12 simple tips to make your blog stand out from the crowd

Posted by Katie Preedy on 21/02/20 11:39

In today’s world of Inbound Marketing, blogs are the ultimate means of attracting leads to your website. According to HubSpot, businesses that write and post blogs regularly get 55% more visitors than those who don’t, so if this isn’t something you’re already doing, then there’s no question that you should start!

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Topics: Content marketing

How to make your content sing using brand voice

Posted by Katie Preedy on 04/02/20 11:56

This might be a shock to read, but:

In today’s world of inbound marketing, content alone is not enough.

Yes, you read that correctly!

Although content reigns supreme as the king of inbound marketing, there’s one very important thing that it still requires to succeed; and that is brand voice.

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Topics: Content marketing

Banish writer’s block forever with these top tips

Posted by Katie Preedy on 17/12/19 10:19

In a world where content rules as the king of inbound, the pressure to offer your customers exciting and engaging content as part of your website content strategy – whether that’s in your website copy, in blogs, or even in videos – has been ramped up more highly than ever before. And there’s nothing worse than being all too aware of this pressure, but simply finding yourself staring at a blank document, unable to get any words out, let alone coherent sentences.

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Topics: Content marketing

Let’s get personal - the importance of knowing your target audience inside out

Posted by Abby Pearson on 28/10/19 15:46

What is a target audience?

Whatever product or service you and your business provide - whether you’re a recruitment agency, shop owner, travel company, or something else entirely - you will have an ideal target audience of consumers. By definition, a target audience is “a group of people defined by certain demographics and behaviour.” These demographics could include anything from age, gender, where they live, what they do for a job, interests, relationships and so on - and it’s really important for the success and future of your business to ensure you know your target audience inside out.

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Topics: Content marketing

4 reasons blogging is essential for your digital marketing strategy in 2020

Posted by Vikki Pearce on 17/10/19 11:51

If you're a business owner, you should already know that having an attractive website is essential if you want new customers and clients to find your business and purchase your products or services. But there's more to having a strong online presence than simply putting up a couple of pages about your business; you should also have a blog in your marketing plan for several reasons, including improving your SEO and the overall effectiveness of your online marketing. 

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Topics: Content marketing

See how we helped a recruitment agency generate a 4000% increase in lead generation

Posted by Vikki Pearce on 21/08/19 16:33

The challenge

Five months ago, we started working with a recruitment consultancy, M&E Global, who specialise in subcontracting work for the defence industry. Over the past 20 years, they’ve been offering a range of project solutions, supporting various global military contracts. They take a well-rounded approach to recruitment, not only finding their candidates jobs but also supporting them throughout the entirety of their contracts. This holistic approach to recruitment is what makes M&E unique, working closely with both candidates and clients so that all parties get exactly what they need.

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Topics: Automation, Recruitment agencies, Content marketing, Inbound marketing, Customer Success Stories

How to find a balance between SEO and content

Posted by Vikki Pearce on 05/07/19 09:41

Continually writing creative content can be exhausting, especially when you’ve got a department to run. The writing process takes up so much time - from topic creation to final draft, there are a lot of steps involved in creating just one piece of content. But as a marketing manager, controlling the content your business outputs is absolutely essential - after all, you need it to pull in the right customers for the company. However, when you throw in planning and running a successful SEO marketing strategy to the mix, you’ve suddenly got a lot of pressure weighing on your shoulders and a lot to control.

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Topics: Content marketing, SEO

Top 5 content marketing mistakes and how to avoid them

Posted by Abby Mitchinson on 30/05/19 10:31

To have a successful SEO campaign strategy, you need to be producing helpful content for your target audience. This means creating relevant and engaging articles that are optimised for search engines and targeted specifically to your buyer personas. Easier said than done, right?

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Topics: Content marketing

Is long-form content right for you?

Posted by Abby Pearson on 08/03/19 16:58

It is so important to include precise, optimised content to avoid losing out on potential conversions. But, with long-form content proving to be highly effective when it comes to getting strong results, how can you provide useful information without producing ‘waffle-y’ content? And, does Google really prefer longer pieces? 

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Topics: Content marketing

Is content marketing the new PR?

Posted by Vikki Pearce on 04/12/18 10:22

Content marketing is fast becoming one of the most valuable ways to gain loyal customers. Why? Because people want to be offered relevant, useful information to help them along their buyer’s journey. Less and less do customers want to be blatantly sold to, meaning ‘pushy’ advertising is losing its power. Google wants to see great content produced by genuinely helpful writers. In turn, it pushes these websites further up the search engine results page (SERP), which makes them more discoverable for customers. In this blog post, we outline what the benefits of content marketing are, and how they can affect your business, and discuss whether this method is taking over more traditional PR techniques.

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Topics: Content marketing