By Robert Rose published February 17, 2021

What Is Media Planning – and Why Should Content Marketers Care? [Video Show]

Now that so many content marketers run their own media channels, they also must be media planners. Learn what that means, how to strike across paid, earned, owned, and shared channels, and more in this edition of Marketing Makers. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published February 16, 2021

5 Black-Owned Agency Leaders Talk Impact of 2020 on Business and Marketing

Eleven months after the COVID-19 closures began and eight months after the increased calls for ending racism, we checked in with five Black-owned marketing agencies to learn what’s happened and what they say needs to still happen. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published February 12, 2021

Forget the Super Bowl Ads – Brands Took Their “A” Game to Twitter [Content Marketing Examples]

You don’t need a massive budget to score big with fans – but you do need creative ideas. This week, we’re celebrating brands’ Super Bowl tweets, a hot pasta playlist, and a clever contest offering one NASCAR fan a dream job. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published February 11, 2021

Tips, Tricks, and Advice to Help Overcome Your Writing Challenges [New E-Book]

Content creators know the struggles before, during, and after they put words to (digital) paper. Here are some tips, tricks, and exercises to help and a new e-book that pulls together our most helpful writing advice. Continue reading

By Aaron Orendorff published February 10, 2021

50 of the Best Social Media Tools Selected by Top Marketers

What social media tool is your all-time, desert-island, can’t-live-without favorite? Here are the ones picked by 50 big names in online marketing, content marketing, and e-commerce. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published February 9, 2021

Don’t Let Content Marketing Be a Dead-End Career [New Framework]

To move up, talented content practitioners must move on. That’s a problem. If content marketing is a strategic part of the business, practitioners must be able to reach the highest positions in it. Here’s a framework to make that happen. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published February 8, 2021

How One Brand Grew a Massive Audience by Building a News Site [Example]

In 2019, a software company launched its own editorial property as an alternative to traditional PR and demand-gen marketing. In 20 months, it’s attracted nearly 400,000 unique visitors and garnered over 1,200 newsletter subscribers. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published February 5, 2021

3 Brands Crank Up the Volume [Content Marketing Examples]

Brands are turning up the volume this week. A new TikTok video celebrates the #SeaShanty trend, Mastercard amps up its sonic brand identity, and a video book review tells a charmingly experimental tale. Continue reading

By Jonathan Rick published February 4, 2021

Will Wikipedia Think Your Page Is Notable?

You want a Wikipedia page. Aren’t sure the content will pass muster? Your success lies in a single word – notability. Continue reading

By Olga Rabo published February 3, 2021

How to Use Instagram Stories to Get More Followers

A half-billion people use Instagram Stories every day. Businesses create one-third of the most viewed Stories. You can’t ignore Stories. Consider these seven ideas on how to do them well. Continue reading

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