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Q&A: Nic McCarthy on Brands as Publishers and the ‘Editorial Mindset’

Not every brand can become a publisher, says The Content Council’s Content Director of the Year Nic McCarthy of UK content marketing agency Seven. But all brands can adopt an “editorial mindset.” In this Q and A, McCarthy chats with Content King Juliet Stott about what it means to be a content director and why ad-blocking will raise standards in the industry.

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Best Practices for YouTube Metadata

YouTube is a great place to host video content for several reasons:

  • It’s free.
  • It’s fast and reliable.
  • There’s a built-in, “always on” audience of people looking for specific video content.
  • YouTube videos show up easily in Google searches.

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Getting Social Right for Retailers

Looking for some social media inspiration? Check out BEARPAW. Whether it’s on TwitterFacebookInstagram or any other social site, the shoemaker tells its story with a consistent voice and tone. That’s one of the reasons Hugh Sinclair, vice president of logistics for Shopping Blitz, holds the retailer in high social esteem.

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Q&A: Karen McGrane on the Importance of Adaptive Content

Digital can no longer be a “carbuncle on the side of a company” says Content Strategist and Information Architect Karen McGrane. In the past 20 years she has been instrumental in transitioning major U.S. publishers’ content from print to digital. She has worked with Hearst, The Atlantic, Fast Company and Time Inc., referring to publishers as canaries in the content coal mine. MSP-C Content King Juliet Stott interviewed McGrane about the importance of adaptive content and what big business can learn from the publishers who’ve been forced to go digital.

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10 Tips to Earn Media Buzz for Your New Product or Service

Healthcare journalists explain how you as a PR person can earn media attention for your healthcare digital products and services. (Psst: these tips are valid for almost any industry or product.)

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How To: Stand Out on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the legacy social platform for the professional marketplace. As of March 2015, there were 347 million LinkedIn users, with two new users joining each second. Of those users, 40 percent check LinkedIn daily. 

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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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Recap: The Content Chaos Conference

Authentic, memorable, relevant content and information delivered in the appropriate channel for audience consumption is more critical than ever, according to speakers at last week’s Content Council annual conference in New York.

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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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What’s Your Number?

Owning a credible and useful number, stat or data point in your industry can produce multiple and ongoing earned media opportunities for your company.

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