How to Implement Tone of Voice

First, if you don’t know the difference between tone and voice, make sure you brush up on my last article. This article’s no good to you if you haven’t nailed down your brand voice, or if you don’t understand that you can change your content’s tone while keeping voice consistent. Second, brush up on your […]

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The Difference Between Voice & Tone

You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer who won’t nod emphatically when you say, “You need to establish your voice.” But I’d wager that you’d be equally stymied if you tried to find someone who can tell you exactly what they mean when they talk about voice—or how voice differs from tone. And yes, […]

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3 Logical Alternatives to Animated GIFs

GIFs are one of the oldest image formats on the web. The Graphics Interchange Format was first introduced in 1987, and advances in browser technology in the intervening years have reduced the number of scenarios in which GIF is the most suitable image format. In general, animated graphics are one of the format’s few remaining […]

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Virtual Reality: Bring Your Content Marketing to Life

What do McDonald’s, Star Wars, and Michelle Obama have in common? Answer: they’re all pioneers in the world of virtual reality. Virtual reality, just in case you’re unfamiliar with this trend, is a 3D computer generated world that allows users to explore and interact with their environment. Videos shot in 360° and VR video games […]

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Why Video Needs to be Part of Your Marketing Strategy Right Now

People might love a compelling article or a breathtaking photograph, but video has been the true conversion powerhouse for a while now. In fact, according to KISSmetrics, your viewers are 64–85% more likely to make a purchase after watching a video. Plus, Aberdeen Group’s 2015 study shows us that video users experience 41% more web […]

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How to Monetise Your Content Marketing Campaign

Before I begin, let me make one thing VERY clear: If you’ve come here hoping for a quick way to make money, you’re in the wrong place. Content marketing is not a lottery ticket or a get-rich-quick scheme. In fact, the main “point” of content marketing isn’t to generate revenue. Yes—content marketing can help you […]

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What I Learned From Really Long Form Content Production

I recently built a long form piece of content on the history of spaceflight as an experiment in creating long form content using React.js (repo here). As a result of that work, I’ve spent time thinking about how to think about tracking such a piece of content, and I wanted to share a little of […]

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Site Speed for Content Marketers

Update: Watch my BrightonSEO session below, and view my slides on SlideShare.     Original Post: Ask any marketer why site speed matters, and they won’t have trouble answering. Dozens of studies have demonstrated the irrefutable connection between performance and various different KPIs, from bounce rate to organic landings. Web users care deeply about performance, […]

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10 Free Content Strategy & Editorial Calendar Templates

Do you know what makes a successful content marketing program? If you’ve been following along with my ongoing series, the answer should be “yes” — which already makes you better off than half of all UK marketers. Now here’s the real test: what does your content marketing strategy look like? If your answer is a […]

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Using Content Marketing For Links? You Might Be Doing it Wrong

If you’re still building content for links, you have a problem. Why should you de-prioritise links as the primary metric for your content marketing campaigns and start thinking about achieving your business KPI’s instead? There’s a very clear shift happening in the search agency landscape that I think we should all talk about. SEO has […]

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21 Free Tools to Develop Your Content Marketing Strategy

Tools, tools, and more tools. From email marketing to social media management to content creation—you can find a tool for whatever ails you. But when you’re pressed for time and money, the last thing you want is a laundry list of expensive tools that you MUST HAVE or CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT. That’s why I’ve compiled […]

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How to Develop a Content Marketing Strategy for Your SME

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face many challenges, especially when it comes to developing an effective content marketing strategy. You might feel restricted by time and budget constraints, or maybe you’re daunted by the thought of adding your voice to a market already saturated with content. Whatever your misgivings, don’t let them stop you. A […]

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Data Driven Content: Ideas that Work in Content Marketing

If you’re a content marketer then it’s important to put time into researching and understanding what content ideas propagate on the web. Over the past few months we’ve looked at a number of themes including: nostalgia, scale, challenging established conventions and change. Next, we’re going to cover an introduction to data driven content marketing. Using […]

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5 Cool Content Marketing Examples To Arrive On The Internet In Q1

In her new quarterly series, Dani takes a look at what’s new and interesting from the world of content marketing. There’s so much great stuff being published to the web on a daily basis that it can be hard to keep up, so let us take the leg work out of it for you. As […]

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Content Marketing for Customer Retention

Landing new business is excellent, but if you’re not also gaining repeat customers then you’re winning the battle, but losing the war. Customer retention is your ticket to healthy business growth. Fortunately, content marketing is here to storm the beaches and save the day. Your Sales Funnel Should Focus on Customer Retention When I look […]

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