Decorated veteran, former US Army Commander, member of the Forbes 100, author, professor, company co-founder, digital marketer, and more—Chad Pollitt can add CMC18 session speaker to his list of seemingly never-ending credentials. We’re pretty sure that you—like us—can hardly wait to find out what content marketing advice he’ll share at the conference.

So without further ado, let’s get on with his Speaker Q&A!


Q: What excites you most about presenting at CMC18?
A: This is one of my favorite conferences to attend. It’s the perfect size and the information is great. The networking is amazing, too. It’s great seeing some of my old friends and meeting new ones at the same time.

Q: Why is NOW the time to master content marketing?
A: In many ways, content marketing merely gets you to the starting line of the marketing marathon. Without it, most brands can’t even compete in the race for online supremacy today.

Q: What does it take to connect with customers today—and how can great content do that?
A: Marcus Sheridan says it best. In fact, it’s the name of his book, “They Ask, You Answer.” It’s as simple as that. What’s not so simple is doing it well.

Q: If there was just one thing you could convince all content marketers to do, what would that be?
A: Don’t chase the laser pointer pointing to “the next hot thing.” Most of the time you’ll be wasting your energy, effort and budget. I’m still not on Snapchat and don’t plan to ever be. Stick with the tried and true, get them right and then go experiment a little on new things.


Get to know more about Chad and don’t miss his session, Native Ads – 15 Hacks to Drive Performance, on May 4 from 11:50am – 12:30pm.