By Ann Gynn published July 16, 2019

32 (Surprising?) Ways to Define a Home Run in Content Marketing

You know what a home run is in baseball – it gets the biggest crowd reaction. But what’s its equivalent in content marketing? We asked Content Marketing World 2019 speakers to define it. Their answers may surprise you.

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By Maureen Jann published July 11, 2019

How to Choose a Successful Topic for Your Next Guest Article

You’ve got ideas for a guest blog article, but what if you submit something already covered (embarrassing) or too elementary for the audience (insulting)? Take control of the situation with a systematic approach to develop a fresh idea. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published July 9, 2019

What Content Really Engages? The Inside Scoop From 30 Marketers

Don’t worry, this isn’t yet another attempt to define content engagement. We’re going inside the minds of 30 marketers to learn what engagement looks like from their content consumer perspective. Continue reading

By Greg Reid published July 4, 2019

Want to Create Better Content? Coach A Kids’ Team

Can coaching a kids’ sports team really make you a better content marketer? Yes. These five coaching hacks offer valuable lessons and reminders. (And a bonus – if you read this, you don’t even have to become a coach to learn them.) Continue reading

By Michael Brenner published June 27, 2019

How to Run a Strategy-Focused Content Workshop

Document your content marketing strategy with a hands-on, insightful company-wide workshop if you want to achieve big success. Follow these nine steps to lead a session to get everybody on board and working toward the same goals. Continue reading

By John Hall published June 26, 2019

Shares Don’t Cut It: Pick Better Metrics for Demand and Lead Gen

The only way to know the value content brings to your business is to establish standards. But it’s impossible to know how close your content is to achieving its goals without the right metrics. Continue reading

By Dennis Shiao published June 12, 2019

3 Strategies to Connect With Your Audience (Hint: Start With Mutual Truths)

Liz High spent four minutes and 15 images introducing herself at her Content Marketing World presentation. Why? She had a point to make. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published June 7, 2019

Forget Inspiration: Try These 6 Strategies to Fill Your Editorial Calendar

Your editorial calendar has holes, and ideas seem just out of reach. You have two choices: Wait for inspiration or develop a system to find stellar ideas. This post is for those who choose not to hold out for a flash of creative lightning. Continue reading

By Jonathan Crossfield published June 4, 2019

Why Your Audience Needs Stories: It’s a Brain Thing

Ever wondered why one piece of content leaves you cold while another hooks you to the end? Joe Lazauskas explains how the right story taps deep into the brain in this article from the new all-digital CCO magazine. Continue reading

By Jonathan Gorham published May 27, 2019

7 Triggers That Make People Want to Share Your Content

Did you add simple elements to your content to make it highly shareable? Known as “share triggers,” they’re easy to create – and they work. Even better, you don’t need a big following or email list. Continue reading