By Michele Linn published October 17, 2014

A Single Version of Truth: One Key to Content Marketing Measurement Success

Do you know the big question that marketers want to be able answer? It’s how can a company measure the effectiveness of its content marketing. In the second episode of our B2B research roundtable series, marketing leaders talk about challenges of measurement, and offer one key solution for you to consider. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published October 15, 2014

New Content Marketing Research: B2C Challenged with Measurement

Our B2C Content Marketing 2015: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America report has the latest on how B2C marketers are using content marketing. Learn how you can double your chance of ROI success and what initiatives the most effective B2C content marketers are working on now, and plan to begin working on within 12 months. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published October 10, 2014

How to Build a Better Content Marketing Strategy

While following a documented content marketing strategy closely can help keep it focused on your organization’s goals, you will often need to account for new insights and information you receive as time goes on. Here, we share some guidelines for determining which elements to keep consistent and which to update from time to time. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published October 3, 2014

Why Fewer People Are Using Content Marketing — and Why It’s Good News

In CMI’s latest research, the number of people who described their marketing efforts as content marketing actually declined — from 93 to 86 percent. At first glance, that stat was a bit startling, but it may actually be an encouraging sign. Find out why it’s a good thing that fewer B2B marketers say they use content marketing. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published October 1, 2014

New B2B Content Marketing Research: Focus on Documenting Your Strategy

With a few additions to our yearly survey questions and fresh approaches to other questions, the key takeaway of our B2B content marketing research this year remains much the same: It pays to document your content marketing strategy. Get more key insights and recommendations and find out what your peers are doing in our latest report, B2B Content Marketing 2015: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends — North America. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published September 29, 2014

Two Critical Actions That Distinguish Great Content Marketers

Find out what 2 critical actions distinguish great content marketers from the rest. In looking back over his life and career so far, Joe Pulizzi says putting those same concepts into practice helped set him on the road to success — both personally and professionally. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published September 8, 2014

6 Keys to Shifting an Enterprise to a Content Marketing Mindset

In Part 2 of our CMI Executive Research series, we explored the best ways for businesses to shift to a content marketing mindset. Given how closely this is tied to transforming the culture of an organization as a whole, it’s not something that happens easily or quickly — especially in large organizations. Get 6 key insights for enterprises. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published August 19, 2014

Marketing Research: How Enterprises Structure, Scale, and Spend on Content

While the vast majority of organizations seem to be adopting content marketing in some shape or form, there are still complex challenges for large enterprise organizations to face. In CMI’s research on the subject, we learned that no one formula for success exists, but many trends became apparent. Learn more about how enterprises structure, scale and spend on content. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published August 2, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: Beck Schools Us on Storytelling

In this episode, Robert and Joe discuss a musician’s mad content marketing moves, debate some potential causes of a decline in content quality, and reveal what the real purpose of native advertising is for brands. In addition, they discuss two shifts in the world of social media and take FourSquare to task for taking off in a new direction. Listen in. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published July 16, 2014

Content Marketing in 2014: The State of the Enterprise

Consumers have changed, but marketing operations in enterprise companies have largely remained the same. Content will affect business — it’s just a matter of “how,” not “if.” Get insights on tackling the dynamic changes in the industry — a summary from CMI’s recent Enterprise Forum — in the new report “The State of Enterprise Content Marketing: 2014.” Continue reading