By Brad Young published October 19, 2014

How Merrill Lynch Uses Content Mapping to Reach Affluent Americans

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is in the relationship business – understanding and responding to their customers and prospects’ financial needs and concerns. Learn how its marketers boost their business with content mapping and discovery – bringing together online and offline to create the perfect relationship.
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By Joe Pulizzi published October 18, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: PR Pushes and Pulls to Define Its Role

This week, we weigh in on Next Fifteen’s content marketing agency acquisition, debate the merit of Omnicom’s recommendation about shifting TV ad budgets to online video, and reflect on the meteoric growth of branded content at Huffington Post. Our rants include a takedown of the negative response to an article on brand journalism’s evolution, and a video from author Harlan Ellison on “getting paid.” We wrap up with a #This Old Marketing example of the week on one way space travel was marketed to the public. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published October 17, 2014

A Single Version of Truth: One Key to Content Marketing Measurement Success

Do you know the big question that marketers want to be able answer? It’s how can a company measure the effectiveness of its content marketing. In the second episode of our B2B research roundtable series, marketing leaders talk about challenges of measurement, and offer one key solution for you to consider. Continue reading

By Pamela Muldoon published October 16, 2014

The Pivot: Crime and Public Relations—a Content Marketer’s Story

Todd Wheatland sat down with Joe Chernov to get to know the man behind the titles and awards. Listen to this newest podcast from the CMI Podcast Network to get Joe Chernov’s backstory and learn about influencer marketing. Continue reading

By Allen Graves published

Content Marketing Strategy 101: Make it a Game

To get buy-in and in-house advocates for your content marketing projects, don’t think a boring PowerPoint presentation will do the trick. Play to their spirited competitiveness and gamify your content marketing lessons. Learn how to create a good game plan for your company team. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published October 15, 2014

New Content Marketing Research: B2C Challenged with Measurement

Our B2C Content Marketing 2015: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America report has the latest on how B2C marketers are using content marketing. Learn how you can double your chance of ROI success and what initiatives the most effective B2C content marketers are working on now, and plan to begin working on within 12 months. Continue reading

By Evan Rodgers published October 14, 2014

Hear the Call? 3 Steps for Better Video CTAs

Creating an engaging and tightly integrated call to action for your video isn’t easy. Create a funny voiceover or a slick-motion graphic? Incorporate it in the video or the description? The right answers hinge on what you want to achieve. Learn how these three steps will enable you to create more effective CTAs for your video marketing. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published October 13, 2014

5 Ways Content Marketers Can Get More Value from LinkedIn

If you only view LinkedIn as your digital resume and business card collection, you’re missing its most valuable parts that really can help grow your business, expand your content’s audience and improve valuable connections. Discover how Groups, Company and Showcase pages plus its newest app can make your marketing even more successful. Continue reading

By Hana Abaza published October 12, 2014

A Quick and Easy Content Marketing ROI Tip Sheet

Content marketing measurement can be an embarrassment of riches: So much data is available, that it can be easy to get overwhelmed when deciding what to focus on. So which metrics matter more than others? Here’s a roundup of metrics all content marketers should keep an eye on if they want to know whether their content marketing is truly paying off. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published October 11, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: The Real Cure for the Native Advertising Blues

In this episode, Joe and Robert go in-depth on Buzzfeed’s niche content practices and how progressive marketers are starting to think print. The boys also discuss native advertising in detail, and why the problem is not transparency. Rants and raves include Jerry Seinfeld at AdWeek and whether Coke and Red Bull are “wrong” for doing content marketing. This week’s TOM example: Swide.com from Dolce&Gabbana. Continue reading