Why you need a guest blogging strategy and how to do it

23rd September 2022Content Marketing

There’s an age-old marketing debate around the importance of guest blogging. There are those who think a guest blogging strategy is a waste of time and resources. Then there are those who think it’s an important element of your content marketing strategy. Here at Big Star, we fall into the latter, alongside the 50% of … Read More

UX Copywriting – What is it and why does it matter?

9th September 2022Content Marketing

What is UI or UX copywriting and why does it matter? User experience (UX) or User Interface (UI) copywriting is essential to any business that builds its brand online. A good user experience will help more people navigate your website and create those all-important sales. In this blog, we’re going to dig deep into UX/UI … Read More

How to keep producing content during the summer

12th August 2022Content Marketing

Summer is a great time to plan out content for the end of the year. While Black Friday and Christmas might seem months away, they will come around fast and summer gives you the chance to get ahead – even if your staff are on holiday.  We’re going to take you through how to keep … Read More

5 Creative Prompts to Help You with Corporate Copywriting

1st July 2022Content Marketing

Corporate copywriting is synonymous with dry, heavy writing that’s free from any personality or brand flair. In fact, corporate copywriting often face ridicule in the face of conversational copy that engages the reader and tells a compelling story. Yet, when it’s done well, corporate copywriting can establish your authority and brand position to attract the … Read More

Our Tips & Tricks for Stand-Out Email Copywriting

1st March 2022Content Marketing, Email Copywriting

Welcome to our email copywriting tips and tricks guide. The Covid-19 pandemic has permanently and positively changed email marketing. As the world relied even more on the internet to stay connected, brands and businesses also accelerated their digital initiatives to unite with their customers while we all stayed at home. And alongside social media and … Read More

What is website meta data? Everything you need to know

15th October 2021Content Marketing

If you’ve read any of our blog posts concerning SEO or website copywriting, you’ll have probably stumbled across the term ‘website meta data’ before. If you work in any aspect of digital marketing, you probably already know that it’s a vital component of any SEO strategy – but what exactly is meta data when it … Read More

SEO audit tools – a guide to the best

24th December 2020Business Tips, Content Marketing, SEO

If SEO is part of your content strategy, and we guess it is because you are reading this post, then you’ll need to run regular health checks to make sure your site is optimised. Every content marketer ought to know that an optimised website is crucial attracting high quality organic traffic and providing a great … Read More

How to create a buyer persona

15th December 2020Branding & Brand Story, Content Marketing

Are you worried that you’re not getting the right content in front of the right people at the right moment in their buyer journey? To achieve your content marketing goals you need to be able to use personas to target specific buyer types with tailored content. Enter: the Buyer Persona.

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

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

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