By Ann Gynn published November 17, 2017

How to Capture Captive Audiences With Content

Do you have an opportunity to connect with a captive audience? Gas stations air Gas Station TV at the pumps. Panera has a landing page for its Wi-Fi users. Explore how your brand can use content to engage your captive audiences. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published November 16, 2017

Why Marketers Need to Think Like Data Scientists (And How to Do It)

If your marketing team is not working with a data scientist or at least thinking like one, you’re missing the ability to say “I know” instead of “I think.” The distinction matters to data-driven organizations – and budget approval. Continue reading

By Lisa Murton Beets published November 15, 2017

Beyond the Build – What Content Marketers in Australia Must Do Next [New Research]

More Australian content marketers say their organizations focus on building audiences. But CMI’s latest research also reveals too few marketers are taking the long view – providing audience-first content and building trust over time. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 14, 2017

17 Questions to Break Free From Competitive Content Issues

Is your content focus “niche enough” for success? How do you know? CMI founder Joe Pulizzi shares a two-question litmus test, plus questions to help you craft a great niche where your content stands out for your core audience. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published November 13, 2017

An Easy-to-Apply Framework to Build Your (New or Mature) Content Marketing Team

Here’s a dirty little secret: Regardless of your content marketing know-how, your program will only work if you have the right people to implement it. How do you do that? Start with this new framework for content marketers. Continue reading

By Julia McCoy published November 12, 2017

Content Creation Robots Are Here [Examples]

What’s the role of bots (AI) in content creation? A growing one. From corporate earnings reports to election results coverage and even reports from the Olympics, high-profile media are using them, and brands are too. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 11, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Is There a Crisis in Content Marketing?

We discuss revenue moves from CNN and Guardian, and whether content marketing is in crisis or on the verge of opportunity. Rants and raves cover audience building and the flight to video; then we float an example of the week your way. Continue reading

By Stephanie Stahl published November 10, 2017

The Rare White Squirrel Who Eats Pumpkins (and Other Stories of Creativity)

How does a white squirrel inspire creative content? Learn that and discover more ideas to make your content more creative – even if you work in a boring industry – with practical tactics from CMI’s Content Creativity Day presenters. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published November 9, 2017

Building Your Content Marketing Team? 14 Skills for New, Growing, and Mature Programs

Who do you need on your content marketing team to make it successful? Let’s take a step back and first look at what skill areas your content marketing team must cover – for the young, growing, or mature content marketing operations. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published November 8, 2017

What to Do After You Press Record: A Formula for Videos People Love

People are flocking to Amy Schmittauer’s YouTube series, Savvy Sexy Social. Why? Her popularity comes, at least in part, from her discovery of a formula for making videos that people love. Here’s her nine-part formula. Continue reading