Inkovations: Content marketing
At this time of year of resolutions and bright shiny possibilities, it’s easy to overload ourselves with new goals, diet or exercise regimes and grand business ideas.
If you work in the creative industries, this time of year is also traditionally quieter. So you might be using the lull to launch into frenzied marketing mode.
Are you one of the many millions of viewers who’ve watched Simon Sinek’s TED talk on how great leaders inspire action?
(If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it above)
I especially love the section from 2:08 to 4:28 minutes where Simon explains the way Apple communicates and why it’s not only the opposite to the way most...Read More
It was over 16 years ago that I cut my copywriting teeth working for the Cabinet Office on the Government’s UK Online campaign. Which included a memorable all-nighter at the infamous Cobra (emergency) press office.
Now we’re coming full circle…
I’m thrilled to announce that Inkspiller has just been accepted on to the...Read More
Go to the gym every day! Never drink gin! Delete Facebook!
No. I’m not a big fan of wildly optimistic New Year’s resolutions either. With the notable exception of January 2001 when I gave up smoking as a student (it was either that, or give up electricity) I’m just not very good at sticking to them. Also I don’t do the gym and wouldn’t...Read More
We all know that creating useful and engaging content is crucial for our businesses, but it’s so easy to get overwhelmed.
Hands up if you have (approximately) a squillion billion half-formed ideas in your Dropbox or just hanging around in your head? Yep, us too.
So let’s look at some ways of making content creation easier on...Read More
Hello this is Anna, it’s Monthly Content Tips time and I’m writing this after hosting 14 people for dinner last night, feeling exceptionally smug because it only took less than 30 minutes to clear up this morning. 30 minutes! This would have been unheard of 6 months ago.
It turns out that we didn’t need to become tidier people, nor did...Read More
And suddenly we’re at the end of January. While historically it was always a quiet month, for the past few years January has been go, go, GO. Perhaps because marketing plans tend to go out the window in the festive madness? It certainly never seems worth starting anything new in December when everybody is so distracted and trying to finish...Read More
As we enter this shiny brand new year, your motivation to achieve all you’ve dreamed of and finally hit those long-term business goals is probably high (although that might be down to all the green tea you’re drinking on your detox).
I’m going to suggest you capitalise on January’s go-getting energy by creating a year’s worth of content...Read More
If you want to help more customers, you can’t beat content marketing as a way to start conversations, share your knowledge and generate sales.
An often overlooked benefit however is the way in which your content can help you to narrow in on your zone of genius. By that, I mean that magic place where your worldview and your customer’s...Read More