By Ann Gynn published July 18, 2017

How to Define and Create Quality Content: Tips From 35+ Experts

Quality wins over quantity. More than 35 experts from Google, Microsoft, REI, Monster, agencies, government, and more share what quality content means to them and share tips to help you enhance your content too. Continue reading

By Stephanie Stahl published July 12, 2017

Excellence in Content Marketing: Be Inspired by Some of our Judges’ Favs

Excellence in content marketing involves many things – audience, intent, format, design, ROI, and more. Learn six of the central themes seen in the winning entries of the 2017 Content Marketing Awards, which were announced today. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published July 11, 2017

Content Marketers in Sports and Showbiz: Examples and Tips to Help You Win Loyal Fans

If you’re a content marketer in the sports and entertainment field, you know it’s not all fun and games. Here are a few things – and some examples – to help you win more loyal fans and influence purchases in this landscape. Continue reading

By Irina Weber published July 5, 2017

20 Lesser-Known Tools for Smart Content Creators

You’ll want to bookmark this post with 20 lesser-known but extremely helpful content-related tools. From headline analyzers to research and SEO resources, and from infographic creators to meme designs, these tools can be a big help. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published July 2, 2017

How to Beat the Battle of an Ineffective Blog

Considering how powerful a role blogs can play in achieving content marketing goals, it’s somewhat surprising to see such a gap between those who use it and those who rank it the top factor of success. Here are some ideas to bridge that gap. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published June 27, 2017

How Technology Content Marketers Can Earn Trust [Tips and Examples]

Their products and services may be in high demand, but technology marketers don’t have it easy when it comes to earning the audience’s interest, trust, and budget. Here are some tips that can help. Continue reading

By Sujan Patel published June 26, 2017

How to Write Email Newsletters People Want to Open and Act On

Bad e-newsletters are a dime a dozen. Bad copy, design, or marketing messages won’t entice your subscribers to read – or be swayed to act and the ROI will be minimal. Here are nine ways to create newsletters that do get read. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published June 21, 2017

2017 Mid-Year Content Marketing Checkup

CMI’s Joe Pulizzi offers 18 items to consider in a mid-year checkup of your content marketing program – from getting rid of your writers (you’ll have to read it to understand) to sending a journalist to cover your next industry event. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published June 20, 2017

Higher Education: How to Raise Your Content Marketing Game

Most marketers in higher education can’t focus on the traditional buyer’s journey. Many of their buyers (i.e., parents) never attend class. Discover solutions to unique and common challenges faced in higher education content marketing. Continue reading

By Ann Smarty published June 19, 2017

9 Blogging Tools That Will Make Your Job Easier

Want to boost your blog’s performance without spending hours learning new things outside of your normal routine? Use these nine tools to help pre- and post-publishing activities, from preventing plagiarism to automated analytics alerts. Continue reading