As a content marketer, you’re likely seeking reputable research reports and white papers to inform your processes. At CMI, we’re pretty passionate about research, too. So we made a list of some of the best research out there. Use these 34 essential research reports to develop more effective content marketing.
Have a sneaking suspicion that you’re missing out on a world of video opportunity? Limiting your brand to YouTube without combing through the other available options may curb your video content marketing potential. Find out where today’s popular video distribution channels excel and where they fall short, Expert Eric Leslie walks us through the video landscape.
Create content perfection by incorporating 5 essential ingredients into your content marketing operations. Because content marketing is an ongoing process, not a “one-and-done” campaign, use our handy checklist to make sure your content marketing operations always include elements of the 5 essentials for engaging readers.
The list of technologies and tools designed to facilitate some part of the content marketing process continues to grow and adapt. Check out our strategic mapping to see how these marketing software solutions line up with the four major components of a successful content marketing approach. And how some of them can also fill the gaps in between the components.
The “Content marketing vs. SEO” battle opportunists are eager to pit the two against each other. But true online marketing professionals will recognize that both content marketing and SEO are star players in an enterprise-focused marketing strategy. If your team has a void in either area, you need to fill it. That’s the truth behind the ridiculous debate.
When it comes to content planning, “the more the better” is happening all the time, in companies big and small. But they often find that they cannot fully realize their pie-in-the-sky plans because they don’t have the skill sets to execute them. Start assessing your organization’s internal skills earlier in the content process, because they are the secret to a successful content marketing strategy.
Learn how to spark a meaningful connection through B2B content. Look for inspirational stories that are relevant to your audience and create content that taps into the emotion behind your business. The result can forge a powerful, natural connection with your audience.
Delivering your content isn’t just about ensuring that it’s viewed. Find out how your organization can use 5 branded content channels so consumers can interact more easily with your content in their preferred environment and then share it with their friends.
When it comes to the complex B2B major sales process, SEO isn’t particularly relevant. It’s not about “getting found,” it’s about credibility. Find out what kinds of content are effective at boosting credibility and demonstrating thought leadership in the marketing of high-end professional firms.
Find out how to break through the barriers of enterprise content creation. Don’t block the content marketing process by trying to force your executives and staff members into doing something they aren’t comfortable with. Capture raw content wherever it’s happening in your organization and shape it from there.