Ideas for keeping your blog posts fresh and interesting
There’s a knack to providing a steady drip-feed of content your target audience wants to read. Mixing things up a bit by making sure your blogs don’t follow the same format helps them stay fresh and interesting. Here are 15 different ways you can package up your blog content so it’s always appealing.
Ten reasons to blog
When it comes to content marketing, blogs are right up there in the copy production ranks. They’ve always been up there, but now they’re really up there. That’s because content is massive these days, with an increasing number of marketers ploughing much more of their time, focus and effort into content creation than ever before. Content truly IS king.
Want to up your content game, but haven’t got time? Get a ghostwriter
Contrary to popular belief, ghostwriters aren’t just used by celebs and don’t just belong in the world of literature. These days, they’re being used by an increasing number of businesses who want to up their content game, but don’t have the time or resource to do it. For instance, we ghostwrite blogs and thought leadership articles for several clients every month.
Three signs it’s time to outsource your content writing
Tricky decision, isn’t it? On the one hand, if you were to outsource, then you wouldn’t have to worry so much about your content. You’d have a dedicated content resource you could use as little or as much as you like. But then on the other hand, you’d have to trust an external supplier with your content, which can be rather daunting, particularly if you’ve not outsourced it before. Will they be trustworthy? Can you depend on them to deliver within your timescales?
Case studies: Why bother?
Case studies provide you with proof. Proof of what your products and/or services involve and, more importantly, proof your products and/or services are worth investing in to people who have encountered you before. In the world of inbound marketing, case studies are classed as bottom of the funnel content that helps leads cross over that line and become customers.
Content marketing: What’s coming up in 2017?
With 2016 virtually on its way out and 2017 just around the corner, what better time than now to think about the path content marketing will take over the next 12 months. So, without further ado, here are our top content marketing predictions for the year ahead…
The essential checklist for writing call to actions that convert
What do you want your readers to do once they’ve finished reading your piece of content? Download your ebook? Sign up for your next event? Or book a free consultation with you? It’s all very well and good you wanting them to do these things, but do they know it? Cue CTAs.
Five frightfully fantastic ways to make your content go further
With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no time like the present to make sure you don’t get caught out by any nasty surprises involving your content.
The dos and don’ts of writing headlines
Headlines are the most important part of your copy. Regardless of whether you’re writing a news article, eshot or newsletter, strong headlines encourage people to read on. According to advertising giant, David Ogilvy, ‘On average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy…’ Like most things in life, you’ve got to be prepared to invest time in working on your headlines.
Why it’s important to make your headlines count
Think about the last headline that gripped you. Whether it was online, on the TV, in your social media feed or on the front page of your local newspaper, it’ll have gripped you for a reason. It’s what good, strong headlines do, grab people’s attention, and stop them in their tracks. Learn how to perfect yours right here.