How Marketers Generate Content Ideas

Curated by Paul Helmick

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  • Most marketers develop ideas for content based on intuition rather than research or data
  • 88% of respondents say their team generates content ideas in regular group meetings, and 76% say ideas are developed during dedicated brainstorming sessions; 60% of respondents say content ideas are generated by individual staff members
  • Only 28% of respondents say content ideas come from research
  • 52% of marketers surveyed say their team does not have a clear understanding of what works, and why, regarding content.

Report via was based on data from a survey conducted in 2015 of 330 self-identified content marketers who work for companies located in the United States.