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23May

5 Ways to Attract the Masses to Your Content

Launching a robust online content hub. Updating your blog weekly with rich new posts. Religiously posting valuable and interesting information on your social channels. Surely that’s enough to grab the attention of your audience, right? Wrong. The “if you build it” mentality isn’t enough to guarantee content engagement, let alone getting eyeballs on your content.

15May

Six Ways to Boost Content Engagement

As long as organizations create content, organizations will look for new ways to make it more engaging. What good is your content, after all, if your audience isn’t paying all that much attention to it? How can you convince your audience to share your blog posts, spend more time clicking around your website or pass

17Apr

“Dumb” Places to Find Smart Content

Do you find yourself in a losing battle when it comes to supply and demand — where “supply” is fresh content ideas and “demand” is the ever-increasing need to produce quality content? A recent article from the Content Marketing Institute touched on this conundrum. It’s answer: Look everywhere for content ideas, including “things you find

13Mar

Managing Creative Differences

Guest Author: Scott Oldham, Creative Director I was recently contacted by a writer for Signature Magazine to answer a few questions about managing creative differences between designers and…pretty much everyone else. It’s not a happy thought: the reputation of designers is so fundamentally bad that it’s assumed a priori that we will disagree with our

09Nov

Turn Your Publishing Expertise Into Content Marketing Magic

“Content marketing” is fast becoming a buzzword and losing some of its clarity along the way. That’s unfortunate, because it’s worthy of your notice. It isn’t something that only big-budget brands are doing. And it’s not just for marketers, either. As a publisher, you are exceptionally well positioned to practice content marketing — whether for

07Nov

What do your metrics say about your content?

Earlier this month, the Content Marketing Association unveiled findings from its Measuring Effectiveness Report, conducted with senior-level marketers from 40-plus recognizable brands. When it comes to recognizing the need for measuring the effectiveness of content marketing, there’s no question about it: 100 percent of respondents said measurement is either very important or important to their

04Nov

Hospital Marketing: How You Can Outsmart the Competition

How will hospitals outsmart their competition in 2017? It’s all about creating a personalized patient experience. Healthcare ad agency Smith & Jones recently released its top 10 hospital marketing trends, and a common thread can be found: the need to target niche audiences and provide more customized resources to make healthier choices. Among the findings:

31May

The Importance of a Conference Show Daily

The annual conference is a cornerstone of companies and membership organizations. Jam-packed with concurrent events — guest speakers, training sessions, demonstrations, and more — attendees face a dilemma: they can only be in one place at one time. But there is a solution: the Show Daily. Typically printed as a daily magazine or newsletter, Show

25May

Getting Your Audience to Act

You’ve written an awe-inspiring article about a professional athlete who is back in the game after undergoing a surgery at your medical center. But what’s the next (and arguably most important) step, after the reader has finished taking in the last few words of the article? The call to action. What do you want your

18May

Shattered Glass and Checking the Facts

Not too long ago, our editorial team gathered together — beers, Junior Mints, and popcorn in hand — for a viewing of the 2003 movie “Shattered Glass.” In the movie, which is a true story, Hayden Christensen stars as Stephen Glass, a staff writer for The New Republic, and a freelance feature writer for Rolling

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