Sheep Make The Worst Marketers and Writers
It’s time to forget about being one of the crowd. All through your school days being different was tantamount to social suicide. However, you’re in business now, and things are very different. Being the same as everyone else is the last thing you want. It’s time to become the stripy elephant Here’s a scenario for […]Read more
Why Your Content Shouldn’t Be Like Your Competitors’
Before I launch into this particular post, I would just like to say that what I am about to talk about doesn’t happen very often. However, the fact that it happens at all compels me to write about it. What am I talking about? Copywriting briefs, or rather the lack of. The vast majority […]Read more
Never Underestimate the Comfort of Continuity
In the old days, you would market your business through adverts, direct mail or word of mouth. A recommendation would be enough for someone to seek you out to do business with you. Today, marketing is far more complex. Customers are more demanding and expect you to show them why they should spend their […]Read more
How Are You Going To Write That Article?
Promotion is vital for your business and now and then you’ll be presented with a fantastic opportunity to get your name ‘out there’. How? By being invited to contribute an article to one of your industry’s leading titles (whether online resource or physical magazine). They give you some vague guidelines (usually word count) and […]Read more
Your Written Brand – Do You Know Who You Are?
Brand is everything in the business world, but for most people, it starts and ends with a logo. The mindset seems to be that a cool logo will instantly attract an audience that’s willing to part with its hard earned cash. Well here’s some disappointing news for you – a logo won’t sell your […]Read more
Why Small Businesses Owners Should Be Themselves
This post is for the one-man/woman band. They are the unsung business heroes juggling multiple hats to bring unparalleled levels of services to his or her customers and flexibility that most corporations would give its right arm to possess (if it had one). I say to you it’s time to stand up and take […]Read more
How to Make Your Company a Zebra Among Sheep
How do you decide on the approach your marketing content will take? Do you look at your business, its ‘personality’, the way you want to be viewed by your customers? Or do you take a peek at what your competitors are up to and base your decision on that? If you fall into the […]Read more
Why You Need One Chief and a Cast Iron Copywriting Brief
Every business needs content. That’s a given. Whether it’s for your website, brochures, newsletters, emails or case studies, the voice and words you use will have a huge impact on your brand image and bottom line. For most companies, finding the right voice and approach is quite easy. You know your customers well, you […]Read more
Why You Need an Editorial Calendar
When it comes to your marketing strategy, what’s one of the biggest headaches you face every week or month? I reckon it’s fairly safe to say it’s coming up with new content ideas for your blog. To maintain and drive engagement you have to generate a constant stream of great content that’s going to […]Read more
What is an Omnichannel Experience and Do You Need One?
The marketers have been at it again. Over a coffee one morning they created a new buzzword – omnichannel. There are numerous articles about it, telling you how important it is and that you must have one. But how can you be sure you need one if you’re not 100% certain what it is? […]Read more