By Jodi Harris published October 12, 2022

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. Continue reading

By John Hall published July 5, 2022

How To Choose the Right Publication To Pitch (and Earn Editors’ Love)

You’ve got content marketing skills. Use them to deliver what your audience wants. In this case, your audience is made up of the editors at third-party outlets you want to pitch. Try these tips from entrepreneur (and longtime CMI friend) John Hall.
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By Ann Gynn published April 25, 2022

7 Questions Every Writer Should Ask To Craft an Effective Lead

Are you the writing sin committed by too many content marketers? If your leads are boring, generic, or cumbersome, you’ll get some help with these seven questions (and answers.) Continue reading

By Gina Balarin published December 13, 2021

9 Questions to Help You Prioritize Content Creation [Template]

Overwhelmed by content requests from throughout your organization? Get in better shape by creating a content request form. Here’s how to do that. Continue reading

By Raechel Duplain published September 22, 2021

How To Document Your Content Marketing Workflow

A documented content marketing strategy is a big differentiator between the most and least successful. Imagine what a documented workflow could do for your content marketing operations. Here’s how to do it in four stages. Continue reading

By Ellie Mirman published September 21, 2021

How To Do a Competitive Content Marketing Analysis

If your content is to be unique, it must be differentiated from your competitors’ content. Here’s how to assess what they’re doing so you can find gaps to fill, do it better, or avoid it altogether. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 22, 2021

The Best Proofreading and Editing Tips (Spoiler: Don’t Do Them at the Same Time)

Too many treat editing and proofreading as the same thing. You can change that. Here’s how to do each as a distinct endeavor. (Your readers will thank you.) Continue reading

By Stephanie Stahl published July 6, 2018

Content Marketer of the Year Shares the REI Story

Team builders. Innovators. Humble. Results-oriented. Excellence. Those are some of the characteristics of Content Marketer of the Year finalists. Before we roll out the 2018 list, let’s talk to the 2017 winner, REI’s Paolo Mottola. Continue reading

By Michelle Park Lazette published July 5, 2018

5 Sources to Inspire Unlimited Content Ideas

Not all ideas worthy of becoming content find us. Most of the time we must find them. Here are five sources that can inspire ideas during any given year. Continue reading

By Chad Zollinger published July 2, 2018

How to Turn Your Content From Lousy to Memorable

The problem with most writing is that it isn’t memorable. If you want to win loyal readers and create strong readership relationships, you must create memorable content. Let’s look at three memorable writers. Continue reading

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