By Stephanie Stahl published July 6, 2018

Content Marketer of the Year Shares the REI Story

Team builders. Innovators. Humble. Results-oriented. Excellence. Those are some of the characteristics of Content Marketer of the Year finalists. Before we roll out the 2018 list, let’s talk to the 2017 winner, REI’s Paolo Mottola. Continue reading

By Midori Nediger published June 29, 2018

3 Graphic Design Tips for Non-Designers

With more text-focused people entering the world of visuals, it’s time for a refresher on the essential principles of design. Discover how typography, color, and white space can drastically improve the efficacy of visual content. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published June 22, 2018

How to Take Your Travel Content on a Better Trip

The right content helps travel and hospitality brands build trust, create joyful moments, and add personalized value. But these marketers don’t encounter all picture-perfect vistas. Let’s explore the latest content opportunities. Continue reading

By Konrad Sanders published June 21, 2018

It’s Not About the Tea: How to Make Buyer Personas That Really Satisfy

CMO Sarah Cunningham likes to drink Earl Grey in the morning. And thus, a useless buyer persona filled with frivolous detail begins. If you want useful buyer personas, make sure they include this one essential component. Continue reading

By Manish Dudharejia published June 15, 2018

No Lies: How to Get Content Marketing Right in E-Commerce

A lot of content marketing advice comes from a B2B perspective. But some of content marketing’s best practices change when you talk about online-based businesses. Here’s how e-commerce brands can make content marketing waves. Continue reading

By Jay Acunzo published June 13, 2018

The Most Important Question to Ask Before Launching a Podcast

Deciding to launch a podcast requires brands to consider a lot. Therefore, they have a ton of questions to ask. But one question is the most foundational and crucial thing to ponder – and marketers aren’t asking it often enough. Continue reading

By Denise Roberts McKee published June 8, 2018

How to Use Documentary Filmmaking Techniques to Craft Memorable Content

With organic brand reach in social media becoming a thing of the past with algorithm update, content marketers need to produce more compelling stories capable of creating a deeper impression. Think documentary filmmaking. Continue reading

By Stephanie Stahl published June 1, 2018

4 Secrets of Great Storytellers

Daniel Pink says, “The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers …” Want to make your content marketing belong in the future? Follow four secrets of great storytellers. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published May 25, 2018

Actor Brings Community Model to Content Creation

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt details how a career dry spell led him to build something few startups and brands ever achieve: a thriving online community that not only pays for itself but also shares the wealth with its contributors. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published May 22, 2018

How to Win at Content Marketing [New Playbook]

Determining which content types and distribution formats work best for your business should never involve a roll of the dice. Make smart, strategic choices by letting CMI’s essential guide illuminate the path to success. Continue reading