just Ahead

Peter Drucker’s tomorrow has arrived. Today’s workplace needs storytellers. Meaning makers. Wisdom workers, they’re sometimes called. Are we there yet? Has this new class of worker rushed in to fill the need for wisdom? How about you?
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7 Things You Need to Have a Productive (and Happy) Content Marketing Team

Individual tricks are useful, but what does your team need to make sure they are working in the best possible way? Read on for a mix of tools and ideas to help your team focus on creation, not process.
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Content Marketing Industry: What’s Happening in Hiring [Research]

Hiring and retaining talent is an ongoing struggle. Learn what the research shows about content marketing hiring – from the biggest geographic markets to role-specific salaries, and from desired skill sets to retention activities.
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Bingeable Content: How to Move Buyers Through Your Sales Cycle Faster

What if you delivered content like Netflix? Enticing prospective customers with content they can binge on? If you did, you’d never waste another click to a dead-end content asset. You’ll keep people hooked after they click. Here’s how.
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How to Stop Wasting Time on the Wrong Content

Ever spent weeks crafting a big piece of content that generated almost no response? You could have avoided that disheartening flop if you didn’t put all your eggs into the big content basket – and released minimum viable content instead.
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Why a Good Content Audit Is Your Business’s Best Friend

Yes, a content audit can seem like an overwhelming task, but it is essential to your job as a marketer. Learn what, why, how, and more about how to execute a usable content audit that will make an immediate impact on your marketing.
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Agile Practices: How to Avoid Mistakes Our Marketing Team Made

A marketing team practicing Agile project management made so many mistakes that half of them locked themselves in a room and didn’t leave until they addressed significant shortcomings in their approach. Here’s what they learned.
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LinkedIn Leader Shares How to Build a High-Performance Content Marketing Team

Peek behind great content marketing efforts and you’ll nearly always find a driven, well-organized team. LinkedIn’s content strategy leader explains what it takes to build, manage, and drive a high-performance team.
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Creative Content: 3 Behaviors Driving Marketers

Most creative content marketers approach work much like most of us approach a bowl of ice cream: They make the process the point, not the end results. Now, let’s go further to discover the behaviors behind creative content marketers.