Content Marketing: Why Storytelling is Essential

Last month, Lush Digital Media in Perth, Western Australia won the Best Motivational Video or Video Series category in the USA Content Marketing Awards. In addition to winning the top award, it also exceeded the original goals set out for the video. Both these successes come down to one thing – good storytelling.

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Do You Know the Top Goal for Content Marketing?

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Do you know the number one goal for content marketing? You know by now one of the keys to a successful content marketing initiative is to have a documented strategy. Most businesses have moved on from vanity metrics and have also figured out social media can be a big waste of time. But if you’re out there creating content, one goal will predict your success more than any other. Unfortunately, far too many of us aren’t focused in the right place. Read more

Podcasts: The New Content Marketing Craze

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If you’ve been listening to podcasts, you’ll know we’re on the brink of a new content marketing craze. Podcasting is a perfect storm for both marketers and listeners because it plays to a common attribute most working people share – we’re time poor and trying to find ways to work more efficiently.  I’ve become a big fan of podcasts for this reason. No one is more surprised than me. Read more

5 Business Books Every Copywriter and Content Marketer Need

What books changed the way you do business? What books do you continually reference in your daily work. To put a fun spin on it, what business books would make it in your desert island pack? Or what books would you want if you had to work in a place with no internet?

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Content Marketing: How Titles and Headlines Improve Results

How much effort do you put into writing your titles and headlines? If you’re like me, you labour over your content – blog posts, email, print articles – but titles are sometimes an afterthought.  Spend a bit more time on your hook and you’ll enjoy an increase in readers and better organic search rankings. Read more