When you think of content marketing, what comes to mind first? Content marketing is not just about writing blogs, social media posts or creating viral video content, it’ about storytelling. In fact, the concept of content marketing has been around longer than the internet. Particularly good examples include comic books such as Marvel and the effective storytelling in movies, especially the Star Wars saga.
In modern day content marketing, the internet has created a plethora of opportunities. Social media and websites are top of mind but it can also include ebooks, infographics and whitepapers, jokes or motivational quotes. Whatever form of content marketing you implement, you need a content marketing strategy. Continue reading →
Marketing automation has undoubtedly grown since its inception almost two decades ago. According to the Aberdeen Group, companies using marketing automation have over a 100% better lead conversion rate and 40% larger average deal size. These numbers are nothing to scoff at as for many companies, this can mean the difference between success and failure.
Marketing automation was designed to help businesses market more effectively across all channels. When it comes to sales, competition is high in every industry but in today’s digital world, the competition is only getting tougher. Marketing automation can help deliver the right message at the right time to the appropriate audience. However, this doesn’t mean you can just sit back and do nothing Continue reading →
In our last blog on Top Social Media Tips we spoke about the importance of content marketing. Along the same digital marketing vein is keyword research. Without keywords, SEO does not exist. Keywords are like a roadmap for your SEO campaigns as they tell you where to go and whether or not you’re making progress. They also help you identify thoughts, fears and needs of your target audience.
Putting it plainly, keyword research is market research for the 21st century. Before we dive in, let’s see how the internet and search engines came to be the powerful tools they are today. Continue reading →
An engaging website is essential to your online success and provides the hub for your digital marketing campaigns. Good web development and SEO practices mean happy customers which keeps you in Google’s good books.
Too often, businesses underestimate the importance of effective search engine optimisation (SEO) in terms of web development. SEO is not a standalone feature or function and needs to be implemented during the build, not added in later. It’s integral to your web development process which essentially involves designing a website for search marketing and lead generation. Continue reading →