By Content Marketing Institute Team published November 19, 2021

Hot Take: Look Outside Your Team For Great Content Marketing

Outside voices can make your content marketing. Examples include UK football star Marcus Rashford helping Aldi UK spread the holiday spirit and UGC making Abercrombie & Fitch a success on TikTok. And a new study from Semrush reveals an opportunity to get better content from outsourced talent. Continue reading

By Lisa Murton Beets published November 17, 2021

5 Things Manufacturing Marketers Can Do To Keep Their Content Marketing Momentum [New Research]

Manufacturing marketers still struggle with getting people in their companies to understand content marketing. But they saw progress in 2021 when traditional sales methods were less useful. See what else these marketers had to say. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published November 12, 2021

3 Hot Takes: Putting Joy on Faces, Springs in Steps, and Butts in Bucket Seats

Walmart aims to spark joy that’s written all over its customers’ faces. Xero Shoes puts its minimalism message on strong footing, and an RV business retrofits its content to serve up local adventures. Read our hot takes. Continue reading

By Lisa Murton Beets published November 10, 2021

7 Things Content Marketers Told Us About Video [New Research]

Video’s role in content marketing has elevated in the past two years. Find out what types deliver the best results, why you shouldn’t give up every other content format, and more in the latest CMI Video & Visual Storytelling Survey. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published November 5, 2021

3 Cool Content Campaigns That Tackle Hot (and Warm) Topics

A town in the Arctic Circle launches an Olympic bid it hopes it won’t win. The North Face melts hearts with stories of outdoor adventures. And Red Ventures brands join forces to help travelers plan health-conscious visits to their favorite hotspots. Read our hot takes on this cool content. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published October 29, 2021

Are You Terrorizing Your Audience? (Plus More Seasonal Hot Takes)

A scary-smart horror parody from Umault skewers companies that stalk people who dare to pass through their content gates. Party City treats its audience to original research on a content sweet spot. And the Food52 community shows it’s better to give and to receive. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published October 22, 2021

3 Hot Takes: Bad Thought Leadership, Irrelevant Content, and a New Media Network

Frustrated B2B readers give thought leadership content a bad review, and most say they skip out on anything they deem irrelevant. B2C retail giant Lowe’s adds a media network to monetize its audience. Read our hot takes. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published October 15, 2021

3 Content Marketing Examples That Surprise and Delight (Plus Our Hot Takes)

These examples are all about the unexpected. A writer creates a sticky wicket for finding other creatives. Ronald McDonald House sponsors content that has nothing to do with itself. And NEA Member Benefits turns ‘boring’ content into a hoot. See our hot takes. Continue reading

By Stephanie Stahl published October 13, 2021

B2B Content Marketing Insights for 2022: More Budget, More Work, More Empathy [Research]

Companies are waking up to the power of B2B content marketing. That’s the refrain that echoes through our survey of marketers in the newly released B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends: Insights for 2022. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published October 8, 2021

3 Hot Takes: Experiments in SEO, Work-Life Balance, and #FacebookDown

Go behind the scenes at Service Direct and Atlassian as they reveal the results of their carefully planned content operations changes. Then, use Facebook’s accidental experiment to check your own content operations resilience. Continue reading

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