• 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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’ […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Get Your Marketing Content up to Scratch or the UK Market

    Marketing content is country-specific. This article from my archives is getting an airing again because it’s something that’s often overlooked when companies try to break into new markets. Although the focus is on the UK, the sentiment remains for any global market.   Marketing content is country-specific.                 […]

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  • Know Your Customer Also Applies To Your Copywriting Audience

    know your customer   KYC (know your customer) guidelines in the world of finance help banks and other institutions verify the identity, suitability, and risks involved in maintaining a business relationship. In other words, it prevents businesses from being used by criminal elements for money laundering. So how does KYC help in the world of […]

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  • Content Marketing – How to Keep the Good Times Rolling

    content marketing   Content marketing is probably the most crucial element in your marketing strategy. You start out guns blazing. Your team is overflowing with ideas. The first few months see your team writing article after article. Then something happens. Before you realise it, the ideas have stopped coming. Your teams have exhausted every avenue […]

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