MSP-C Blog

The Journey into Content Marketing

If you’re like me, you wouldn’t shed a tear if the term “buyer’s journey” ventured onto an unmarked trail and miraculously disappeared for a day or three. But that’s not happening.

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The Importance of Process

As journalists, process is our stock-in-trade. Process is what drives a story from idea through publication. We have a process to find the story. We have a process to tell the story. We have a process to check the story. We have a process to publish the story. And, when we must, we do all that in a matter of seconds.

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Write for Your Audience, Not Your Boss

The most effective journalists write for the public (if they work for a general-interest publication) or for a specific audience (if they work for a special-interest title). The least effective journalists write for their publishers to attract advertising or become publishers someday. Readers trust the former and will read them religiously. Readers are wary of the latter and will look elsewhere for information they can trust.

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The Content Council: A Look Ahead

The Content Council asked industry elite what they believe content marketers should be focused on in 2016. Here's what our very own Jayne Haugen Olson had to say:

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The Art of Making Predictions

Starting in mid-December and running through the end of January, my inbox, news feeds and social media channels are ripe with year-end reviews and year-ahead outlooks. I’m a news junky, so I read the reviews for pleasure to test my recall of all the big stories. I’m also a healthcare business journalist, so I read all the outlooks to get a sense of what I might be writing about over the next 12 months.

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5 Tips for Joining a Trending Conversation

Trending topics are constantly surfacing — notable or unexpected events and speeches transform social media platforms into hubs for questioning, commenting, and celebrating what is happening.

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A Briefing on Briefings

Over my 32-year career as a healthcare business journalist, I’ve attended hundreds of healthcare trade shows and even more press briefings at those shows.

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Jayne Haugen Olson Wins 2015 Best Content Director

We are excited to announce that our VP of Content, Jayne Haugen Olson, was last night’s recipient of The Content Council’s 2015 Best Content Director Award at the Pearl Awards in New York City.

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How To: Set Up Google Event Tracking

Google event tracking is additional code that allows you to monitor actions taken on a website (i.e., video views, forms completed, downloads, external link clicks, etc.) that cannot be tracked with standard Google Analytics (GA) code. It is useful when running a campaign whose success depends on specific actions taken on landing pages. 

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Content Marketing Numerology

I don’t know who started this, and I’m sure it predates content marketing, SEO and website clicks, but it seems that almost every piece of content I see—whether it’s a blog post, article, infographic, whitepaper, slideshow, commentary or video—tells me in its headline the specific number of things I can learn.

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