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 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 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

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