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 Robert Rose published November 18, 2021

Why Visual Storytelling Demands More Than Just Images

It’s not a picture of diamonds with a tagline, “Diamonds are forever.” That’s one takeaway from Robert Rose’s latest Marketing Makers episode about visual storytelling. He also gives three approaches to do it better. 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 Jodi Harris published November 2, 2021

Video Storytelling: Here’s How To Get More From Your Investment

Stop focusing your content on your audience’s wallets and reach for their hearts. Follow the advice of these content experts to create the kind of authentic visual storytelling that captures interest, earns trust, and wins business. 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 Ann Gynn published October 28, 2021

Why the Future of Demand Gen Lies in Self-Service Content Experiences

B2B buyers want to control their journey. That means the future of sales-enablement and demand gen content lies in self-service. Try these ideas from Ardath Albee and Marcus Sheridan to develop truly buyer-led content experiences. 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

By Robert Rose published October 20, 2021

Measuring Content Marketing Impact: How To Set Objectives That Matter

In a universe where marketing can’t be proven mathematically, what good are measurements and analytics? They’re immensely valuable if you have one thing – a shared sense of what success looks like. Find out how to get it in the latest episode of Marketing Makers. Continue reading

By Jodi Harris published October 19, 2021

Use Loyalty Content To Sustain Your Hard-Won Customer Relationships

If you think new customer acquisition should be content marketing’s primary goal, you may want to think again. Read on for tips, examples, and more about how to make content and customer retention go hand in hand. Continue reading

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