By Lisa Dougherty published December 22, 2021

10 Content Marketing Articles Readers (Like You) Loved This Year

If you didn’t get a chance to read all 249-plus posts from Content Marketing Institute this year, here are the 10 most popular. You can read all of them in 139 minutes (or take just four minutes to read the first one). Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published December 21, 2021

Why a Content Formula Isn’t Lazy – It’s a ‘Hallmark’ of Bingeable Series

Creating content from variations of the same tale for months sounds like a recipe for disaster. Yet it’s a formula that keeps Hallmark viewers bingeing its movies over the holidays (and all year). Here’s how to learn from – and improve on – the network’s success. Continue reading

By Aleh Barysevich published December 20, 2021

4 User-Generated Content Ideas (and Tools To Check If They Work)

It’s hard to keep the content on your social channels fresh. Luckily, your brand doesn’t have to create everything from scratch. Look to your customers, friends, influencers, and others who are and could produce user-generated content. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published December 17, 2021

3 Hot Takes: A Viral (Foods) Report, an ‘Ugly’ Content Gift, and an Email Treat

Instacart hits the content jackpot with a fresh year-in-review report. Adobe offers some ‘ugly’ gifts. And a small chocolate shop curates a sweet treat of an email newsletter. Read our take on these content examples. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published December 16, 2021

Alone at Work? Use Quiet Days To Set Up for Personal Growth and Content Success

If you’re one of the few at work around the holidays, it’s easy to feel stuck. No one’s around to return emails or make revisions. Try these ideas for using the time to reflect, reorganize, and reorient your outlook and your content programs for the new year. Continue reading

By Sally Ofuonyebi published December 15, 2021

Try These Tools To Create Content That Works for Search Engines and Audiences

Successful content creators realize writing for your audience isn’t different from writing for search engines. Here are 13 tools to help create valuable content that audiences discover and consume. Continue reading

By Amanda Subler published December 14, 2021

10 Content Marketing Truth Bombs Shared With the #CMWorld Community in 2021

Dropping verbal bombs in a livestream usually isn’t a good thing. But the experts on Ask the #CMWorld Community livestreams dropped some amazing ones on everything from analytics to video storytelling. Here are the top 10 takeaways. 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 Content Marketing Institute Team published December 10, 2021

Hot Takes on 3 Content Gifts from LinkedIn, Lifetime, and Peloton

Read our hot takes on LinkedIn’s new streamlined live video and newsletter features for content creators, Lifetime’s mini-movie makeover featuring Monique Coleman, and a Peloton employee’s moment in the spotlight. Continue reading

By Stephanie Stahl published December 9, 2021

100+ Content Marketing Trends and Predictions for Success in 2022

We asked more than 100 thought leaders, award winners, and subject matter experts for their take on the content marketing trends that will have the most impact in 2022. Find out if you’re up on the latest (and where to focus if you’re not). Continue reading

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