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 Marcia Riefer Johnston published March 26, 2018

News Powerhouse Gives Pointers for Great Content

Want to create content that gives your readers palpitations? Read this insider’s view of how a new kind of global business news outlet is creating content that its audience freaking loves. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published March 19, 2018

Words That Convert: Test, Learn, Repeat

One of the most effective ways to boost your conversion rate is to test and tweak your words. Read on for real-life proof and learn why “submit” isn’t necessarily a bad word. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published March 13, 2018

How the Best Newsletters Get – and Keep – Readers’ Attention

How do you create a newsletter so compelling people not only subscribe to it but also look forward to receiving and reading it? Scott Monty has a few thoughts on this challenge based on his expertise and his own perusing. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published February 9, 2018

Go Behind the Scenes of Coca-Cola’s Storytelling

The Coca-Cola Co. willingly shares its marketing strategies and approach. That “thought-ware” raises the bar for every brand and makes Coca-Cola strive for better and bolder. Learn from its senior integrated marketing content manager. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published February 8, 2018

How to Rock Mobile Native Advertising

Imagine a piece of sponsored content appearing at the top of The New York Times’ most-emailed articles list. It happened to work from T Brand Studio. Now someone from that team shares the secrets to creating a great native ad. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published February 1, 2018

How to Set Your Content Free for a Mobile, Voice, Ready-for-Anything Future

Do you tune out when people talk about structured content? Or do the benefits come off as a miracle cure? Learn why it’s worth understanding, how it delivers on the promises, and what it means to set your content free by structuring it. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published January 25, 2018

How to Audit Your Content: 5 Essential Steps

If the thought of a content audit makes you feel as nervous or overwhelmed as an audit by the IRS, you’re not alone. But with these five straightforward steps, you can make the process less stressful and more effective. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published January 18, 2018

How to Stop Acting Like a Marketer and Start Acting Like a Publisher

How do traditional marketers make the switch from a marketer’s mindset to a publisher’s one? Intel iQ’s head of publishing and managing editor explain how their team did it over a five-year evolution. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published January 11, 2018

6 Mistakes Ruining Your Charts and Infographics

Want tips guaranteed to result in bad charts? Probably not. Yet sometimes you can learn best from things gone wrong. Discover six ways data visualization mistakes confuse, bore, and bother your audiences­ – from the guy who wrote the book on it. Continue reading