By Robert Rose published November 18, 2022

How a Spoonful of Story Helps Even ‘Boring’ Content Go Down [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Mary Poppins had it almost right ¬¬– just find the story and –snap – the content’s job’s a game. Then even the boring tasks you undertake become – well, if not a piece of cake, a more creative endeavor rather than a mundane construction project. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published November 4, 2022

Don’t Make SEO the Reason for Your Content Marketing Strategy [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Too many marketers fall into the trap of making search the foundation of their content marketing. Here’s why that doesn’t work and why you should be thinking about content discovery. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published October 28, 2022

The Key to Sales Enablement? Teach Your Storytellers Well [Rose-Colored Glasses]

How do you tell a compelling story to an audience that already knows the ending? That’s the challenge sales teams face every day. Teach them how to tell the stories you create – and you’ll both get better results. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published October 21, 2022

How Story Packages Help You Scale SME-Driven Thought Leadership Content [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Have you ever waited and waited for SME-driven content only to get 5,000 words explaining something that could have been handled in 500? Architected story packages help you avoid that – and get something you can turn into a whole portfolio of stories. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published October 14, 2022

Your 2023 Planning Shouldn’t Be All About That Tech [Rose-Colored Glasses]

New tools and tech seem like reasonable investments to set your content program for success next year. If that’s the extent of your plan, though, you might be creating the roadblock that delays (or, worse, derails) your vision. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published October 7, 2022

Should Your Content Team Play to Its Strengths or Fix Its Weaknesses? [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Every content marketing team has strengths and weaknesses. Should you double down on those strengths? Or take steps to shore up the weaknesses? The answer isn’t always obvious, but one thing will help you decide. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published September 30, 2022

How To Plan a Content ‘Season’ Like a Hollywood Showrunner [Rose-Colored Glasses]

An episodic approach to content planning keeps all the teams involved in producing content on track – and other teams’ ad hoc requests at bay. Robert Rose explains how (and why) to plan a season like a TV showrunner. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published September 23, 2022

Why Internal Customers Will Kill Your Content Strategy [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Customers are stakeholders in your content program. But not all stakeholders are customers. Most are more like investors ¬– a key constituency, but not quite the boss of you. Robert Rose offers tips on leading with content instead of serving content. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published September 9, 2022

We Don’t Talk About Creative Burnout – This Is Why We Should [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Remarkable content isn’t limitless. It’s a precious resource only created by content teams that are treated as essential to the business. So why do most businesses run their teams ragged? And how do we make it stop? Continue reading

By Robert Rose published September 2, 2022

Why You Should Treat Content Marketing Like a Golf Game [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Stop trying to figure out how to produce more content. Instead, figure out how to produce more holes-in-one. Robert Rose explains how to win the content marketing game by taking fewer swings. Continue reading

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