We asked more than 100 thought leaders, award winners, and subject matter experts for their take on the content marketing trends that will have the most impact in 2022. Find out if you're up on the latest (and where to focus if you're not).
Global cosmetics brand Lush opts out of major social platforms. Domino’s franchisees help competitors fight back against delivery-app fees. And a good lesson rises from the ashes of a poor personalization attempt. Here’s our take – what’s yours?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.