By Cyndi Knapic published January 27, 2017

3 Brands Driving Change With Social Video

Cause marketing requires you to tell a story that compels the audience to take action while resisting the pitfalls of coming across as desperate or preaching. These three organizations show how to do that with the power of video. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published January 26, 2017

How Virtual Reality Could Change Content Marketing

As virtual and augmented reality get a foothold, marketers must understand how and when to dive in. An early pioneer in VR for brands shares the lessons she learned and several organizations already doing it well. Continue reading

By Mike Murray published January 25, 2017

5 Reasons SEO Should Take a Back Seat With Website Content

Sure, SEO is important. But there are situations when you don’t need to sweat it or can at least scale back the effort. Here are five times when SEO shouldn’t be the highest priority.

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By Joe Pulizzi published January 21, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Go Home Facebook, Your Journalism Project Is Drunk

This week, we explore Facebook’s Journalism Project, and find irony in an attack on Star Magazine. Our rants include a soda promotion that fizzled out; then we wrap up with a lesson on finding your growth potential through content. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 14, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: This is the Year Agencies Buy Media Companies

The guys talk Medium’s latest pivot and AOL’s “better” way to serve up ads. Plus GaryVee leads the way for agencies buying media companies. Rants and raves include Tom Brady and long-form content, and TOM is the No. 1 U.S. magazine. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 7, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Native Advertising – Not the Savior Publishers and Brands Thought

The guys talk online fraud and programmatic advertising, rip into a trends post, and vent about a publisher-predicted bloodbath. Rants and raves include the Great Video Game Crash of 1983, the generations, and Purina as TOM example. 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 Joe Pulizzi published December 24, 2016

This Week in Content Marketing: Fake News and Why It Spells Opportunity for Brands

This week, we talk truth about Facebook’s plan for dealing with fake news, and get stirred up by some murky stat soup. We also beg an author to reach his moment of zen, and share rants, raves, and a TOM example from OpenView Partners.   Continue reading

By Amanda Subler published December 23, 2016

5 Most-Viewed Videos From CMI’s 2016 YouTube Channel (+ 6 Favorites)

To inspire your content marketing programs, we’re sharing some of our most popular and favorite videos on the Content Marketing Institute YouTube channel. Discover the top five videos of 2016 plus six more favorites. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 17, 2016

This Week in Content Marketing: Is It Content Marketing or Sales Collateral?

This week, we debunk a theory that content marketing doesn’t exist and discuss how the coming age of AI might impact human writers. We also explore a lucrative PR stunt and share rants, raves, and a TOM example from Constant Contact.   Continue reading