By Ann Gynn published April 11, 2019

Is Your Content Ready to Zig and Zag With Your Buyers?

Prospects follow a messy path to buying. Does that mean you should give up on the straight path buyer-journey model? Nope. Organize your content so it’s ready for the mess, while keeping those stages in mind. Here’s how. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published April 10, 2019

Adopt a Curation Mindset to Get More From Your Top Content

Who’s to say your best content can’t be existing assets resurrected, repurposed, repackaged, and resurfaced? Not us. Here’s a three-step process to expand the opportunities to use your best content. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published April 9, 2019

Successful Content Marketers Have These 7 Traits

Written 82 years ago, Think and Grow Rich still inspires CMI founder Joe Pulizzi. He finds seven chapters speak powerfully about the characteristics possessed by a successful content marketer. Read on for Joe’s insight. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 8, 2019

24 Big Mistakes You Should Avoid in Content Marketing

Sure, we can learn from our mistakes. But we also can learn from others’ mistakes and avoid making them. To help you, we enlisted the help of some smart and wise people who share mistakes they’ve seen and how to fix them. Continue reading

By Dennis Shiao published April 5, 2019

Don’t Fail in the Future: Develop an Audio Strategy Today

As more people move to a sound-based, voice-activated world, content marketers aren’t listening well. Audio is the most underused medium in their toolkit. But that changes now with this counsel on a holistic audio content strategy. Continue reading

By Pat Ahern published April 4, 2019

How to Find and Fill a Content Gap for SEO and UX

If you don’t think about SEO and user experience, your content will never be great. Learn how one company implements a process, from ideation to publication, while never forgetting the audience and Google. Continue reading

By Stephanie Stahl published April 3, 2019

Get Your Content Team Out of That Creative Rut

Your creative teams set out to create, distribute, and promote amazing content. But sometimes they get into a rut, leading to humdrum content with less-than-stellar results. Learn how to help lead your team out of that rut. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published April 2, 2019

How to Do Native Advertising Right: A Brief Guide With Great Examples

Native advertising can increase your content’s reach, earn new audiences, and drive action in ways other paid distribution techniques simply can’t. Learn how to put it into play successfully with this brief guide to best practices. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 1, 2019

Is April Fools’ Day Worth the Risk for Brands?

April Fools’ Day is a tempting conundrum. Does it provide a good enough reason to break the rules and betray your audience’s trust with fake content, absurd headlines, or fictional products? Let’s give it some serious thought. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published March 29, 2019

5 (More) Secrets of Great Storytellers

Here’s a secret: Even the most seemingly effortless storytellers work for it – formal training, study of storytellers they admire, perfection through retelling, etc. Get their best advice to improve your brand’s storytelling. Continue reading