By Joe Pulizzi published February 10, 2012 Est Read Time: 1 min

Content Marketing Tactics Now Critical to All Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

I bumped into my good friend Chris Baggott from Compendium yesterday at the Online Marketing Summit.  Every conference we run into each other at, Chris pulls me aside and says, “Joe, here we are at this INSERT NAME conference and a content marketing conference has broken out”.

The point? Everyone is talking content marketing these days. The practice and integration of the creation and distribution of valuable, compelling and relevant content to attract and retain customers has never been more critical for brands of all sizes (see this Coca-Cola content marketing example if you want some proof).

It didn’t used to be the case.  Even though I’ve been trying to get corporate marketers to use the term “content marketing” since 2001, only recently has it caught on (see this Google Trends chart below. If content marketing were a stock, we’d be living the high life.)

To further establish the point, our friends at Blueglass Interactive put together this handy infographic, featuring a number of Content Marketing Institute’s  B2B content marketing research statistics. Also thanks for our friends at Mashable for covering this with some additional commentary as well. Enjoy!

Author: Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi is the bestselling author of seven content marketing books including his latest, Content Inc. He has founded four companies, including the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), and his newest venture, The Tilt. His podcast series, This Old Marketing with Robert Rose, has generated millions of downloads from over 150 countries. He is also the author of The Random Newsletter, delivered to thousands every two weeks. His Foundation, The Orange Effect, delivers speech therapy and technology services to children in 35 states. Follow him on Twitter @JoePulizzi.

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