Contently

  • Blogging Grit: Do You Have Enough To Succeed?

    … 5 Tactics To Build Your Blogging Grit Do you have the blogging grit to push your blog into your category’s top ranks? Or do you have lingering doubts about your blog’s lack of ability? Face it—The leading bloggers have been pounding away, creating top quality blog content for years. Heck, a blogging renaissance is taking place right now…

    Heidi Cohen/ Heidi Cohenin Blogging- 24 readers -
  • Content Typography: Why Your First Impression Matters

    …, Contently uses a sans serif font for its headlines and a serif font for the text. Like blogger Peg Fitzpatrick and Rebekah, Contently uses color to make its links standout in their blog post in a way that reinforces their branding. One font causes your content dies of monotony. You’ve applied the design equivalent of brakes. It’s more difficult…

    Heidi Cohen/ Heidi Cohenin Content- 26 readers -
  • 2017 Content Marketing Resolutions

    …. Priceonomics and Contently amplify their content to get attention from people who sway others to read it. This causes your ideas to bubble up to a broader reach. They use a variety of approaches and platforms other content marketers overlook. First optimize your content for 5 different audiences. Otherwise, the best distribution will fall flat. Readers…

    Heidi Cohen/ Heidi Cohenin Content- 39 readers -
  • Are We Really Headed Toward a World Without Ads?

    … distribution, including Contently, Percolate and Keywee, while many of the tools used by traditional media companies–including Facebook promoted posts, content discovery platforms like Outbrain and in-image ad units that promote branded content–can work for “brand publishers,” too. But the bottom line is that in the brave new world of branded content…

    AllTwitterin Social YouTube- 14 readers -
  • Conversion vs. Audience Metrics: The Secret to Successful Content Measurement

    … their content over time. Marketers who embrace that holistic view of content measurement will be at an advantage, and when the debate starts raging between conversion and audience metrics at the next marketing conference… well, you can just rest easy at the happy hour bar. Michael Enriquez is the product manager for analytics at Contently. The post Conversion vs. Audience Metrics: The Secret to Successful Content Measurement appeared first on The Content Strategist. …

    The Content Strategistin Content- 17 readers -
  • 5 Big Ways Content Marketing Will Change in 2016

    … be the only department investing in content. By this point, its pretty obvious that content is good for a lot more than just marketing. It’s the secret weapon of sales enablement, provides a huge boost to company culture, and helps massively with recruiting. Slowly but surely, brands like Marriott and Chase (Full disclosure: Contently clients…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategistin Content- 32 readers -
  • 5 Lessons We Learned Publishing 906 Stories in 2015

    … this exact column one year ago. So screw it, let’s make it a tradition. This year, we grew our audience by 100,000, became an award-winning publication, and drove a hell of a lot of business for Contently as a result. I feel more optimistic than ever for both our editorial efforts and the content marketing industry as a whole. And I really can’t…

    Joe Lazauskas/ The Content Strategist- 11 readers -
  • State of Content Marketing 2016: The Tipping Point

    … started building Contently about a year before the 2011 inflection point. We’ve also been reporting on the content marketing industry since the original surge. Every year, we recap the state of the industry and how it’s evolving based on our research,2 CMO interviews, and what we’re hearing from our own brand customers and sales pipeline. Our…

    Shane Snow/ The Content Strategistin Social Content- 48 readers -
  • What Contently Does in 2 Weeks Would Take Your Agency 2 Months

    … Marketing departments are getting bigger, more complex, and more siloed. Not only do I hear about this from our clients every day, but I’ve seen the progression firsthand inside Contently. In the past year or so, Contently’s marketing team has grown from two people to nearly 20 (not including our regular freelancer contributors), and as we’ve…

    Sam Slaughter/ The Content Strategist- 18 readers -
  • How Startups Hack Their Growth Through Content Marketing

    … campaign. On email: All of the panelists touched on the importance of email newsletters, particularly for startups that don’t have huge budgets to spend on paid distribution. The ability to marry content to distribution can lead to tremendous organic growth. As Contently Editor-in-Chief Joe Lazauskas put it: “Email is the new homepage.” On the power…

    Jordan Teicher/ The Content Strategistin Content How To's- 23 readers -
  • Study: Brand Content Drives Massive Brand Lift

    …, Scripted, and Skyword) and media brands we admire (the Content Marketing Institute, The New York Times, and Condé Nast). Engaged and unengaged subscribers alike rated Contently more than twice as highly as each of our SaaS competitors. We found that surprising, but even more surprising was how well we rated in comparison to the media brands we…

    The Content Strategistin EMail Content- 22 readers -
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