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

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

Product description SEO – How to write for Google AND your customers

8th May 2018Content Strategy, Ecommerce, Fashion & Apparel, Product Descriptions, SEO Copywriting, Web Copywriting

Writing product descriptions that accurately represent your products, generate consumer interest, and help raise conversion rates is a difficult task. It involves juggling a number of ideas and honing your writing and editing abilities until you’re comfortable repeatedly writing to a targeted audience and in a specific tone of voice. Here, we take a look … 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

A Sense Of Place – How The Best South West Destinations Created Award-winning Content

20th July 2016Content Strategy, Travel Copywriting

Departure Lounge It’s not enough to have stunning brochures, attractive websites and widespread advertising to stand out from the crowd. Potential visitors want to know what a destination is like from people, not places, and the best way to achieve this is through captivating travel content writing that engages your audience in meaningful ways. It’s … 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.

5 Questions To Ask When Creating Your Content Marketing Strategy

13th March 2015Content Marketing, Content Strategy

All successful websites have a precisely defined content marketing strategy. Without one, you could spend considerable amounts of time and/or money on content without achieving much in the way of results or ROI. We regularly help businesses across a variety of sectors to crystallise and solidify a content marketing strategy that will work for them, and here we’d like to present you with five things to consider when formulating your content marketing strategy.

Using content curation to beat the web copywriter blues

6th August 2014Content Strategy

In the mad world of content curation, marketing and copywriting, it’s a good day when you get ideas for your next piece of content for little. Let today, then, be a good day for you because where you get some content from might just get a little easier. I’m talking about content curation. Content curation … Read More