Content Marketing is here to stay.  There is a broad and compelling consensus that content is the key to unlocking thought leadership, brand leadership, market leadership, and effective demand generation programs. In most B2B marketing approaches, this means blogs, e-books, white papers, case studies and compelling email and demand generation programs built around these. However …

Social media poses so many questions. Where do you post? When do you post? What do you post? How do you post it, and how often? Why? There are answers. And here I will collate for you the common wisdom of when, what, where, why, how and who you should post to on different social …

My grandfather is a retired cotton farmer, so growing up I heard a lot about rain. I was familiar with what happened to our grass when the Texas skies withheld moisture, but it turned out, crops are equally imperiled by oversaturation. For my grandfather’s cotton plants, flooding was just as dangerous as drought. And now, …

As producers of branded content, one of the most important attributes you must have is adaptability. Each and every project you work on is different – even if it’s with the same client. Seldom do you want to simply reproduce content you’ve made before. Yes, you need to understand their journey, their struggles, and of …

In September at Content Marketing World, Robert Rose and I will launch our (combined) sixth book called Killing Marketing. The core principle is that we’ve been misusing the marketing function for years. Marketing, in its truest form, was actually meant to be a profit center. While Robert and I were doing our research for the book, …

Content marketing is on every marketer’s list these days. We all know that brands need to deliver good quality content at the right times and in the right places in order to broaden their reach and increase brand profile. But content marketing can also work as a sales tool, making it an invaluable asset to …

Marketers still think of content marketing as an SEO tactic. As a result, content marketing remains in the hands of SEO consultants who are more inclined towards mechanistic processes, rather than delegating control to the marketing or PR department. This mindset misses out on a major branding opportunity for positioning a company leader as an …

There’s no denying that 2016 was a disruptive year for the media. From allegations of fake news to presidential accusations on Twitter, it seems like the media was in the news almost as often as it reported it. Not only did the way the public consumes media evolve, so too did their confidence in it. …

Online media channels are a great way to connect your audience to your content. While the content creation process is a job in unto itself, the distribution of the content cannot be forgotten in the process. For both seasoned and new content creators, it is very important to begin by understanding your online media distribution …

Artificial intelligence (AI) helps machines do cognitive tasks typically reserved for humans. It has the potential to enable marketers to create content at scale and distribute the right content at the right time to better-segmented prospects. But, it’s not always obvious how marketers, executives and entrepreneurs can take advantage of AI. Artificial intelligence is a …