By Michele Linn published May 10, 2012

Do Brands and Agencies Use Content Marketing Differently? [Research]

While there are many similarities in the way brands and agencies use content marketing, there are some notable differences. Here is a breakdown of the key differences, according to the results from the 2012 Digital Content Marketing Survey research report from Brandpoint and CMI. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published April 18, 2012

2012 Digital Content Marketing Survey [Research Report]

Brandpoint and the Content Marketing Institute recently queried 389 marketing decision-makers and found some interesting content marketing trends, including a shift toward outsourcing in content creation. Take a look at some of the key takeaways from the survey. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 5, 2011

2012 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends [Research Report]

Last year, the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs published a popular study on B2B content marketing and repeated the research survey this year to see how the field is changing. Here is B2B Content Marketing: 2012 Budgets, Benchmarks and … Continue reading

By Nick Kinports published November 29, 2011

A Blueprint for Ad and PR Agencies: Become More Competent in Content Marketing

I’ll be the first to tell you agency-based content marketing is old news. Establishing credibility and providing valuable content through books, magazine articles, and white papers has been the industry norm for decades. The world is already accustomed to looking … Continue reading

By Manya Chylinski published November 21, 2011

What’s Working with Health Content?

Medical and healthcare information is some of the most personal information people search for online, and it presents a substantial opportunity for organizations in this field to provide relevant, credible, and useful health content for consumers to access when they … Continue reading

By Gordon Plutsky published June 2, 2011

New Mobile Marketing Study: What it Means for Content Marketers

With the wild popularity of mobile marketing, you’d figure most marketers would already have a mobile marketing strategy in place, right? Wrong. In fact, a recent online survey found only 33 percent of companies now have a mobile marketing strategy. … Continue reading

By John Bottom published May 27, 2011

Buyersphere Report 2011: A European Perspective on B2B Content Consumption

The recently released Buyersphere Report 2011 on shifting trends in buyer research behavior is particularly interesting for two reasons: It focuses on European markets, providing an intriguing counterpoint to the many U.S.-based surveys. It surveys the actual behavior (rather than … Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published April 26, 2011

New Content Marketing Assessment: See How You Compare to Your B2B Marketing Peers

Are you looking for a really good way to engage your prospects and customers? I’m a big fan of branded content tools, also called interactive marketing tools and value selling tools. What is a branded content tool? Essentially it’s an … Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published February 24, 2011

How Professional Services Firms Use Content Marketing

The B2B Content Marketing 2010: Professional Services Industry Report is based on research conducted by Junta42 and MarketingProfs in September 2010. I, for one, was surprised by the findings. I always assumed professional service firms were leaders in thought leadership … Continue reading

By Tom Pisello published February 18, 2011

Is Your Content Ready for the CFO?

According to a new Accenture study, more chief financial officers (CFOs) are expanding their role beyond finance in the wake of the recession. These new responsibilities mean CFOs are much more involved in the buying decision process, which is critically … Continue reading