How to use awareness days for great social media content

Reading Time: 2 minutesAwareness days, weeks or months are set up by individuals and organisations to mark an occasion or to raise money for a charity/cause. There’s an awareness day for anything and everything you could possibly think of (and many you could not even imagine), from health campaigns and celebrating key people in history to anything food… Read more

Hero, Hub and Hygiene Content

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe ‘Hero, Hub, Hygiene’ model is a content marketing model devised by Google for YouTube publishers, but the principles can be applied to all forms of content marketing. It’s designed to help ensure that your content marketing plan addresses the need for both fundamental content as well as creative brand-building activity.     Hygiene content… Read more

20 things to do after you have written a blog post

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe biggest mistake  in content marketing is thinking that most effort needs to go into content creation. In reality, content distribution requires the most focus. So, here’s a list of ideas for getting your new blog out there and in front of your target audience… 1. Optimise Ensure your blog is optimised with relevant keywords… Read more

Podcasts and Being Freelance

Reading Time: 3 minutesApple launched podcasts on iTunes back in 2005, the same year that the Oxford Dictionary named “podcast” its word of the year. The ‘pod’ of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s iPod digital media player; and the ‘cast’ portion of podcast is taken from Radio’s ‘broadcast’ term. In March 2018, Apple Podcasts hit 50 billion all-time episode downloads and streams…. Read more

What is content marketing?

Reading Time: 3 minutesAccording to the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), ‘Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience – and ultimately, drive profitable customer action.’ This is a great definition because it helps frame the goals of content marketing, which can include building awareness, lead generation, customer acquisition and customer retention. It also highlights the strategic importance of content marketing as a way to drive sales. After all, we’re all in business to sell… Read more

Social Media Week New York

Reading Time: 1 minute  I love New York. So much so I even got married there. So this year I decided to take a working holiday and attend the Social Media Week New York Conference. I reviewed the first two days of the event in a Facebook Live for Enterprise Nation. You can watch it again, here. I… Read more