Ho ho ho!
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 festive spirit already. But has their favourite brand (i.e.: you) done the same?
Whether you're writing simple cards or launching a full Christmas-themed marketing campaign, you need the right festive copy to match.
Here are some Christmas copywriting pointers!
Let’s talk about your writing process. When you create content, how do you begin? Do you consciously decide what flow to follow? Do you just let your thoughts freely turn into words?
However you write, you must always consider your audience. The approach you take must be specifically catered to address their needs, pain points and limited attention spans. However, this is not an easy feat. Learning how to write to keep them hooked is a hard skill to learn.
In this blog, I’ll share with you a writing approach that I’ve developed during my 15+ years of copywriting. It’s that every piece of content follows a consistent flow: an upside-down triangle, and here’s how you can use it to write well.
Today, businesses are producing all kinds of branded content.
In fact, the most successful brands employ omnichannel marketing – like producing visual content for people who prefer watching while posting written content for those who love to read.
But what about multitasking people on the move?
One of the most overlooked and yet biggest marketing trends you can take advantage of is podcasting. This type of audio content is no longer just a hobby for creatives and people who love to talk - it has evolved into a popular marketing channel format that allows you to share your expertise and develop key opinion leadership status.
Let’s discuss why your brand needs a podcast.
There’s a philosophical aspect to giving back.
We give because it’s a human need to feel good and we know that it’s the right thing to do.
In the same way, businesses give back because they share the same virtue of giving.
Today, customers are more socially aware and expect the corporate world to align with this. That’s why, when brands demonstrate ethical authenticity and consideration for the community, they create a purposeful connection with the audience.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) marketing can make a difference by helping you improve your brand’s reputation, foster trust and influence more people to pursue what’s best for the society in which your customers live in.
Let’s discuss the importance of CSR marketing and how it can benefit your brand.
Artificial Intelligence – it’s everywhere today.
It’s evolving finance and insurance, cybersecurity and marketing, and now it appears to be arriving on copywriting’s doorstep. We all knew this day would come and I’m finding it amusing that people on LinkedIn keep smugly sending me these websites, saying: “Well, now you’re getting hit too.”
But is AI-powered copywriting what it’s all cracked up to be?
Who knows? Time will tell, but here are my initial thoughts from what I’ve been hearing and seeing from all around the industry and what you need to know.
What's the hardest part about marketing your business?
Is it holding your audience's attention when they read your content?
Perhaps, it's convincing them to take action and subscribe to your newsletter, book an initial consultation or buy your product?
If these common challenges are stopping your business from hitting your targets, then conversion copywriting is exactly what you need.
Here’s what conversion copywriting is and how to harness its power.
You always want the best for your business.
Every manager, business owner and entrepreneur thinks the same way. This naturally involves making worthwhile investments in your people, hardware, software, marketing and more, all to help boost your brand and get results.
But are you missing something? What about copywriting and messaging?
It’s commonly overlooked, and it’s easy to see why.
Most of your team can write and they know everything about your brand.
But are you actually producing quality copy? How do you know?
While most think that copywriting is just putting a bunch of nice words on a page, it’s so much more than that – and it can be the difference between a strong brand that customers understand and a poor brand that customers ignore.
So, here’s what copywriting can REALLY do for your business – and why you should invest in it just like other forms of marketing.
Every year, business and marketing practises evolve – and copywriting is no exception.
Of course, the biggest and most recent shift has come in the wake of COVID. While the physical impact is starting to pass, it has changed our global lifestyle significantly.
For one, we’ve all become more reliant on the digital world than ever before.
This has meant the demand for engaging content has completely skyrocketed. As part of this, quality copy is absolutely essential if you want your brand to get noticed.
Here are 3 of the 2021 Copywriting Trends we’ve observed that all brands need to pay attention to.
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.
Let's discuss the grey area of SELLING within your content.
It's a tricky balance that all copywriters and content creators struggle to get right.
We want to provide value and interest, but it's still business, right?
Isn't it funny how even just the mention the word “selling” in the context of a written piece, such as a blog, can completely turn people off? Some readers will recoil almost immediately!
Why is this? And how do we manage this balance?
How do you make your copywriting work? How does copywriting generate results? Excellent questions!
Business has always been about outcomes and achieving a return on investment, however with the rise of digital marketing, assessing the success of our campaigns is easier than ever.
Every advert, promotional campaign or social media strategy can be tracked, measured and improved. But what about the copywriting element? Copy makes up a significant part of every marketing initiative, from your content marketing to website pages.
But how do we make sure our words are pulling their weight?
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a very popular marketing technique.
Why? Because search engines are how your customers navigate the internet. People today are hunters and gathers online - something comes to mind and BOOM, straight onto their phone or computer to find an answer, a product or more information.
If you do SEO well, you will get found at that exact moment of action!
That’s SEO. It closes the gap between customers who are looking for solutions and businesses like yours who can provide them with exactly what they need. But it’s not as simple as it may seem. It’s worth it, but it takes work.
It’s also changing rapidly. There are new SEO updates around search intent, voice search and much more.
So, we’ve prepared an SEO guide to help your business succeed with search.
People love communication and businesses love to communicate.
Put a quality Copywriter in the middle, and suddenly, you have a connection that is beneficial for both. Why did I say a “copywriter” and not just anybody in the middle?
It’s because anyone can write, but a professional copywriter looks deeper. Connecting people with businesses is not a fluke or by any means easy (especially in today’s world).
It takes experience, practise, studying, practise, research, practise, practise, risk-taking, courses, practise, seminars… did I mention practise?
Let’s cut to the chase here: if you need text written for an important project, then you need a copywriter to help you communicate in a more effective way.
So, here’s why you need a copywriter!
When it comes to content, there are five types, based on the impact they have on your audience.
This offers a great opportunity to mix things up, for both them and your brand.
Having a blend of all five also ensures that you're engaging your customers in a balanced way which inspires them to take action.
So, let's define the five types to check if your brand is creating everything your audience wants from you.
Google is at it again!
More new algorithm updates that have everyone running around afraid that their content will become null and void.
But before everyone panics, can we look at what these changes actually do first? Let me take you through a few things about Google Algorithm updates and how they affect your content marketing.
Then you can act accordingly.
Words, words, words.
What impact do they really have, right? Well… it turns out a lot. Over 80% of your marketing communications are, or come from words!
Blogs. Scripts. Website pages. Core messaging. Social media captions. Emails – and the list goes on.
But it’s easy for businesses to take their copy for granted. Industries change and customers shift, however brands often forget to evolve their wording and messages along with this.
These words are what your customers see every day – so, what are they reading? What are you giving them to read?
Let’s discuss why it’s important to never neglect the words behind your brand, especially now.
2021 is here!
So, it's the perfect opportunity to make some exciting plans for your brand.
The New Year is always a very motivating time in the business calendar when we’re all optimistic about making positive changes to the way our businesses operate and our brands behave.
But – what should you do?
Here are 8 brand improvement ideas to get your creative juices flowing and make your brand appealing.
Let me ask you a question (well, two – and the second answer will surprise you).
What do you think is the most common reason people come to me for content copywriting help? Better word choice? Stronger messaging? Content creation assistance?
However, here’s the second question: what’s the most common copywriting service I actually perform?
If you answered, “improve content flow”, you’d be right again.
But you probably didn’t say that, and you’re not alone. Content flow is the biggest challenge all businesses face when creating content, and yet most don’t even know what content flow is or that they’re even doing it wrong.
So, let’s discuss how poor content flow is costing you readers, and how to fix it.
Do you want to stand out, be known and make a big impact?
Wait… you don’t have to answer that – because we ALL know the answer!
With all the different marketing practises that businesses are doing today, how can you stand out and be noticed? YES, everyone says they have the answer, but the answer is not complicated – it’s more execution that is.
What’s the answer, you ask? BE RELEVANT TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
People want, desire and crave things that are relevant to them. If you’re relevant, they care.
See – simple? But… how do you become relevant?
Message marketing is the way. Here’s how.
Yep – everyone can write!
You’ve probably been doing it all day and you’ve been writing since you were at school. So, why hire a freelance copywriter?! You’ve got this.
Why hire a cleaner when you can (probably) clean?
Why hire a designer when you can (maybe) design yourself?
Why hire an accountant when you can spend hours working out what to claim on tax yourself?
It’s the same thing with a professional marketing copywriter.
So, why would someone consider hiring a copywriter?
Here are 7 daily business scenarios that you’ll encounter as the perfect reasons to consider the services of a copywriter.
As a Copywriter, I find that many businesses focus on producing a lot of fresh content pitched towards lead nurturing and brand awareness to acquire new customer segments.
This is a very powerful and proven strategy, to be sure.
However, there is another side of copywriting and content marketing that seems to be going underutilised: engaging your current customer base to offer them ongoing value.
Producing 'current customer content' for them can be equally as effective and profitable (if not more!) as approaching new customers, because it fosters a stronger relationship with the people who are already familiar with your brand.
Here's how copywriting and content marketing can be used to develop stronger bonds with your current customer base, and how to reap the rewards.
2020… well… yes… let’s just say it was an experience.
From natural calamities to political unrest and a global pandemic - there’s no denying that businesses have experienced an unprecedented shakeup and are now trying to keep up with the evolving demands of customers, the “new normal” restrictions and increasing competition online.
Digital marketing, however, has shone through. It’s how we’ve all been able to still communicate with our audiences, keep our services relevant and carry on.
This upcoming year, digital marketing will continue to play a crucial part in business growth.
So, now’s the time to look at the key 2021 marketing trends to consider adding to your marketing plan in the new year.
Here’s some that we’re looking at.
Quality Copywriting and Content Marketing - the two essential tools in business today.
Most brands understand the role they play in engaging with their audiences on a far deeper level. They also generally understand the impact this has on achieving their goals.
However, the problem is the common knee-jerk resistance internally, which I like to call the Frequently Raised Objections (FRO).
Here are the top five FROs, and how to overcome them to help implement a better Copywriting and Content Marketing program for your business' success.
Is your brand just online? Or REALLY online?
Businesses of all types, sizes and industries share one common thing today: we all have audiences whose eyes are glued to screens and rely on the internet for solutions.
Since these potential customers can stumble across websites, social media pages, ads and other digital content at literally any time, you need to be there.
Not just there, but providing an engaging experience that makes you relevant in their eyes.
Strong copywriting is the standard for building an online presence that moves people.
Here’s how (and why you need to implement it yourself).
Every organisation must reach their target audience, whoever they may be.
So, how do successful businesses do this? Through high-quality copywriting which captivates, informs and drives behaviour, of course!
Copywriting is a very powerful Marketing tool that businesses use to offer people value, earn trust and nurture profitable relationships.
But what is copywriting and how can copywriting help your business communicate with your customers?
Let's discuss what copywriting is and how you can use it to achieve successful outcomes.
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