How long should a blog post be? Well, the simple answer to this is as long as it needs to be, but no longer. The length of a blog post should essentially be determined by the needs of the audience of whom you expect to consume the information. I.e a post on a technical or … Continue reading How to write a short blog post… and why they work best.
Successful communication is only achieved when both parties hear each other, understand each other and are motivated to act accordingly. However, one of the more common places I’ve seen communication fall down is when the communicator assumes that the reason that their message hasn’t been received and embraced is simply not their fault, and even … Continue reading When communicating successfully in business can be as simple as removing the assumptions.
What is a strategy? When I ask this question, I often hear something along the lines of it being a plan to get from point A to point B. However, this definition falls short on a number of levels. A strategy is so much more than a plan. It is about differentiation, and about how … Continue reading What is a strategy?
As this never-ending year of 2020 stretches on and we all start to become more and more fatigued by it all, it’s very easy to feel like we’ve been a failure this year. When external stimulations that we previously took for granted like social engagement and physical freedom have all of a sudden been taken … Continue reading Embracing failure and reframing it in a positive way to move yourself forward.
“How do I write a really good blog post that people actually read and engage with?” Now there’s a question that just about any successful blogger has been asked many times before. Well, let me break it down for you really simply. In my opinion, the best blog posts are Easy to read from beginning … Continue reading How to write a blog post that people will actually read.
I was recently asked to write an article on how small businesses are faring as the COVID pandemic stretches on even further into 2020. My initial idea was to come up with a piece that highlights some of the most inspiring and innovative ideas from both individuals and businesses during these challenging times that have … Continue reading The unemployment pressures of COVID are very real. Please don’t cheapen anyone’s struggle.
If people don’t read the first line of your copy, they’re never going to read the second line. If they don’t read the second line, then they’re never going to read the third line. The best way for this to happen is to write short, sharp and snappy copy. Forget what they told you in … Continue reading A 138 word blog post on how to write great copy.
Anybody who has followed my posts recently will no doubt be aware that I’ve been fascinated with the whole support marketing phenomenon that has emerged as a result of the COVID pandemic. Over the past few months, I’ve taken great inspiration from brands and marketers that have been doing it well, while also learning from … Continue reading The #1 Marketing tip for 2020: Listen and Support.
Among the myriad of interesting things I’ve noticed lately as COVID life changes the way we all start to think about things is an influx of video messages from CEOs and business leaders conveying some very heart felt messages of support to both their employees and customers, which I think is great. The more big … Continue reading Attention business leaders! Please read this before you embark on an Employee Engagement or Cultural Change program.
As much I hate to be the bearer of bad news to any proactive and well organised marketer out there, but (just in case you hadn’t realised yet) all those 2020 strategies that you meticulously prepared prior to the COVID-19 outbreak can go straight in the bin. To be frank, they're next to worthless and … Continue reading A strategy based on honesty, compassion, empathy and care – It’s called Support Marketing.