It seems like 2019 is about five minutes away. This week’s roundup will prepare you for all the hottest content marketing trends expected to boom next year.

Emerging trends and innovations in content marketing dominate this week’s roundup. You’ll discover the most significant mistakes marketers are making, how to use storytelling to connect with customers, and the best places (other than Facebook) where small business content still makes a huge impact.

Plus, you’ll learn how GDPR has affected content marketing and what to do about it, the growth trends of content marketing software, the 2018 Content Marketing Awards finalists, and have we already mentioned content marketing trends to watch out for in 2019?

Content Marketing Tips and Strategies

Planning Your Company’s Holiday 2018 Content via SmartBrief
There’s still time to jump on your holiday content with these helpful tips. Plus, discover the number one vehicle for creating an emotional connection with customers this holiday season.

What Should Your Content Marketing Strategy Explore in 2019? via Skyword
These top four anticipated content marketing trends are what you need to stay ahead of your competitors in 2019. Suggestions include new marketing innovations and fresh ideas for video.

Breaking Through With Meaningful Content Marketing in the Age of Storytelling via Marketing Land
This inspirational interview with Brian Solis, a marketing expert at Altimeter group, reveals the mistakes content marketers are making and how to use storytelling to create engaging content.

Best Places to Promote Your Small Business Marketing Content via Small Business Trends
A list of the four places – besides Facebook – that small businesses marketing content can still compete with big businesses to generate engagement and customers.

The Hottest Trends in Content Marketing

Six Content Marketing Trends For 2019 via Forbes
2018 will be over faster than you can sing “Auld Lang Syne,” so get a jumpstart on your New Year’s content marketing resolutions with these trends expected to rule 2019.

Puma and America’s Test Kitchen on 2019’s Content Marketing Trends to Watch via Skyword
Are you craving more 2019 content marketing trends? This article has even more unique trends to keep an eye on and explore next year.

How Content Marketing Can Benefit In A Post-GDPR World via Forbes
This piece explores how the GDPR has affected content marketing and offers three valuable suggestions for earning, and maintaining, customer interest and trust.

Content Marketing Software Market Trends, Strategy, Applications, Demand, Revenue and Growth to 2024 via MarketWatch
If you’re looking into the content marketing software market or you’re using software to help create and distribute content, you’ll enjoy this useful summary of market trends in software that illuminates the future of content marketing applications.

The Latest in Content Marketing News

Announcing PR Daily’s 2018 Content Marketing Awards Finalists via PR Daily
Who created the most impactful, powerful content through storytelling this year? Check out this comprehensive list of finalists of the 2018 Content Marketing Awards.

Contently Launches Customer Advisory Board to Foster Content Marketing Community Collaboration and Fuel Customer-Driven Product Advancements via GlobeNewswire
Contently, content marketing powerhouse, announces their creation of a Customer Advisory Board to allow their brands to stay ahead of the competition and execute innovative strategies. Contently hopes that this board of diverse organizations will represent “a truly holistic approach to marketing.”