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Boo! I See Ghostwriters (Part 1)

Boo! I See Ghostwriters (Part 1)

I’m a ghostwriter. There, I said it. Does that make me any less of a journalist? Maybe. But being a journalist certainly makes me a better ghostwriter. Read More

Q&A: Ann Handley on Why Storytelling Is the Cornerstone of Successful Content

Q&A: Ann Handley on Why Storytelling Is the Cornerstone of Successful Content

Customer-centric storytelling is the cornerstone of content success, says Ann Handley best-selling author, keynote speaker and content marketing expert. She believes words are the bedrock of online communication and should be used with clarity and brevity. Here she tells Juliet Stott about how to create engaging content and why every company with an online presence is a publisher. Read More

MSP-C Techfast: Optimizing Content for Search Engines

MSP-C Techfast: Optimizing Content for Search Engines

For the contemporary digital publisher, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is no longer an optional or add-on step. It’s a vital component of your strategy. SEO produces highly tailored, accurate information for search engines to access, amplifying a page’s exposure and connecting it with the right people. An optimized site is more likely to show up in relevant searches and rank higher on the results page. Read More

5 Reasons It Pays to be Content-Centric

5 Reasons It Pays to be Content-Centric

If your company publishes a magazine or other publication, it’s likely your publication(s) sit at the center of your company. Read More

How Many Cuts of Content Are You Serving?

How Many Cuts of Content Are You Serving?

Anyone who knows me—or who has seen my photo—knows I like to eat. I’m not particularly choosey about the type of cuisine. At the top and bottom of my food pyramid is meat. When a restaurant server brings out the tray of different cuts of steak, I have a tough time picking because they all look great. Read More

Q&A: Shane Snow on Virtual Reality and Content and Why Organic Social No Longer Works

Q&A: Shane Snow on Virtual Reality and Content and Why Organic Social No Longer Works

Wearable tech and content don’t really go together says journalist, author and co-founder of Contently Inc. Shane Snow. The self-professed tech geek says he’s more excited about the impact virtual reality will have on content. Here, he explains why organic social is no longer effective and why programmatic content may deliver results but brands that use counter-intuitive methods will realize the biggest breakthroughs. Read More

Q&A: Michael Brenner on the ROI of Content Marketing

Q&A: Michael Brenner on the ROI of Content Marketing

Uninformed executives are the biggest threat to B2B content marketers, says Michael Brenner, head of strategy for content marketing platform provider NewsCred. A strong believer in the value of content, Brenner says it will always deliver ROI and tells Content King Juliet Stott how businesses can incentivize employees to contribute to their thought leadership and content marketing efforts. Read More

Of Dogs and Blogs

Of Dogs and Blogs

After college, a few of my buddies rented a house together, hoping to continue the campus lifestyle that they had grown accustomed to after moving out of the dorms. For various reasons, they decided to get a dog. I dropped in a few weeks after they moved in and asked them what their dog’s name was, and they said it was Dog. Read More

Q&A: Keith Kawasaki on the Longevity of Print

Q&A: Keith Kawasaki on the Longevity of Print

In a world where digital dominates, Keith Kawasaki, VP of client services at iostudio, which publishes the Army National Guard’s flagship magazine GX® The Guard Experience, remains a champion of print. He describes it as a magnetic experience, something that will bring people together in a meaningful way. Here, Kawasaki talks to Content King Juliet Stott about the longevity of print and why it’s still holding its own against social media. Read More

MSP-C Techfast: The Fundamentals of Paid Social Media

MSP-C Techfast: The Fundamentals of Paid Social Media

Paid social media: all the cool kids are doing it. The New York Times does it. Vimeo does it. Hellmann’s Mayo does it. As a user, you’ve seen — and possibly even interacted with — the sponsored and promoted posts scattered amongst organic activity on your social networks. Read More

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