Content Marketing Webinars

The Content Marketing Institute is pleased to partner with industry thought leaders to bring you webinars that are relevant to content marketers.

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5 Prescriptions for Attracting and Engaging Your Audience
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | 2:00 PM EDT/11:00 AM PDT | Free Webinar

A well-executed marketing webinar can help attendees grow into healthy customers and advocates. But to be effective, you must first attract and engage those with symptoms your solution can treat.

Join this live session with Mike Agron, expert webinar practitioner and co-founder of WebAttract, to discover five pain-free ways to fill your webinar waiting room with the right audience.

Attend this interactive webinar to learn how to:

  • Pick a topic your audience will be aching to learn about
  • Pinpoint potent market and industry opportunities
  • Fix up content that amplifies your thought leadership
  • Diagnose your webinars’ success through key metrics

Bonus! All attendees will receive a free copy of Mike Agron’s eBook The Art of Producing Webinars That Work

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WSJ.CS_logo_V_K_KO10 Custom Content Trends Every Marketer Should Know
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 2:00 PM EDT/11:00 AM PDT | Free Webinar

Custom content has evolved greatly during the past decade. It’s shifted rapidly from the traditional custom publishing model to a digital always-on, platform agnostic tool used by brands to attract more customers, align ideas and thought leadership, and most notably, break away from the chains of traditional advertising.

Here are ten significant trends shaping custom content in 2015 and beyond that will be explored during this webinar:

  • Forget mobile first – Custom content must be everywhere and work seamlessly in any platform environment.
  • Be inspired by the audience – We must listen, share and co-create content for our audiences.
  • Agility – Create content that is responsive.
  • Hear it/see it – Trend is moving from reading to watching.
  • Analyze it – Measure to define success.
  • Define your strategy – The agency/client relationship can make or break a content campaign.
  • Capitalize on real-time data – Extend the digital campaign to print.
  • Expand the tool box – Expand the reach and function of content campaigns.
  • Visual storytelling leads the way – Implementing more visuals to tell brand stories.
  • Content multiplied – Effective repurposing to enhance customer engagement.

Our Guests:

  • Fara Warner, Global Editorial Director, WSJ. Custom Studios
  • Jordan Hyman, Executive Director of Strategic Content Sales, The Wall Street Journal
  • Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute (@JoePulizzi)

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workfront5 Ways Content Marketers Can Gain More Time For Creativity
Now On Demand | 2:00 PM EDT/11:00 AM PDT | Free Webinar

Good content marketing demands skill and creativity. Headlines must be perfect, the right keywords must be used in the right ways, there’s more emphasis on storytelling than ever before, and studies show that longer blog posts generate more shares. Content must also be top-quality and useful to the intended audience in order to perform well.

But writing highly-creative, quality content takes time. A lot of time. Time that content marketers generally feel is lacking. With workloads and content request numbers growing at a record pace, how can content marketers make sure they have the time they need to be creative—to be high-quality storytellers—and still hit their deadlines?

Join Workfront and CMI for an expert panel discussion on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. ET, as we explore the following five tips for content marketers to gain more time for creativity:

  • Stop doing fake work
  • Get a better grip on request management
  • Put the right content strategy in place
  • Tighten up your review/approval processes
  • Forget archaic methods and start leveraging the right tools

Our Guests:

  • Jay Acunzo, Vice President of Platform, NextView Ventures (@Jay_zo)
  • Heather Hurst, Director of Corporate Marketing, Workfront (@hehurst)
  • Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute (@JoePulizzi)

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Buried Treasure: Discover the Content Goldmine Hidden Within Your Company
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

We all know that content is driving more and more customer interactions today and that this trend will only increase over time. Of course this means your organization must consistently create great, engaging, useful, and relevant content for your customers. Their appetite is seemingly unquenchable and more often than not, dissatisfied with traditional marketing efforts. You know you need more content but you can’t afford it. So how can you meet their ever increasing demands while also ensuring quality and consistency? Without increasing costs or headcount?

Join our webinar to learn how you already have a wealth of content at your disposal. All you have to do is reach across the aisle and embrace your content creation peers within technical documentation teams and customer support. By working together to create consistent terminology, personas, and taxonomies, you can ensure relevancy across the entire customer journey. By leveraging their informative content and embracing the right structure, you can vastly improve your search engine rankings. You can even use support analytics to gain greater insight into what your customers truly care about and improve your own marketing messages.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Discover how traditionally post-sale content is impacting pre-purchase customer decisions
  • Learn how technical documentation and support content can help improve your SEO
  • Find out how you can take advantage of this content being developed outside of Marketing

Our Guests:

  • Andrew Thomas, Director of Product Marketing, SDL Knowledge Center (@work_ajt)
  • Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute (@JoePulizzi)

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Create Binge-Worthy Video Content in 8 Simple Stepson24 logo
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

Video content has universal appeal. It’s an immersive, persuasive, and emotionally resonant format that consumers — particularly digital natives — have come to rely on when looking to make a purchase. In fact, according to a Google Think report, 70 percent of B2B buyers have engaged with video in their B2B buying cycle, and 1 of every 5 B2B buyers watches over 1 hour of video as part of their buying process.

With the growing trends of “binge-watching” and mobile video consumption, video holds great potential for engaging target audiences at the precise times and places where they will be most receptive to acting on your message. Yet, many marketers think video content success is beyond their reach, believing that it will be prohibitively expensive and complicated to produce, and challenging to deliver in a way that stands out.

In this webinar, Salesforce.com’s Mathew Sweezey, ON24’s Mark Bornstein and Content Marketing Institute’s Joe Pulizzi will help you put the world of video into sharp focus by explaining how to plan, produce, and promote your content to maximize it’s impact and marketing performance.

They’ll cover both the creative and strategic considerations of video content marketing, including:

  • Where video fits best in the research and purchasing process
  • Ways to capitalize on current video consumption trends
  • The latest promotion techniques to ensure optimal exposure
  • How to track video plays, and what to do with those leads
  • How to “seal the deal” with the right call to action
  • Simple tips for cost-effectively producing high quality video

Our Guests:

  • Mathew Sweezey, Principal of Marketing Insights, Salesforce.com (@msweezey)
  • Mark Bornstein, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, ON24 (@4markb)
  • Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute (@JoePulizzi)

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Email Wizardry – 5 Tactics That Will Leave You Spellbound
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

Email was one of the first truly effective online marketing techniques to emerge, and it is still one of the most used and most successful. But it’s moving fast, and most email programs are only scratching the surface of possibilities. The tools available today have allowed top marketers to hone this channel into a more personalized, nurturing and interactive one. Are you using those new adaptations to gain ground on your competition?

The good news: you don’t have to be magical or have a goliath budget to implement some genuinely cool email programs. Join us to learn about:

  • Behavior-based email triggers
  • Adding cinemagraphs, embedded media, and interactive features
  • Responsive design – why it’s under-used, and why you need it
  • Hyper-targeting with dynamic content

Our Guests:

  • Linda West, Group Manager, Demand Generation, Act-On Software (@misslindawest)
  • Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute (@JoePulizzi)

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brightcove-logo-horizontal-grey-newEngaging Your Audience With Video At Every Stage of the Customer Journey
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

The traditional marketing funnel has evolved. The role of marketing has changed and modern marketers are now expected to generate meaningful business results. The guiding force for today’s marketer is the customer journey: a continuous cycle of engagement with customers as they move from Awareness to Conversion to Advocacy. Video is one of the most powerful tools that marketers have to move customers through this journey. Tying video to every stage of that journey will power your marketing strategy to impressive business results.

Our Guests:

  • Dana Fugate, Director of Content, Digital Marketing Solutions, Brightcove (@DanaFugate1)
  • Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute (@JoePulizzi)

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lionbridge-logoCritical Content: Adapting Your Processes and Content for Global Markets
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

The world becomes more complicated as you expand globally. Competing corporate demands for global consistency and local demands for relevancy can hurt engagement and put your brand at risk by delivering inconsistent messages and customer experiences across markets. Your need for content that is timely, relevant and effective also makes developing the balance between global and local messaging harder.

Please join two subject matter experts, Connor Robinson, Solution Architect from Lionbridge and Val Swisher, CEO/founder of Content Rules, for a webinar to discover how to strengthen your connection to global consumers by:

  • Delivering relevance on a global scale
  • Focusing on stakeholder engagement
  • Developing content with local needs in mind
  • Analyzing performance from both sides

Our Guests:

  • Val Swisher, CEO, Content Rules (@valswisher)
  • Connor Robinson, Solution Architect, Lionbridge Technologies (@simplyminimal)
  • Robert Rose, Chief Strategy Officer, Content Marketing Institute (@Robert_Rose)

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on24 logoHost a Successful Webinar Every Time
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

Do you want to generate leads for your sales team to convert? Is it your responsibility to use content to engage potential customers in the middle of the funnel? Join Gini Dietrich on June 17 at 2:00 pm ET as she walks you through the steps to use traditional and new tactics to gain webinar registrations. And not just any registration, but those who want to do business with you.

You will learn:

  • How to use media relations, email marketing, social media, direct mail, content, and advertising to build a successful webinar
  • How to generate good, qualified leads with every webinar
  • A 14-step process that works

Our Guests:

  • Peter Loibl, Vice President and Publisher, Content Marketing Institute (@PeterLoibl)
  • Gini Dietrich, Founder and CEO, Arment Dietrich (@ginidietrich)

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Making Your Marketing Webinars More Interactive and Engaging
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

Join Ken Molay, president of Webinar Success, as you learn techniques for building interactivity in your lead generation web seminars. You will explore ways to more fully involve your audience in on online presentation. You have the power to engage your audience in active participation that improves the persuasiveness of your message and their retention of your material.

This webinar is appropriate for anyone who presents via seminars. We will focus on marketing applications designed to promote your business, products, or services. A live question and answer session will let you focus on the issues of most importance and benefit to your organization.

 


NewsCred_logoHow to Plan and Build a Successful Content Marketing Strategy
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

Marketing, as we know it, is being transformed right in front of our eyes. More and more messages are being promoted every day, on more channels, and as a result, consumers are learning to simply tune out the noise.

Because of this, brands must leverage content marketing to deliver the useful information necessary to educate and build trust with their audiences.

But they often fail to document what they are trying to achieve, how they will get it done, and what measures will prove success. Marketers must develop new skills and a new creative process: one in which the rules are evolving at the speed of technology and regulation, and the turnaround time from concept to launch is often compressed to days or even hours.

 


The Secret to Connecting with Self-Educating Buyers
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

You can’t sell if you can’t persuade — and you can’t persuade consumers you can’t find.

With near-ubiquitous access to all the world’s information in the palm of their hands (or behind the click of a mouse), today’s self-educating buyers can cloak themselves in anonymity, conducting extensive pre-purchase research online without ever revealing their interest and intent to eager Sales and Marketing teams. It’s become such a widespread challenge, in fact, over 70% of buyers enter the purchase funnel (for both B2B and B2C purchases) before appearing on a seller’s radar. This has created an entirely new dynamic in which companies must “tell” — not deliver a hard-sell — in order to engage with in-market consumers.

 


One Looming Threat to Content Marketing Success: Worker SkillsOnlineTraining
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

Content marketing is facing a crisis that has been growing largely unseen: A gap between current skill levels and what’s needed to plan, launch and scale successful content marketing initiatives. If not addressed, it may have a serious impact on brands’ ability to reach, influence and build relationships with their target audiences.

 


on24 logoManaging Influence Marketing Across The Customer Lifecycle
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

This webinar will help marketers address this challenge by providing an actionable blueprint for identifying and engaging the influencers who have the greatest potential to advocate for your brand, and for measuring the effectiveness of your outreach efforts. Specifically, we’ll cover:

  • How to select the most relevant micro- and macro-influencers in today’s noisy, cluttered social media landscape
  • A technique for reverse-engineering an effective influence path between brands and consumers for more precise targeting, outreach, and ongoing engagement
  • Methods for evaluating the success of your influence campaigns by directly linking activity to sales goals or customer lifetime value, rather than soft metrics like impressions or mentions

 


cs_cw_logoHow to Be a Jedi Master of Content ROI
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

Does your content work? Is it effective? Does it bring a return on investment? If you’ve struggled to answer these questions, you’re not alone in the digital universe. Content Science’s recent study of content teams found only 35% were measuring ROI. In this webinar, learn the ways of content evaluation–and make your content team a force.


brightcove-logo-horizontal-grey-newSecrets of a Real Life Video Hero
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

Once a nice-to-have, video is becoming a fundamental part of every content marketing strategy. In fact, according to Aberdeen, 95% of best-in-class marketers are using video as part of their marketing mix. Companies like Symantec, Oracle and GM understand that high value content equates to better performance and that no other type of content creates value like video.

Join Brightcove to learn how you can turbocharge your marketing programs to increase your total marketing ROI. You’ll learn how today’s leading Video Marketing Heroes are crushing their competition and driving more business to create meaningful change at their organization.


Acrolinx-logo-jpgContent Controversies: 5 Big Challenges
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

Join The Content Wrangler, Scott Abel and Dr. Andrew Bredenkamp as they unpack five of the biggest, ugliest, and complex challenges facing content professionals today.

This webinar will prove to be highly engaging as two of the most respected leaders go deep on the most controversial and critical topics facing every content professional including:

  • Does everyone work for marketing now? How to expand content marketing to your entire organization
  • Does the customer journey have a finish line? Mythbusting current perceptions on the role of content throughout the sales funnel
  • Does tone matter? How to lighten up without losing control

 


adobe_Connect_webinars_AUGCreate a Winning Content Marketing Webinar Series Strategy
Now On Demand | Free Webinar

Webinars are a top B2B marketing tactic. To meet or exceed your demand generation goals, rather than doing a “1-off” webinar, you should consider the benefits for creating an ongoing multi-webinar thought leadership series. A webinar series is a perfect vehicle to “breathe life” into existing content such as case studies, white papers and research reports, etc. When done right, it will amplify your brand, thought leadership and most importantly, help drive fresh new sales opportunities to your door.

 

Too busy to view the entire On Demand archive of this webinar?  Try reading the executive summary instead!


OMC_logo_revDriving Revenue through Strategic Demand Generation
On Demand | Free Webinar

The demands on modern markers are increasing, and yet despite all of our resources and increased spending, marketers are still struggling to drive qualified leads to sales teams and have a difficult time connecting with sophisticated buyers. Recent Content Marketing Institute and ANNUITAS studies found that the majority of marketers run 13 – 15 plus campaigns a year. And yet, less than 2.8 percent rate themselves as highly effective. Why?

Most organizations are struggling with demand generation because they take a very tactical approach to generating leads without focusing on the buyer. More tactics don’t drive more leads. Learn how to move from tactical to strategic demand generation and include essential elements of buyer-centricity, sales and marketing alignment and change management to accomplish real results.


MarketoThe Content Marketing Service Bureau: How to Structure and Optimize Your Content Marketing Team
On Demand | Free Webinar

Creating content for your organization is table stakes in 2015, but many companies are still not sure how to structure their organization and team for optimal content creation. Who should contribute to content? Who should run content? How should the team be structured? And what is the process for getting content created? These are all questions that marketing leaders are starting to explore. Now On Demand


trackmaven210 Steps to Creating Better Content in 2015
On Demand | Free Webinar

These days everyone is rushing to create more and more content. And technology has made it easier to distribute the content broadly. But your buyers can’t consume any more now than in the past. This makes it harder – and more important than ever – to create content that cuts through the noise. Now On Demand


ektronlogo_2014_MASTER-01 (1)Website Redesign: Strategy First, Tactics Second
On Demand | Free Webinar

Companies redesign their website for one of a few reasons: lead capture & conversion goals are not being met, repeated revenue shortfalls or a dated engagement model.

The #1 key to success when redesigning a website is clarity on the website’s primary purpose. Is it to drive net-new leads, capture ecommerce transactions or to provide definitional information about who you are and what offers you provide? Website redesign projects present uniquely valuable opportunities to engage your target audiences. Get it right, or go home. Now On Demand


trackmaven-logoIs Content Marketing Collapsing Under its Own Weight?
On Demand | Free Webinar

Marketers are in the midst of a content marketing arms race. More content is being created every day, and a myriad of technology options make it easier than ever to efficiently distribute that content to broad audiences.  But as it becomes easier to distribute content, more of that content is failing. According to new research from TrackMaven, a growing majority of professional marketing content fails to have an impact. In other words, marketers have become very good at distributing content, but not very good at creating content that is worth distributing.

In this webinar, Andrew Davis and Ian Walsh will outline and debate how we got to today’s tipping point for content marketing.They will also present data and case studies showing marketers how to get their content strategy back on line – starting at the content creation stage.  Now On Demand


dmcs_logo_blackCreating a Content Strategy with Data at the Core
On Demand | Free Webinar

Content marketing has revolutionized the way brands speak to and engage their audiences. Done right, it can move the most active prospects and customers through every stage of their purchase lifecycle. But done blindly, without the insights to fuel a deep understanding of your audience, their objectives, and their behaviors, your content is doomed to fail.

Join Demand Media and CMI to learn everything you need to know about designing, implementing and optimizing a smart content strategy with data at the core.  Now On Demand


act-on logoHow to Use Facebook Ads to Target the Right People with the Right Message at the Right Time — and CONVERT!
On Demand | Free Webinar

You see others benefitting from Facebook, but it just doesn’t lead to a positive ROI for your business. Regardless of what many will tell you, there is no easy button with Facebook — you aren’t guaranteed success by posting a certain way at a certain time and using a certain template. How you achieve success will be unique to your business. That said, there are several tools that the pros use, but you aren’t. The secrets to your success on Facebook are found within these tools.  Now On Demand


brightcove-logo-horizontal-grey-newCase Study: Video Marketing Playbook
On Demand | Free Webinar

Don’t just play video marketing. Win with it. The Video Marketing Playbook webinar will show you how to use your video to reach, engage and convert customers — and get them to stay on your site.

In our latest research, about three-quarters of marketers report using video but only 54% of B2C and 60% of B2B marketers say it’s an effective tool. Discover how to be more successful with video. Learn the best practices to drive results and understand how to ensure video fits within your overall technology stack. See how companies like Salesforce’s ExactTarget are executing video-centric marketing strategies at scale.  Now On Demand


icc_email_logoContent Marketing Meets Intelligent Content: The Making of “The Language of Content Strategy”
On Demand | Free Webinar

Time is in short supply. Deadlines are tight. Resources, even tighter. If you’re like most content professionals, you’ve got dozens of great ideas, but not enough time, money, and experience to bring them to life. But it doesn’t have to be this way.  Attend this session to learn how two seasoned content strategists enlisted the help of 50 knowledgeable experts to create a printed book, an eBook, a companion website, and educational flash cards—in record time—all from a single source of intelligent content.  Now On Demand


Marketo_LogoWhat Not to Write: Makeover Your Content Creation
On Demand | Free Webinar

Today’s Content Marketer needs to be fashion-forward — no, not their attire (that’s a bonus), but in their approach to content strategy and creation. Make your content snappy, coordinated and successful—Join Ellen Gomes, Content Marketing Specialist at Marketo for this event!  Now On Demand


on24 logoThe New Way to Webinar​: From Presentation to Conversation
On Demand​ | Free Webinar

In content marketing, everything has changed. To be truly effective today, content isn’t just presented to an audience, it’s “experienced” through direct engagement, and one of the best ways to deliver engagement driven content is through webinars. Join CMI and ON24 for a demonstration and audience​-driven conversation about how to connect with your audience through direct engagement. Now On Demand


Emma_Logo_HorizontalThe 8 Second Challenge
On Demand​ | Free Webinar

The human attention span is down to just eight seconds. (Whoa.) Combine that factoid with over-stuffed inboxes, and you have a recipe for getting lost in email marketing oblivion. Or maybe you don’t. Once you know the landscape, and even embrace it, you can use email to cut through the noise. During this session, experts from Emma will connect their email marketing expertise with what we know about user experience and cognitive behavior, all in the name of helping designers get the marketing results they’re looking for.   Now On Demand