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

25+ tips to curate content like a pro

5th December 2018Content Curation, Content Marketing, Social Media

In the spirit of effective content curation, we’ve trawled the net to bring you our list of the best resources out there to help you curate content more effectively. What is content curation? First, do you understand the differences between content creation and curation? If not, here’s a great intro from Hootsuite. https://blog.hootsuite.com/beginners-guide-to-content-curation/ Pulling together … Read More

B2B Content Marketing – How to Make It Work

13th November 2018B2B, Content Marketing

Business to business (B2B) content marketing typically requires a different approach from business to customer (B2C) content marketing. However, you don’t need to change everything about the way you create, publish, distribute, and share your content to appeal to business clients. Here, we take a look at a few of the ways you can make … Read More

TrustRank Explained

1st May 2018Content Marketing, Content Strategy, SEO Copywriting, Web Copywriting

When considering what makes a quality domain, search engines takes multiple ‘trust indicators’ into account. The result is a ‘TrustRank’ score which helps Google et al decide, amongst other factors, how to rank your site. If you’ve received one of Big Star’s free content marketing audits, you’ll have received a score based on the ‘MozTrust’ … Read More

Why Content Marketing Fails – 5 things you need to know BEFORE you write another blog

24th April 2017Content Marketing, Content Strategy

Before we get to the content marketing fails, let’s look at the big picture. Typically, inbound marketing costs around 61% less per acquisition than traditional outbound marketing and advertising methods such as cold calling and direct mail advertising.  That’s a big difference. Weirdly, although content marketing can work out cheaper than more traditional methods only around 9% of … 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

6 (Challenging) Reasons Why Content is King

13th March 2017Content Marketing, Copywriting

Ok,  so it’s 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 essential means of … Read More

5 Ways Your B2C Content Writing Is Changing In 2016

12th May 2016Content Marketing, Content Strategy, SEO Copywriting, Web Copywriting

In the many years that we’ve been producing web content, our copywriters have seen the medium change dramatically. This year is no different, and even though it’s only May, we’re already seeing considerable movement. Here we present five key ways that content writing is changing in 2016. Businesses are producing more content According to research … Read More

Power up your email marketing

22nd February 2016Content Marketing, Content Strategy, Email Copywriting

Email marketing can be an incredibly powerful tool in your business’ communications arsenal. But there’s that word – ‘can’. If you just set up an email marketing campaign, tick it off your never-ending to do list and forget about it, it’s unlikely you’ll ever get anywhere close to fulfilling its potential. As the months go by and you see little in the way of results, it may be easy to say, “oh well, email marketing wasn’t for us,” and leave it there.