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Sheetal Pinto - 12/6/2017 19:00

Compel Your Readers to Stay on the Page
We have discussed it here previously, and it is an issue that will always require attention for some businesses: How do you create thought-provoking content if you work in an industry that is “boring?” Whether you run an HVAC company, an insurance agency, or an accounting firm, you truly can devise copy that compels readers to visit your site repeatedly. 

Sheetal Pinto - 8/2/2017 20:00

Have You Tried these SEO Content Writing Techniques?
While research and strong writing skills are integral to a content writing job, it helps to keep in mind that the ultimate goal of content marketing is to get more conversions for your business. Quality website content is about relevance and substance, but it also involves adopting key editorial strategies that help you stand out and lead to brisk conversions. If your content marketing efforts are failing to get you results, you could be making some simple yet critical errors. Read on to learn how you can easily fix these problems and amend your content strategy.

Sheetal Pinto - 1/26/2016 19:00

Get Your Content Marketing Strategy Started in 60 Minutes
Creating a content strategy can seem daunting to even the most creative and experienced marketers. With so many digital channels, diverse audience segments, different teams, varying opinions and measureable factors, just getting started can seem like the hardest part. The good news is if you are aware of all these contributing factors, you are already on the right track to defining a content marketing strategy that will work.

Sheetal Pinto - 1/20/2016 19:00

Companies and content marketing agencies are all working towards the same goal: create a content strategy that engages and delights audiences. With so many competing distribution channels, voices, and different audience segments, it can be difficult to pinpoint where your consumers are online, what they want and expect from the blog posts, social shares, and information your brand offers.

Sheetal Pinto - 12/2/2015 19:00

It Really Is that Simple!
Living in a big city, anywhere in the world, you see examples of custom publishing in its most ancient forms. We are talking about graffiti! From the days of cavemen who created everything from memoirs to how-to guides to process flowcharts and more with their cave art, this passion for custom publishing has found its way into modern day civilization. Some of the most exotic murals and wall art can be seen as you take the train to work or walk down the narrow alleyways dotting an urban landscape.

Sheetal Pinto - 11/12/2014 19:00

Are you using your blog to its full potential? If you are simply using it as a way to document company news and only using internally generated content, you could be missing out on the bigger picture.

Sheetal Pinto - 10/29/2014 20:00

Think about the last book you read. It may have been a gripping crime thriller, a book full of juicy reference material or perhaps just a storybook you read to your child. The one thing most books and stories have in common is that they all contain multiple layers to some extent. A fairy story will have good guys, bad guys and a happy ending. A crime thriller will have intrigue, gritty storylines and a twist in the tale.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/20/2014 20:00

Okay, so we have used this blog post title on purpose, but simply to highlight a problem we have all had in the past - using clichéd titles when in a tight corner or when the creative juice just isn’t flowing.
The good news is that coming up with genuinely insightful blog post topics is not as challenging as you might think. Even a good old list blog post can be great if the content itself is interesting. Here are five ideas that should help you out when that creative spark has fizzled out.

Sheetal Pinto - 12/4/2013 19:00

Too many people forget that SEO must be applied to all areas of your website and that includes your e-commerce store. Well-written copy about your products will not only boost your SEO efforts but will also help to convince and convert your potential customers.


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Sheetal Pinto - 4/22/2021 06:00

Most people will not think about insurance as the most exciting topic when it comes to content, but Progressive made insurance more personal with their mascot, Flo. Geico brought in a gecko as an unconventional way to discuss insurance with customers. Liberty Mutual introduced LiMu Emu and Doug to spread the word that you can get customized coverage. These insurance businesses found a way to create interest and a narrative around insurance that makes people pay attention. Your insurance agency can take your content strategy up a notch through these tested and proven techniques that serve your customers.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/15/2021 06:00

Think of content marketing like a first date. If all you do is talk about yourself, you’re unlikely to get a second date. People aren’t primarily reading your content to get to know your company. Your audience is trying to solve a problem or get insights into a subject that is of genuine interest to them. The conundrum is that to ensure your content is consumed and appreciated, you must have a well-planned SEO strategy. To get content that meets your SEO needs, you need a content strategy and a way to convey that plan and its objectives to the copywriter. 

Sheetal Pinto - 4/8/2021 06:00

The best lawyers and politicians know that to persuade others, there are three elements of persuasion – ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos refers to your character and believability. Pathos is the emotional aspect of your argument. Logos refers to the logic or reason of your statements. When you weave the three elements together well, you can persuade your audience to take action. Use the power of ethos, pathos, and logos to increase the effectiveness of your content marketing.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/1/2021 06:00

Having a strong content strategy builds your school’s reputation, attracts new students and brings your community together. It may even encourage alumni to donate and support your school in many ways.  The challenge is bringing together many departments and goals while having an engaging website and keeping up with social media. To be successful, it’s important for modern-day schools to be active online and on social media. Your school can also differentiate itself through an engaging online platform.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/25/2021 06:00

How Content Marketing Can Help Your Charity

Content marketing is often geared toward selling products or services. So, when your organization is a charity, it’s easy to think that content marketing doesn’t have to be part of your marketing plan. If you’re trying to build an online presence, you need a content strategy just as much as any for-profit business. Putting the right information in front of your audience gives you the opportunity to reach your community more effectively.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/18/2021 06:43

Communication is a two-way street. We share our message to get a response. How often do we forget to listen to the response? In our daily scramble to create new content, we often forget about checking to see what our audience thinks. We get so focused on Google rankings that we neglect our real audience – the customer. Creating an atmosphere in which you listen to feedback and reviews from your customers gives you a chance to let your customers know how much you care. Plus, it opens the door to some exciting opportunities in your content marketing strategy.

Sheetal Pinto - 3/11/2021 06:00

Burger King may have had good intentions with it’s 2021 campaign for International Women’s Day, but it’s tweet “women belong in the kitchen” came off as sexist. Although it is true that women make great chefs, the historical context of the phrase brought negative publicity to the popular burger chain. The campaign was a flop and goes to demonstrate the power of thoughtfully crafted content. You can use your content to show you value gender equality, provided you do it right. 

Sheetal Pinto - 3/4/2021 00:00

You’ll Find An Enthusiastic Audience in Exchange!    

Entrepreneurs cultivate discipline. It takes a lot of grit to get up every day and punch the clock without a boss looking over your shoulder. Most small business owners have their must-do list of things that have to get done, regardless of feelings and inspiration. Sadly, content marketing often gets relegated to that have-to-do chore list. It’s typically done out of discipline instead of enthusiasm. Gordon Parks, photographer, film director, musician, writer, and co-founder of Essence magazine, said, “Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.” If you’ve lost your joie de vivre in your content creation, here are some ways to find it again.

Sheetal Pinto - 2/25/2021 06:00

Don't Waste Time Staring at a Blank Screen Hoping for Inspiration

A white page with a blinking cursor can be scary. You sit down to write next week's content and stare blankly at the screen until 1 min, 1 hour or even a whole morning has passed without getting any work done. It's not uncommon for people to think that writer's block is a myth (a.k.a. procrastination). You should just start writing (or typing) and you'll come up with something—it doesn't always work that way. We know writer's block is real. Creating great content doesn't happen by accident or under duress. Go back to your content strategy and find a new approach to creating valuable content.

Sheetal Pinto - 2/18/2021 06:00

When Customers Are Seeking Help, Stop Selling!

Chatbots are becoming more mainstream as more businesses embrace the technology as part of their online presence. To maintain your brand’s identity and to avoid pushing customers away, your business can’t afford to leave your chatbot content strategy to chance. Here are our best tips for creating a chatbot that eases up your time by delivering relevant information to your customers.