7May

How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy

The inspiration for this post comes from a recent conversation I had with one of my copywriting clients who asked how they should go about creating a content marketing strategy. Rather than unload a random cluster of my thoughts over the phone, I thought I’d structure my answer in a blog post. So...

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25Apr

Our Free Content Marketing Strategy Template

Knowing where to begin in creating a content marketing strategy is often the biggest hurdle for website owners and digital marketers. As with planning any project, having a documented strategy in place increases the likelihood of your marketing making an impact. What’s more, research carried out ...

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17Apr

How to Create a Customer Profile or Buyer Persona (With Our Free Template)

One of the most effective ways of targeting your audience with your content marketing efforts is to create a customer profile or buyer persona. Below, I’ve put together a template to help you better identify who your audience is. Customer profiling can help you refine your marketing efforts and e...

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7Apr

How Small Businesses Are Levelling the Content Marketing Playing Field

According to recent statistics published by the Content Marketing Institute, small businesses are leading the way when it comes to implementing content marketing strategies. Following last year’s Content Marketing Awards, when asked how small businesses can compete against larger brands in the pu...

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1Apr

The Trend of Minimalism in Copywriting

‘Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.’   Antoine de Saint-Exupe   I’m a big fan of minimalist writing in general: Bret Easton Ellis; Chuck Palahniuk, so it’s no surprise that when it comes to copywriting,...

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12Mar

Why a Copywriting Brief Should Be Anything But

By Jamie Thomson / 12/03/2014 / Copywriting / No Comments

It’s ironic that something that demands so much detail should be referred to as a ‘brief’. Like most freelance copywriters, I don’t just work with one client. At any given time, I can be juggling website copy for several different industries and for businesses of varying size.   Working remo...

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23Feb

Effective Copywriting to Swear By

I don’t watch TV much. In fact, until recently I just assumed that Joey Essex was David’s younger brother. But one evening a few weeks back, something did make me raise my head above my laptop and it had nothing to do with celebrities or dancing or ice. There I was, furiously typing away about [&...

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20Feb

2014: The Year of the Freelance Copywriter

Following Econsultancy’s announcement last month that 45% of companies say content marketing is highly integrated with their SEO strategy, as a freelance copywriter, I wonder how this might impact the amount of work that copywriters receive this year. The findings, which come from Econsultancy’s ...

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7Feb

The New SEO Copywriting Trends of 2014

Last year saw a seismic shift in the way Google determines website rankings. Unnatural backlinks, poorly written content and over-used keywords were all targeted in Google’s Penguin and Panda updates. For many webmasters, 2013 was a year of blood, sweat and tears as they tried their hardest to di...

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14Jan

Inspire With These Education Blogging Ideas

By Jamie Thomson / 14/01/2014 / Blogging / No Comments

Writing an educational blog is a great way to inspire learning.   Whether you are an educational business owner, private tutor or classroom teacher, maintaining a blog keeps your target audience informed. Educational technology has seen rapid growth in recent years and being part of the educ...

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