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Storytelling at the Center of the ACA Repeal Debate

In my other life as a health care business journalist, I’m intently following the debate over the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA and Obamacare. (Yes, they are all the same thing.) In 2016, more than 11 million people obtained health insurance benefits through the state and federal health insurance exchanges created by the law.

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Using the Content Intelligence Framework—Step One: Content Measurement

Content Intelligence begins with understanding your business and the role content plays in achieving business objectives. By gaining this knowledge, you can pinpoint with laser accuracy the right types of content that engages users, determine how to best distribute it, and identify the right key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure and optimize performance.

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Q&A: Amanda Brinkman on Starting Deluxe’s Small Business Revolution

Named to Minnesota Business’ Power 50 list in 2016 and recognized as one of the most influential digital marketers in 2015 by Top Rank, Amanda Brinkman is a force to be reckoned with. In her current role as chief brand and communications officer of Deluxe, she is spearheading a movement that is revamping the communities and lives underpinned by the thousands of small businesses across the U.S.

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Q&A: Melanie Deziel on Why Branded Content Is Here to Stay

Melanie Deziel has an impressive record in branded journalism. In the three years since she received a Master of Arts in journalism from Syracuse University, Deziel has worked with some of the biggest names in branded content, including The Huffington Post, The New York Times and Time Inc. She has won two prestigious awards for her work with Netflix and the New York Times. Deziel is now one of the leading lights in the branded content world, advising clients around the globe. Here, the sought-after keynote speaker tells us about the power of branded content and why, with many publishers receiving 50 percent of their ad revenue from this source, it’s not going away any time soon.

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What Is Content Intelligence?


“Content shock.”

“It’s not about quantity of content, it’s about quality.”

“Are we measuring the right things?”

“Too much data, not enough insights.”

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Be a Brand with Personality


A healthcare economist I follow on Twitter recently proclaimed to me and other followers that he’s really not as cranky in person as he appears to be on social media. I seriously doubt I’ll meet him in person any time soon, so I’ll take his word for it.

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My North Videos Count Down to Super Bowl 2018

Working in partnership with the Super Bowl 52 Host Committee and Minnesota's Department of Tourism, Explore Minnesota, the editors of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine have created a 52-week video series called "My North" as a countdown to Super Bowl 2018. The series features notable people with a connection to the North Star State. 

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Creating Trustworthy Content in a Fake News World


I’m real, and this blog post isn’t faked. But there’s no way for you to know for sure unless you ask my mom or my editor. You assume I’m real and I’m the author largely based on trust. You assume I’m not writing under a nom de plume or that someone else wrote this under my name or that someone just made up the whole post to trick you for fun or profit.

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Q&A: Annalisa Camarillo on NetApp’s Content Transformation

Digital transformation is top of mind for many companies. What does that mean, and what role does content play in that transformation? To find out, MSP-C sat down with Annalisa Camarillo, NetApp’s head of global content development and distribution. She is responsible for producing and overseeing 75 percent of the Fortune 500 company’s content. The data management innovator, with more than $4 billion in revenue and offices in 130 countries worldwide, helps provide businesses with technology and insight to give them a competitive advantage. Camarillo talks about her company’s content transformation, the challenges she’s faced in implementing changes to achieve new goals and what makes great content experiences possible.

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Content Marketing: Understanding Your Audience

How do you create content that cuts through the noise? It starts with understanding your audience, according to Gary Johnson, president of MSP Communications, in a recent interview with The Content Council’s Content Magazine.

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