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The Contentstack TeamApr 23, 20247 min read

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Enhance your digital strategy with modular content. Modular content streamlines content creation, increases engagement and helps you stay ahead of trends. Request a free demo to learn more about how modular content elevates your content marketing strategy and drives business success.


You’ll learn about: 

  • Enhanced efficiency: Modular content streamlines creation processes, reducing production time and improving agility
  • Personalization at scale: Tailor content based on user preferences to boost engagement and relevance
  • Iterative optimization: Refine and optimize content blocks for maximum impact
  • Challenges & solutions: Overcome integration complexity and content consistency challenges effectively

Discover the power of modular content for a dynamic, responsive marketing strategy. Start by adopting a modular approach to change how you produce content

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Regardless of various myths surrounding digital content, it continues to be “THE” most important factor in 2024. Today, content isn’t just a means of increasing organic traffic. It’s a way of circulating information among your customers and creating superior digital experiences. 

But what happens when you serve your target audience with stale and outdated content? Creating worthwhile digital experiences is next to impossible.

That’s where modular content comes in. But what is modular content, and how is it changing your content and marketing strategy?

Let’s read further to find answers to these questions.

What is modular content?

Modular content is an approach to creating, organizing and managing small, interchangeable blocks of content that can be reused across multiple channels. Think of these content blocks as LEGOs. You can arrange and rearrange them to stack in different combinations depending on what you’re trying to build. Moreover, you can even mold them in new shapes as required. 

Modular or composable content facilitates reusability by separating images, texts, videos, and other forms of information from the layout design. Because of this decoupling, you achieve greater customization and deliver seamless customer experiences. 

For example, combine images and text blocks to produce an infographic or use a video and text to create a landing page. You can also build case studies, articles, reviews, blogs, and landing pages using various combinations of different media types. 

These content modules are not limited to a specific presentation format; their design depends on the content and how and where they’re used.

Platforms like Contentstack help produce structured content. These platforms emphasize the importance of going composable. Instead of traditional modules, Contentstack uses reusable structured content pieces across different marketing campaigns. 

Modular content vs traditional content

Modular content

Traditional content


High flexibility allows content to be reused and reassembled in various combinations. 

Limited flexibility with content often created for a single use or channel.


Enhanced efficiency in updating and adapting content blocks for different platforms.

Each update requires significant time and resources, often creating content from scratch.


Enables highly personalized content experiences by assembling blocks based on user preferences.

Personalization is more challenging and less dynamic, typically relying on broader segments. 


Easily scalable, accommodating growth and changes in strategy without a complete overhaul. 

Scalability is limited by creating new content for different needs and platforms. 

Creation process

Requires a strategic approach to content creation, focusing on modular pieces.

Creates complete and standalone pieces of content. 

Integration with tech

Relies on content management systems (CMS) and technology that support dynamic assembly and distribution. 

Less dependent on sophisticated CMS features. It can be managed with basic content tools and platforms.

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Advantages of modular content

Serves as an innovation driver

When you use traditional content, you spend a lot of money to make your content stand out. How often are you willing to make such significant investments? Even with a great idea, you avoid it because of the high cost. 

But composable content works oppositely. As it comprises many blocks, making changes to the content is accessible, giving you a greater chance to innovate. You can keep changing and improving your content. 

Ensures SEO optimization

Content modules are well-structured and reusable, making them more user-friendly. Customers find such content easy to navigate and digest, leading to improved user experience and lower bounce rates. 

These are favorable signals for search engine rankings. You create highly relevant content that serves different search intents by breaking your content into smaller blocks. Using a targeted approach helps search engines understand your content's relevance to user queries, helping you rank higher on the search engine result pages (SERPs).

Accelerates content creation process

Composable content makes your content management process more efficient and manageable. You handle and customize your content by breaking down large chunks of information into smaller content pieces. Content creators can accelerate the creation process and help you update and review your content.

Pre-existing content is easier to edit, rearrange, and replace because it doesn’t affect your overall structure. As you no longer waste time creating or updating new content, you save time and effort for your content creators.

How did Contentstack help K2 to manage and publish content faster?

K2 transitioned from a homegrown CMS and Demandware to Contentstack's headless CMS to manage its websites, overcoming challenges related to high development costs and technical difficulties. This switch improved development speed, content management, and overall productivity, allowing K2 to launch eight websites in less than six months. Contentstack provided an intuitive, flexible platform that accelerated the speed of creating and updating content by 90% and increased productivity by 50%.

Nicole Fugere, Director of Web Services at K2 Sports, said this:

“We are thrilled that we chose Contentstack! It’s done everything we wanted. It’s helped us increase publishing quality content to build our brand. Publishing happens in an instant without a developer’s help.”

Read the complete case study here. 

Offers personalization at scale

Customer demand for personalization is high, and modular content makes it easier for companies to facilitate. By breaking content into modules, your content team edits content, helping you customize it based on your audience's needs. 

With 89% of marketers witnessing a positive ROI on personalization in their campaigns, modular content can be a game changer. These statistics indicate your customers are social creatures. Offering personalized services ensures a richer experience. 

Online retailers embracing personalization will likely take the lead over competitors who miss this boat. 

Improves consistency

Every company has specific brand guidelines that distinguish the look and feel of its published content. Inconsistencies can arise when you try new types of content. For example, if you’re creating blog posts and want to shift to infographics, the change can cause inconsistent branding.

Maintaining consistency with modular content is easier as you use approved content.

This is useful for localized marketing campaigns because you can modify elements from your existing content. As a result, you're more relevant to your audience in a specific region. 

Reduces production time

Modular content streamlines your content creation process, allowing quicker turnaround times than traditional methods. Improved agility helps you stay relevant and highly responsive to the changing market trends and evolving consumer expectations.

The ability to produce and publish content without compromising quality helps you maintain high levels of user engagement. Composable content gives you a competitive edge by delivering timely, relevant, and compelling content.

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How to create and implement a modular strategy

Develop a modular mindset

Shift your organizational culture and content team’s perspective. They must willingly accept content modules and overcome the traditional, linear content creation process. Train your team to identify opportunities for creating modular content in their work.

Know your content inventory and categorize them

Conduct an inventory of all your existing content assets. Categorize these assets into text, video, images, and infographics. Knowing your content inventory helps you decide what to repurpose or adapt into modules.

Design content blocks

Start designing content blocks based on the content inventory. Each block serves a specific purpose. Ensure your blocks integrate seamlessly with others. Content strategists, writers, and designers work together to ensure consistency and coherence when designing these blocks.

Use technology to manage your content

Choose and implement the right headless CMS, like Contentstack and digital asset management systems, like Bynder, to support your composable content. With DAM systems, you categorize, tag, and recompose content blocks to fit various platforms and audience segments.

Define rules for using modular content

Establish clear guidelines and rules for using and combining modular content. When you define rules, set branding, tone, and style standards to ensure consistency across your composable content. 

Personalize and test

Use user data and behavior to personalize composable content in real time. Use A/B testing to refine and optimize the rules for better engagement and performance.

Train your team

Ensure your content creators, marketers, and technologists understand working within a composable content system. Train your team on new tools, workflows, or content strategy approaches.

Iterate and optimize

Modular content is not a one-time strategy you can set and forget forever. Analyze performance data to identify which content blocks perform best and why. Use these insights to iterate on and optimize your content blocks and combination logic.

Challenges in implementing modular content strategy

When using a modular content strategy, you will face the following challenges:

Integration with existing systems

Integrate your CMS and DAM platforms to migrate to a modular content strategy. While this is a complex and resource-intensive process, it's doable.

Solution: Plan the integration process in phases and choose flexible API support technologies. You can even look for partnerships with technology providers for customized support.

Cultural shift in content creation

Transitioning from a traditional content creation approach to a modular mindset requires a cultural shift. 

Solution: Focus on training and change management to ensure your team understands the benefits of composable content. To gain their trust, highlight different success stories of going composable.

Content consistency and quality control

Ensuring consistency in tone, style, and quality across all modular content is challenging, especially when your content and marketing teams create content. 

Solution: Develop and create modular content using guidelines. To maintain consistency, use content management tools that support standardized templates and workflows.

Technical complexity and scalability

As your modular content library grows, developing, creating categories, and managing a library of composable content becomes technically complex. 

Solution: Invest in scalable headless CMS and DAM solutions that support tagging, indexing, and easy retrieval of content modules. You can even automate content categorization and management processes to reduce manual workload.


What is an example of modular content?

An example of modular content is a digital newsletter comprising various content blocks such as headers, footers, articles, and call-to-action (CTA) buttons. You can use these blocks in any newsletter, making it easy to customize and update your content. You no longer have to redesign the entire newsletter every time.

What are modules of content?

Content modules are distinct and reusable blocks of content. You create and combine different configurations to produce a complete piece. These include text segments, images, videos, infographics, and interactive elements.

How does modular content work?

Modular content works by breaking down the process of creating content into smaller, standalone pieces you use and reuse in different contexts. This method uses CMSes and DAMs to tag, categorize, and store these modular elements. As a result, you select and assemble them into new content configurations, ensuring brand consistency and relevance to your target audience.

Learn more

If you want to adopt a modular content approach, there’s no need to halt all your content production. You don’t have to go back to the beginning and redo all your work to adopt a modular approach. Start from where you can without disrupting your content strategy. However, commit to building modular content over time. 

Request a free demo to discover how to transform your content creation process, elevate your modular content marketing efforts, and future-proof your digital presence.

About Contentstack

The Contentstack team comprises highly skilled professionals specializing in product marketing, customer acquisition and retention, and digital marketing strategy. With extensive experience holding senior positions in notable technology companies across various sectors, they bring diverse backgrounds and deep industry knowledge to deliver impactful solutions.  

Contentstack stands out in the composable DXP and Headless CMS markets with an impressive track record of 87 G2 user awards, 6 analyst recognitions, and 3 industry accolades, showcasing its robust market presence and user satisfaction.

Check out our case studies to see why industry-leading companies trust Contentstack.

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