Strategy

Best practices for laying the foundation of a successful marketing program from the minds of GLC.

How to Make Old Content Come to Life

Like it or not, not all of your email subscribers or usual blog visitors will see or read every piece of content. The reality is, even your most faithful readers will miss some pieces. That’s why it’s a good idea to look at previous content through a new lens. Which older content pieces could be rei…

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Four Bonus Reasons to Adopt the Cluster Topic Model

If we can safely assume anything about search engine algorithm changes, it’s this: Search engines will continually look to evolve their algorithms to better capture the way users think, behave and search. The latest updates are no different. SEO is shifting toward a topic cluster model in which one…

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Digital Content: To Gate or Not to Gate?

To gate or not to gate, that is the question. The sales team screams yes, while the content marketing team begs no. It’s a common battle in all types of organizations: the decision to require specific information from users, usually via a form, in exchange for access to a piece of content. The truth…

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Diverse Content is King

Creating content that appeals to a diverse audience is not just a question of being fair or equitable; it actually makes good business sense. According to the U.S. Census, more than 50 percent of the American population is expected to be composed of minority groups by the year 2042. Your customers l…

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Rev Up Your Content Marketing in 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ready or not, the new year’s in full swing. Maybe you achieved all your content marketing dreams in 2017 — or maybe you fell short in a few areas. Either way, now is the perfect time to jump start your content marketing in 2018.  Try any of these four ideas to star…

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Five Tips for Podcast Success

If you’re not yet sold on the idea of incorporating podcasts into your content mix, consider the latest stats from Convince and Convert: 67 million Americans listen to podcasts monthly, up 14 percent in a year. 42 million Americans listen to podcasts weekly. Weekly podcast listeners consume an avera…

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Give Your Content Plan a Mid-Year Checkup

Summertime, and the living’s easy. Halfway through the year, you’ve found your groove with your content marketing plan and maybe even eased into autopilot mode. But wait. Are you truly executing against the plan you set out? Is your plan delivering the results you’d hoped for? Now is the perfect tim…

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You Developed User Personas — Now What?

No doubt you’ve been urged by marketing leadership, your communications agency or both to develop user personas that represent who your buyers are and what their journey looks like. Maybe you’ve heeded their advice, and dedicated resources to carefully research and flesh out half a dozen personas th…

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5 Ways to Attract the Masses to Your Content

Launching a robust online content hub. Updating your blog weekly with rich new posts. Religiously posting valuable and interesting information on your social channels. Surely that’s enough to grab the attention of your audience, right? Wrong. The “if you build it” mentality isn’t enough to guarantee…

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“Dumb” Places to Find Smart Content

Do you find yourself in a losing battle when it comes to supply and demand — where “supply” is fresh content ideas and “demand” is the ever-increasing need to produce quality content? A recent article from the Content Marketing Institute touched on this conundrum. It’s answer: Look everywhere for co…

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