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Content Master: The Morton Arboretum

As the leaves of autumn give way to the bare branches of winter, the Morton Arboretum is a place of both refuge and inspiration. The preserve west of Chicago has a well-deserved reputation as a destination for hiking and bicycling amid … Continue reading

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Content Marketing: There Is No Try

Pity the CMO. She is responsible for growing a business and ensuring that her company’s brand remains relevant even as constantly changing market forces and technologies make her life one steep learning curve. And it seems everyone wants to tell … Continue reading

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New Report: Content Marketing Is “the Show Horse” of Customer Acquisition

Content marketing is the show horse of customer acquisition and retention — and second only to social media as a digital marketing spending priority among U.S. brands, according to my newly published report for Gigaom. The report, Workhorses and Dark … Continue reading

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Why You Need to Hustle Content: A Lesson from The New York Times Innovation Report

The recently leaked New York Times Innovation report has become required reading because the document provides a candid snapshot of a legendary brand struggling to embrace the realities of running a business in the digital era. In unsparing language, the … Continue reading

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Gini Dietrich Discusses Content Marketing in 2014 and Beyond

What does the future of content marketing look like? According to Gini Dietrich, founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, succeeding with content in 2014 and beyond means being visionary, practicing brand journalism, embracing native advertising, and telling employee stories.  The … Continue reading

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What is content marketing?

  Occasionally I am asked how content marketing differs from other forms of building a brand. After all, doesn’t all marketing contain content of some sort? Two recent blog posts I wrote for the iCrossing Content Lab illustrate how content … Continue reading

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L’Oréal and Procter & Gamble: content marketing masters

In our always-on marketing world, it’s tempting to never look back. But sometimes reflection can be instructive. For instance, I was just reviewing a January 2011 Forrester Research report that cited trends for CMOs to watch in 2011. If you … Continue reading

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We are all content hustlers

It’s ironic Google+ allowed the digital elites such as Chris Brogan early access to Google+ while asking corporations to hold off creating brand profiles. Just about everyone I know on Google+ (including me) uses the social platform to hustle their … Continue reading

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Content + community + analytics = real-time marketing

On the iCrossing Content Lab blog I’ve been talking about how content marketing is a CMO-level priority, as have many other bloggers. But being a priority is one thing; how do senior marketers make content marketing a reality? To address … Continue reading

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