By Aaron Agius published July 10, 2017

Hacking Your Buyer Personas: The Only 3 Questions You Need to Ask

If you have the time for extensive buyer personas, that’s great. But what if there’s a quicker way? You won’t get the same meticulous data, but you will have a solid foundation – and the time – to create relevant content. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published July 9, 2017

Do You Know Your Why? Your Content Marketing Success Depends on It

What you sell often is primary to the company mission, and in turn, to your content marketing mission. That results in self-serving content that does nothing for the audience and wastes brand resources. What if you focused on the why? Continue reading

By Andy Vale published July 7, 2017

Data-Driven Creative: How to Use Twitter Data to Inform Your Marketing

Fred Graver, a four-time Emmy-winning television producer and former head of Twitter TV, uses social data to fuel his new creative series. Learn why he thinks Twitter is a go-to resource and how you can use it to inform your marketing. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published June 6, 2017

The Future Model for Content Marketing and Media Are Identical

Cosmo’s mission statement focuses on its audience and doesn’t mention what it sells. Exxon Mobile’s only talks about what it sells. Which mission connects to a lasting business content model for many brands – traditional media or not? Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published June 1, 2017

What Are Your Customers Thinking? Search Secrets Hiding in Plain Sight

What would you give to read your customers’ minds? Read these tips from the self-proclaimed search guy for getting as close as possible to mind-reading by using resources hiding in plain sight. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published May 23, 2017

The Only 10 Ways to Make Money From Content Marketing

Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose reveal the Media Marketing Revenue Model, and give a glimpse into their upcoming book, Killing Marketing. It covers the 10 ways any organization that builds an audience from its content can generate revenue. Continue reading

By Andrea Fryrear published May 11, 2017

Make Your Audience the Hero With a One-Sentence Agile User Story

Create one-sentence user stories for your content marketing program. They put audience needs at the center of content production, support efficient teamwork, and encourage interdepartmental communication.  Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 27, 2017

Are Your Buyer Personas Ready to Take on the World?

Customers’ concerns vary across regions and cultures. Yet, many companies don’t consider regionalization in their buyer personas and miss valuable business opportunities. Learn from three companies that recognized their persona mistakes. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 24, 2017

Account-Based Marketing: What Content Marketers Need to Know

Webinar day arrived. Six people attended. A content marketing disaster. Yet, that webinar campaign was the most effective one to influence the deals that got done. How? Account-based marketing. CMWorld presenter Joe Chernov explains. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 17, 2017

What to Do When Your Buyers’ Journey Isn’t Linear (Hint: It Never Is)

Your buyers may take a journey, but they rarely follow a straight-line path. So how can you reach them with the right content when they want it and where they’ll find it? Read on. Continue reading