Content Marketing

Resources to optimize your content and messaging

Why Ads and Content Are Better Together

In many organizations, digital advertising and content marketing have little overlap. They require different skills and knowledge, so they’re often managed by distinct employees, teams, or even departments.  While content teams tend to produce lead magnets for the advertising team to use in lead generation, that’s usually where the coordination [...]

2021-01-27T20:37:23+00:00

4 Reasons to Interlink Your Content

You’ve just created a brilliant blog post. It positions your brand as a thought leader in your industry, helps your customers solve a problem, and leads to a relevant call-to-action. The title is attention-grabbing and clear. There’s not a single typo. But you forgot something. You didn’t link this brilliant [...]

2020-12-17T18:19:31+00:00

5 Clever Sources for Content Ideas

Whether you’re posting on social media, writing a newsletter, or thinking about new lead magnets, it helps to have a well of ideas you can draw from. But coming up with a steady stream of topics can be tough. That’s where it helps to have a variety of sources you [...]

2020-10-29T15:51:01+00:00

3 Reasons to Start Sending a Regular Newsletter

A lot of brands have an email newsletter of some kind. Maybe you email donors once a quarter to share stories about the people you’ve helped, thank your supporters, and ask for more donations. Or you share about product updates or new releases. That’s fine. But it’s just scratching the [...]

2020-06-18T16:55:40+00:00

3 Types of Pages Your Website Needs in 2020

The vast majority of organizations have websites. But most aren’t using them to their full potential. Whether you’ve had a website for decades or you just launched yours last week, odds are you’re missing some crucial pages your customers need to discover your brand, research your solutions, and get what [...]

2020-03-12T16:48:34+00:00

5 Steps to Create Your Content Strategy

Anyone can create content. But if you want your blog, newsletter, YouTube channel, podcast, magazine, or social media accounts to be effective, you need to start with a content strategy. And that’s not so easy. Your strategy gives every piece of content a job, so you’ll always have a thoughtful [...]

2020-04-23T20:17:33+00:00

5 Questions to Ask About Your Website

A website is never really “done.” There are always things to add, remove, refresh, and improve in order to make it more valuable to your organization and your audience. But it’s often hard to know what to change and how to prioritize updates. As you start making plans for the [...]

2020-10-26T19:18:32+00:00

What Does Your Audience Actually Want?

When every marketing decision comes back to your bottom line, it’s easy to focus on the things that create the biggest immediate results. That’s why so many email lists, blogs, and social media pages wind up being just a series of sales pitches. It might also be why your audience [...]

2019-04-18T15:45:42+00:00

How Emotions Influence Purchases

Anytime you interact with your audience, they have an emotional response—to your behavior, your message, your brand, or the issue you’ve brought to their attention.  They may experience delight, disgust, surprise, desire, disappointment, joy, or other emotions that shape how they respond to your content and what they associate with [...]

2021-01-13T23:53:42+00:00