By Elizabeth Sosnow published September 9, 2010

20 Clues to Find the B2B Content Your Audience Really Wants

Shhh. Do you hear that noise? That’s the mournful cry of a program that lacks content. If I’m being honest, I’ll admit I’ve heard that sound occasionally myself. When you work on a communications program for many years, it can … Continue reading

By Jennifer Watson published September 8, 2010

4 Good Places to Find Content (Where You Might Not Think to Look)

When building an editorial schedule, you naturally look to your roster of subject matter experts for ideas. Even so, you may find that the well soon runs dry. Before it does, dig a little deeper into sources that you may … Continue reading

By Michele Linn published September 6, 2010

7 Questions to Ask Before Adding a Blog to the Marketing Mix

Last week I was talking with a couple of corporate B2B marketers, and the question of blogging came up: do they plan to have a blog? Unlike many marketers who jump into having a blog because it seems like the … Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published September 3, 2010

The Ultimate Guide to Launching a Print Custom Magazine

For the past three years, social media has taken center stage for corporate marketers. In talking with many senior marketers, there was a drop everything mentality, meaning that many strategies within the integrated marketing realm were left on the sidelines … Continue reading

By Russ Henneberry published September 2, 2010

How to Use Content Marketing to Cross Sell Your Current Customers

What is it up to now? Ten times more expensive to generate a new customer than to keep an existing one?  50 times? 100 times? Regardless of the number, we are all well aware that the most important asset to any … Continue reading

By Britta Alexander published August 27, 2010

How to Outsource Audience-Focused Story Ideas

No one knows your audience better than you. You also know how time-consuming it is to build an editorial calendar, brainstorm a story idea list, attach the right sources to that list and write assignment letters. If you haven’t outsourced … Continue reading

By Dianna Huff published August 25, 2010

Make Your Content Do Double Duty When Writing to Multiple Audiences

As a B2B marketer or content creator, your job is to create pieces of original content that address the needs/concerns/challenges of your audience. As you know, however, the B2B sales cycle, which can be quite complex, often includes more than … Continue reading

By Amanda Maksymiw published August 19, 2010

How One Company Organizes its Corporate Blog – And Gets Every Employee Involved

In my last CMI post, I shared some details on my firm’s content marketing strategy. In this post, I’d like to share some lessons we have learned in terms of getting our blog, one of the core components of our … Continue reading

By John Bottom published August 18, 2010

Checklist: The 4 Key Qualities of Effective Content

Over the last few years there have been some excellent examples of content marketing that have helped brands position themselves as experts in their field, and they have enjoyed direct business benefits as a result. Yet there are also accounts … Continue reading

By Andrew Davis published August 13, 2010

How to Identify Where Your Audience is Participating Online

In my first post at Content Marketing Institute, I spent a couple minutes introducing you to two tools that are designed to help you better understand your web-browsing audience. Today, I’ll help you identify where they are hanging out online.