content marketing

The most important marketing question

You could be forgiven for thinking the most important marketing question of 2019 is “How many social media followers do you have?” It’s not. Now, as always, the most important marketing question you should ask yourself is not about marketing at all. Marketing should exist to support your business goals, so the first thing you [...]

More than just magazines

Monkey Media, the publisher behind some of Australia’s biggest trade magazines does more than just print mags. The growth from creating magazines into full service marketing for businesses within the industry was a natural one. Utility Publisher, Chris Bland, said the marketing services branch of the business grew organically as advertisers began to ask if [...]

How to reach the right audience

In business, there’s a big difference in the value between being seen by a lot of people, and being seen by the right people. You should have a clear description of who your ideal customer is, then you need to work out where they are and how you can access them. Reaching fewer people, but [...]

Marketing automation: a trend to watch in 2019

Ask any business owner what the main resource they’re lacking is and a big number of them will tell you it’s time. Savvy people are always trying to find a way to save time without sacrificing results. Marketing automation is a powerful option that will continue to boom as businesses start to make full use [...]

Using content to convert

The written word is a powerful tool to convey a message. These days you have a lot of options around where you can share a story to enhance your business. Let’s look at what content works best to market your business in print, online and beyond. There’s a place for traditional magazine advertising, particularly when [...]

Words or pictures? How to make the most of print space

Buying space in a magazine is exciting. Knowing that your brand, image or story will hold pride of place in a physical publication means something. There’s a prestige associated with appearing in print; a kind of shine that digital has never truly been able to capture. Once you’ve decided on buying space in a print [...]

Make the most of your contact list

A big contact list is of limited value if you don’t know how to use it properly. Nurturing your contacts through all stages of the buying process greatly increases your chance of making a sale. Gathering leads is an important part of generating business. You can do this a number of ways, including attending industry [...]

5 essential digital marketing strategies

There are so many exciting options when it comes to digital marketing. It is so much more than just "doing Facebook". Posting on your social media pages once in a while does not mean you’ve got a handle on digital marketing. There’s also more to a successful digital marketing strategy than paying for a few [...]

Improve your website with these posts

The first rule of content is that it needs to be useful to readers, otherwise they’ll have no interest in it. The next rule, that is equally important, is that your content needs to be well-written and presented in a way that is easily consumable for your readers. On the web, there are a few [...]

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 [...]

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