By Clare McDermott published March 15, 2019

Rant Alert: Content Marketers Must Up Their Data Game

Four of five marketers aren’t comfortable making sense of data, a recent survey says. Yet, they have access to powerful self-service marketing analytics tools. How can you get more proficient with data? Start with this article. Continue reading

By Dennis Shiao published March 14, 2019

How to Be the Content in the Enviable Google Answer Box

Voice searchers hear only one answer. Visual searchers are inclined to take the first answer. How can your content get that premium placement? Follow these six steps to increase the likelihood you’ll be featured in Google’s answer box. Continue reading

By Robert Katai published March 11, 2019

5 Forgotten Ways to Improve Your Link-Building Strategy

To develop a lucrative link-building strategy, you must go beyond the basics of creating quality content that your audience wants. To be successful, you must do what many sites don’t. Start with these five less-obvious tips. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published March 4, 2019

Instagram Marketing: Social Media Experts Share Top Tips

Instagram offers big bang for your social media buck and creative ways to build active, engaged communities. Learn how to get an edge on your competition with this new roundup of the best Instagram tips and tricks. Continue reading

By Domenica D'Ottavio published February 26, 2019

How to Use Twitter to Connect for Link Building

How can you pitch a high-quality article in 280 characters? You probably can’t. The real question is, “How can you use Twitter to build authentic relationships with journalists, writers, and editors?” Read on for the answer. Continue reading

By Joe Forte published February 25, 2019

5 Types of Video to Add to Your Social Media Marketing

Do you want to refresh your social media marketing? Video is a great way to engage your audience, but it can be difficult to determine what options will work for your brand. Let’s break down five valuable options. Continue reading

By Monina Wagner published February 20, 2019

If You Give a Community a Cookie … How to Create a Great Digital Neighborhood

How you design your community’s “neighborhood” plays a huge role in how your audience experiences the brand. Stay away from cookie-cutter neighborhoods with this advice from the front lines of community management. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published February 5, 2019

What It Means to Get Branded Content Right

Branded content still holds marketing power by immersing audiences in the kinds of experiences they crave. Check out these winning examples, which built rapport with new audiences, expanded creative horizons, and improved bottom lines. Continue reading

By Dennis Shiao published January 29, 2019

Are You in a Boring, All-the-Same Industry? Your Content Doesn’t Have to Be

Do you work in an industry that can be boring, complex, or undifferentiated? Are you challenged to create content to engage your audience? Find out how to make your content interesting, simplified, and differentiated. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published January 28, 2019

Your 2020 Mission: A Unified Strategy for Content in Your Marketing

We’re in 2019 and CMI is about to run up on more than a decade’s worth of experience. Let’s take a breath and see where we are. Quite honestly, we’re humbled at the level of innovation we’ve witnessed. It’s time for us to evolve too. Continue reading