By Michele Linn published July 16, 2018

Your Editorial Calendar is Not Your Content Marketing Strategy

Stop describing a content marketing strategy by giving details of your editorial plan. They’re not the same. And it’s not just a matter of semantics. It’s a sign of big trouble in your content marketing success. Here’s the remedy. Continue reading

By Stephanie Stahl published July 6, 2018

Content Marketer of the Year Shares the REI Story

Team builders. Innovators. Humble. Results-oriented. Excellence. Those are some of the characteristics of Content Marketer of the Year finalists. Before we roll out the 2018 list, let’s talk to the 2017 winner, REI’s Paolo Mottola. Continue reading

By Chris Gillespie published May 21, 2018

How to Find a Writer Who Won’t Kill Your Content

Your writers are the ultimate arbiters of content quality. If they mangle the piece, it’s typically for one of two reasons – they aren’t the right writer or you’re feeding them garbage. Here’s how to fix both problems. Continue reading

By Nadya Khoja published May 16, 2018

Want More Productivity? Make Your Strategy Visual

It’s not enough to assign due dates to the elements of your content marketing strategy. Your team needs a constant and visual reminder of what needs to be accomplished and when. Follow these three steps to create a visualized strategy. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published May 3, 2018

Content Tech Overload? 3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy

Do you have a strategy for building your content-tech stack? You should. Start with these three questions to get more use of your tech, make it last longer, and see if you really need that shiny new thing. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published April 26, 2018

How 3 Content Brands Tackle Their Toughest Internal Challenges

What keeps you up at night about your content marketing program? How to prove its value? How to manage the tech stack? What about your team? Your peers at brands lauded for their content approach reveal how they address the challenges. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 12, 2018

Falling Behind Your Competitors? Build a Content Brand

Though clients trusted the company, its marketing was immature. It lagged in thought leadership and digital marketing – far behind its competitors. Then, the financial services company created a content brand. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 5, 2018

How to Create Unified Content That Works in Diverse Global Markets [Examples]

As a marketer in a global company, your content must be unified everywhere in the world. But rigid consistency across cultures can backfire or undercut your business goals. You need a two-direction approach – top-down and bottom-up. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published March 20, 2018

Road Map to Success: Creating the Content of Your Audience’s Dreams

Ready to discover how to produce well-conceived, well-written stories? Read this handy tutorial on the essentials, plus helpful guidance for taking content creation efforts to the next level. Continue reading

By Andrea Fryrear published March 9, 2018

Do Agile Marketers Wear the Quality Content Crown?

Quality is queen, but how do you get that crown? In an interesting twist, Agile marketing teams may have the answer. They prioritize quality more than traditional or ad-hoc process counterparts, according to a recent AgileSherpas survey. Continue reading