Tagged Under: content marketers

Sheetal Pinto - 9/26/2019 06:00

What Content Marketers Need to Know

A recent post on Google’s blog outlines the company's shifting perspective on how consumers search. The future of Search will evolve to reflect how consumers are now:

Sheetal Pinto - 6/13/2019 06:00

5 Ways to Make Your Content Share-Worthy

In 1994, the first blog was published on the internet. It was created by Justin Hall, an American college student, and it wasn’t called a blog – just a personal homepage.1 25 years later, there are thousands of active blogs on the internet. Amidst this saturation of work, it can be daunting to ensure your content hold its ground.

Sheetal Pinto - 6/6/2019 06:00

Making Content Marketers Better Managers

When a sports team wins a big championship, the success is credited to two major factors: the players and the coach. One could argue that a team is only as good as the direction they’re given. That’s why, it’s no surprise that the best coaches in NBA, NHL and the MLB are loved by their teams. Whether they’re coaches, mentors or simply managers, regardless of your field of expertise, the person responsible for giving direction and instruction has a pivotal job on their hands.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/26/2018 00:00

How to Influence Your Followers
Connecting with industry leaders can be an effective strategy for content marketers. By reaching out to the thought leaders in your field of interest, you may quickly generate brand awareness. However, you might also consider the benefits of being such an innovator yourself.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/11/2018 20:00

Dos and Don'ts for Content Marketers 
Creating interesting content serves to attract more followers and expand your customer base. However, once you craft copy or other material that may resonate with your users, you must market it so that people can find it. This is why successful marketing is just as vital as good copywriting.

Sheetal Pinto - 1/17/2018 19:00

Is Your Online Content Ready for 2018?
2018 is here, and that means it is time to re-examine your digital content. Your website and other online pages must be adapted and updated regularly to meet the needs of a changing audience and marketing culture. Many of the ideas that will apply in the coming year are not entirely new, but they will continue to evolve. From consistently high-quality material to cross-channel integration, the upcoming trends may yield few surprises, but they are as important as ever. Take a look at what you might expect to add or improve on in 2018.   

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 - 7/12/2017 20:00

A User Story is a Key Aspect of Content Strategy
Ask content marketers about their biggest challenge. Most will agree: creating content that accurately identifies the needs of their target audience is the most difficult part of their job. Using mere guesswork in the ideation process without strategic thinking and research often leads to content that does not resonate with the reader, and ultimately fails to get conversions. One powerful and highly beneficial tool that helps to eliminate assumptions that marketers make on behalf of their target audience is the user story.

Sheetal Pinto - 4/25/2011 20:00

We hope you’re a firm believer in the value of content marketing. If you are, you know how important it is to deliver relevant and valuable content to your most important current and prospective customers. Good content marketing makes a person stop… read… think… behave… differently. 

Sheetal Pinto - 11/13/2010 19:00

Smarter than ever, consumers are more interested in your message than the shock and awe marketing tactics from years gone by. Consider how the majority of your audience retrieves information. In the past newspaper and T.V. ads were king and most consumers discovered retailers and companies leafing through the morning paper or while watching their favorite sitcom.


Recent Posts

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.

Sheetal Pinto - 2/11/2021 06:00

Promote Your Employees So they Can Promote Your Brand

Akio Morita, co-founder of Sony, said, “I emphasize this—no matter how good or successful you are or how clever or crafty, your business and its future are in the hands of the people you hire.” Your employees are the foundation of your brand. Showcasing your team members and introducing them to your audience creates relationships with customers. Don’t make your “About Us” page an afterthought. Use the “Our Team” page to make your brand more personal.

Sheetal Pinto - 2/4/2021 06:00

That Should Be Your Goal when You Write Content with Empathy

Consumers are bombarded with content. It’s not just text-based content like blog posts and web pages. It’s estimated that over 95 million photos and videos are shared every day on Instagram. Over 500 million Tweets are posted each day. The average office worker receives upwards of 120 emails per day. Making your content stand out is getting more difficult by the day. Creating content that resonates with your audience is even more challenging. When a reader reads your blog or email, what is the takeaway? If you can’t make them remember the words, you can leave them with a feeling that you understand their needs. Empathy is a powerful weapon in the content toolbox.

Sheetal Pinto - 1/28/2021 06:00

Here's a Checklist of 7 Dos and Don'ts

A decade, or even two decades ago, they might have seemed like a task that only the highly experienced publishers took on. Today, eBooks are on trend as a marketing tool, and many content marketers are using them very successfully. You don’t have to be a big company or one with deep pockets to venture into this type of content writing.  Once you write an eBook, you have an asset in your content marketing toolbox that you can use for a long time. It’s like trying to bake a cake for the first time—it looks hard because the recipe has so many steps, but once you get started, it’s not that difficult. And you may end up wanting to bake again, frequently! If you’re writing your first eBook, here are some tips that can help you be more successful.

Sheetal Pinto - 1/21/2021 06:00

Who’s your favorite Superman? Is it Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, or Henry Cavill? If you’re like many Superman aficionados, you may not have a favorite. You enjoy them all on their own merits. Each rendition of Superman brought a new facet to the character. Content is much like those favorite characters who we keep bringing back.

Sheetal Pinto - 1/14/2021 14:27

Most businesses don’t have an infinite marketing budget, so it’s important to focus on smart content marketing. In creating a strategy, you can put your marketing dollars toward the most effective methods to increase your audience and boost sales. Here are five more content marketing ideas that you can use on a budget to see how your customers respond.

Sheetal Pinto - 1/7/2021 06:00

As we enter 2021 with innovative ideas and new opportunities in entrepreneurship, let’s take a look at how content marketing can lead to new customers, even if you don’t have a huge budget. The key is to get a content strategy and build your content vault as you grow your business. Here are five ideas you can build into your marketing plan to reach out to your audience.

Sheetal Pinto - 12/22/2020 13:24

As you look forward to your 2021 content strategy, look back at the roller coaster of 2020. This year—make no mistake—it was a pandemic that altered consumer behavior, forcing marketing teams to pivot their content plans. #BlackLivesMatter put the focus on minority businesses and diversity. Our focus was on helping businesses stay relevant while maximizing their online presence.

Sheetal Pinto - 12/17/2020 06:00

With everything going on in the world, you may be wondering if people care about grammar and spelling on your website and social media channels. Here’s the thing—people now have more time to notice errors in online content. Smashed Media estimates that “grammatical mistakes on websites can reduce sales by up to 50%.” Quality Logo Products reports that 42.5% of over 1,000 social media users who were surveyed about spelling mistakes would not purchase goods on websites that had misspellings. It’s not as though your audience comprises of language experts and schoolteachers, but consumers want to see that your brand cares about the details, even the seemingly unimportant details like grammar and spelling in digital content. To support your busy team of in-house writers, consider hiring an experienced SEO copywriter who can play the role of a content editor.