By Content Marketing Institute Team published January 22, 2021

Disguises Are for Superheroes – Not Great Content [The Weekly Wrap]

Don’t hide your content behind a bland headline. This week in content marketing, we share an example to prove the rule, plus new research into the search performance of marketing terms and a sweet ( but overlooked) content opportunity. Continue reading

By Andrea Fryrear published January 21, 2021

5 Agile Marketing Values to Sharpen Your Content Process

Content marketing often is a messy, haphazard process. But it doesn’t have to be. Establishing deliberate methods using Agile values can bring order – and help your content team deliver better results. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published January 20, 2021

Fine-Tune Your Reach and Frequency for Modern Marketing [Video Series Debut]

Catch the first episode of CMI’s new video and blog series – Marketing Makers. Each month, Robert Rose explores a foundational marketing concept and explains how it applies to content marketing. First up? Reach and frequency. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published January 19, 2021

Get Your Content Governance in Order With This 1 Thing

Struggling to balance those big content marketing ideas with those ad-hoc requests? It’s time to do something about content governance. No, it’s not too big an idea or above your pay grade. Start with this idea. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published January 15, 2021

That’s How You Make a Splash: Slime Cannons, Sewer (Public) Servants, and More [The Weekly Wrap]

This week in content marketing, Nickelodeon and the NFL team up to recruit a new audience, a public sewer agency makes each employee feel like No. 1, and a popular email newsletter spills into new channels. Continue reading

By Aleh Barysevich published January 14, 2021

21 YouTube SEO Tools to Boost Your Video Rankings

YouTube is one of the largest search engines. If your brand isn’t thinking about SEO before it creates videos, you better change that now. Here’s how to do it and some tools (free and paid) to help you along the way. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published January 13, 2021

Demand Gen for Content Marketing in the Next Decade [New Research]

Leading up to 2020, demand gen goals involved creating content for search discovery and satisfying prospects’ information needs. Well, guess what? That’s no longer enough. Continue reading

By Jonathan Crossfield published January 12, 2021

Why Rushing Your Writers Never Leads to Great Content

Great content writing takes more than transcribing interviews or curating easy-to-find information. Use this (often misunderstood and undervalued) writing process to explain why faster content isn’t always better. Continue reading

By Elise Dopson published January 11, 2021

How to Get Ranked and Read With a Topic Cluster Model

Do you struggle to create engaging content that lands in a top spot on Google? Luckily, there is a potential solution that also builds a library of useful content for your target audience. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published January 8, 2021

How to Get Customer-Centric Content Right (and Wrong) [The Weekly Wrap]

“Put the audience first” is a content marketing adage for good reason. In this Weekly Wrap, we share how Chewy and Netflix make this approach pay off – and why IKEA needs to reread the instructions. Continue reading

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