By Joe Pulizzi published February 18, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Medium Picked the Wrong Business Model

We discuss Super Bowl ads, Snapchat’s all-important IPO, and Medium’s new subscription model. Rants and raves include the dark side of content marketing; then we wrap up with an entrepreneurial inspiration in our example of the week. Continue reading

By Jonathan Crossfield published February 5, 2017

Going Potty for Facebook: How a Toilet Paper Brand Won Social

With the right strategy and content, any brand or product can find a loyal and active audience in social. If a toilet paper brand can do it, so can you. Target a niche customer problem and then own that space with valuable content. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published February 4, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Digital Advertising Shrinking, Except for Google and Facebook

We explore the Upworthy/Good merger, suggest new revenue models for Medium, and examine the case of shrinking ad revenue. We try to make Digital Sense of our rants and raves, before serving up a frosty mug of an example of the week. Continue reading

By Nadya Khoja published February 1, 2017

4 Ways to Manage Negative Feedback in a Positive Way

We can’t help but feel a bit of a sting when someone spits on our hard work. How do we stay strong and steadfast in our commitment to succeeding in our content marketing efforts? It’s not always easy. These four tips may help. Continue reading

By Cyndi Knapic published January 27, 2017

3 Brands Driving Change With Social Video

Cause marketing requires you to tell a story that compels the audience to take action while resisting the pitfalls of coming across as desperate or preaching. These three organizations show how to do that with the power of video. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 21, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Go Home Facebook, Your Journalism Project Is Drunk

This week, we explore Facebook’s Journalism Project, and find irony in an attack on Star Magazine. Our rants include a soda promotion that fizzled out; then we wrap up with a lesson on finding your growth potential through content. Continue reading

By Steve Rayson published January 9, 2017

Shares Are Not Enough: How to Amplify Your Content and Build Links

While shares are important, they are not enough to ensure content success. That requires a content amplification strategy to gain shares and links to build authority and drive traffic. Here’s some help to do that. Continue reading

By Monina Wagner published January 2, 2017

An Inside Look at CMI’s Instagram Posting Strategy and Top Pics of 2016

At the Content Marketing Institute, our Instagram approach is simple – give our audience a glimpse into the personal side of CMI and our community with original content. Here are the top 10 posts from 2016. It’s much more than #CMWorld. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 31, 2016

This Week in Content Marketing: Google, Facebook to Purchase Content in 2017

This week, we recap the year’s biggest stories and predict some trends for 2017. Raves include an effort starring George Michael, then we wrap up with a history lesson on content marketing’s benefits in our Example of the Week. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published December 27, 2016

Create, Distribute, and Share: 15 Essential Content Marketing Templates

No matter your content marketing goals, you need to master content creation, distribution, and social amplification if you expect to succeed. Here are 15 tools, templates, and checklists to get you started in the right direction. Continue reading