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Can social media drive B2B sales?

If social media doesn’t get a mention in your business marketing plan, you’re not paying attention to the behaviour of billions of people worldwide. Social media is here to stay. It impacts our friendships, our buying, our behaviour and it definitely should impact our business marketing. Social media is used for a lot more than [...]

5 key tips for writing better articles

Many businesses know that regularly publishing great articles can help them stay relevant. They realise when their content solves problems for customers, their own business improves. The problem is the job of writing is often tacked onto another role as an afterthought, resulting in some fairly average output. The difficulty for these businesses is the [...]

5 ways to make your images SEO friendly

Images are a great way to enhance your online articles and help you get your point across. People love images, but a picture alone tells search engines nothing about your page which has a negative impact on your search engine results. The good news is there are a few things you can do to stop [...]

Nimble competitors are moving ahead of you

Your relationship with your customer starts long before they hand over their money, or at least it should if you’re a good businessperson. Clever businesses know that the relationship they build with a prospect prior to a sale not only impacts the outcome of that transaction, but also the chance of further sales down the [...]

Content marketing that actually helps your customers

Traditional advertising has the flavour of telling your customers how good you are or what your products can do. Content marketing, in order to be successful, must take the path of providing your customers with something they need. The premise of content marketing is simple: be of use to people and when they are ready [...]

Email spamming is bad for business

Content marketing specialists love to promote the value of newsletters. They’re not wrong – well executed newsletters can help keep you at the forefront of your prospects’ minds, build your reputation as an expert in the field and enhance customer trust. Bad email newsletters have the opposite effect. On top of harming your brand, they [...]

Catching clients in a funnel

As a business, the world of marketing can be daunting, with numerous channels and limited time and budgets. And if you’re not a marketing expert, it’s more confusing trying to understand how to best market a company for optimum results. The other day I was searching the internet for a specific business on Google and [...]

What fat fingers really need is gripping content

I was trying to read an article on my phone the other day and kept accidentally hitting a banner ad. I did this about 5 times, my frustration growing along with the boosted stats. After finally managing to extricate myself from this digital maze, I did some reflection. Now I might not have the deftest [...]

You get what you pay for with free media

When people ask me whether using PR firms and press releases is effective, I generally tell them with free media you really get what you pay for. Which is to say: nothing. Say you’re throwing a 1st birthday for your daughter, and you want as many people as possible to attend and bring gifts. Rather [...]

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