By Joe Pulizzi published December 10, 2014

Content Marketing in the United Kingdom: Engagement and Leads Take Center Stage [Research]

UK marketers have become more goal-focused and cite Twitter as their most effective social media platform. CMI shares those results and more in its third annualContent Marketing in The UK 2015: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 19, 2014

The Changing Landscape of Content Marketing in Australia

Fewer content marketers in Australia say their organizations are effective this year. Learn why and what can be done as we share results from the third annual Content Marketing in Australia 2015: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends.
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By Michele Linn published November 14, 2014

4 Content Marketing Initiatives You Need in 2015

B2C marketers will work on almost two dozen content marketing initiatives in the next year. But how do you prioritize? After listening to our CMI research roundtable, we share four initiatives any successful content marketer must do. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published November 7, 2014

A Growing Challenge for 2015: How to Find Trained Content Marketing Professionals

Do you struggle with finding trained content marketing professionals? About one-third of content marketers in CMI’s B2C research report are experiencing that same challenge this year (and that’s a big jump over last year.) Why has this staffing problem grown? Better yet, how can you find some solutions? Read on for insight from our B2C roundtable. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 5, 2014

15 Things We Learned About Nonprofit Content Marketers [New Research]

CMI’s Nonprofit Content Marketing 2015 research is out. Nonprofit marketers are trying more tactics, using more social media platforms, growing in their internal knowledge and skills, and focusing on becoming better storytellers. Glean 15 insights then take time to explore the in-depth examination of benchmarks, budgets, and trends. Plus, learn what makes up a best-in-class nonprofit content marketer. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published October 31, 2014

How To Turn Your Customers into Brand Fans: 3 Examples

We don’t focus enough energy on using content to turn customers into brand advocates. It’s the mecca of marketing: Your customers not only sell for you, but they communicate far more powerfully than any content your brand can create. Discover how three brands are doing it right and what you can do to start evangelism in your content marketing. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published October 24, 2014

Is Paid Advertising Worth It? B2B Content Marketers Share Their Insights

Did you know effective B2B marketers are using paid advertising more often than their less effective peers? You need to market your marketing. And while earned and owned media is quite prominent, learn more from what the experts on the B2B research roundtable have to say about why successful content marketers can’t ignore paid media. Continue reading

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