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Content Rework Again? How to Avoid Recipes for Disaster

Jumpstart Your Mise en Place To Avoid

Mise en place is a French culinary term for “putting in place” or “everything in its place.” It refers to how you organize ingredients, equipment or a kitchen station before you begin cooking. It’s also a philosophy, a way to think about how to cook. A thoughtful mise en place leads to a more organized, efficient cooking process and a higher quality product. It can also minimize having to remake the broken mayonnaise, the burnt garam masala or the dried tarte crust. But this isn’t about cooking; this is about how to avoid content rework.

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Inject Some Fun with Comics in Your Marketing

We are in the midst of a golden age for and . Long overlooked as childish and simplistic, comics are finally getting the respect they deserve. From Hollywood Marvel blockbusters, to the haunting ferocity of Netflix’s Jessica Jones, to renowned literary graphic novels like The Watchmen, comics are taking center stage.

And with good reason. Yes, cartoons and comics are fun. But they also do a masterful job of combining dialogue and visuals to create a lasting impression.

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Three UX Blunders You’re Probably Making

As content marketers, we’re responsible for creating content that resonates with our core audience, motivating them to action during various stages of the buyer cycle. We often pour countless hours into audience research, and yet it’s easy to lose sight of the most fundamental characteristic of all audiences: they are human beings.

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5 Ways to Cook Up a Juicy and Delicious Content Marketing BBQ

The days are getting shorter, there’s a hint of autumn in the air, and it’s our last chance to throw one great, big, end of summer barbecue. But what goes into a truly epic barbecue? Sure, nice weather, good company, and a generous spread can’t hurt, but the kind of barbecue you’ll remember for years to come is more than the sum of it’s parts—it has to be a transformative experience.

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How Not To Commit Content Marketing Fraud

From childhood onwards, life can seem full of frauds. The kid down the street who cheats at “Candyland” becomes the coworker who takes credit for your work or the neighbor who lies on his taxes. It can take a lifetime to develop the ability to sniff out these charlatans, recognize their deceits and avoid falling prey to their manipulations. Too often, though, these people succeed in fooling the world and experiencing success they do not deserve.

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How to Overcome SEO Fatigue

Bring up the need to perform Engine Optimization () with executives at many businesses and you’re likely to hear a sigh. It’s a sigh born of exhaustion – exhaustion with the entire SEO process and a feeling that they’ve been there, done that, and are uncertain if they have anything to show for it. After that sigh, you’ll often here a familiar question: “If SEO is so essential, why haven’t we gotten any results when we’ve done it in the past?”

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Which Silicon Valley Character Are You?

Staying on top in the tech word is a daunting task. It’s easy to become consumed by benchmarks, budgets, and trends, not to mention the daily rigmarole. That’s why HBO’s Silicon Valley has felt like a breath of fresh air in this technology-driven rat race.

With season 2 of Silicon Valley underway, you may find yourself asking, which of these tragically flawed yet irresistibly relatable characters are you? Take the quiz to find out.

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