By Bethany Johnson published September 27, 2018

13 Reasons Why You Should Consider Text-Based Marketing

Should text messaging be part of your content marketing strategy? You should at least think about it. Learn 13 reasons why SMS can be an effective distribution tool and caveats on the pitfalls. Continue reading

By Bethany Johnson published September 5, 2018

Don’t Fear Chatbots If You Have a Rich Content Strategy

Don’t fall into the two big chatbot traps – wait to see or haphazard implementation. Look to your underlying content strategy. If you’ve invested in structurally rich content, you’re likely more chatbot-ready than you realize. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published August 16, 2018

3 Ways You Sabotage Your Content Tech Search

Why do we as content marketers struggle to get the right technology in place? It’s not a lack of options. Explore three ways you make the tech-selection process harder (and how to fix it). Continue reading

By Bethany Johnson published August 2, 2018

How to Unite Brand Storytelling and Marketing Tech

Marketers didn’t invent the tech for bots, mobile apps, and productivity tools, but they can entice their audiences to use them. Welcome to the sweet spot of content and tech, a hybrid embraced by forward-thinking marketers. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published July 26, 2018

‘Stay Scrappy’ and More Wisdom on Creativity From a Pixar Animator

Want to spark innovation, influence perceptions, and inspire people to believe in your organization’s values and brand? Take some tips from a 20-year Pixar animator who also has worked with big B2B brands. Continue reading

By Bethany Johnson published June 6, 2018

Google Leaders Share How to Improve the Mobile Experience

Google’s mobile-first indexing makes the user experience even more important for brands. But how do you meet the high expectations of mobile users? And how can you make the case for improving your site? Two of Google’s best share how. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published May 3, 2018

Content Tech Overload? 3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy

Do you have a strategy for building your content-tech stack? You should. Start with these three questions to get more use of your tech, make it last longer, and see if you really need that shiny new thing. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published April 26, 2018

How 3 Content Brands Tackle Their Toughest Internal Challenges

What keeps you up at night about your content marketing program? How to prove its value? How to manage the tech stack? What about your team? Your peers at brands lauded for their content approach reveal how they address the challenges. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published December 20, 2017

Is Your Marketing Ready for 2018?

In 2018, marketers must expand their view of their role and their sense of how they contribute to the business. Learn how with these takeaways from Content Marketing World and Intelligent Content Conference in 2017. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published November 16, 2017

Why Marketers Need to Think Like Data Scientists (And How to Do It)

If your marketing team is not working with a data scientist or at least thinking like one, you’re missing the ability to say “I know” instead of “I think.” The distinction matters to data-driven organizations – and budget approval. Continue reading