Blogs and Copyright – What You Need to Know

12th August 2019Blogging, Branding & Brand Story, Case Studies, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Copywriting Agency, Press Release Copywriting, SEO Copywriting

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?

12th August 2019Blogging, Branding & Brand Story, Case Studies, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Copywriting Agency, Press Release Copywriting, SEO Copywriting

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

What content should you be writing for your ecommerce business?

29th July 2019Blogging, Branding & Brand Story, Content Marketing, Content Strategy, Ecommerce, Product Descriptions, SEO Copywriting

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

The ultimate guide to understanding & achieving earned media

2nd July 2019Blogging, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Content Strategy, Social Media

It’s not news that earned media outflanks paid media as an effective marketing tactic. It’s what 81% of marketers think too. While CMOs still rate owned media as a priority investment, brands are also quickly figuring out how earned media fits into their integrated marketing strategy. Businesses know how to run marketing campaigns on the … Read More

How to Get Conversions From Your Blog

20th May 2019B2B, Blogging, Content Marketing

Creating content for your blog is one of the core elements of any good digital marketing strategy. Blogs play a role in several different digital marketing channels, from search engine optimisation, email and newsletters, social media and even word-of-mouth. But how do you leverage the content that sits on your blog to drive more conversions? … Read More

5 Reasons Insurance Companies Need Content Marketing

20th May 2019Blogging, Content Marketing, Content Strategy, Insurance Copywriting, Legal Copywriting

Just because insurance is essential, it doesn’t mean that anyone wants to spend more time thinking about it than they absolutely have to. And although ignorance can be bliss, this isn’t the case with insurance. How can insurance companies use content marketing to engage with policyholders and prospective customers? Well, if truth be told it … Read More

These 12 Product Description Problems Are Destroying Your Conversion Rate (Here’s How to Rescue It)

3rd August 2018Blogging, Ecommerce, Fashion & Apparel, Product Descriptions

Product descriptions are notoriously difficult to get right. As every single business that operates an online shop has to write them, it’s increasingly difficult to sound unique, exciting and original. In some cases, this competition has pushed companies to create incredibly innovative, creative, wacky, and funny product descriptions. In others, it has resulted in companies … 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

How to use blog metrics to measure the success of your posts

28th January 2016Blogging, SEO Copywriting

In 2016, having a successful blog can be one of the most important things for your business’ online presence. It can establish you as a trusted authority in your field, drive extra traffic to your website, and enable you to connect with your customers on another level. But just how do you measure the success of your blog?

How to write blog posts that people love to read

24th June 2014Blogging

You want to write blog posts that people love to read, don’t you? We all want to be the voice that stops prospects and customers in their tracks and makes them think, don’t we? Our brand officers and marketing departments want us to create a stream of desirable content that search engines love, don’t they? … Read More

Guest blogging in the news again

1st May 2014Blogging

Recently, it seems that Google took a very public move to give the death-knell to spammy guest blogging.   The reasons for doing this are probably quite simple. (No, they’re not saying.)   This was a big network. It was very public, and very vocal about its policies and tactics.   Google hasn’t confirmed which … Read More

How to write instructional blog posts

23rd April 2014Blogging

A little while age we looked at ‘Five types of instructional blog posts to hook visitors’. These were: How to… Inspirational tales Primers/ guides Inside insights Interviews Each of these types of blogs post can draw in visitors and provide value. But according to recent research published by Steve Masters over at Econsultancy, the first … Read More

Guest Blogging & Relationship Building

28th February 2014Blogging

As we explained in an earlier post, Google’s web spam team is looking to target the (questionable) practise of using low-quality article writing and ‘guest blogging’ as a means to get links back to your own website. Exactly how they are going to do this is speculation at best. But we’re not worried about these … Read More

What is Guest Blogging Part 6 – Getting Guest Bloggers For Your Blog

27th February 2014Blogging

As you get out there in your guest blogging strategy and start networking, writing content on other sites and generally making a name for yourself (and your business) within your marketplace, you’ll find that some bloggers out there would like you to reciprocate. Yes, you can build your own blog traffic and content up by … Read More

What is Guest Blogging Part 5 – Tools Of The Trade

25th February 2014Blogging

Now that we’ve covered a lot of the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of guest blogging in this series, it’s time to get practical. Today, we’re going to look at some of the items you might want to include in your guest blog toolkit. First up, your tools for making and keeping connections. Social media tools As … Read More

What is Guest Blogging Part 2 – Research Your Opportunities

13th February 2014Blogging

Having spent some quality time building up your online persona – for which you will already be reaping some reward – it is time to seek out the opportunities for your guest blog posts. There are many ways to go about this, but since we come from a PR background, we would highly recommend beginning … Read More

What is Guest Blogging Part 1 – Build Your Online Persona

11th February 2014Blogging

When you want to use guest blogging as part of your online marketing mix, you need to ensure you have built up a healthy presence. Yes, there are dos and don’ts to the tactic, but I’m talking about actually showing the world your online persona – who you are (or what you want the world … Read More

Five tips for creating a perfect post for your blog

5th February 2014Blogging

Once upon a time, all you needed to succeed online was a website, but that was long ago. The humble website is still at the core of all online marketing strategies, but today many businesses are preoccupied with the ‘social media conversation’ going on across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and myriad other social networks. But in … Read More

7 (More) Ways Guest Blogging Can Benefit Your Business

29th January 2014Blogging

We have already explained some benefits of guest blogging, including how it gives you exposure and drives qualified traffic to your blog and website. We also discussed some of the downside in the same post. But guest blogging is much bigger than traffic. It benefits your online business in ways that might be so immediately … Read More