“Content Marketing is all the Marketing that’s left.” Seth Godin If you want your online business to succeed, you have to invest in content marketing. But, with uncertain times ahead and online competition becoming ever steeper, you need to squeeze every last drop out of your content investment. We’ll show you how. Repost your content … Read More
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
Despite the meteoric rise of its cooler siblings, email marketing is going nowhere, and continues to provide businesses with a significantly higher ROI than any other marketing channel (Campaignmonitor). With email, possibly more than any other marketing channel, the devil is in the detail. And timing is the most important detail of all. Here, we … Read More
Every retailer knows that an online presence is a must if you want your business to thrive; in 2018 the value of UK ecommerce sales was placed at £688.4 billion (statista). But, according to research by Barclays, an ever-growing returns rate risks hindering growth of this booming business. The convenience of online shopping, combined with … Read More
Jamie Oliver’s cookbook 5 Ingredients has recently made it onto the shortlist of titles for the British Book Awards. The self-styled cheeky chirpy Essex lad has secured his seat at the publishing top table alongside authors including JK Rowling and Philip Pullman. But his stellar performance in publishing is literally just one chapter in the … Read More
“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Rahm Emanuel At a time when most businesses – large or small – are fearing for their future, the title of this piece may seem to be … Read More
You’ve carefully mapped out your content for the year and then there’s a global pandemic. What the hell do you talk to your customers about now? Way back when you were creating your 2020 content calendar (you do have one, right?), you no doubt planned timely pieces relevant to the year’s key events. Depending on … Read More
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
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
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
Let’s start with what is pretty much a given. People are talking about your brand online whether you are monitoring (and listening) to these mentions or not. If your company has a social media presence (and you’d have to dig pretty deep to find a brand without one) you will need to be actively monitoring … Read More
Are you hesitating to invest energy and money into content marketing? Well, consider this: no one ever won a game of Monopoly by cautiously navigating around the board without buying Pall Mall, Park Lane, or a station or two. As a business owner, you may be playing a delicate financial balancing game. But, if you … Read More
What type of traveller are you? When you’re planning a trip do you know exactly where you want to go, how you’re going to travel, where you want to stay and what you want to do when you get there? Or are you more free spirited or impulsive and seek inspiration? If you are then … Read More
What’s the return on your content marketing efforts? Is your strategy delivering the results you’re looking for? Is your content relevant and valuable? If you’re a B2C brand and stumped for answers, you’re not alone. 41% of B2C marketers cited the inability to measure content performance as a significant challenge, according to Content Marketing Institute. … Read More
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
5 reasons you should be using native copywriters for your business in 2020. Brought to you by the experts at Big Star Copywriting.
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. If you’ve done your homework … Read More
“The test messages were entirely forgettable. . . . Most likely the first message was QWERTYIOP or something similar” – Ray Tomlinson 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 … Read More
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
4 minute essential guide to using hash tags the right way.