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Working at an agency has given me a wide perspective on what it really takes to produce great content. I’ve worked with “content teams” made up of just one person (the founder of a small business), small, nimble teams of marketers whose time is stretched and resources are limited, and massive global marketing teams with […]

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Launching a completely new content site can feel overwhelming. How will you build an audience? How will you earn their trust and keep them coming back? And, at the top of most marketers’ minds, where will you get all the content? Marie Dodson has been there. She’s the managing editor for two content sites under […]

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