By Eva Jackson published June 8, 2017

Agile Practices: How to Avoid Mistakes Our Marketing Team Made

A marketing team practicing Agile project management made so many mistakes that half of them locked themselves in a room and didn’t leave until they addressed significant shortcomings in their approach. Here’s what they learned. 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 Jake Athey published May 25, 2017

3 Steps to Manage Your Content Library Like a Librarian

We marketers are practically drowning in content, and librarians are experts at making content organized and findable. Make your content library useful – follow these three principles to manage your content like a librarian. 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 Sasha LaFerte published May 10, 2017

Style Guide: How to Write One for Your Brand

Learn why your organization needs a style guide, details what to include in your style guide, and examples of top-notch brand style guides to ensure streamlined content that fosters the authenticity your audience demands. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published May 4, 2017

Use This Simple (& Fun) Tool to Design Your Content Marketing Message Architecture

You wouldn’t build a house without a floor plan. You shouldn’t create content without a message architecture. The tool helps you bring your organization’s messaging into alignment. Here’s a fun way to create a blueprint for your content. 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 Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 20, 2017

30 Habits of Highly Productive Content Teams [Infographic]

What if you could get work-free nights and weekends back? Would you take the necessary steps? Try these 30 workflow tips and see what it’s like to turn your computer off at 5:30 p.m. and keep it off until 8 a.m. the next day. 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

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 6, 2017

The Challenges Facing Tomorrow’s Marketer: 3 Biggest Themes From Intelligent Content Conference

Zoom out to identify three main challenges that emerged at the Intelligent Content Conference. These are the things that you, tomorrow’s marketer, need to do to take your career and our profession to the next level. Continue reading