By Michele Linn published July 13, 2017

Marketers: 14 Opportunities to Make Your Content Efforts More Scalable [New Research]

Though most marketers say their brand views content as an asset, only a minority have the people and processes in place, according to new research on content management and strategy from the Content Marketing Institute. Continue reading

By Stephanie Stahl published July 12, 2017

Excellence in Content Marketing: Be Inspired by Some of our Judges’ Favs

Excellence in content marketing involves many things – audience, intent, format, design, ROI, and more. Learn six of the central themes seen in the winning entries of the 2017 Content Marketing Awards, which were announced today. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published July 11, 2017

Content Marketers in Sports and Showbiz: Examples and Tips to Help You Win Loyal Fans

If you’re a content marketer in the sports and entertainment field, you know it’s not all fun and games. Here are a few things – and some examples – to help you win more loyal fans and influence purchases in this landscape. Continue reading

By Aaron Agius published July 10, 2017

Hacking Your Buyer Personas: The Only 3 Questions You Need to Ask

If you have the time for extensive buyer personas, that’s great. But what if there’s a quicker way? You won’t get the same meticulous data, but you will have a solid foundation – and the time – to create relevant content. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published July 9, 2017

Do You Know Your Why? Your Content Marketing Success Depends on It

What you sell often is primary to the company mission, and in turn, to your content marketing mission. That results in self-serving content that does nothing for the audience and wastes brand resources. What if you focused on the why? Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published July 8, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Could Digital Advertising Be Ready to Pop?

We discuss the state of digital advertising and debate whether it has truly become a “nightmarish joke.” Rants and raves include CPA Australia and the crazy-creative connection; then we close with an art-inspired example of the week. Continue reading

By Andy Vale published July 7, 2017

Data-Driven Creative: How to Use Twitter Data to Inform Your Marketing

Fred Graver, a four-time Emmy-winning television producer and former head of Twitter TV, uses social data to fuel his new creative series. Learn why he thinks Twitter is a go-to resource and how you can use it to inform your marketing. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published July 6, 2017

When Not to COPE With Your Web Images [Video]

Make sure your web-based images are sized for screens big and small. Sometimes you can’t COPE, so you should provide multiple versions of an image to give people what they need from the image on any device. Continue reading

By Irina Weber published July 5, 2017

20 Lesser-Known Tools for Smart Content Creators

You’ll want to bookmark this post with 20 lesser-known but extremely helpful content-related tools. From headline analyzers to research and SEO resources, and from infographic creators to meme designs, these tools can be a big help. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published July 4, 2017

7 Things You Need to Have a Productive (and Happy) Content Marketing Team

Individual tricks are useful, but what does your team need to make sure they are working in the best possible way? Read on for a mix of tools and ideas to help your team focus on creation, not process. Continue reading