State of content marketing in 2023

I just pressed send on the manuscript for my book to be released in September. It’s called Content Marketing Strategy (snappy, eh?), and Kogan Page will publish it. Last week, marketing professor Philip Kotler wrote the foreword. I won’t spoil it, but he mentioned the need for a strategic approach to owned media. He writes, … Read more

B2C Marketers Treat Content Marketing as a Project; That’s a mistake [New Research]

In The End of Competitive Advantage, Rita Gunther McGrath illustrates all competitive advantages are transient. She contends everybody understands that. So why hasn’t basic strategy practice changed? As Rita writes: Most executives, even when they realize that competitive advantages are going to be ephemeral, are still using strategy frameworks and tools designed for achieving a … Read more

Don’t Limit Audience Data to a Legal Concern

Sound the alarm a little. Marketers at product and services companies fail with first-party data, yet it could be their biggest contributor to growth in the coming year. Do you know who doesn’t fail at first-party data? Media companies. But I’ll come back to that. It’s coming on five years since the EU’s GDPR privacy … Read more

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