By Content Marketing Institute Team published October 16, 2020

People Want PDFs; Why The NY Times Didn’t Fail; and a Backstage Pass [The Weekly Wrap]

This week, CMI is wrapping up Content Marketing World, but today we’re talking white papers, how content saved The New York Times, and a new stack as content production ramps up. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published October 9, 2020

Stream a Stream, Polish Your Thumbnails, and Don’t Talk ‘Us’ [The Weekly Wrap]

This week, content marketers are talking live streams (not livestreams), research on the best practices of YouTube thumbnails, and a challenge to one of the most standard website pages. Continue reading

By Susan Moeller published October 7, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Features: Stories, Feed, IGTV, Reels

Instagram’s billion-active-user audience finds the platform easy to use. But content marketers? Not so much. Here’s your guide to the four main content channels (including the new Reels feature), how to use them successfully, and more. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published October 2, 2020

Don’t Let a Pause Stop You From Doing More [The Weekly Wrap]

This week, content marketers are talking about an insurance company that isn’t waiting around, an interesting finding on how bloggers responded to the pandemic, and a great reaction to bad behavior on social media. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published September 25, 2020

Drumming Up Fans, Battling Beautifully, and Voicing Makers [The Weekly Wrap]

This week, we talk about a famous drummer who thrilled a YouTube phenom (and us), a pharmacy that knows how to battle beautifully, and a cheeky clothing brand that tells stories of makers, from a pastry chef to a chainsaw artist. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published September 24, 2020

2020 B2C Content Marketer of Year Finalists Empower Audiences

In an extraordinary year, extraordinary B2C content marketers rose to the occasion. Here are a group and two individuals who are at the top of their game – the 2020 B2C Content Marketer of the Year finalists. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published September 21, 2020

User-Generated Content: Let Your Fans Do Content Creation Work for You

Content creation is hard. But you don’t have to do all the heavy lifting on your own. Let your fans and followers put all their passion, knowledge, and artistic talent on display for others to see, learn from, and enjoy. Continue reading

By Content Marketing Institute Team published September 18, 2020

An Oops, a Kick, and a Rebrand Get Noticed [The Weekly Wrap]

The Weekly Wrap debuts its new format – three notable things in content marketing: VRBO’s big oops, Toggl’s rebrand, and Keds kicking up of the power of women. Get the what, where, and why now. Continue reading

By Darek Black published September 15, 2020

How to Get Your Content to Stick

Time fades away. Unforgettable messages endure. How? They’re made to stick, as Chip and Dan Heath noted in their marketing classic. Let’s look at five sticky tips along with examples so your content adheres better.
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By Ann Gynn published September 14, 2020

Reinventing With Content: 3 Brands Find New Paths

What do you do when your usual business model can’t work? These three organizations turned to content marketing. One found a viral hit. One had fans clamor for more. And one may add a media brand to its business mix.
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