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Google Did a Cookie-Free Experiment. Should the Results Matter to You?

Even though third-party data crumbs still leave trails to follow, Google expects – and experiments – for a cookie-less future. Should you adjust your content marketing to their findings, or should you do something else?
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For a Better Customer Experience, Make Your Buying Process Less Efficient (Yes, Really) [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Over the last two decades, marketers have worked hard to reduce or remove friction in the buying process. But what if that’s a mistake? A recent delivery from Domino’s prompts Robert Rose to explain why.
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With First-Party Data, the Experience Is the Most Important Part

New research from Gartner indicates marketers should focus less on policies around taking first-party data and more on the experience and value they provide in exchange for that data. Robert Rose explains.
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Can Your Marketing Team Generate True Demand To Really Start the Customer Journey? [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Does true demand generation get the support it deserves from your brand? The kind that propelled millions to buy a Rubik’s Cube, a Toyota Corolla, or even an iPhone? Robert Rose explains why true demand gen is a must.
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How This Outside-the-Box Approach to Content Produced Award-Winning Results

You don’t need a background in marketing to excel in content. You do need a clear focus on your audience's needs, program goals, and story ideas that support both. Here’s how TD Bank Group’s lead content strategist applied these concepts to build an award-winning program.
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How a ‘Purple Audience’ Approach Leads to a Better Long-Term Content Strategy [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Do you jump into the red ocean with content on popular topics? Or do you dive into the blue ocean with a contrarian view of a trending subject? Here's why you should try a purple-audience approach instead (and how to do it).
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How To Build an Audience by Giving Back – the #BossTalks Story

The best mentors listen, answer questions, and help. The best content marketers do, too. So #BossTalks, a multichannel content project featuring Salesforce’s unofficial mentor-in-chief Ebony Beckwith, had the ingredients of a smash hit from the start.
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Why You’ll Never Create Customer-Centric Content Unless You Focus on Inclusivity and Empathy

Your customers are changing. They aren’t going to accept excuses about insensitive campaigns or lack of diversity in your content. That’s why you need to L-I-S-T-E-N now.
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How To Build a Better Audience Persona (Choose a Detailed or Quick Method)

To be a great marketer, you must know the people you’re trying to sell it to. Clear, robust marketing personas are an effective and time-tested approach to reach that goal.
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Demand Generation: Follow These Content Tips [Examples]

When demand-gen campaigns don’t perform, your educational content could be the problem. Follow these four tips to attract more consumers, help them take action, and drive more productive and satisfying results.
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Keep Your Audience Top of Mind With the Simple Jobs-To-Be-Done Formula

Use this simple jobs-to-be-done framework to ensure the audience is always front and center when your marketing team creates content.
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Why ‘Know Your Why’ Isn’t Such Great Content Marketing Advice [Rose-Colored Glasses]

You've heard the advice to "know your why." But that won't help you differentiate with content – unless you connect your brand's why to your audience's why. Robert Rose shares a step-by-step process to help.