By Ann Smarty published April 16, 2018

3 Keyword Research Trends to Reshape Your Content Optimization

Keyword research is the fuel to a content marketing strategy. It helps you understand what your audience wants to know and what your competition is doing. Follow these trends to reshape how you brainstorm, create, and optimize content. Continue reading

By Marcia Riefer Johnston published April 12, 2018

Falling Behind Your Competitors? Build a Content Brand

Though clients trusted the company, its marketing was immature. It lagged in thought leadership and digital marketing – far behind its competitors. Then, the financial services company created a content brand. Continue reading

By Bill Widmer published April 11, 2018

7 Powerful Tools to Automate Tedious Content Marketing Tasks

You know what every content marketer loves? A good tool that saves hours of time (and money). Here are seven favorites to help with SEO, influencers, project management, and much more. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published April 4, 2018

Dataviz: A Critical Skill for Modern Marketers

Do you know how data visualization can transform your content – and make research more accessible to your audience? Let’s walk through the what, how, and why of dataviz for marketing, including key tips, tools, and helpful resources. Continue reading

By Mike Murray published April 2, 2018

Oops! 17 SEO Misfires to Avoid With Website Content Marketing

No marketing team can perfect its SEO and content marketing. But you can take steps to avoid or at least minimize the common misfires. Let’s start with these 17 frequent mistakes. Continue reading

By Chad Pollitt published March 27, 2018

2 Simple-to-Implement Checklists to Use in Your Influencer Marketing Planning

Marketers make a big mistake in not leveraging influencers in their mix. Studies show that every dollar invested in influencer marketing returns $6.50. Here’s how to make sense of two popular influencer tactics (with checklists). Continue reading

By Chris Frascella published March 23, 2018

Conversational Content: How to Market Through Text Messaging and Chatbots

Conversational interactions between content consumers and brands – via text messaging and chatbots – are redefining engagement. It’s time to prepare your brand to provide that greater immediacy and convenience to your audience. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published March 22, 2018

A Step-by-Step Guide to Audience Development

In 2017, Intel’s iQ digital magazine team borrowed a page from the traditional media playbook – focusing on sustaining loyal readers rather than getting more eyeballs. Luke Kintigh, Intel IQ’s head of publishing, shares how they did it. Continue reading

By Luke Budka published March 16, 2018

4 Google Tips Marketers Can’t Afford to Miss

Think of Google as a behemoth plotting to mess with your SEO-focused mind? Think again. It offers a trove of guidance to help improve your SEO. Start with these four new (or newly updated) resources. Continue reading

By Monina Wagner published March 15, 2018

Stories, Filters, and Bots: What You Need to Know Now

Are you aware of latest features and tools available on major social and distribution channels? CMI’s community manager walks you through the possibilities to stay at the forefront of social plus get insight on Medium and chatbot. Continue reading