By Ann Gynn published April 19, 2019

22 Things You Wish Marketers Would Stop Doing on Social Media

Scrolling through social media platforms can be an irritating experience. Too many brands and individuals don’t use their digital megaphones effectively. What are they doing wrong? Read on for 22 of the biggest social media pet peeves. Continue reading

By Robert Katai published April 16, 2019

Make Your Blog More Attractive With These 12 Visuals

Images attract more people to your content. People also are likely to retain content with visuals longer. But marketers, particularly text-focused marketers, struggle to create or find the best visuals. Here’s some help. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published April 15, 2019

How to Create Content in a World With Bots

Don’t stick your head in the sand about robo-writing. Marketers are using AI-powered tools to produce practical, well-constructed, high-performing content. Let’s explore the full range of applications and some important caveats. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published April 9, 2019

Successful Content Marketers Have These 7 Traits

Written 82 years ago, Think and Grow Rich still inspires CMI founder Joe Pulizzi. He finds seven chapters speak powerfully about the characteristics possessed by a successful content marketer. Read on for Joe’s insight. Continue reading

By Dennis Shiao published April 5, 2019

Don’t Fail in the Future: Develop an Audio Strategy Today

As more people move to a sound-based, voice-activated world, content marketers aren’t listening well. Audio is the most underused medium in their toolkit. But that changes now with this counsel on a holistic audio content strategy. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published April 1, 2019

Is April Fools’ Day Worth the Risk for Brands?

April Fools’ Day is a tempting conundrum. Does it provide a good enough reason to break the rules and betray your audience’s trust with fake content, absurd headlines, or fictional products? Let’s give it some serious thought. Continue reading

By Kim Moutsos published March 29, 2019

5 (More) Secrets of Great Storytellers

Here’s a secret: Even the most seemingly effortless storytellers work for it – formal training, study of storytellers they admire, perfection through retelling, etc. Get their best advice to improve your brand’s storytelling. Continue reading

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