Brand Publishing

  • Why Marketers Struggle to Hire the Best Freelance Writers

    … Garrity, a brand editor who has worked with Contently clients like Google and Citizens Bank. “A writer’s skill is communicating information accurately and effectively. You do that by doing the right reporting, reading the right sources, and interviewing the right people.” Being an expert and communicating expertise are two very different things…

    The Content Strategist- 24 readers -
  • How to Build a Brand Narrative That Scales

    … do you tell the difference? More importantly, how can you build an approach to storytelling that does more than generate brief buzz? Storytelling as a Strategic Tool For many companies, just the idea of keeping their brands top of mind is enough. If you are the brand manager for Oreos or Doritos, every impression matters. Their content is designed…

    Relevancein How To's- 16 readers -
  • 5 Tips to Emotionally Capture Your Readers Through Your Content

    … agency? Take a fresh look at what Relevance can do to elevate your brand. Learn More 3. Use Storytelling Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools that you’ll have as a blogger. Stories capture reader emotion by design. They can motivate someone to take action, or simply keep their attention for a prolonged period of time. Stories allow us…

    Relevancein Content- 15 readers -
  • The Best Content Marketing of 2015

    … In his “State of Content Marketing 2016” report, Contently co-founder Shane Snow wrote about content marketing’s “tipping point” taking place right now. Judging by Google search data—the ultimate oracle of our collective wants and needs—interest in content marketing is spiking more right now than ever before. Of course, many brands are already…

    Joe Lazauskas/ Relevancein Affiliate Content- 30 readers -
  • The Best Branded Content of November

    … that just happens to be produced by a brand instead of a network. I’m not saying, ‘Hey, go out and buy a jet engine.’ It’s a science fiction story to connect listeners with what the GE brand is about, without selling the GE brand.” Indeed, don’t use your content to go out and tell people to buy a jet engine. Hell, don’t even go out and tell them…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategistin Content- 30 readers -
  • Business Mags Should Be Very Afraid of LinkedIn Lists

    … changing 15 key industries. It’s the first iteration in a new, concerted effort by LinkedIn to release detailed rankings every quarter that make us lose our collective shit. They’re literally calling the initiative LinkedIn Lists. It’s also the latest step in LinkedIn’s quest to become the definitive professional publishing platform, the place where…

    Joe Lazauskas/ Relevancein Content- 15 readers -
  • 5 Content Marketing Problems That Keep Me Up at Night

    … do. After all, when it comes to startup catchphrases, Make the world a banner-ad-infested slum just doesn’t have the same ring to it. TAGS: brand editors, brand publishing, CMOs, Content Campaigns, Content Distribution, Content Marketing Brand Lift, Content Marketing Problems, content marketing ROI, content ROI, Programmatic Display, publishing, ROI 43 …

    Joe Lazauskas/ Relevancein Display Content- 29 readers -
  • 21 Content Marketing Predictions for the 2nd Half of 2015

    … ball to admire how good looking we are and make some predictions. Without further ado, I present 21 content marketing predictions for the second half of 2015 from around the Contently office: On brand ambitions 1. More and more brands will hire full-time editors. They’ll call them something absurd though, like “global audience strategists.” —Sam…

    The Content Strategistin Content SaaS- 32 readers -
  • Contently Quarterly: The Finance Issue, Spring/Summer 2015

    … I went to a small liberal arts school, 20 miles north of New York City, where everything was about storytelling. At the time, it felt like our work was the farthest thing from what was happening on Wall Street. Yet, as I graduated and eventually fell into a strange but wonderful life covering the new wave of brands becoming publishers here…

    The Content Strategist- 19 readers -
  • The Best Branded Content of May

    … note of in May. A number of brands made us stand up and take notice of their impressive work. Let’s dive in. (Props to Dillon Baker and Julia Schur for helping with research for this month’s roundup.) Net-a-Porter: The Net Set Earlier this year, Forrester’s Nate Elliott released a comprehensive report essentially declaring that Facebook was a terrible…

    The Content Strategistin Social Content- 27 readers -
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