Ecommerce sales in the UK are forecast to account for 24% of total retail – hitting £115.93 billion in 2020. If you sell online, then one of the most important channels you have to reach consumers is search engine traffic. This study by Backlinko highlights the value of first page Google results by position. On … Read More
A recording artist like Kate Bush knows her audience. She’ll experiment, challenge and push boundaries with each new release. But her fans know that her distinct voice, artistry and sound mean that every album is unmistakably Kate. When you think about it, content marketing is no different really. Your business establishes its own distinct voice … Read More
“I cannot eat this bread, it is too stale” Shaun Bythell in Confessions of a Bookseller wryly wonders about the usefulness of this travel phrase from The English Tourist in Italy. Pretty useless phrases like this are comedy gold for comedians such as Bill Bailey and Adam Buxton too. But there is a serious point … Read More
Don’t get landlocked on Google Shopping – because your customers aren’t landlocked on Google. This is sound advice for 2020 as Ecommerce brands look to diversify their paid media spend in a bid (quite literally) to get their products in front of consumers on their favourite platforms and shopping sites. But if your paid search … Read More
Tomlinson in 1971 was the first person ever to send an email. He sent the message to himself. Fast forward almost 50 years and you don’t need to stray far from your own inboxes to know that there’s one almighty din out there, day in day out.
In a world where consumers have virtually unlimited choice regarding what clothes they buy and where they get them from, to have a successful online fashion retail business you need to ensure that everything you do is exceptional. Your clothes, exceptional. Your deals, exceptional. But you also need people to know how exceptional your offering is. That means utilising fashion copywriting which is irresistible.
Who are the giants of the digital travel world, and what can you do to compete? Here we look at two of the biggest – lastminute.com and booking.com – and examine how they communicate their brand stories.
We hope you haven’t got Google update fatigue because this is important. Google has made a giant leap in the way it understands the nuance and context of longer search queries with the release of its BERT update in its ranking system. The update means that Google will better understand one in 10 search queries. … Read More
Ok, so ‘content is king’ has 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 … Read More
If words matter to your business (and they should) then finding the right person to write those words is as important as the steps you take to hire the rest of your team. Quality content is the heart of your marketing strategy: we’ll show you how to hire a copywriter who will keep it beating. If … Read More
Concrete list of tools to help you with your hash tag fueled campaign ranging from conference topics to content contribution.
Producing unique content that is optimised for SEO is part of a good copywriter’s DNA. Building a high quality website and sharing this valuable content is critical to the success of a brand’s marketing strategy. Showing the most relevant results to users is part of a search engine’s reason for being. When these three elements … Read More
Blogging and customer retention aren’t often found in the same sentence in B2B content marketing plans. They probably won’t even be on the same page. In the relentless quest to find new customers, marketers often use blog posts to throw the kitchen sink at acquisition. But this hyper focus on attracting new customers often means … Read More
When was the last time you checked in on a business blog and found the most recent post rustling among the tumbleweed that drifted across the page two years ago? Chances are this happens a lot. Regularly posting moreish content that makes readers want to come back time and time again is hard work. All … Read More
As an online food retail business, you probably spend a long time either creating your own products to make them as mouth-wateringly delicious as they can be, or assembling the kind of product ranges that culinary dreams are made of. And that’s great, but people can’t taste your products through the screen, and unless they’ve sampled them before they really don’t know what they taste like or why they should buy them. For that reason, it really is critical that you invest in product descriptions which are every bit as tasty as the products themselves.
Your website is more than an online elevator pitch. It’s a place where you share your brand story and show users how you make a difference. It’s a place where customers and prospects go to find solutions and information. They will probably only spend 10 to 20 seconds on a page. The design is the … Read More
While prevention is always better than cure, most businesses have published duplicate content in one form or another. The majority of brands do this by mistake. It’s unintentional and there are steps you can take to avoid repeating the same mistakes. There are tools to check for duplicate content so you can remedy any issues. … Read More
Let’s start with what is pretty much a given. People are talking about your brand online whether you are listening or not. Consumers are sharing positive experiences and opinions on social media. They are sharing negative experiences and complaints. They may tag your brand to direct a comment. They may not bother. Few businesses can … Read More
Content – a single word that has changed marketing strategies and consumer expectations on brand relationships for good. Purposeful content has become synonymous with the most effective marketing tactics. There has been a seismic shift away from sales messages to put customer information needs first. Businesses from all sectors are now required to create an … Read More
Blogs and copyright – what you need to know As a blogger there are steps you must take to ensure you are not infringing on the copyright protections of other people’s work. Content that is published online is no different when it comes to copyright protections that those that apply offline. We’ve quickly got on … Read More
Are press releases still relevant in a digital world? As a PR pro, you’ll have seen lots of stories about how press releases are going the way of the dinosaurs. It’s been a big talking point in a digital world where algorithms have become the editors curating the content we all read online. But, take … Read More
Guest author Ashley Hastings discusses different types of marketing communications and how to write them.
In a recent post we discussed three ways that content can help an ecommerce business compete with Amazon. We talked about how unique, valuable content can help you standout by offering customers a differentiated experience. We thought it would be helpful to explore this further and take a look at the types of content that … Read More
This is a question that can freeze search teams and copywriters in the SEO headlights. In truth, the answer is there are no hard and fast rules about content length. There is common ground when it comes to opinion and experience. The consensus is that longer content works the hardest in helping businesses rank higher … Read More
Are you thinking about throwing in the Twitter towel? Changing algorithms, fake news, rogue bots, trolls and reports of users closing accounts means there’s a perception the platform is losing its relevance and shine. Dig a little deeper though and user statistics show that there are still 326 million people using the network each month. … Read More