By Robert Rose published January 26, 2022

B2C Marketers: Make Sure You Are on Stable Ground [New Research]

Events of recent years prompted an increase in content marketing’s importance to businesses. So how are B2C content marketing programs faring? Check out that and a lot more in today’s release of CMI’s B2C Content Marketing: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends – Insights for 2022. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published December 17, 2021

3 Hot Takes: A Viral (Foods) Report, an ‘Ugly’ Content Gift, and an Email Treat

Instacart hits the content jackpot with a fresh year-in-review report. Adobe offers some ‘ugly’ gifts. And a small chocolate shop curates a sweet treat of an email newsletter. Read our take on these content examples. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published December 10, 2021

Hot Takes on 3 Content Gifts from LinkedIn, Lifetime, and Peloton

Read our hot takes on LinkedIn’s new streamlined live video and newsletter features for content creators, Lifetime’s mini-movie makeover featuring Monique Coleman, and a Peloton employee’s moment in the spotlight. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published December 3, 2021

3 Hot Takes: Stand Against Social Media, Delivery App Fees, and Poor Personalization

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? Continue reading

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

Manufacturing Marketers: 5 Ways to Keep Your 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

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