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 Joe Pulizzi published April 22, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Yes, Apple Will Buy Disney (Someday)

We discuss a rumor about Apple buying Disney, and explore whether Netflix has a new billion-dollar business model on its hands. Our rants and raves include a content studio critique; and we close with an example of the week from Mint.  Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published April 15, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: The New Content Business Model Awaits

We do a deep dive into the Pepsi video fiasco and explore the only content business model that matters. Our rants and raves include advertising blinders; then we close the show with an example of the week from Farmer-Stockman.  Continue reading

By Paul Roetzer published April 13, 2017

Cognitive Content Marketing: The Path to a More (Artificially) Intelligent Future

How much time does your team spend discovering keywords; planning, personalizing, and automating content; and more?  Imagine if a machine performed the majority of the activities and a marketer’s role was to enhance rather than create. Continue reading

By Daniel Hochuli published April 9, 2017

2 Funnels Are Necessary for Content Marketing

Following a purchase funnel to shape your content marketing goals sets you up for limited success. Not all content subscribers will become customers. That’s why you need to create and add a content marketing funnel to your program. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published April 8, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: More Big Companies Investing in Original Content

We recap Intelligent Content Conference 2017, discuss a Netflix-driven trend, and explore the link between content marketing, strategy, and engineering. We wrap up the show with an example of the week from The Blues Kitchen. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published April 4, 2017

What Do Fast Company’s Innovative Companies Do Differently? 5 Examples for Marketers

Fast Company released its Most Innovative Companies issue and CMI devoured it to find great content marketing practices. Learn about five inspiring companies with innovative ideas that you should consider for your content marketing. Continue reading

By Michael Brenner published April 3, 2017

What Is the Difference Between Content and Content Marketing?

Stop creating content. Start creating a content brand. Discover why just because content is everywhere, it isn’t enough. Learn why content marketing success really requires owning the destination for all your audience-building content. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published April 1, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: A&E Creates Content Blueprint for Brands

We discuss A&E’s new publisher-driven business model, and share thoughts on how Medium and Twitter can monetize their audiences. We shake things up in our rants and raves, then wrap up the show with an example of the week from Red Hat. Continue reading

By Mark Walker published March 29, 2017

How to Create a Brilliant Newsletter People Want to Read

Have you noticed? Newsletters are hot right now. They’re incredibly powerful. How can you create a newsletter that gets opened every time you send it? Consider these eight strategies with best-in-class examples. Continue reading

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