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Why Even Crushing Content Failures Aren’t Mistakes

Why Even Crushing Content Failures Aren’t Mistakes

Laughing at content failures feels cathartic at times (there but for the grace of the audience …). But extreme reactions can have a chilling effect on creativity. Here’s the real lesson to take from Apple’s failed iPad Pro ad.
Time To Evolve Your Marketing Strategy for Social Media in 2024

Time To Evolve Your Social Media Strategy for 2024

The TikTok “ban” grabs the headlines. But TikTok’s impact on other social media algorithms has a bigger impact for marketers. Is your content and marketing strategy ready?
Why Your Content Won't Surprise or Delight Unless You Expect More (From People and AI)

Why Your Content Won’t Surprise or Delight Unless You Expect More (From People and AI)

Why do we call it generative AI when it doesn’t generate anything new? Renaming the much-discussed tech is just one of the ways Robert Rose suggests aligning expectations with reality. The other? Challenging people to aim for higher-quality ideas and deliverables.
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Avoid Traditional Marketing Metrics To Prove Content’s Real Value

Content marketing requires a nuanced measurement program that differs from traditional marketing analysis. Use this four-step process to design objectives, key results, performance indicators, and metrics that leave no question about your content’s impact.
Overcome Change Fatigue and Boost Your Content Strategy

Overcome Change Fatigue and Boost Your Content Strategy

Not changing gets you nowhere. Get insightful anecdotes paired with practical strategies to motivate your marketing and content to break from stagnation and go toward innovation.
Think Like a Golfer To Create a Winning Content Strategy

Think Like a Golfer To Create a Winning Content Strategy

More content always seems better or at least less risky. But what if you played a different strategy? Play as you would in golf — fewest swings of the club wins. Let’s explore.
Why Marketers Should Care About Google’s Potential HubSpot Acquisition

Why Marketers Should Care About Google’s Potential HubSpot Acquisition

Google may buy HubSpot. But how likely is it the deal will get done? Why would Google want HubSpot? What would it mean for HubSpot customers? Understand the possibilities and take away the one reality for every marketer.
How To Get Unstuck with Generative AI in Your Content and Marketing

How To Get Unstuck With Generative AI in Your Content and Marketing

Generative AI isn’t serving marketers well. All the options make it easy to apply, but all the options make it more difficult to decide what to do. To help, use this categorization chart that looks at capabilities and efficiencies.
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Think Like a Director To Build a Scalable Employee Content Network

Recent research finds that almost nine out of 10 C-suite B2B marketers believe tapping employees as influencers holds immense value. But how do you scale your content efforts to enable those creators? Think like a movie director. Here’s how.
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How To Produce a Podcast in 2024 (From Someone Who’s Done 400+ Episodes)

This Old Marketing has produced over 400 podcast episodes since 2013. Learn how they do it in 2024, from the process to the equipment and the one big thing every successful podcast requires.
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Manage Your Content Budgets With ‘Bottle’ Episodes

The mega-hit Friends producers adopted a behind-the-scenes strategy that balanced the budget and delivered some of the best episodes. Consider a similar strategy for your budget-impacted content plan.
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Enterprise Marketers Leading With Strategy in 2024 [New Research]

Discover what enterprise content marketers expect in 2024, from budgets, generative AI, tech, social media use, and more. CMI's newly released research also finds out what sets top performers apart from their industry peers.