By Amanda Maksymiw published July 7, 2010

How to Use Content Marketing to Build Your Brand: One Company’s Story

As content marketers know, by creating and developing valuable, useful content, your brand may become a thought leader over time. Who doesn’t want that? Think about it. At some point, every marketer is tasked with positioning his or her brand … Continue reading

By Garrett French published July 6, 2010

How to Discover Your Competitors’ Most-Shared Content

As a content marketer, one of the audiences you need to be aware of is your linking audience. This consists of the individuals who publish, curate, report on, discuss, argue about and share info about your target market. This audience … Continue reading

By Sarah Mitchell published July 5, 2010

Get Inspired: How a Clever Design of an Email Banner Can Improve Content

As most content marketers know, great content is more than compelling words. You want your readers to want to read your content, which makes design a critical part of any website, email or stand-alone piece. While this is something you … Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published July 1, 2010

14 Content Marketing Quotes to Live By

Last month, I participated in Web Content 2010 (here is the presentation on higher purpose content marketing). Someone (who asked not to be named) sent me a number of tweets from that event that they found inspiring from my presentation. … Continue reading

By John Nawn published July 1, 2010

How to Create Content That Engages At Face-to-Face Meetings

When marketers think of the reasons why they need great content, they often think about their online marketing programs, but content is just as important for in-person meetings and events. In fact, great content, whether it’s a formal session or … Continue reading

By Dianna Huff published June 30, 2010

How to Find Content Ideas in Your Web Analytics Report

Did you know that your Web analytics application is a wealth of information when it comes to generating ideas for new content? If you are like many people I know, you may look at the top 10 or 20 keywords … Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published June 29, 2010

How To Effectively Manage the Content Marketing Process

One of the most popular questions we get at the Content Marketing Institute is how to effectively manage the content marketing process.  Although there are many ways to go about resourcing for content marketing projects within an organization, here are … Continue reading

By Jim Kukral published June 28, 2010

Three Easy Steps to Add Podcasts to Your Blog

Too often new, and seasoned, bloggers focus on only one type of content: blog posts. Blog posts are great, and if written well enough, with great keyword rich headlines, you can generate positive search engine rankings and traffic. However, straight … Continue reading

By Anthony Power published June 25, 2010

How to Develop Content Based on A Need Stage

There has been lots of good discussion about the role of content and the “sales funnel.” For instance, Robert Rose had a two-part  series on segmenting based on personas and lead stage. There are also good arguments to flip or even … Continue reading

By Sarah Mitchell published June 24, 2010

5 Essential Elements to a Great Newsletter

Editor’s note: For more newsletter insights and advice, check out our updated post, 15 Goals, Tips, Examples, and Lessons for E-Newsletter Perfection. How many newsletters arrive in your inbox every week? How many more land in your mailbox? How many … Continue reading