By Michele Linn published August 1, 2018

How to Plan a Year’s Worth of Content With One Original Research Survey

Your content should tell a single, broad story, not a bunch of disconnected little stories. Survey-based original research affords the opportunity to do that – if you follow the steps to make it a cornerstone of your editorial plan. Continue reading

By Lisa Murton Beets published July 19, 2018

5 Research-Based Actions to Improve Your Content Marketing

Are you looking for insights into how to maximize your content marketing efforts? Or do you need some great stats to build your business case for content marketing? Glean insights and help in this refresher of 2018 CMI research results. Continue reading

By Robert Rose published May 4, 2018

Content Marketing and Sales Alignment: Bridging the Gap [New Research]

Tension between sales and marketing in the B2B environment persists. It can create an innovative atmosphere. Or it can be the blame game. Learn how content has changed (and can change) the sales and marketing environment. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published April 25, 2018

10 (Mostly) Quick Wins to Steal for Your Original Research Project

Investing time and money into original research makes sense because research works. But if you only publish the initial findings, you’re losing ROI. Read on for common missed opportunities – and how not to miss them with your research. Continue reading

By Lisa Murton Beets published March 28, 2018

Thinking of Creating Original Research? 8 Things to Consider

Conducting original research to gather data for e-books, reports, blog posts, etc., requires planning. These eight things are essential for high-quality research to position your brand as a thought leader and helpful resource. Continue reading

By Lisa Murton Beets published March 14, 2018

Tech Marketers Think Outside the Buyer’s Journey [New Research]

Are technology marketers moving away from creating content for the buyer’s journey? The CMI research team asked that question as it analyzed the data from the eighth annual content marketing survey. Learn that answer and more. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published March 7, 2018

A 30-Minute Hack for Nonprofits to Improve Their Content Marketing [New Research]

Nearly all nonprofit marketers would benefit greatly by taking one month to power up their content marketing programs. That’s a logical conclusion based on what nonprofit marketers had to say in CMI/Marketing Profs’ annual survey. Continue reading

By Lisa Murton Beets published January 17, 2018

5 Things Highly Committed Content Marketers Do Better [New UK Research]

New CMI research shows even a small shift in commitment level can make a big difference in your content marketing success. Discover the five things more committed U.K. marketers do that the less committed don’t. Which ones do you do? Continue reading

By Lisa Murton Beets published December 6, 2017

Are B2C Content Marketing Teams Getting What They Need to Succeed? [New Research]

B2C marketers soon may find the pressure to do more outpaces the content marketing team’s ability to keep up. That’s just one takeaway from today’s release of B2C Content Marketing 2018: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America. Continue reading

By Lisa Murton Beets published November 15, 2017

Beyond the Build – What Content Marketers in Australia Must Do Next [New Research]

More Australian content marketers say their organizations focus on building audiences. But CMI’s latest research also reveals too few marketers are taking the long view – providing audience-first content and building trust over time. Continue reading