By Ann Gynn published December 19, 2018

Sample 11 of the Best B2B and B2C Content Marketing Ideas of 2018

A legal team stars in a music video. A cruise line writes romance stories. A fast-food chain creates an investigative podcast. B2B and B2C brands elevated creativity to inspiring levels in 2018 and CCO magazine shared some of the best. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published December 14, 2018

4 Real-Life Ledes: Why They Work (and What Could Be Better)

Nobody sets out to write mediocre ledes. And yet, the content universe is dominated by them. That’s good because it means a great lede will stand out. Let’s look at a few ho-hum ledes from brand blogs and see how to make them great. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published December 13, 2018

2 Things to Know About Visual Content Strategy in 2019

It’s time for content marketers to take back control of their visual content strategy. But don’t worry – no need to sever your relationship with your creative services or visual design teams. We’re talking about another visual relationship. Continue reading

By Leslie Carruthers published December 6, 2018

How 6 Brands Stand Out and Get Results from Content Marketing

Imagine if your FAQ section led to a 34.7% increase in revenue or your blog conversion rates grew by 800%. Discover how six companies in six industries don’t have to imagine those numbers, they’re finding that kind of success today. Continue reading

By Manish Dudharejia published December 5, 2018

How These Unusual Sources Make Your Content Stand Out

If you want your content to stand out – and up – in the vast sea of content, you have to create something sufficiently novel and useful. These unusual research sources will put you ahead of the pack. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published December 4, 2018

Clickbait Content: Is It Good or Bad?

Given its denotative definition, clickbait does what all content marketers want – it entices the audience to click on the headline and consume their content. So why is it on lists of practices to avoid? Can it ever be used for good? Continue reading

By Michael Becker published November 28, 2018

7 B2C Brands Offer Content Marketing Lessons and Inspiration

Though an astounding 86% of B2C marketers use content marketing, the successful ones represent a smaller percentage. Here are seven retail brands creating success. Read on to see how they deliver what their audience wants. Continue reading

By Joseph Kalinowski published November 23, 2018

3 Toy Brands Unexpectedly Spark a Content Marketing Adventure

The Toys That Made Us, a Netflix documentary, led CMI’s creative director to an aha moment – how three of his favorite toy lines were his first exposure to content as a retail strategy. Discover how they shaped content marketing today. Continue reading

By Dennis Shiao published November 21, 2018

What You Need to Do to Build a Loyal YouTube Audience

Viewers have an unlimited supply of YouTube videos to watch. But that infinity confines marketers. With so much content available, how can creators gain a fair share of users’ attention? Video Creators’ CEO offers insight. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published November 5, 2018

How to be Purposeful With Your Purpose-Driven Content [Examples]

More than two-thirds of people are more willing to share content from purpose-driven brands than traditional brands. But that content isn’t just a cause-colored ribbon post. It comes from an authentic, organic content marketing strategy. Continue reading