By Buddy Scalera published October 14, 2013

Learn What Makes a Content Plan Successful by Taking One Apart

It’s easy to recognize and admire the slick, seamless results of a successful content plan. But take the time to break it down and carefully examine its components, and you’ll be well on the way to building (or tinkering with) your own efforts for better effectiveness. Continue reading

By Dan Stasiewski published October 10, 2013

How to Amplify Your Content Strategy with Social Media Advertising

In a highly competitive content marketplace, relying on search and social isn’t enough. It may be time to take advantage of an updated version of a tried and true technique: advertising. Learn how to amplify your content strategy with social media advertising. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published October 5, 2013

The 3 Content Marketing Strategies Your Program is Missing

Recent CMI research found that many brands lack a documented content strategy. And it’s not surprising then, that most marketers in that boat do not view their content efforts as effective. If your organization is in that category, find out 3 essential content marketing strategies your program is probably missing. Continue reading

By Mike Murray published September 27, 2013

Editorial Plan Best Practices: Prime Your Content Marketing for Success

An editorial plan is invaluable in the strategic planning process for marketers today. As you juggle resources, budgets, types of content and a content calendar, among other considerations, use these tips and best practices to ensure your content marketing success. Continue reading

By Charlie Nadler published August 21, 2013

Content Marketing Strategy: Lessons from Good (and Bad) Comedy

The worlds of content marketing and comedy don’t exactly overlap, but we’re here to tell you that there are lessons to be learned from comedy writing that can apply to content. Seriously, find out how you can use these lessons from good (and bad) comedy writing to improve your content marketing strategy. No joke. Continue reading

By Alan Grainger published August 12, 2013

Build a Successful Content Marketing Strategy from Scratch in 7 Steps

It’s obvious that more and more businesses are exploring the concept of content marketing and whether it is something they can use to promote their products or services. If your organization is in that position, don’t just dive in and hope for the best. Find out how to build a successful content marketing strategy from scratch with these 7 steps. Continue reading

By Amanda Maksymiw published August 10, 2013

5 Fantastic Data Sources to Inform Your Content Marketing Strategy

Big Data is all the rage right now, and it can offer useful insights about buyer intent and customer engagement. But it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all of the possibilities and data at hand. Use these 5 fantastic data sources to manage the data deluge and inform your content marketing strategy. Continue reading

By Sue Duris published August 9, 2013

Why Your Content Marketing Strategy Should Go Past the Sale

You shouldn’t stop providing relevant content once you win a customer’s business. You need a strategy for customer retention if you want to convert customers into evangelists and, ultimately, extend the reach of your brand. Find out more about why your content marketing strategy should go past the sale. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published August 2, 2013

Where Does the Right Content Strategy Begin?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to content marketing. With so many options and choices, it can be difficult to get started. CMI asked several of this year’s Content Marketing World speakers about advising new clients. Find out what tactics the experts recommend for getting on track with the right content strategy. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published July 9, 2013

100+ Content Strategy Insights

CMI’s Twitter chat series kicked off with CMI’s Joe Pulizzi and SAP’s Michael Brenner answering content marketers’ questions about how to build — and execute on — an effective content strategy. See what our experts had to say about content strategy tools, resources, design, documentation, the best starting points, and more key considerations. Continue reading