By Robert Rose published December 2, 2022

How a ‘Purple Audience’ Approach Leads to a Better Long-Term Content Strategy [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Do you jump into the red ocean with content on popular topics? Or do you dive into the blue ocean with a contrarian view of a trending subject? Here’s why you should try a purple-audience approach instead (and how to do it). Continue reading

By Lesley Vos published December 1, 2022

7 Tricks To Smash Writer’s Block, Imposter Syndrome, and Other Content Fears

Writing is hard. It’s even harder in content marketing, due to business goals, deadlines, and other pressures. Never fear – help is here. Follow one or more of these seven tricks to make writing easier. Continue reading

By Amy Woods published November 30, 2022

How To Repurpose Video Content for Bigger and Better Results

Engaging videos lead to powerful results. But crafting quality video takes significant effort. Repurposing lets you stretch the same ingredients across many platforms to satisfy different appetites. Try these ideas to turn your videos into a menu of epic content. Continue reading

By Shane Barker published November 29, 2022

How To Make a Better Workspace for Your Content Marketing Team [Tools]

Forget the workplace. Content marketing team success has more to do with workspaces that centralize resources for easy access regardless of team member locations. These tools help one company keep in-house, remote, and freelance teams on the same page. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published November 28, 2022

25+ New, Newly Updated, and Timeless Books Content Marketers Love

Fill out your wish list or decide on a gift for a team member with this list of books about content marketing, creativity, writing, artificial intelligence, personal branding, and more. Each title comes with the recommendation of someone in the Content Marketing Institute community. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published November 23, 2022

Feast on These 9 Content Examples Worthy of Gratitude

We give thanks for great content marketing. Savor these examples from AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, Pepsi, Captain Morgan, and more. They can help your brand do and be better for your audiences. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published November 22, 2022

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a Content Marketer’s Dream: 7 Inspiring Lessons

Millions gather to view your content marketing. It’s the stuff of your professional dreams. And it’s the reality for marketers at Macy’s every U.S. Thanksgiving Day. Here are seven inspiring content marketing lessons from the fun event. Continue reading

By Dennis Shiao published November 21, 2022

How Land O’Lakes Found a Mission Greater Than Sales

With a new CEO on board, Land O’Lakes embarked on a three-year strategic communications plan to raise her and the brand’s profile. They found a mission greater than sales along the way. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published November 18, 2022

How a Spoonful of Story Helps Even ‘Boring’ Content Go Down [Rose-Colored Glasses]

Mary Poppins had it almost right ¬¬– just find the story and –snap – the content’s job’s a game. Then even the boring tasks you undertake become – well, if not a piece of cake, a more creative endeavor rather than a mundane construction project. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published November 17, 2022

How To Build an Audience by Giving Back – the #BossTalks Story

The best mentors listen, answer questions, and help. The best content marketers do, too. So #BossTalks, a multichannel content project featuring Salesforce’s unofficial mentor-in-chief Ebony Beckwith, had the ingredients of a smash hit from the start. Continue reading

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