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How To Build a Better Audience Persona (Choose a Detailed or Quick Method)

To be a great marketer, you must know the people you’re trying to sell it to. Clear, robust marketing personas are an effective and time-tested approach to reach that goal.
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4 Paths to Better Content Management and Strategy [New Research]

Struggling to manage content in a responsive, automated, scalable way? You’re not alone. In our newly released Content Management & Strategy Survey, 72% of respondents say they’re challenged too. Here are some ideas to change that.
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How to Win at Content Marketing [New Playbook]

Determining which content types and distribution formats work best for your business should never involve a roll of the dice. Make smart, strategic choices by letting CMI’s essential guide illuminate the path to success.
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Content Marketing and Sales Alignment: Bridging the Gap [New Research]

Tension between sales and marketing in the B2B environment persists. It can create an innovative atmosphere. Or it can be the blame game. Learn how content has changed (and can change) the sales and marketing environment.
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Tech Marketers Think Outside the Buyer’s Journey [New Research]

Are technology marketers moving away from creating content for the buyer’s journey? The CMI research team asked that question as it analyzed the data from the eighth annual content marketing survey. Learn that answer and more.
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A 30-Minute Hack for Nonprofits to Improve Their Content Marketing [New Research]

Nearly all nonprofit marketers would benefit greatly by taking one month to power up their content marketing programs. That’s a logical conclusion based on what nonprofit marketers had to say in CMI/Marketing Profs’ annual survey.
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5 Things Highly Committed Content Marketers Do Better [New UK Research]

New CMI research shows even a small shift in commitment level can make a big difference in your content marketing success. Discover the five things more committed U.K. marketers do that the less committed don’t. Which ones do you do?
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3 Aha Moments to Improve Your Content Marketing in 2018

She’s read thousands of articles and written hundreds of posts about content marketing. But this author still had some aha moments on the subject in 2017. Find out her three lightbulb moments that can help you in 2018.
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Are B2C Content Marketing Teams Getting What They Need to Succeed? [New Research]

B2C marketers soon may find the pressure to do more outpaces the content marketing team’s ability to keep up. That’s just one takeaway from today’s release of B2C Content Marketing 2018: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America.
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Beyond the Build – What Content Marketers in Australia Must Do Next [New Research]

More Australian content marketers say their organizations focus on building audiences. But CMI’s latest research also reveals too few marketers are taking the long view – providing audience-first content and building trust over time.
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6 Ways Manufacturing Marketers Can Improve Their Content Marketing [New Research]

With today’s release of Manufacturing Content Marketing 2018: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America, we share six ways sophisticated/mature content marketing programs are operating differently than young/first step programs.
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Experts Talk Content Workflow Challenges, Bottlenecks, and Solutions

A lot of B2B companies are challenged in content creation. How do those problems arise? What bottlenecks are created? How can you address them? Learn what four experts, including two Content Marketer of the Year finalists, say.