By Dennis Shiao published June 12, 2019

3 Strategies to Connect With Your Audience (Hint: Start With Mutual Truths)

Liz High spent four minutes and 15 images introducing herself at her Content Marketing World presentation. Why? She had a point to make. Continue reading

By James Tennant published June 3, 2019

Stop Thinking About Personalized Content as an Extra

Personalization is not a detail or an add-on when it comes to your content. It should be an integral part of your content marketing strategy so you can build the sort of audience loyalty we all dream of. Continue reading

By Aaron Agius published May 20, 2019

Buyer Personas: One Method Doesn’t Fit All

One size does NOT fit all when it comes to developing your personas. After negative response to his post about a three-question method, Aaron Agius is back to offer a more expansive take on personas. Continue reading

By Larry Lubin published May 8, 2019

How to Make Your Content Personalized but Not Creepy

Do you face the personalization paradox? You want to create content customized for your audience. But you don’t want to seem overly knowing or familiar and raise their privacy flags. Here’s how to strike a good balance. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published May 3, 2019

Do You Think Stereotypes and Personas Are Synonymous?

NASCAR dads. Soccer moms. Millennials. Those words conjure images of a person or group. Are they stereotypes or personas? Does it matter? And how does it all fit with your content marketing? Ten marketing experts share their thoughts. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 11, 2019

Is Your Content Ready to Zig and Zag With Your Buyers?

Prospects follow a messy path to buying. Does that mean you should give up on the straight path buyer-journey model? Nope. Organize your content so it’s ready for the mess, while keeping those stages in mind. Here’s how. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 1, 2019

Is April Fools’ Day Worth the Risk for Brands?

April Fools’ Day is a tempting conundrum. Does it provide a good enough reason to break the rules and betray your audience’s trust with fake content, absurd headlines, or fictional products? Let’s give it some serious thought. Continue reading

By Daniel Hochuli published March 26, 2019

Get to Your Audience’s Core: Know Their Content Intent

Your sales team finds four legit leads from 500 white paper downloads. What happened? Your audience wanted the info, it wasn’t interested in a transaction. Before you create and evaluate your content, think about audience intent. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published January 28, 2019

Your 2020 Mission: A Unified Strategy for Content in Your Marketing

We’re in 2019 and CMI is about to run up on more than a decade’s worth of experience. Let’s take a breath and see where we are. Quite honestly, we’re humbled at the level of innovation we’ve witnessed. It’s time for us to evolve too. Continue reading

By Dennis Shiao published January 21, 2019

Do What Most Content Marketers Don’t and Get Better Results

Most marketers don’t use these three successful tactics. And only two-thirds use the fourth tactic to get better content marketing results. Want to know what they are and how you implement at your organization? Read on. Continue reading