By Joseph Kalinowski published December 23, 2021

5 Reminders About Creativity From The Beatles: Get Back

The Beatles: Get Back documentary sparked CMI’s creative director to turn to the keyboard (the one with letters, not the one with 88 keys). Here are the five lessons for content creators he took away from the almost nine-hour documentary. Continue reading

By Lisa Dougherty published December 22, 2021

10 Content Marketing Articles Readers (Like You) Loved This Year

If you didn’t get a chance to read all 249-plus posts from Content Marketing Institute this year, here are the 10 most popular. You can read all of them in 139 minutes (or take just four minutes to read the first one). Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published December 21, 2021

Why a Content Formula Isn’t Lazy – It’s a ‘Hallmark’ of Bingeable Series

Creating content from variations of the same tale for months sounds like a recipe for disaster. Yet it’s a formula that keeps Hallmark viewers bingeing its movies over the holidays (and all year). Here’s how to learn from – and improve on – the network’s success. Continue reading

By Aleh Barysevich published December 20, 2021

4 User-Generated Content Ideas (and Tools To Check If They Work)

It’s hard to keep the content on your social channels fresh. Luckily, your brand doesn’t have to create everything from scratch. Look to your customers, friends, influencers, and others who are and could produce user-generated content. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published December 16, 2021

Alone at Work? Use Quiet Days To Set Up for Personal Growth and Content Success

If you’re one of the few at work around the holidays, it’s easy to feel stuck. No one’s around to return emails or make revisions. Try these ideas for using the time to reflect, reorganize, and reorient your outlook and your content programs for the new year. 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 Ann Gynn published December 7, 2021

How’d You Make That Flipping Awesome Content for Monster

A month after the pandemic hit, a new microsite from Monster went live: Work in the Time of Coronavirus. Not only did it demonstrate their ability to pivot quickly, it created new original content, new internal collaborations, and more. 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 Ann Gynn published December 1, 2021

4 Business Storytelling Examples That Break the Problem-Solution Mold

You know the formula: someone faces a challenge, a product offers a solution, and the problem gets solved. Content like this fills an information need – but rarely keeps people coming back. Get inspired to break the mold with examples that show the heart of business storytelling. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published November 24, 2021

13 Stand-Out Content Examples That Give Us All the Thanksgiving Feels

In the spirit of this time of gratitude, we’ve gathered 13 stand-out examples with some appetizing tidbits that speak to seasonal themes – travel, friends and family, food, and giving to those in need. Continue reading

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