By Neil Patel published January 3, 2017

4 Ways to Make Your Content Stand Out

Are you in a rut when it comes to making standout content? Do you think a viral piece of content requires a stroke of luck or a simple mathematical formula? The truth is more nuanced. Here are four points to boost the creativity.

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By Monina Wagner published January 2, 2017

An Inside Look at CMI’s Instagram Posting Strategy and Top Pics of 2016

At the Content Marketing Institute, our Instagram approach is simple – give our audience a glimpse into the personal side of CMI and our community with original content. Here are the top 10 posts from 2016. It’s much more than #CMWorld. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published January 1, 2017

Unsolicited Advice: 6 Letters Every Content Marketer Needs to Read

Don’t aim for perfection, but strive to be the best marketer you can. Andrew Davis, columnist for CCO magazine, writes letters to unsuspecting marketers proposing changes to help them improve their efforts. Here are six. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 31, 2016

This Week in Content Marketing: Google, Facebook to Purchase Content in 2017

This week, we recap the year’s biggest stories and predict some trends for 2017. Raves include an effort starring George Michael, then we wrap up with a history lesson on content marketing’s benefits in our Example of the Week. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published December 30, 2016

Get a Jump on 2017: 11 Can’t-Miss Content Marketing E-Books

2017 is shaping up to be a year of big changes. Don’t get caught unprepared: Check out these 11 top e-books to help you achieve content marketing success no matter what the future may have in store. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published December 29, 2016

15+ Essential Content Marketing Tools and Templates for Strategy, Planning, and Measurement

Whether you are looking to start 2017 with a shiny new strategy or just wishing your existing initiatives could be more organized, efficient, or effective, our plug-and-play marketing plan tool set has something for everyone. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published December 28, 2016

6 Stolen Content Marketing Ideas from the Top Marketers of 2016

Content Marketer of the Year finalists developed and executed a lot of great ideas for their content marketing programs. CMI’s head of content shares the six ideas she’s stealing from them. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published December 27, 2016

Create, Distribute, and Share: 15 Essential Content Marketing Templates

No matter your content marketing goals, you need to master content creation, distribution, and social amplification if you expect to succeed. Here are 15 tools, templates, and checklists to get you started in the right direction. Continue reading

By Lisa Dougherty published December 26, 2016

CMI Reveals the 12 Most Popular Posts of 2016

How many of the almost 366 blog posts from CMI did you read this year? You probably didn’t get to them all. Here are the 12 most popular posts from 2016. We estimated the time to read so you can choose according to the time you have. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published December 25, 2016

Must-Know Topics, Companies, and People for 2016 [CCO Recap]

Didn’t have time to read every page of Chief Content Officer magazine in 2016? Its editor shares 15 highlights to help you become a better marketer – more efficient, more creative, more ambitious, and even more fulfilled. Continue reading