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 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 Marcia Riefer Johnston published November 23, 2016

Why – and How – to Map Out Your Customers’ Journeys [Template]

Do you only have a fuzzy notion of what a customer-journey content map might look like? Create a clear picture of your customers to make their journey with your content marketing more successful for both of you. Continue reading

By Gareth Bull published November 1, 2016

How to Write User-Oriented Content More Quickly

How do you generate quality content without resorting to clickbait, and do it fast? There’s no magic formula but there is a framework. Keep these six key steps in mind to quickly create well-crafted, user-oriented content. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published October 25, 2016

How to Find and Use Your Content Essentials: A Template and Step-by-Step Guide

A wardrobe of staples has saved me so much time, and I feel much more confident. Do you want to regain some time and come across as more put together? Let me help you put together your content essentials. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published October 11, 2016

An 8-Step Process to Use Influencers to Elevate Your Brand

Do you have a successful influencer marketing program to elevate your content marketing strategy? Stand out from the noise by following the steps in CMI’s latest guide: Influencer Marketing: The Latest Strategies, Templates, and Tools.

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By Greg Verdino published September 29, 2016

6 Steps (And One Tool) to Clean Up Content Messes

What might have started as useful, usable content created in a consistent way has turned into a mess. Inconsistency reigns, and the content experience suffers. Enter the content template. Start with these six steps. Continue reading

By Ahava Leibtag published September 6, 2016

Must-Have Checklist to Creating Valuable Content

Great content strategy is all about taking the guesswork out of execution so that creative content can flourish. To help get all of the details straight, consider adopting the Creating Valuable Content™ Checklist. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published July 7, 2016

5 SEO Strategies for Social Media You Need to Know Before You Hit Publish

Do you use social media with SEO strategies in mind? If not, you might as well be pouring water into a sandcastle moat — your effort disappears in the blink of an eye. Here’s how to pour a concrete SEO foundation for your social media activity. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published July 3, 2016

A Template to Simplify Your Editorial Reporting 

I’ll admit that I was as guilty as the next person who leads a content team. While I talk regularly with everyone on our CMI team, my formal updates on our content progress were hit or miss. Enter, my new, systematic editorial update. Continue reading