Content Strategy Blog Posts

  • Content Strategy as Competitive Advantage

    … ebook for “content teams of one” called Lean Content. Also, special thanks to distinguished Portent alum Misty Weaver, without whose love of pure Content Strategy and sustainable process I would surely have perished under a pile of overdue blog posts. The post Content Strategy as Competitive Advantage appeared first on Portent. …

    Portent, Incin Content- 16 readers -
  • Lean Content, the ebook, and I’m Tired

    TL;DR: I wrote an ebook called Lean Content: Kick-ass Content Creation for Teams of One. Get it here. Yeah. I wrote two ebooks in two months. Yeah, I’m tired. This one is free, too: Lean Content: Kick-ass Content Creation for Teams of One Yes, I used “lean” in the title. It’s a buzzword. Deal with it. This book is my approach to content creation.

    Ian Lurie/ Portent, Inc- 15 readers -
  • The Best Tools to Write Killer Blog Posts

    … easier, made me wonder what tools I could use to make my work life easier, which is why I re came up with a list of the best online tools to research blog topics. If you currently write for a blog, and don’t want to drive yourself crazy coming up with blog ideation here is a list of my favorite online research tools: 1. Quora In Content Strategy…

    Portent, Incin Social Paid Search Content- 15 readers -
  • How to Sell Content Strategy to Your Boss

    … the connection between the two. Use your skills as a storyteller to connect the dots for your audience and get your content strategy projects approved. The post How to Sell Content Strategy to Your Boss appeared first on Portent. …

    Portent, Incin Content How To's- 15 readers -
  • How Do I Get the Right Help with Content? [Infographic]

    … Connected content is a network of content pieces built around one theme or topic. The kernel of this concept is writing an article and promoting it on social, but connected content goes beyond that. Types of content might include infographics, landing pages, articles, blog posts, social posts, ebooks, and so on. The purpose of connected content…

    Portent, Incin Content- 18 readers -
  • How to Achieve Content Nirvana

    … to the right person–a state I like to call Content Nirvana. Finding Your Audience: Research Creating content without knowing your audience is a surefire strategy for campaign failure. This is why audience research should always play a part in the process of developing new content and/or a content marketing strategy. It equips marketers, content creators…

    Portent, Incin Content How To's- 15 readers -
  • What Is the User Experience of Content?

    … you won’t make more, but you’ll also do more with that new content. What if you don’t have the time, budget, or resources for a content strategy? What if you just need to know how to make what you have work better for you? UX of Content at the Grocery Store When you go shopping at the grocery store, you probably look for specific things…

    Portent, Incin Content- 12 readers -
  • Principles of Content Promotion

    … Content-as-marketing isn’t new. The promotional tools, though… Those are new. We’ve never had as cool a toolset as we have now. It’s easy to get drunk on the possibilities. Sober up: Promote Lightly-Branded Content at Top of Funnel Lightly and non-branded content is a top-of-funnel vehicle. Don’t promote it to a high-intent, bottom-of-funnel…

    Ian Lurie/ Portent, Inc- 11 readers -
  • Working Content Meetings May Just Save Your Toes

    …. If it’s significant enough to warrant a team, go for it. Examples: Any project that requires a writer and a designer. You can get together and hammer out the finished product Any content that has many chapters or sections, like an ebook or longform piece A long script or presentation Multiple-blog-post projects A blog post plus social media…

    Ian Lurie/ Portent, Incin Content- 12 readers -
  • What “Lean” Really Means

    … create That’s it. Ponder if you like, but at some point, you have to lean. Of course, it’s grand for me to write about leaning. If you want to get a few tips, try these resources, for starters: Blatant self-promotion: How to Edit and Proofread Larry Kim’s presentation about content promotion (awesome) More self-promotion: 30 Little Things To Make Your Content Better But you need to do it. Start producing. Improve along the way. Lean. The post What “Lean” Really Means appeared first on Portent. …

    Ian Lurie/ Portent, Inc- 14 readers -
  • 30 Content Tips – Slide deck and links

    … Here’s the deck from my presentation, “30 things to make your content better:” 30+ little tips to improve your content from Ian Lurie Links and video coming shortly. The post 30 Content Tips – Slide deck and links appeared first on Portent. …

    Ian Lurie/ Portent, Incin Content- 4 readers -
  • The right (and wrong) content marketing question

    … quantity: Portent content published, by month. We've been busy. At least 2700 pieces in 9 years. “Content” includes videos, conference talks, blog posts, long form, one-word articles, e-books and guides. It’s generated all our site’s growth and a lot of our business growth. This is unique visitors to since 2007. We’ve slowed our…

    Ian Lurie/ Portent, Inc- 10 readers -
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