By Joseph Kalinowski published December 23, 2021

5 Reminders About Creativity From The Beatles: Get Back

The Beatles: Get Back documentary sparked CMI’s creative director to turn to the keyboard (the one with letters, not the one with 88 keys). Here are the five lessons for content creators he took away from the almost nine-hour documentary. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published December 21, 2021

Why a Content Formula Isn’t Lazy – It’s a ‘Hallmark’ of Bingeable Series

Creating content from variations of the same tale for months sounds like a recipe for disaster. Yet it’s a formula that keeps Hallmark viewers bingeing its movies over the holidays (and all year). Here’s how to learn from – and improve on – the network’s success. Continue reading

By Aleh Barysevich published December 20, 2021

4 User-Generated Content Ideas (and Tools To Check If They Work)

It’s hard to keep the content on your social channels fresh. Luckily, your brand doesn’t have to create everything from scratch. Look to your customers, friends, influencers, and others who are and could produce user-generated content. Continue reading

By Sally Ofuonyebi published December 15, 2021

Try These Tools To Create Content That Works for Search Engines and Audiences

Successful content creators realize writing for your audience isn’t different from writing for search engines. Here are 13 tools to help create valuable content that audiences discover and consume. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published December 8, 2021

Stop Juggling Content Creation – Follow This 5-Step Planning Process

Stop being a short-order cook, planning how to combine “content” meals as efficiently as possible. It’s time to be a chef, planning a menu of what will and will NOT be served. Here’s five steps to do just that. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published December 7, 2021

How’d You Make That Flipping Awesome Content for Monster

A month after the pandemic hit, a new microsite from Monster went live: Work in the Time of Coronavirus. Not only did it demonstrate their ability to pivot quickly, it created new original content, new internal collaborations, and more. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published December 1, 2021

4 Business Storytelling Examples That Break the Problem-Solution Mold

You know the formula: someone faces a challenge, a product offers a solution, and the problem gets solved. Content like this fills an information need – but rarely keeps people coming back. Get inspired to break the mold with examples that show the heart of business storytelling. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published November 24, 2021

13 Stand-Out Content Examples That Give Us All the Thanksgiving Feels

In the spirit of this time of gratitude, we’ve gathered 13 stand-out examples with some appetizing tidbits that speak to seasonal themes – travel, friends and family, food, and giving to those in need. Continue reading

By Irina Weber published November 23, 2021

8 Fresh Content Types for 2022

Like content, content types can also go stale – or at least become less tasty – to consume. These eight formats can help attract and engage your audience members who prefer visuals over text-dominated content. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published November 18, 2021

Why Visual Storytelling Demands More Than Just Images

It’s not a picture of diamonds with a tagline, “Diamonds are forever.” That’s one takeaway from Robert Rose’s latest Marketing Makers episode about visual storytelling. He also gives three approaches to do it better. Continue reading

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