Product description SEO – How to write for Google AND your customers

8th May 2018Content Strategy, Ecommerce, Fashion & Apparel, Product Descriptions, SEO Copywriting, Web Copywriting

Writing product descriptions that accurately represent your products, generate consumer interest, and help raise conversion rates is a difficult task. It involves juggling a number of ideas and honing your writing and editing abilities until you’re comfortable repeatedly writing to a targeted audience and in a specific tone of voice. Here, we take a look … Read More

5 great duplicate content checkers (2018 update)

8th May 2018SEO Copywriting, Web Copywriting

Recently we blogged about duplicate content and why it’s bad for your website and your content marketing strategy. So, assuming that duplicate content is something that you want to avoid, how do you go about identifying it? Here we look at some of the best duplicate content checkers available.

Online copyright law (updated for 2018)

8th May 2018Intellectual Property, Web Copywriting

In the world of the printed word, copyright is well established and quite clearly defined – copyright is automatically assigned to the creator of a piece of work, unless they have signed that copyright over to another party. Any unlicensed and unauthorised use of that work is considered an infringement of copyright and the original … Read More

TrustRank Explained

1st May 2018Content Marketing, Content Strategy, SEO Copywriting, Web Copywriting

When considering what makes a quality domain, search engines takes multiple ‘trust indicators’ into account. The result is a ‘TrustRank’ score which helps Google et al decide, amongst other factors, how to rank your site. If you’ve received one of Big Star’s free content marketing audits, you’ll have received a score based on the ‘MozTrust’ … Read More

Why Content Marketing Fails – 5 things you need to know BEFORE you write another blog

24th April 2017Content Marketing, Content Strategy

Before we get to the content marketing fails, let’s look at the big picture. Typically, inbound marketing costs around 61% less per acquisition than traditional outbound marketing and advertising methods such as cold calling and direct mail advertising.  That’s a big difference. Weirdly, although content marketing can work out cheaper than more traditional methods only around 9% of … Read More

Publish or Perish – Why you need a fashion blog writer

18th April 2017Blogging, Content Marketing, Copywriting, Fashion & Apparel

Blogging provides the fashion industry with the perfect medium with which to communicate with consumers. It provides labels and retailers with the chance to talk about the current trends and get valuable feedback.  An independent fashion blog writer can also increase a product’s virality and get conversations started on new lines. The fashion industry has been slow … Read More

6 (Challenging) Reasons Why Content is King

13th March 2017Content Marketing, Copywriting

Ok,  so it’s become a huge cliché.  But we need good clichés, especially when they’re true. “The reason that clichés become clichés is that they are the hammers and screwdrivers in the toolbox of communication.” ― Terry Pratchett Thanks, Terry.  We miss you. Content is king.  It’s also the kingdom and the essential means of … Read More

Case Study: SEO Copywriting for NCP

1st March 2017Copywriting

Leading car park brand NCP came to us looking for help with: SEO copywriting Events and attractions landing pages Geolocation pages They wanted to enhance their user experience and also get better results with their SEO. How did it go? After delivering the copy for this project a few months ago, we decided to go … Read More

How Content Marketing Can Work For Insurance Brands

27th February 2017Copywriting, Insurance Copywriting

Let’s face it – insurance isn’t always seen as the moist exciting of industries, but that doesn’t mean insurance content can’t be engaging and highly relevant to people’s lives. As a sector, you might think there’s not a lot that distinguishes one brand from another (especially on the comparison sites). But research indicates that it’s the … Read More

How To Write Great Content Even If You Feel Like An Utter Fraud

7th December 2016Copywriting

I’ll let you into a secret: writing scares me. Even though I make my living as a copywriter, writing terrifies the bejesus out of me. Approaching a blank page is the hardest thing I do. It’s harder than crawling under barbed wire, face partially submerged in muddy slurry. Harder than conga-ing around Soho at 10 … Read More

Is Hiring A Copywriter Right For Your Business?

22nd November 2016Copywriting, Copywriting Agency

There are few roles quite as divisive as The Copywriter. It’s unanimously agreed that quality web content goes a long way to increasing the reputation of a brand, but there remains a distinct lack of agreement within the corporate world on whether there ought to be a role specifically for this purpose. Some CEOs consider … Read More

Insurance Marketing Case Study – Content Marketing for Park Insurance

13th October 2016Case Studies, Copywriting, Insurance Copywriting, SEO Copywriting

Working with an established insurance company has it’s own unique challenges and opportunities. Providing dynamic content marketing to Park Insurance not only meant understanding the difference between gap insurance and no claims protection (plus an array of other insurance products) it also meant understanding the company as a whole and its objectives. For example, Park … Read More

5 Restaurant Marketing Ideas That Get More Bookings

29th September 2016Food, Drink & Hospitality

With 80% of restaurants shutting down within five years of opening it’s not hard to see why businesses in the food industry need to be incredibly creative to stay afloat. Even the big hitters can no longer survive on reputation alone. For a modern day restaurant to keep thriving, continual digital marketing is a necessity. … Read More