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The Content Strategy Toolkit

Methods, Guidelines, and Templates for Getting Content Right

What’s in a content strategy document? What do you need to consider in your governance plan? How can you make the case for content strategy? Find out in The Content Strategy Toolkit. From audit to analysis, from strategy to implementation, it’s the ultimate collection of everything you need to create and launch a content strategy.

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About the Author

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Meghan Casey is the lead content strategist at Brain Traffic, the world's leading agency devoted exclusively to content. She helps a wide variety of clients--startups, nonprofits, colleges and universities, Fortune 50 companies, and everything in-between--solve the messy content problems most organizations encounter every day.

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What Readers are Saying ...

“Meghan Casey asks me to write this blurb for her book and I was like, 'What book, where? All I see is a ridiculously useful toolset that will help your organization actually create and use your content strategically, and in surprisingly effective ways.’”

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Ann Handley
author, Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

“You will thank Meghan for her no-nonsense approach to forming and executing content strategy. If you apply the techniques and tips in this book, you will advance not only your content but also your career.”

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Colleen Jones
CEO of Content Science and author of Clout: The Art + Science of Influential Web Content

“Ever wondered what to include in your content audit? Struggled to sell your boss on content strategy? This book is for you. Packed with activities, diagrams, and sample documents, The Content Strategy Toolkit is a supremely practical guide you’ll turn to again and again. Best of all, Meghan Casey doesn’t just explain the tools—she helps you figure out which ones you need, when.”

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Sara Wachter-Boettcher
content strategy consultant and author of Content Everywhere

“Quality content increases value. Poor-quality content destroys value. It’s as simple as that. Meghan’s book has specific, practical, and immediately actionable ideas that will help you increase the quality of your content.”

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Gerry McGovern
CEO, Customer Carewords

“This book is a must read for people who truly value customer experience. Organizations can’t say they have consumer-centric sites without having a firm handle on their content and the tasks their users are trying to complete. The practical advice you’ll gain will help you ensure your site has a solid foundation.”

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Jane Keairns
Assistant Director of Digital Strategy—Corporate Marketing, Principal Financial Group

“Practical, relevant, and realistic: Those are the qualities that describe content strategy, and those are the qualities Meghan Casey brings to every chapter in this book. We’ve long suffered projects that are the stuff of fantasy and lofty castles in the sky. Content strategy puts a foundation under those fantasies so you can communicate consistently, effectively, and sustainably. Arm yourself with this book and gain tools, techniques, and tips to bring to every project.”

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Margot Bloomstein
author of Content Strategy at Work: Real-world Stories to Strengthen Every Interactive Project and Principal at Appropriate, Inc.

“The Content Strategy Toolkit is a great resource for helping you to align stakeholders and take control of your content. If you’re a seasoned professional or just getting started, Meghan’s experience guides you through complex, challenging projects. Business goals? Check. User needs? Check. You with a satisfied smile from a job well done? Check.”

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Andrew Crow
Head of Design, Uber

“Ms. Casey has written the essential guide for anyone involved in the creation and care of online content. She provides clear direction and scalable methods, explaining why they are important along the way. And, she’s included tips on how to talk about content strategy in the language of business and budgets. It’s easy-to-read, it’s actionable, and it’s certain to find a spot on every content strategists’ bookshelf.”

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Clinton Forry
Vice President, Content Strategy at Weber Shandwick

“Today businesses are competing for attention with thousands of content providers. And they’re not who your CEO imagines. They’re BuzzFeed, Instagram, Hulu, Bloomberg … and the list goes on. You can bet they have a content strategy. Meghan Casey gives you the inside story on how to build a business case for content strategy, apply cold-eyed analysis to all the content you’ve got lying around, and reshape it into marketing gold.”

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Anne Condon
senior marketing professional in the healthcare industry

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