By Clare McDermott published April 15, 2019

How to Create Content in a World With Bots

Don’t stick your head in the sand about robo-writing. Marketers are using AI-powered tools to produce practical, well-constructed, high-performing content. Let’s explore the full range of applications and some important caveats. Continue reading

By Daniel Hatch published January 3, 2019

How to Create a Good Brief for Better Content Marketing

If, as the saying goes, proper planning prevents poor performance, then a good brief is the cornerstone of effective content. Here’s what you need to know to create a brief to help your team and partners work more efficiently. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published December 20, 2018

4 Marketing Mistakes and (Unsolicited) Advice on How to Fix Them

Unsolicited advice doesn’t always fall into the welcome-gift category. But Andrew Davis’ counsel on marketing mistakes should be. Read his 2018 admonishments to Nissan, Verizon, HubSpot, and every content marketing agency executive. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published December 19, 2018

Sample 11 of the Best B2B and B2C Content Marketing Ideas of 2018

A legal team stars in a music video. A cruise line writes romance stories. A fast-food chain creates an investigative podcast. B2B and B2C brands elevated creativity to inspiring levels in 2018 and CCO magazine shared some of the best. Continue reading

By Jonathan Crossfield published December 18, 2018

Chief Content Officer: A Year of Insights

Get highlights from 2018 editions of Chief Content Officer magazine, from its focus on content effectiveness and data crunching, to account-based marketing and virtual reality. Continue reading

By Carmen Hill published November 30, 2018

How to Make Your Bland Content Strategy Delicious

It may be tempting to cut straight to creative ideation, but don’t. Think strategically because when you follow a storytelling approach informed by data, your content will be more relevant to your customers’ needs and interests. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published November 26, 2018

5 Research Options You May Never Have Considered for Your Content

You don’t need to execute a traditional survey-based study to freshen up your content marketing. Think outside the check box and let your data-freak flag fly. Consider one of these five options from studious to quirky. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published November 19, 2018

Non-Gaming Brands Find Value in the Twitch Audience

Twitch executive shares insights on tapping into the huge audiences for livestreaming video for gamers without alienating the core fan base or losing brand identity. Continue reading

By Jonathan Crossfield published November 13, 2018

Data Privacy Law: Ignorance Is No Excuse

How do you adapt to a world far less forgiving and far more skeptical of the ways you capture and use data? Ruth Carter – internet, intellectual property, and business attorney – offers some perspective and advice. Continue reading

By Sarah Mitchell published November 9, 2018

Are You Measuring Right in Your Content Marketing?

How you measure the past influences how you shape the future. Yet some commonly used metrics give the illusion of 24-karat success when they’re not much more than fool’s gold. Do you know what content marketing success really looks like? Continue reading