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10Nov

Five Tips for Podcast Success

If you’re not yet sold on the idea of incorporating podcasts into your content mix, consider the latest stats from Convince and Convert: 67 million Americans listen to podcasts monthly, up 14 percent in a year. 42 million Americans listen to podcasts weekly. Weekly podcast listeners consume an average of five episodes a week. Can

20Jul

Give Your Content Plan a Mid-Year Checkup

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Summertime, and the living’s easy. Halfway through the year, you’ve found your groove with your content marketing plan and maybe even eased into autopilot mode. But wait. Are you truly executing against the plan you set out? Is your plan delivering the results you’d hoped for? Now is the perfect time for a mid-year content

14Jul

You Developed User Personas — Now What?

No doubt you’ve been urged by marketing leadership, your communications agency or both to develop user personas that represent who your buyers are and what their journey looks like. Maybe you’ve heeded their advice, and dedicated resources to carefully research and flesh out half a dozen personas that provide the perfect portrait of your customer

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:

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