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How To Win Content Friends (and Keep Their Ideas Pouring In)

Isn’t it frustrating when someone asks for your input and then never says whether anything came of it? Don’t be that person. Try this step-by-step plan to keep you in good standing with your content advisors – and their good ideas flowing.
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How Strategic Content Planning Helps You Say Yes – and No [Rose-Colored Glasses]

A strategic planning process has nothing to do with creating a strategy, but it has everything to do with supporting it. Most content teams skip that step – and find they struggle to prioritize and grow. Here’s how to avoid (or correct) that outcome.
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Which Matters More: Content Skills or Subject Matter Expertise? [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Should you hire for content skills or subject matter knowledge? It’s an age-old content strategy question. Robert Rose shares the answer – and a process to make it work.
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5 Practical Ways To Prevent Burnout In High-Performing Content Teams

Speed bumps in your content marketing process create bigger hurdles for your content marketing team. What can you do to minimize or even prevent them so things run smoothly? Here’s some advice.
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Take Content Beyond the Buyer's Journey by Playing Nice [11 Expert Tips]

Visitors, prospects, buyers, and customers all need content. And content marketers are often asked to manage it all. If you’re one of them, you’re going to need allies. Here’s how to make friends and influence sales, customer service, and get other teams to join you.
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Writing Is Writing, Right? Not If You Want To Keep Your Content Creation Team [Rose-Colored Glasses]

If you want to acquire and keep great content talent (and who doesn’t?), make sure you get the distinction between constructing and creating. Both are important – but only one gets people excited to keep “making the donuts” every day.
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4 Things Every Content Marketing Team Needs (Surprise! They’re Not Tools)

It’s tempting to think technology can solve all content marketing woes. But the best tech in the world won’t make you more successful – unless you get these systems, processes, and resources in place first. Here’s how.
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Want a More Productive Content Team? Show (Don’t Tell) Your Strategy

Lengthy presentations, text-heavy documents, and drip-by-drip conversations aren’t the best ways to help your team learn and retain your brand’s content marketing strategy. Think visually. Even better? Create the visuals.
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Why You Might Not Need a Unified Content Development Process (Yet) [Rose-Colored Glasses]

You can’t solve every content development problem at once, so give yourself permission to stop trying. In his new weekly column, Rose-Colored Glasses, Robert Rose offers his view on a better way to tackle the challenge of enterprise content processes – one silo at a time.
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Content Marketing Resilience: How To Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough(er)

Truly resilient content marketing requires reinvention and inspiration in the most arduous circumstances. Here’s what you need to know.
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How to Build the Best Relationship With Freelance Content Creators [New Research]

It takes time to get freelance creators up to speed on your brand messages, style, and processes. Why not make your life easier and build relationships that last? These research-backed ideas will help you connect for the long term.
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How Content Operations (Done Well) Magically Balances Creativity and Scale [Video Series]

Getting content operations right frees marketers to act like creative kids and still produce an efficient, scalable product. Here’s how we got to where we are today and four models to consider now.