With the year drawing to a close, are you happy with your last 365 days?
Years go by so fast and you don't want to lose track of everything. Here are some questions to ask yourself now.
Want to know the secret to writing the best copywriting and creating the most effective content? Think like your audience does!
Sounds simple, right? But it's just not that easy. Here's what you need to know.
Where did the year go?!
As things wind down, have you considered these 10 essential questions to ask of your business so that you can build upon a strong foundation in the new year?
It’s worth taking a few minutes to consider how you would answer.
Let's face it: Christmas is an awesome time of the year, but it comes around REALLY fast.
You've probably noticed that your customers are all in the spirit of the season already. But has their favourite brand (i.e.: YOU) done the same?
Whether you're writing simple cards or launching a full Christmas-themed campaign, you need the right festive copy to match. Here are some pointers!
The quest to understand the humble human customer has been at the core of Marketing since the beginning of time - and still continues today.
In fact, in the digital age of technology, AI and Automation, it's even more important to understand more about consumer psychology than ever before.
Here's what you need to know about customer behaviour, and how to achieve marketing success through this appreciation.
Are your Marketing efforts working alongside your sales team?
They should be!
As the most outward facing group speaking directly to your customers, it's important to never underestimate the potential that your sales function has in directing your marketing campaigns, and vise-versa.
Here is how you can combine the strengths of both teams for the ultimate impact on your bottom line.
How up to date is your resume?
Will you miss an opportunity or be left unprepared because you haven't looked at it for years?
Regular updating of your professional resume is more important than most people realise.
This article is to bring to light and motivate everyone to place more importance on this by showing you the benefits, as well as providing you with the tips you need to succeed.
The digital age is great! Everything is at our fingertips these days.
With businesses of all sizes and industries embracing the digital era where technology, automation, AI, Voice and the Internet Of Things (IoT) are all being implemented on a grand scale, what could go wrong?
Laziness... and our customers are noticing.
Innovation In Business: Not doing the same thing over and over…
Sounds self-explanatory, right?
But then why are organisations getting it so wrong, over and over?!
Content marketing is essential for all modern businesses.
There’s no denying it.
However, amongst all of the hype, businesses and marketing teams have fallen a bit out of touch with what content marketing truly is and how it works.
Yes, it is a powerful strategy which offers you (and your customer) a whole list of advantages, however it works best when you fully understand its strengths and its limitations.
So here’s a little reality check to realign the industry’s perception to help you get the most out of content marketing.
With Halloween lurking around the corner, it’s the perfect time to check if you’ve been accidentally scaring off your target audience with your copywriting and content.
Quality copy attracts, engages, excites and ultimately sells to get results, however so many businesses might as well have their message painted in blood, hanging in a crypt!
Are you making these 5 ghastly mistakes when it comes to copywriting?
Strategy... we all do it. We all need it.
Does anyone ask why?
‘Strategy’ is a buzzword within the business world which has been thrown around in every corporate circle, business function, yearly kick-off conference and staff meeting for absolute years.
But does everyone truly understand what it really is and how to maximise its potential?
If you run a business, one common trend that we all experience is the feeling of struggling to keep up. There are so many tasks that need to be done each day and both you and your team can’t seem to find a way to fit it all in. One activity that seems to get sacrificed often is marketing (which can be a disaster)!
Does this sound familiar?
Well, the answer is to either hire more people or to outsource.
Here are the 5 scenarios where you should be considering outsourcing your business’ content marketing.
Websites are an essential part of a successful business’ marketing, regardless of size or industry. In today’s digital environment, your audience expects to be able to find you online and then look through your content to perform a ‘digital interview’.
They will make a lot of decisions about your business based on what they discover on your website, so you need the content to be perfectly planned, arranged and written to get the best results while they’re looking.
Here’s how you write effective content for your website.
How long does copywriting take?
It's a very common and fair question, but the answer is a little difficult because every project is different.
However, what I do know is that it's very easy to underestimate because it's a specialised kind of writing.
So, how do you know how long it takes to write strong copy?
Read more below.
Everyone can compete on a tangible level. The real key to business survival lies now in the intangible.
Do you appreciate the importance of creativity?
So, you’re working with a copywriter on your next piece of content?
It’s a great idea.
Content marketing has been proven to be an excellent way to attract new customers and nurture current ones because it offers them value on their terms. It makes your brand relevant to them when they need and are open to it.
However, they won’t (and shouldn’t) tolerate poor quality- so bringing a copywriter in to help is a great idea to ensure you get the results your business deserves.
Here are the 7 fundamentals that a copywriter should be offering you when they work on your project.
We're all human. We all make mistakes.
(there's probably an error in this very post!)
However, it's not excusable as it can cause some serious problems.
In my copywriting classes, I explain how important it is to proofread everything you write, because a spelling, fact or grammar error has more of an impact on your audience than what you initially may think.
Here's what happens and how you can avoid the two unwanted consequences!
Every business has (or should have) a distinct and unique brand identity which makes it identifiable and appealing to its customers; it is developed through solid marketing endeavours to ensure a brand’s personality stands out from the crowd.
Brand identity comes down to establishing a solid personality and matching it with the correct elements so that the market can interpret the messaging and find an emotional connection to the brand which will affect purchase behaviour.
Whether it’s devices, pharmaceutical drugs or services, the medical industry is heavily reliant on the ability to communicate and educate your patients, care providers, families and the community in general.
However, medical companies often struggle with effectively balancing the scientific lingo and business talk with customer information, and these audiences require very different messages.
Here’s why quality copywriting can help medical companies meet their objectives through the fostering of better relationships.
If you’re a modern business looking to reach and engage your audience, and have them actually care, then you’re probably familiar with inbound marketing.
Inbound marketing is a far more effective approach today than other forms of direct advertising because it builds stronger relationships between you and your precious customers by offering informative and relevant content, at a time when they’re actually interested.
However, what often gets forgotten is that this content needs to be written by professional copywriters! Copywriting fuels inbound marketing because the process relies on written resources to be successful.
Here’s why and how inbound marketing needs copywriting.
Focusing on providing solutions to customer needs has never been more important to business success than it is today, given the digital environment.
This means that Marketing, as a function, must play a more prominent role in the boardroom when it comes to making key decisions, however there seems to still be an under-representation of Marketing,
Why are other functions, such as Finance and Legal still the only ones making big-picture decisions, when now, more than ever, we need to be taking a more customer-facing approach?
It's time to adjust the perception and re-evaluating the importance of what Marketing brings to the Boardroom.
How do you market your business in the most effective way?
Content Marketing is one of the top answers.
Your customer of today is becoming far more resistant to paid and direct advertising (often calling it 'intolerable' and 'disruptive'). Instead, they're actively hunting for content that is about them and discussing topics that they're actually interested in before they make a purchasing decision.
Unfortunately, businesses don't seem to be catching on and are continuing to spend the majority of their budget on interruptive advertising, while overlooking the power of copywriting and content marketing to genuinely engage their audience.
Here's a guide on why content marketing is essential and why you should be focusing your marketing efforts on it.
Writing your own personal journal is probably one of the best things you will ever do for yourself... ever.
It's a record of your life, it allows you to vent and is a form of self-actualisation.
People often overlook the value of a personal diary as they naturally associate a journal as something only "arty" people do, or something Little Suzie from Year 2 uses to write about the boys she likes in her class.
Well, let me dispel this myth right now and explain the 10 benefits of keeping one of these for yourself.
Times may change but standards must remain.
This saying is never more applicable than it is in the corporate world.
Businesses and industries are the final frontier for a level of professional decorum and conduct that we just can't afford to lose, and while the world is changing, we still need to uphold a code of conduct.
Here are the 6 unspoken but applicable guidelines that we all should remember when working with each other.
Do you do any of these?