Looking ahead to 2018

The world of marketing never stands still. The growing use of technology, combined with increasingly time-poor audiences with competing demands on their attention now means that marketers have to work harder and smarter than before. As Jay Baer puts it: “If your stories are all about your products and services, that’s not storytelling. It’s aContinue reading “Looking ahead to 2018”

Content Marketing: What to look out for in 2014

2013 was the year content marketing became common currency. Realising that: high quality content is king – the customer is also king (or should be) user experience matters there are numerous channels content builds engagement, but there needs to be a growing focus on enabling conversion . . . has been a liberating experience forContinue reading “Content Marketing: What to look out for in 2014”

Social Media in the UK

What’s hot and what’s not in social media in the UK?   Here goes.   The UK is the most social country in the world.  Are you surpised by that?   I am.   51% of women and 49% of men in the UK use social media regularly – 52% of the population describe themselves as active social mediaContinue reading “Social Media in the UK”

2013: The Year of the Consumer

SEO success in 2013 is reliant on content, and lots of it.   High-quality, relevant content is what users want.   Austerity is one of the pressures driving and changing consumption habits.   People want what they want, and they want quality.   Success is reliant on giving people what they want.   True, long-term SEO success,Continue reading “2013: The Year of the Consumer”

(Paid for) Content Marketing

Hot on the heels of the compelling view that most content will be paid for within the next few years (here and here), comes the whole issue of content marketing.   Content marketing is increasingly important for businesses for one simple reason – communication may not be expensive any more but attention is. There are fiveContinue reading “(Paid for) Content Marketing”