By Stephanie Beadell published July 23, 2014

Thought Leadership Strategy: A 3-Step Framework for Influencer Outreach

When promoting content, a good influencer outreach campaign can mean real press coverage, new audiences, and even revenue growth. The most successful campaigns start weeks (or months) in advance of the content’s launch, giving marketers ample time to nurture relationships. Use this 3-step framework for influencer outreach as part of your thought leadership strategy. Continue reading

By Scott Aughtmon published July 22, 2014

3 Ways to Tap Into the Most Powerful Content Tool Ever Created

If you want to create content marketing that grabs attention, makes an impact, and is memorable for your audience then the most powerful way for you to do that is to tap into the power of stories. Learn more about using storytelling — the most powerful content tool ever created. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published July 21, 2014

Why We Are Hiring for a New Content Role (and You Should Too)

While content curation with a focus on other people’s content is important, the content curation technique that took Dwell Media to the next level is focused on internal assets — that is, curating content Dwell had already created. Find out why CMI is hiring for this key content curation role (and you should, too). Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published July 20, 2014

How to Find the Right Writer for Content Creation

Many B2B organizations are outsourcing content creation to stay in step with consumers’ voracious appetites for relevant news, information, and advice. CMI asked a group of blog contributors, Online Training instructors, and Content Marketing World speakers for tips on vetting writers. Find out how to find the right writer for your content creation needs. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published July 19, 2014

The Week in Content Marketing: Do We Have a Credibility Problem?

This week, Robert and Joe discuss Walmart’s big data move and what it means for brands. They also talk about new research that finds sponsored content may have a trust problem and explore what an article looks like when a freelance writer “resigns” from content marketing. Our rants and raves cover NBA star LeBron James’ digital-only announcement of his return to Cleveland, among other subjects. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published July 18, 2014

Effective Content Marketing: 5 Steps to Track Your Efforts

In this eighth and final installment of Content Marketing Institute’s “Back to Basics” series, we’ll walk you through one process you can use to understand how well your content efforts are working and continually refine your content marketing program for greater success. Use these 5 steps to track your efforts toward effective content marketing. Continue reading

By Brad Young published July 17, 2014

Missing Elements in the Content Marketing ROI Equation

The metrics conversation is driving much of the content marketing dialogue these days. Different factors apply, depending on your business and objectives, but it’s important to find the right metrics to assess your content efforts. Get some suggestions from industry executives on elements that may be missing from your content marketing ROI equation. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published July 16, 2014

Content Marketing in 2014: The State of the Enterprise

Consumers have changed, but marketing operations in enterprise companies have largely remained the same. Content will affect business — it’s just a matter of “how,” not “if.” Get insights on tackling the dynamic changes in the industry — a summary from CMI’s recent Enterprise Forum — in the new report “The State of Enterprise Content Marketing: 2014.” Continue reading

By Chuck Frey published July 15, 2014

How Engineering Principles Can Revolutionize Your Content Strategy

Content marketers spend countless hours handcrafting content that’s designed to inform and persuade customers. Scott Abel, “The Content Wrangler,” believes he has a better way: Content engineering, the application of engineering principles to the creation, management, and delivery of content. Find out how engineering principles can revolutionize your content strategy. Continue reading

By Jake DiMare published July 14, 2014

Content Marketing Optimization: Focus on ‘Critical Few’ Metrics

For content marketing optimization, keep your head above water in a rising tide of data by focusing on a “critical few metrics” to measure and communicate the business outcomes of your content efforts. The beauty of the critical few metrics concept is it forces us to think about business outcomes instead of obsessing over the full complement of raw data typically available when we log into our analytics platforms. Continue reading