By Clare McDermott published May 11, 2021

Transform Your Data Into Great Visuals With These Resources, Tips, and Tools

Visualizing data is a great way for brands to get attention and earn credibility. They can transform your original surveys, user data, or third-party stats into something your audience wants to read. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published May 7, 2021

Your Content Inspiration of the Week: The Brash, a Bash, and Your Cash

Get inspired by Terminus’s twist on virtual event marketing, TeamUp’s pivot from the traditional business anniversary celebration, and the findings of Managing Editor’s 2021 report on content marketing careers. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published May 4, 2021

Want Better Results From Your Original Research? Improve the Survey Experience

Original research is one of those areas where so much can go wrong. The survey experience is one of those potential pitfalls. It may seem like a nice-to-have, but a good survey experience boosts completion and accuracy of results. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published April 30, 2021

3 Ways to Know Your Audience: Hire Them, Talk to Them, or Tease Them

Nerf knows its audience well enough to know it needed to hire one of them. Business communicators want to know their audiences, but miss out on a crucial step. An agency knows its audience so well, it pokes gentle fun at a pain point to attract them. Here’s what to make of it all. Continue reading

By Alexandra Cote published April 29, 2021

15 Engaging Ways to End Your Next Blog Post

Introductions get all the attention. Yet conclusions and endings matter even more. Readers who get to the end of the story are the ones most interested in the topic (and likely what your business offers). Here’s how to reach a satisfying conclusion. Continue reading

By Teni Hallums published April 28, 2021

How to Use Reddit to Find Subject Matter Experts

Reddit gets a bad rap as a breeding ground for snark, rants, and memes. But this social platform has over 100,000 communities where some great expert sources for your content could be. Here’s how to find them. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published April 23, 2021

How Do You Like Your Content Marketing – Cheesy, Fruity, or Extremely Personal?

This week in content marketing, a Trader Joe’s contest stretches user-generated content to delicious lengths. Pepsi tries an expensive approach to promote a new flavor. And a Kia dealership test-drives personalized video content. Continue reading

By Midori Nediger published April 13, 2021

3 Graphic Design Tips for Non-Designers

Blogs, social media, and websites, oh my. The appetite for visual content seems insatiable – and graphic designers aren’t always available to help. This intro to the design principles of white space, typography, and color will help you make the most of your DIY designs. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 6, 2021

Guest Blogging: A Step-by-Step Guide

Unsuccessful prospective guest bloggers act like door-to-door salespeople. Successful prospective guest bloggers act like invited guests who show up with a nice host gift. How can you be the door knockers welcomed by publishing sites? Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published March 25, 2021

A Swing and a Hit: 5 Storytelling Ideas to Steal From Sports Writers

They make it look easy, but sports writers face the same challenge content marketers do – including how to tell the same basic story in fresh and exciting ways. These go-to sports storytelling techniques can help you find the agony and the ecstasy in your brand stories. Continue reading

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