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Why Communication Matters More Than Creativity for Long-Term Content Success [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Short-term agility and speed could spell trouble for the long-term success of an innovative content marketing project if you focus too much on the content and not enough on the internal communication plan.
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Why the Martech Debate Only Delivers Wrong Answers

An Oracle executive recently declared a unified platform beats a best-of-breed collection. But he, like every person on either side of the debate in the past 20 years, got it wrong. Here’s why.
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4 Things To Ignore (and 3 Things To Do) in Your Next Content Audit

A content audit can seem time-consuming. But don’t let that concern keep you from the valuable insights an audit provides. Follow these tips to reduce your time commitment and get the most from your efforts.
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6 Things You’re Doing Wrong With Website Content Optimization

Many website content optimization factors get ignored, forgotten, or dismissed, keeping your site on “low power.” Try these fixes for frequent mistakes to supercharge your site for visitors and for search engines.
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Start With Content To Deliver a Successful Integrated Marketing Strategy [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Content teams face increasing demands to create. But what rarely comes after those requests is an interest in uniting for an integrated marketing strategy. Robert Rose shares why that’s a big mistake and how to change it.
CMI Thought Leadership

3 Ways To Grow the Value of Your Thought Leadership

Redefining thought leadership – and how you apply it – can deliver valuable benefits to your brand and its customers. Follow these tips to get started.
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Big Change Ahead? Build a Communication and Implementation Plan for Your Content Team

Transformational changes at your company may make you excited, terrified, or both. But as a content team leader, you must focus on your team – get them on board and working – so the initiative succeeds. Here’s some help to do just that.
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Don’t Avoid Content Ops — Use This Helpful Framework Now

Content marketers who focus only on the output do so at their program’s peril. Content operations are essential. Here’s a framework to help make the challenge a little easier.
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How To Scale Your Content Marketing Strategy To Improve Efficiency

Scaling your content strategy doesn’t require hiring more people to produce more stuff. It involves building systems to produce more effective content with fewer resources per unit. Here are five ideas to get started.
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B2C Marketers Treat Content Marketing as a Project; That’s a Mistake [New Research]

Today, we released the new B2C Content Marketing Benchmark, Budgets, and Trends – Insights for 2023. Discover the surprising and not-so-surprising results. And get Robert Rose’s big takeaway.
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5 Ways To Be a Better Content Team Leader

Hard truth: Content marketing team members won’t stay in their roles forever. Great content team leaders nurture their employee’s professional development – even if that development prepares them to move on. Here’s why (and how) to start taking the long view.
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Editorial Calendar Tools and Templates To Help You Master Your Content To-Do List

Chances are you’ve been using the same editorial calendar format for years. Here’s some advice on how to make improvements that will help in creation, process, reporting, and more. (And if you don’t have a calendar, start here.)