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

By Content Marketing Institute Team published October 1, 2021

3 Hot Takeaways: Delicious Content Ideas Inspired by Media Brands

Media brands serve up hot takeaways for B2C and B2C content marketers. What can you learn from ESPN crowing about a rooster? A popular food show expanding across platforms? A travel magazine marking its relaunch with a web series? We share our take. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published September 24, 2021

3 Hot Takes: A Real Reel on Instagram, an Award Mockumentary, and a Meta Podcast

The NAACP gets real (in Reels) for a new public service campaign. The Epica Awards gently mocks excuses to drive entries. And Flipboard finds a fresh angle for a new curation podcast. Here’s our take on all this content – what’s yours? Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published September 17, 2021

3 Hot Takes: LEGO and JPMorgan Chase Sizzle, Doritos Fizzles

This week we offer our take on three content examples: Lego customer service avoiding the dark side; JP Morgan Chase scarfing down restaurant content; and Doritos tweeting during the MTV Video Music Awards. What’s your verdict? Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published September 10, 2021

3 Hot Takes: These Brands Make Content Marketing Look Like Kid Stuff

Smart marketers know the best content touches hearts as well as heads. These examples from Shopify, Zillow, and Trek prove that content that teaches or inspires is never wasted on the young (or the young at heart). Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published September 3, 2021

3 Hot Takes: The (Always-On) Show Business of Content

Are you keeping up with all the shifts in the content marketing game? This week’s hot takes will get you up to speed in three areas: creating episodic content, insights into Instagram strategy, and the idea of ‘always-on’ content. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published August 27, 2021

3 Content Marketing Lessons Inspired by RAM, Stackla, and Zoom

This week’s content lessons come from a musical road trip with Ram Truck, a new Stackla survey explaining what content influence’s real people’s buying decisions, and a Zoom initiative featuring strategically placed CTAs. Continue reading

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