ryan galloway

  • 7 Things You Should Know Before Researching Content Marketing Solutions

    Imagine you’re a tailor. One afternoon, someone calls up asking you to make them a pair of pants. “What kind of pants?” you ask. “Oh, just pants,” they say. “How much do pants cost?” Taken aback, you ask the well-meaning caller why they need the pants. Is it for a wedding? A work event? A rap-themed bar mitzvah? They’re not sure. What about the kind of material they want? Nope, no clue.

    The Content Strategistin Social Content- 27 readers -
  • Why Ambitious Content Is the Only Content That Matters

    This is a story about risk and reward. It’s also a story about pumpkins. Let me start from the beginning. Last fall, I found myself in an editorial meeting at the office of a large brand. The company was relatively new to publishing, and its family-focused finance content had performed respectably so far, but the employees were still a long way from reaching the goals they’d set months before.

    The Content Strategistin Content- 10 readers -
  • The Editor’s Guide to Working With Brands

    Ten years ago, if you told your newsroom colleagues that some of the industry’s most gifted editors would start abandoning their gigs at marquee media brands to join beverage companies, software providers, or a service that delivers pet treats to your home, you would’ve been laughed out of the room (and possibly prescribed some heavy-duty pharmaceuticals).

    The Content Strategistin Content- 22 readers -
  • Why Your Brand Needs an Editor

    In content marketing, credibility is king. Building an owned audience only works if your readers trust you. That trust is hard to earn, but it’s all too easy to lose—especially if your content marketing is more marketing than content. In a 2014 survey by Kentico Software, 74 percent of respondents said they trust “content from businesses that aim to educate readers about a particular topic.

    The Content Strategistin Content- 12 readers -