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The Importance of Content Marketing Goals

Companies embarking on content marketing have to have goals and objectives first and foremost, according to Rebecca Lieb, Altimeter Group's digital advertising and media analyst. Lieb, who also serves as a strategic adviser on digital marketing innovation to organizations ranging from start-ups to non-profits to Fortune 100 brands and regulated industries, believes asking questions and knowing your audience are the keys to setting these goals. MSP-C caught up with Lieb to learn more and to find out which companies she thinks are getting it right.

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The Basics of Auditing Content (Part 2)

If we want to treat our content as a business asset, we must be able to measure its business value. Just as we evaluate any business asset against a set of standards for quality and effectiveness, we can apply a similar process to content.

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The Business Value of the Content Audit (Part 1)

Content is a business asset. And like any other business asset, whether it be real estate, equipment, intellectual property or personnel, it has value. That value can depreciate over time if care is not taken to regularly inventory and audit content against current and future business objectives.

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Why Social Media Is Not A Strategy

Tweets, Facebook postings, and other social media channels can put brands into a cycle of knee-jerk reactions that do not necessarily reflect their company values. So much of what passes for great social media is pointless and off-brand.

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The ABCs of Social

Social is so prevalent in our world today. We see it being used everywhere and in everything we do, from service appointments, to coupon offers, to brand purchases, to a blog or Facebook posting.

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Maybe Content Marketing Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Recent studies from the Content Marketing Institute and Contently give us some insight into whether content marketing is an effective tool for engaging with consumers.

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The Four Truths of Content Creation

After my wife returned from a retreat, she recounted a workshop on identifying truth, and it got me thinking about the difference between fundamentals and truths. I further began to consider whether, as content creators, any truths can be found in what we do.

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5 Questions to Guide You in Agency Selection

Why ad agencies, PR firms, digital content and social media providers can’t do everything well

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Why We Still Love Print

Despite recent predictions that print media is a dying industry, there’s plenty of evidence that Chicken Little might be ringing that particular death knell. In fact, print remains a thriving tool in today’s multifaceted marketing and communication landscape. Content King Juliet Stott recently sat down with MSP-C creative director and Delta Sky editor-in-chief Jayne Haugen Olson to discuss the thriving role of print magazines, the secret to Sky’s success and why this channel remains a vital source of readership and engagement.

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The More Things Change...

In-house Content King and MSP-C president Gary Johnson has been in the content business “since the time of Solomon,” and has witnessed the extreme ebb-and-flow of technology’s role.

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