By Marcia Riefer Johnston published May 18, 2017

New Tech Friends on the Marketing Block

Tackling sophisticated challenges with our content requires assistance from technical specialists. The three amigos of content marketing – content strategists, content engineers, and data scientists – can provide that power boost. Continue reading

By Ann Smarty published May 9, 2017

How to Create Useful How-To Video Content: Essential Toolbox

If you want to tap into video content, how-to videos are probably your best bet. How-to searches on YouTube are growing 70% year over year. And videos rank incredibly well in Google search results. Here’s a toolbox to get started. Continue reading

By Sujan Patel published May 8, 2017

The Secrets of Content Ideation: Why 4 Out of 5 Articles Fail

If you don’t invest in the ideation stage, your content is likely to fail. We might be rushed, unsure of objectives, or confused about what the audience wants. Here are tips to come up with ideas for content you can tick off as successes. Continue reading

By Alex Jasin published April 28, 2017

6 Quick-and-Dirty Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Instead of battling your writer’s block by publishing less, combat it by using these six valuable inspiration sources that will help you deliver relevant content to your audience. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published April 26, 2017

23 Quotes to Inspire Your Content Marketing and the Difference You Can Make

Are you feeling in a rut with your marketing? Or are you looking to be energized? Turn to these 23 quotes – from inside and outside our industry – for an injection of inspiration. Think differently, do less, and find space to create. Continue reading

By Doug Kessler published April 25, 2017

The Content Assembly Line is Broken

Our own little content marketing industrial revolution is happening. We’ve moved the content creation process from the craft workshop to the high-volume assembly line. But we shouldn’t be treating content like a Ford Focus. Continue reading

By Sujan Patel published April 19, 2017

4 Metrics to Track Impact of Content Marketing on Brand Awareness

If you want to measure the impact of your content marketing on brand awareness, first think about the type of content. Next, think about the most helpful metrics and tools – start with these four measurement areas Continue reading

By Marcus Varner published April 10, 2017

Screwed Up Priorities? 5 Reasons You Aren’t Working on the Right Content Projects

If you’re not as victorious as you’d like with your content marketing efforts – or you’re struggling to distinguish if you’re even working on the right content or not – it could come down to these five simple prioritization problems.

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By Nayomi Chibana published April 5, 2017

Fact-Checking for Content Marketers: How to Protect Credibility in the Era of Fake News [Checklist]

In all honesty, do you fact-check your content? Or do you think you don’t have the time or resources to do it? That risky behavior must end or you could face big short- and long-term problems. Here’s a checklist and resources to help. Continue reading

By Deborah Holstein published March 31, 2017

6 Ways to Energize Your Content Marketing Team (and Your Content)

If you want your content team to produce more original content without expanding your numbers, you need to give them the time and headspace for creativity and innovation. Here are six unexpected ways to help your team do just that. Continue reading