By Marcia Riefer Johnston published June 29, 2017

Bingeable Content: How to Move Buyers Through Your Sales Cycle Faster

What if you delivered content like Netflix? Enticing prospective customers with content they can binge on? If you did, you’d never waste another click to a dead-end content asset. You’ll keep people hooked after they click. Here’s how. Continue reading

By Andrea Fryrear published June 22, 2017

How to Stop Wasting Time on the Wrong Content

Ever spent weeks crafting a big piece of content that generated almost no response? You could have avoided that disheartening flop if you didn’t put all your eggs into the big content basket – and released minimum viable content instead. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published June 15, 2017

Why a Good Content Audit Is Your Business’s Best Friend

Yes, a content audit can seem like an overwhelming task, but it is essential to your job as a marketer. Learn what, why, how, and more about how to execute a usable content audit that will make an immediate impact on your marketing. Continue reading

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

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