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A Year in Review: Infographics

Infographics played a larger role than ever in Create Your Next Customer’s 2014 visual storytelling efforts. Looking back, they provide a great snapshot of the year’s big marketing and technology trends from our longer research pieces.

Reminder: Your Best Content Expires January 1, 2015

Many tech marketers (myself included) regard the new year with more than a little apprehension. The expiration dates on your best content marketing pieces are fast approaching, and another year of content planning and creation is upon us. Here are some strategies to extend the shelf life of your content.

Content Marketing—Challenges, Obstacles and Barriers, oh my!

Part One of a conversation with CMI’s Chief Strategy Officer Robert Rose, to discuss some of the trends from the survey and their implications for marketers. The conversation gives some insight into the “state of the state” of content marketing at many organizations, with a particular focus on barriers to success.

How Are IT Pros Using Mobile Devices For Work-Related Content?

Everyone is talking about mobile marketing, so we conducted a survey to find out exactly how our audience of business technology professionals are consuming content via mobile devices. The results give tech marketers a much clearer picture as to where and how to allocate their budget for mobile marketing.

Video Used For 5% or Less of Marketing Communications

More than half of those surveyed say less than 5% of their external communications are delivered via video, which, given all we know now, makes me feel like we’re not paying attention. Why are so many of us still on the sidelines?

3 Ways to Leverage Earned Media for Marketing

Earned media mentions are the golden ring for many PR programs. News coverage garners attention, fuels social amplification, builds brand credibility and as it so happens, influences buyers. Here are three ways to leverage your earned media.

3 Ways to Use Data to Improve Future Campaign Results

Individual message performance, whether we’re talking about press releases, blog posts or even social media updates, can reveal important information about audience preferences and the effectiveness of a specific message.

Good News: 86% of BtoB Marketers Now Use Content Marketing

The majority of b-to-b marketers are using content marketing, but only 35% have a documented strategy according to a new study released by the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs. The results are a sign that many of us b-to-b marketers still have a ways to go when it comes content marketing. Especially since the research shows that a documented content management strategy pays off.

Be Generous With Your Content

Answer this question: Are you committed to content in your marketing? If not, your company may die.

Content Quality Drives Search Rank & Online Visibility

According to the Ranking Factors Study from Searchmetrics, Google has made some big changes in how its algorithm evaluates content and assign search rank. Content quality is the recurring theme of the study, which offers important lessons and opportunities for content marketers, public relations pros, bloggers and anyone else publishing digital content on the web.