Category: Industry trends

content and search
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3 Questions From Our Webinar on The Future of Content and Search

We recently held a great webinar on the future of content and search, two disciplines of marketing that need to be inextricably intertwined, and we got so many questions we weren’t able to get to them all during the presentation. Here’s three we thought we’d discuss in more depth: Q: Read more…

long-form content
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Go Long On Content And Unlock These Benefits

The debate rages on in the content marketing world. Which form of content is better: long-form or short-form. To be fair, there are benefits to both methods, however long-form content has a few benefits that short-form content just can’t compete with. Therefore, creating long-form content is a value-driven strategy that your Read more…

poor engagement
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The Perils of Poor Content Engagement

Everyone knows content is king. While that phrase has become a bit overused over the years, excellent content is still vital to any content marketing initiative. However, what that content does once it’s out there is perhaps even more important. Too often, organizations focus on the volume of the content Read more…

content maturity
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3 Takeaways From Our Content Maturity Assessment

We recently launched a content maturity survey to get a read on the biggest challenges and opportunities facing some of the top minds in content marketing. Since then, we’ve collected nearly 500 responses, and it’s time to share some of the results. 1. Content isn’t led by dedicated teams, and Read more…

content reach
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From Content Shock to Content Opportunity

Marketers are officially on notice. The crowded content marketplace, rapid shifts in consumer behavior and increasingly demanding audiences pose a new and complex set of challenges for marketing leaders and their teams. Instead of focusing on a supposed “content shock” we might also consider this a moment of “content opportunity”: Read more…

VR/AR
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3 Examples of Excellent VR Use in B2B Marketing

Nearly two decades after it established widespread presence on the global scene with lofty promises and high potential, virtual reality (VR) is back with a vengeance. It’s true that it never really went anywhere, but after the early-90s hype surrounding VR technology, it did fall into the periphery for a Read more…

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7 SEO Trends for 2018 That Will Make You Question Everything

Another year has come and gone, and 2018 is upon us. As usual, the big question for us—SEO experts, digital marketers, and brand experts—is what will the New Year bring for SEO? Search engine optimization has been around for years, but it is evolving rapidly, perhaps more so than any Read more…

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How AI Will Impact Content Discovery And Ad Placements

As search engines like Google, Bing, Facebook and Pinterest increasingly use artificial intelligence (AI) to surface the most relevant content and ensure advertisements don’t appear next to objectionable content, it’s clear AI still has a lot to learn. But even as AI gets better, what does more AI-based content surveillance Read more…

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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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Industry trends

Why 2016 was Exceptionally Tough for Digital News

2016 was an interesting year for journalism, to say the very least. It was a year of closures, acquisitions, layoffs (lots and lots of layoffs), reinvention and reorganization. Why? Because very few have cracked the code on how to make digital journalism profitable.

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The Long-form Storytelling Originators: Journalism Examples for Content Marketing Inspiration

To spark some inspiration for content marketers using long-form storytelling as part of their content strategies, we’ve identified three news/media outlets creating exceptional long-form immersive digital stories.