What’s Next Now
Exclusive insights from content marketing's top minds.
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.
Create More Earned Media Opportunities
We all know that the way the media works has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. For those of us who cover major industry conferences, meetings and exhibitions for our trade publications, the press rooms at many events have been slow to keep up with those changes. It’s time for disruptive innovation to sweep through traditional industry conference press rooms like housekeeping at midnight to make it easier for the media to cover the event, which is the point of having the press room in the first place.
Q&A: Christoph Trappe on Authentic Storytelling
Christoph Trappe, aka The Authentic Storyteller, has made a career from storytelling. He began as a journalist before becoming a prominent content marketing strategist and trainer. He is a global keynote speaker, a frequent blogger and author.
MSP-C Wins Big at MMPA
At the 2016 MMPA Excellence Awards this week, MSP Communications won 58 total awards, including three golds for Best Overall Excellence, one gold for Best Overall Design, three golds for Best Editorial Profile/Feature Article and more. PLUS: In addition: MSP-C's Vice President and Digital Director Kevin Dunn received the Greg Carey Leadership Award in recognition for his many contributions to the MMPA and publishing industry.
Q&A: Rob Silas on Analyzing Unstructured Data
Rob Silas, MSP-C’s director of analytics, has worked in analytics for more than 25 years. In that time, data has moved from paper to CD-ROMs and now into the cloud. But the questions asked remain the same. “The challenges of ‘where do I start with this?’ or ‘what are the right things to measure?’ or ‘how can I drive the right insights from this data?’ are just as prevalent today as they were 25 years ago,” he says.
We spoke with Silas about what unstructured data is, how businesses can use it to inform their content and business strategies, and why it’s the next frontier to conquer.
3 Ways Sales Can Improve Your Content Plan
Customer journey maps. Personas. Sales funnels. Buying cycles. Audience development. All of these are important components in a successful content marketing strategy. But rarely do any include potentially one of the most powerful content users and influencers brands have, and that’s their own salesforce.
Content as Damage Control
My roots are in investigative business journalism, and those roots have grown pretty deep in the healthcare industry that I've covered for nearly 30 years as a reporter and editor. I've made a career of searching for numbers that don't make it into press releases, numbers that don't add up and numbers that tell a different story than the one corporate marketing wants to tell.
Q&A: Dave Burda on the Importance of Subject Matter Expertise
David Burda spent most of his career as an investigative business journalist, specializing in reporting on the healthcare sector. As MSP-C’s editorial director for healthcare strategies, he is one of the subject matter experts (SMEs) employed by the company to develop and guide client content strategies. Here, he shares his wisdom about why brands should embrace the content skills of journalists and hire SMEs to create their content.