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  • These are the how-to articles—those that dispense practical, tactical advice and tips—that you and your fellow marketers found most worthy of your time and attention in 2015.

  • The lifetime value of a blog post is 700 days, according to new research. But is it worth it for brands to adjust their content marketing strategy, and how exactly can they do that?

  • Your audience loves interviews, particularly with thought leaders. Bonus: interviewing influencers can help position your brand as an expert by association. So how do you secure an interview for your blog, podcast, or other owned media?

  • Some marketers would say salespeople are like babies who need structure and boundaries... and can't be trusted with storytelling. But as a marketer and former sales rep, I know the two sides can play well together—with great results.

  • The MarketingProfs 2015 Bright Bulb Awards recognize brilliance, excellence, and innovation in B2B marketing. This special video edition of the Marketing Smarts podcast featuresGretchen Newby of The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, Cindy Valladares of Tripwire, and Michael Passanante of BESLER Consulting.

  • There are hundreds of tried-and-true conversion optimization methods for improving landing pages. Here are seven of the most basic—and powerful—ones.

  • How can e-commerce marketers get a serious leg up on the competition? By using their emails and marketing automation systems to "frame" their customers for the perfect sale.

  • In this PRO seminar, business storyteller Ron Ploof will explain how to discover and tell your business story. He'll share how to transform messages into compelling narratives that persuade audiences to take action, whether it's buying your product, adopting a new concept, or changing their behavior.

  • Your offer—or, more specifically, how compelling it is—will determine whether or not your target audience will gobble up what you are selling.

  • Especially if you're targeting the twenty- and thirty-somethings who make up the core of the Millennial demographic, here's a handful of email marketing tips that will help you to boost engagement.

  • How do B2B marketers measure content marketing success? Which metric do they say is most important? Which tactics do they use? What increases content effectiveness? What do the most effective B2B marketers do differently?

  • How do the online content consumption habits of Millennials, Generation Xers, and Baby Boomers differ?

  • Developing B2B case studies is not without its challenges, but those who do it well can reap serious rewards—including reduced sales cycles, market share growth, and increased visibility among key stakeholders.

  • The demand for B2B content has dramatically increased. It's also flooded copywriter ranks with raw recruits who can waste your time and money. But you can avoid copywriting disasters.

  • At a time when marketers are challenged to furnish steady streams of engaging content, curating other people's content is an effective tactic. Still, it merely shifts the challenge to "How do I identify and curate valuable content?"

  • In this PRO seminar, we'll take a closer look at some of the benefits of crappy first drafts including how they make you feel better about yourself, allow you to use momentum, and help with planning. You'll leave with an understanding of why you shouldn't be ashamed of a crappy first draft but rather how to embrace the idea and write faster, better, and more fluently.

  • Often, great ideas come to us when we least expect them, but it's annoying when we can't generate content on deadline. Still, don't worry, this is the 21st century... We have technology and experience on our side.

  • You pour weeks into preparing for launch. You finally release the product and eagerly wait for sales to pour in. Yet, they don't. You blame the product: Should we add features? Are the colors wrong? But maybe, your copy is what's falling short.

  • For most marketers, coming up with content ideas is easy at first. We have them when we are at the gym, driving to work, or sitting at our favorite coffee house. But after a while, the well starts to run dry.

  • If you want to boost engagement with your email campaigns, it helps to say "thank you" in the subject line, according to a recent report from Adestra.