In Hollywood, it’s “Lights, Camera, Action!” In the digital age, it’s “Likes, Content, Analytics”. Not everyone will be rushing to [...]
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Are you struggling for inspiration as to what to write about next for your business blog? It’s natural to sometimes struggle when it comes to creating great content, a position that most business bloggers find themselves in sooner or later. Here are my ten proven blog post ideas and examples to help smash your bloggers’s block.
I was delighted to catch up with Lorna and Amanda and find out how and why they decided to take on the task of making the Blog Awards Ireland 2012 the best event yet. One thing that really shone through as I chatted to Amanda and Lorna was these awards are special because they are for everyone.
Over the last few years, we have seen the influence and power of blogs grow and grow. Some have become huge media properties in their own right such as Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Mashable. In every industry, category and topic there are a multitude of blogs specializing in comment, knowledge and advice on the topic.
Every business online WANTS fans but NEEDS engagement. Engagement drives conversations, it amplifys the visibility of your status updates, it gives you credibility and it produces loyal followers. Consider the lack of custom in an empty restauran and you’ll understand that activity breeds activity.
Why should people buy from your company? Sure, you’ll need to have a mix of compelling offers, superior service, value for money, easy access and so forth. But increasingly that’s not enough. Your company may need a ‘personal’ credibility boost to win more business.
But when you’re slap-bang in the middle of the industry, it’s an even wiser idea to map out the potential digital futures well ahead of time and start warning the rest of what to expect. In my post today I will be presenting five potential digital futures based on some recent topical posts.
According to Wikipedia “Content marketing is an umbrella term encompassing all marketing formats that involve the creation and sharing of content in order to engage current and potential consumer bases”. That’s a great description but how do you decide on how to get the most bang for your content marketing buck? From the simple to the sophisticated, here are 10 suggestions that I know will work well.
While it might be easy enough to understand how B2C could use Pinterest to showcase their products, the manufacturing process, the ingredients, the lifestyle around the products etc., figuring out how to use it for B2B requires a little more thought….
Some people are of the opinion that blogging has limited use for their business, some don’t see the need for it at all, others see it as useful for improving SEO and with good calls to action, believe it capable of delivering increased sales. However, blogging (and other social media tools) can do so much more for your business than driving people to your website through improved Search Engine Optimisation.