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3 Hot Takeaways: Delicious Content Ideas Inspired by Media Brands

Media brands serve up hot takeaways for B2C and B2C content marketers. What can you learn from ESPN crowing about a rooster? A popular food show expanding across platforms? A travel magazine marking its relaunch with a web series? We share our take.
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3 Hot Takes: A Real Reel on Instagram, an Award Mockumentary, and a Meta Podcast

The NAACP gets real (in Reels) for a new public service campaign. The Epica Awards gently mocks excuses to drive entries. And Flipboard finds a fresh angle for a new curation podcast. Here’s our take on all this content – what’s yours?
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3 Hot Takes: LEGO and JPMorgan Chase Sizzle, Doritos Fizzles

This week we offer our take on three content examples: Lego customer service avoiding the dark side; JP Morgan Chase scarfing down restaurant content; and Doritos tweeting during the MTV Video Music Awards. What’s your verdict?
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3 Hot Takes: These Brands Make Content Marketing Look Like Kid Stuff

Smart marketers know the best content touches hearts as well as heads. These examples from Shopify, Zillow, and Trek prove that content that teaches or inspires is never wasted on the young (or the young at heart).
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3 Hot Takes: The (Always-On) Show Business of Content

Are you keeping up with all the shifts in the content marketing game? This week’s hot takes will get you up to speed in three areas: creating episodic content, insights into Instagram strategy, and the idea of ‘always-on’ content.
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3 Content Marketing Lessons Inspired by RAM, Stackla, and Zoom

This week’s content lessons come from a musical road trip with Ram Truck, a new Stackla survey explaining what content influence’s real people’s buying decisions, and a Zoom initiative featuring strategically placed CTAs.
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3 Video Content Takeaways From Salesforce, TikTok, and Facebook

If you don’t have a video strategy, you’re late to the party. But you can learn from those blazing the trail. Salesforce, Facebook, and TikTok. Study these insights into their programs and advice before you make your next video content play.
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How Video Email Affects Your Audience (and More Content Examples)

New research into video email shows how it gets audiences’ synapses firing. A content collaboration taps into the drive to create. And a helping hand in the greeting card aisle turns into a savvy way to promote a new service.
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Grey Goose Misses Bonus Free Throw With Uninterrupted Partnership

Grey Goose scores with a cool new video series with Lebron James’ Uninterrupted brand –then misses on bonus content opportunities. Plus, what to learn from Delta’s long-haul email and a calculator that shows the carbon footprint of digital marketing.
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Competitions and Compromises Abound – But Which Brands Are Winning?

This week, McDonald’s searches for besties on Twitter, Heinz wants to end a long-standing food feud, and new competitors are taking to the field of sports content marketing.
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Every Day Will Be Taco Tuesday for One Lucky Social Media Pro

This week in content marketing: McCormick spices up the job market. Vidyard treats influencers to a movie-premiere experience. And Ben & Jerry’s ends its Twitter deep freeze. What does it all mean for content marketing?
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2 Lessons in Bold Content – and 1 in Following the Leaders

A former print publication sizzles back to life as a digital community. Instagram decides to zig when everyone else is … already zigging. And a dating app brings a hit back to the future in service of the hot vax summer. Find out what it all means for content marketers.