By Konrad Sanders published June 21, 2018

It’s Not About the Tea: How to Make Buyer Personas That Really Satisfy

CMO Sarah Cunningham likes to drink Earl Grey in the morning. And thus, a useless buyer persona filled with frivolous detail begins. If you want useful buyer personas, make sure they include this one essential component. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published June 11, 2018

GDPR: The Biggest Gift to Content Marketers in a Decade

You can’t legalize or “software” your way out of the GDPR challenge. You must innovate, design, and create your way into the GDPR. It’s the biggest opportunity in more than a decade for content marketers to become strategic. Continue reading

By Joe Chernov published May 17, 2018

Can Account-Based Marketing and Content Marketing Get Along?

Account-based marketing comes largely from the shortcomings of the content-driven demand-gen model. Frustrated waiting for enough content to drive enough leads for the business, brands saw ABM as a better way for outbound marketing. Continue reading

By Bethany Johnson published April 30, 2018

How Content Can Create a Self-Sustaining Customer Referral Engine

Don’t be tempted to celebrate wins in your conventional sales and marketing funnels. Those “conversions” should only be the start. What you do next matters more – and that next step should be to build super users. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 10, 2018

Are Buyer Personas Just Nicer Words for Stereotypes?

Are personas the same as stereotypes? Whether it’s soccer moms, NASCAR dads, or lazy millennials, marketers draw conclusions. Now, 10 marketers share how they view personas and stereotypes in their audience development. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published April 3, 2018

An Alternative Approach to Developing Content Marketing Personas

Audiences are not just buyers. They may help us connect with new customers. They may amplify our reach. They may strengthen our trust with other audience members. That’s why we must change the way we go about developing our personas. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published March 22, 2018

A Step-by-Step Guide to Audience Development

In 2017, Intel’s iQ digital magazine team borrowed a page from the traditional media playbook – focusing on sustaining loyal readers rather than getting more eyeballs. Luke Kintigh, Intel IQ’s head of publishing, shares how they did it. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published February 22, 2018

How to Grow Your Audience From Zero to Millions in Less Than 5 Years

If your brand is struggling to build an audience (or just wants to boost your efforts), take note of the Quartz team experience in this case study. It starts with thinking of your content marketing team as a media company within the brand. Continue reading

By Natalya Minkovsky published February 14, 2018

For the Love of Libraries: How Libraries Use Content to Tell New Stories

Marketers live by the mantra “you can’t be all things to all people.” But that’s what a library does. How do they do that with content marketing? Learn how one Ohio library tackles the challenge in strategic, fun, and creative ways. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published January 18, 2018

How to Stop Acting Like a Marketer and Start Acting Like a Publisher

How do traditional marketers make the switch from a marketer’s mindset to a publisher’s one? Intel iQ’s head of publishing and managing editor explain how their team did it over a five-year evolution. Continue reading