How to Create Your Brand Story
Your brand story represents who you are and what you stand for. The science behind storytelling tells us that by understanding others’ thoughts and feelings, we can empathise, creating emotional connections. These connections can turn into trust and, eventually, revenue. That’s why understanding how to build a compelling brand story – that’s […]Read more
Content Marketing – It’s for People, Not Search Engines
Content marketing drives the internet and, therefore, search results – that’s probably why many people are still writing articles for search engines rather than for people. Recently, I came across a site that was using content marketing. Yes, a lot of original content was added to its blog. Yes, it was topical content (in the […]Read more
Is Your Content Keeping Up with Customer Expectations?
Customer expectations have changed a lot over the last few years. Money is a lot tighter than it was, and buyers are savvier. There was a time when this type of thing worked: Company: “Welcome to our website. We are the market leader. We pride ourselves in our customer service. BUY NOW!” Consumer: “Great. They […]Read more
Your customers don’t give a s*** about you.
Savvy marketers know their customers don’t give a damn about their company. Customers are only interested in one thing – themselves. As soon as you get your head around that, and start disruptive marketing, you won’t be able to stop selling. Disruptive marketing is the new black. Realising that your customers aren’t interested in you […]Read more
How to align your communication strategy with your content marketing
Is your communication strategy the same as content marketing? No, it’s not. This article will examine the difference and why your content must complement your comms strategy. In an ideal world… …after agreeing on your communication strategy, you’ll have a content marketing calendar ready at the start of the year. It will set out […]Read more
Content is Important – Stop Treating it Like it Doesn’t Matter
Yes, this post is about content writing. Yes, it is important. Are you listening? As a freelance copywriter, something has become very plain to me. Over the years, I’ve seen it happen time and time again. Without fail, every project follows the same pattern. Well, it’s time things changed, and I’m about to tell you […]Read more
Content Marketing – valuable investment or a waste of time?
Content marketing is one of those strategies that divides opinion. Some see it as a great way to engage with their audience and add value to them. Others think it’s a complete waste of time because no one reads stuff. Why do you think that? If you’ve tried it but haven’t got the results you […]Read more
How to be a Spotty Zebra: Standout Marketing
Creating Standout Marketing Before talking about creating standout marketing, I want to clear one thing up. I know that zebras have stripes, not spots. And that is precisely my point. When writing copy for your marketing strategy, you must create something different if you want to stand out from the background noise. Which is why […]Read more
Copywriting Should Reflect Customer Needs, Not Your Wants
Customer needs is a typical conversation I have with clients. They tell me what they want me to write about, and I tell them that’s rubbish (ok, not in those exact words) and that their copy must give their customers want they need. In other words, background about your business, comments like ‘industry-leading’, ‘cutting-edge’, ‘state-of-the-art’ […]Read more
Stop Skimping on Your Marketing Content
How important is your business and its marketing content? That might sound like a daft question, but I feel it has to be asked. Why? Well, mainly due to the rise in the number of websites that offer dirt-cheap design services, website development and copywriting. For a few pounds, you can find someone to create […]Read more