Category: Thought Leadership

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Thought Leadership, Featured

Why Brands Need to Stop Chasing Marketing Hype and Start Pursuing Audience Intent

Brands waste too much time and effort chasing the next, shiny marketing strategy or buzzword, thinking it’s a silver bullet. Leading with “intent” lets brands put their audience first, and leaves the tactical marketing implementation as a detail, not a key focus. There are a lot of buzzwords in marketing—inbound, Read more…

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Content Marketing Storytelling: Not Everything Has To Have A Marketing Lesson! Just Share Your Stories!

In August, the solar eclipse was visible from parts of the United States – including partially from where I live in Iowa. There were clouds, but it was still a pretty decent view. People were excited and the event was taking over social media, allowing us a short break from Read more…

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Thought Leadership, Featured

Content Strategy Explained (Think of It as a Plane)

Content Strategy has a lot in common with air travel when you think about its various components. In my latest blogpost on the idea of a “minimum viable content strategy“, I use the analogy of a plane to explain content governance. I regularly use this analogy when onboarding new clients Read more…

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Thought Leadership

Customer Success Story: How Malwarebytes Created Award-Winning Content

As content marketers, the holy grail of challenges we all face is figuring out how to create engaging, relevant content that ultimately converts and strengthens the relationship we have with our audiences. One of the many risks when it comes to investing in content is a lack of guarantee that Read more…

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Thought Leadership

A CMO Guide: How to Get your Teams to Tell Better Stories

I’ve been hearing this question from digital marketing leaders and executives more often lately: How do I get my content teams to tell better stories? Of course, “better” is highly subjective. What it often comes down to is how do we make them: Unique Highly relevant I’m really glad more Read more…

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Industry trends, Thought Leadership, Featured

Content marketing workflow: Should we do native video on LinkedIn now?

LinkedIn finally joined all the other networks in allowing native video. I actually ran across it last week when I was flying home after a few content marketing meetings in Canada. Of course, I immediately wanted to give it a shot to see how easy it would be to upload Read more…

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Thought Leadership

How We’ll Create Some Good Content Marketing Workflows Together

Storytelling has been around for a while. It’s not that new at all, despite its headline-grabbing ability in the content marketing world right now. It’s not even new for businesses. Organizational storytelling has been around for over 100 years.. Unfortunately, the latest iterations of organizational storytelling seems to make processes Read more…

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Why Every Marketer Needs to Care About Content Strategy

Over 88% of marketers know content marketing is critical, but more than half of them 50% are creating content without a plan. Learn why having a content strategy is your blueprint to any successful marketing program.

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Thought Leadership

Introducing the Content Marketing Maturity Map

Building a robust content marketing operation doesn’t happen instantaneously. It’s a journey, and we have identified the five different levels of maturity that are pit stops along the way.

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Thought Leadership

Why You Need Long-form Storytelling to Become a Thought Leader

Thought leadership, within the context of content marketing, exists to change and influence perspective. This is also why stories exist – and humans thrive on stories.

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Thought Leadership, Featured

Long-form Storytelling & Thought Leadership: A Content Marketing Success

Storytelling can be applied to thought leadership to create content that introduces new paradigms in palatable, easy-to-understand ways, connect with audiences on a personal level and much more.

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Thought Leadership, Featured

The Line Between Data-Driven Marketing and Creative Content Marketing

Effective content marketing is about walking the line between data and creativity. Here are a few tips to help you execute your strategy.

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