9 ways to INSTANTLY improve any written business communication

30th October 2020Content Strategy, Copywriting, Legal Copywriting

Whatever sector you’re in and whatever role you play in your company, accurate, effective and compelling written communications are a crucial factor in success. It might be a press release, a new product launch presentation, training materials for sales staff, product descriptions or any customer-facing copy – whatever you’re writing, good copy has the power … Read More

3 reasons you need to stop avoiding customer personas

28th October 2020Content Marketing

Know your customer. This is the first rule of content marketing. It’s a rule that most brands don’t follow. But the reasons businesses avoid developing customer personas are not borne out of an individualist streak to break the rules. It’s usually just down to a lack of know-how or the time to invest in working … Read More

How to write effective eCommerce newsletters

27th October 2020Content Marketing, Ecommerce, Email Copywriting

You’ve worked hard to build your email subscriber list. You’ve probably invested in marketing automation software. But are you worried that you’re wasting time sending newsletters because you’re not seeing the results you hoped you would? Does that sound like you? You and your team are busy running your online shop, fulfilling orders and supporting … Read More

How to request a guest post

2nd October 2020Business Tips, Content Marketing

As a website owner, you’ll know that you need written content. And lots of it. Because a website without the right words is just a silent movie. Don’t get us wrong. We’re big fans of the old black and whites. But we’re doing the day job here. Words are our thing. It’s the words on … Read More

Should I accept guest blog posts on my site?

11th September 2020Content Marketing

This question is one of the hardy perennials in the content marketing herbaceous border. This year is no different. Marketers, SEO ninjas and blog copywriters are always digging deep to find answers on the best inbound marketing strategies. And when it comes to whether you should still accept guest posts on your site, the answer … Read More

What’s The Perfect Product Description Length?

31st July 2020Ecommerce, Fashion & Apparel, SEO

“The reason it seems that price is all your customers care about is that you haven’t given them anything else to care about.” – Seth Godin Product descriptions are the cornerstone of your ecommerce store. Done well, they can increase sales, improve your organic traffic and even reduce return rates. But what exactly does a … Read More

How Can I Tell If I Need More Content On My Site?

20th July 2020Blogging, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Content Strategy, SEO, Web Copywriting

“Great content is the best sales tool in the world.” – Marcus Sheridan Industry gurus are constantly waxing lyrical about the importance of content. It’s the king (Bill Gates). It’s the kingdom (Lee Odden). It’s the lifeblood of your marketing strategy (Neil Patel). If you own a website, you already know all this. But are … Read More

Don’t Need a Website? Read This.

25th June 2020Business Tips, Web Copywriting

A 2019 survey by UENI found that 75% of UK small businesses did not have their own website. If this is you, read on. Businesses cite many reasons for not getting online. Here are five we hear most frequently (and why you need to re-think them): 1. “We already have more leads than we can … Read More

How To Report SEO Results to Your CEO

22nd May 2020Content Marketing

SEO is a long-term marketing strategy with literally hundreds of actions required to make it a success. But how do you distil this into a report that matters to your CEO? As a marketer, you may well be fonder of graphs than most, and capable of immersing yourself happily in reporting dashboards for hours at … Read More

Is Blogging Still Relevant?

27th February 2020Blogging, Content Marketing, Content Strategy

Here at Big Star HQ we like to answer a direct question with a direct answer. And the answer to this is yes. It’s a yes because blogging can be your most effective content marketing tactic. The fact that 57% of marketers say they plan to increase their blogging efforts tells us that it’s still … Read More

How to create irresistible fashion copywriting (that sells)

13th February 2020Branding & Brand Story, Fashion & Apparel, Web Copywriting

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.

How to optimise your blog layout for conversions

10th February 2020Content Marketing

Are you investing a lot of time and energy in blog content but not seeing anything like the new leads and sales that you thought you would? Don’t panic. We’ve put together an essential checklist to help you optimise your blog layout to make sure you are doing everything you can to encourage visitors to … Read More

How to write screen-reader friendly content

10th February 2020Content Marketing, Copywriting, SEO Copywriting, Social Media, Web Copywriting

As a business you want to provide an inclusive user experience so that your content is accessible to everyone. This includes people with sensory, cognitive, learning or physical difficulties that use assistive technology like screen readers. There are almost 14 million disabled people in the UK (22% of the population). People use screen readers for … Read More