A great way to get high-reputation backlinks and publicity in solid Australian media is to write newsworthy articles. (Or have them written for your business). Soon, I’ll explain how the magic happens. In journalism at Uni, we learned that every story must be: Timely – the right time for the story to run Newsworthy – […]
Marketing with Content
Here I explain why, after trying scattershot advertising and promotion to all, I decided on thought leadership content marketing. Besides doing SEO and blogging, explaining the value first certainly made our marketing results a lot more effective. I’m still blogging today, 7 years later.
Blanket advertising is not the answer to your business prayers–but can be used if well-targeted to the right niche.
This week, let’s delve into the advantages of creating video promotions for a channel. Whether it’s video trailers for books, short promos for a business, or video marketing for an online course, videos can be a great canvas for expressing ideas visually. Good ones will interest new readers and great ones might prompt a click […]
Today I’ll talk about taking a website that’s a branding eyesore or a postcard, in short a dud, to being: a Lead-Generating Machine! That’s leads, as in prospects… not lead as in metal. After many years of researching and working on website copy and content, I finally created a webinar with a live website case […]
My oracle suggested that 110 Australians monthly want to know “How to Market a Business”. So I thought I’d outline the best ways to market a professional services business, because honestly it’s a lot different advice than for an online retail shop, a wholesaler, or a software product. So – as I’ve seen in professional […]
When you have an integrated marketing strategy, you can drive your online marketing program with confidence. That means planning on paper, including mapping out a purpose statement, value statements, customer personas (or segmenting), calculating customer lifetime value, and defining ways to improve and narrowly target all marketing material. Internally-directed marketing strategies, which many companies say […]
Everyone in marketing is talking about customers, growth hacks, and selling more products. But if you’re a small service business, you have clients and services. Time is limited and that’s all you bill for. Since the majority of blog talk these days is about product selling, you’ve just turned off from it. What about new […]
In this golden age of the personal publisher, introverts must play to their strengths within content marketing. If you’ve ever read the book ‘Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking’, then you’ll understand exactly what I’m saying. We introverts need to speak up, but in our own quiet way. Are you […]
Over the past six weeks, I’ve been learning different ways to improve business. Not just mine, but every client business that I help as well. I went to the business improvement conference ‘52 Ways’ put on by Business Blueprint. Dale talked a lot about systems and clever online apps, i.e. shortcuts to success. Apps for […]
Copywriter confession #1. I confess I have written thousands and thousands of uncaring words: words that persuade; words that strive to create authority, words that lure the reader into a promotion. Then again, I have also written words that stemmed from the heart. These words are on my personal blog. Often I only post […]