How to Create a Marketing Roadmap to Align Your Team

By on December 11th, 2019

Everyone knows that in order for you content marketing efforts to be as effective as possible, you need to have a plan. But coming up with a plan is only part of the solution. Aligning your team so that everyone is executing on the plan effectively is another part. Planning and executing on your marketing strategy is one thing when you’re operating solo. It’s another thing when you’re operating as…

5 Questions to Boost Your 2020 Content Marketing Strategy

By on December 9th, 2019

How do you feel about your content marketing strategy? Has it been the guiding force that you intended, helping you attract new audiences and converting them to leads? Content marketing isn’t a perfect science—nor is it a one-and-done kind of activity. While you may only make major tweaks to it once a year, you may be better served by giving it a more regular checkup. Even if your content is…

The Tech Giant’s Guide to Effective Content Marketing

By on December 3rd, 2019

Tech companies are in somewhat of a unique position in the world of marketing. People expect them to be at the forefront of innovation and a source of high-quality news and information. At the same time, they must face the challenge of simplifying complex, technical information and making it interesting and engaging. And all of this must somehow be tied back into making sales. These factors can make successful content marketing…

4 Essential Graphic Design Trends For 2020

By on November 25th, 2019

Keeping up with what is popular in the graphic design world can almost feel like a full-time job. I mean every day there are thousands of amazing graphics published across the world. However, once you look at enough of those examples you start to see some patterns and tendencies. But you don’t have time for that. Thankfully I have done all that hard work and distilled those examples into a few…

Put the Focus on People to Transform Content Marketing

By on November 13th, 2019

So you thought content marketing was all about the content? If you’re focusing your content marketing strategy on the topics and the different content formats you plan to create, you’re missing a trick. Instead, you should be focusing on the people you’re trying to reach through content marketing. Quick Takeaways Publishing content on the right topic in the right format is only a small aspect of successful content marketing. For true success,…

4 Tips for Creating Effective Content in an Emerging Industry

By on November 6th, 2019

Remember when marketers were wringing their hands over weak IoT sales? In the years since, Americans have become the leading adopters of smart home devices. What happened? Content creators caught on. News outlets chased the “next big thing” in tech. Brands put out smart-home setup guides. Security experts wrote how-to after how-to article about securing smart devices. Not all of the content painted the IoT in a perfect light —…

The Key Challenges in Enterprise Content Marketing

By on November 4th, 2019

Many of the nation’s largest companies haven’t moved beyond the days of the "mad men" of Madison Avenue’s ad campaigns when it comes to marketing. Major ad agencies still control the purse strings for these enterprises’ ad spend. Yet the very tactic that entrepreneurs have used to snatch away some of these companies’ business—content marketing—can work just as well for legacy enterprises as it does for startups. To be successful,…

How to Effectively Automate Content Marketing

By on October 29th, 2019

One of the biggest questions I hear from clients who are just starting their journey with content marketing and those who want me to help create an effective content marketing strategy for them is, “Where do you find the time?” The simple answer is that everything you do with content marketing doesn’t have to be a manual process or done by you and your team. Maybe when we use the…

Why Your Content Marketing Strategy Isn’t Working (And How to Fix It)

By on October 28th, 2019

Today’s customers don’t buy because you’ve hired a glitzy ad agency to make an award-winning TV commercial. After seeing one too many products fail to meet the ads’ promises (remember New Coke?), customers lost faith in ads. If your content marketing strategy is more New Coke than the moneymaker it should be, read on. We’ll show you how to fix it. What consumers want is more information, truthful information, as…

How to Use Events in Your Content Marketing

By on October 22nd, 2019
Events in content marketing strategy

Yesterday we talked about defining an always-on content strategy for events. Now let's look at how events are such a huge part of an effective Content marketing strategy! It may sound backward, but live events could be what your current marketing strategy is missing, and they don’t have to be a massive production to plan and run. To really understand this concept, you need to start thinking about events as another…