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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 - 1/10/2019 06:00

Content Marketing Stands to Benefit!   

Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher who is widely regarded as one of the best thinkers in human history. It’s worth doing a little research to find out more about how he contributed to modern philosophy. Although the contributions of Socrates have been largely applied to psychology and critical thinking, they can also strengthen your content marketing strategy in surprising ways.

Sheetal Pinto - 12/27/2018 06:00

It’s been a year of change in so many ways, including online for marketers. This year, we have walked through many different challenges, including changing algorithms and new ways of engaging with our technology (can we say ‘Hello, Google?’). We have also welcomed new techniques and learnings to make us better content creators, marketers and managers online.

Sheetal Pinto - 9/6/2018 05:58

When the internet first started, most of us turned our noses up at the prospect of advertising online. As a business owner, you felt that you needed to go with proven marketing. This meant radio ads, billboards, paper advertising, and even the occasional TV ad when things were going well. Most of us have been around long enough to know how the Internet evolved.

When the other advertising methods weren’t as effective, many of us made the decision to focus on digital marketing. At first it started out with the quick pop-up ads that we could get placed conveniently on related sites. Then, we made the choice to really invest in online advertising. Content marketing was still fairly young, and getting your own website wasn’t exactly cheap.

Sheetal Pinto - 5/3/2018 00:00

Understanding Content Marketing vs Advertising
Getting the word out about your brand or product involves a careful balance between advertising and content marketing. To do this properly, you need to know the difference between the two.  Both practices are vital for brand awareness, and they each offer various advantages. If you wish to leverage your copywriting and other marketing materials to get the best results possible, your advertising efforts should be only one part of your overall campaign.  

Sheetal Pinto - 2/28/2018 19:00

Make the Most of Your Online Content this Year  
Making your brand, website, and social media pages relevant sometimes requires the capacity to leverage the most recent copywriting trends. Readers are more likely to respond positively to copy that follows the latest online best practices, and in contrast, more likely to exit the page when it offers an outdated style of writing.

Sheetal Pinto - 1/31/2018 19:00

Are the Search Engines “Hearing” Your Content?
“Okay Google”, “Hi Alexa”, “Hello Siri”, the list goes on. In the age of voice-based search programs like Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and more, users expect to find information faster, better, easier. For search marketers, meeting that expectation has become more challenging than ever! Audiences are talking to search engines, but do search engines hear your content? No, they don’t. They still need to read it and then communicate it to searchers by voice. So, how has the internet landscape changed for or against this new form of communication, and what does this mean for SEO ranking keywords?

Sheetal Pinto - 7/5/2017 20:00

Ideas Can Make or Break Your Content Strategy
Even the best SEO copywriters and professional bloggers know that not every single one of their content pieces is going to click with the audience. It is hard to gauge what content will resonate with the reader, and what is likely to fall flat. On an average, only 1 out of 5 digital content marketing items attract engagement through clicks, comments, and shares.

Sheetal Pinto - 5/26/2017 20:00

There’s a Reason Why 60% of B2B Marketers Say their Blog is their MOST Valuable Online Channel
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Sheetal Pinto - 9/12/2019 06:00

No! And Here’s Why

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is ubiquitous. It’s the underpinning of the robotic vacuum whirring around your living room, helping it choose the most efficient cleaning paths. It’s in the offices of wealth management advisors who rely on it to scour big data and find opportunities in the stock market. And the online travel agent who helped you plan your next trip to Europe? Yes, an AI-driven examination of your past preferences likely led that chatbot to make specific recommendations for your upcoming itinerary. Artificial intelligence can improve responsiveness, speed up decision-making, and personalize interactions.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/29/2019 06:00

With Only Seconds to Stand Out!

We have some sobering news for marketers trying to connect using emails: the average attention span for adults is 8 seconds. But wait! All is not lost. Here are a few examples of activities that take 8 seconds or less. You can:

Sheetal Pinto - 8/22/2019 06:00

Craft a Plan and Create Quality Content to Wake Up Your Audience

Do you watch talent shows on television? You’ve heard the panel of judges ask a contestant, “What are you doing this week to take it to the next level?” The camera pans to the singer or dancer whose face often reflects the stress of the challenge. The performance may include strobe lights, backup dancers, or pyrotechnics. It's big and bright, but can you remember the song the next day? Did it stand out from any of the dozen other 'big' performances? Unfortunately, the answer is probably 'no,' since the performances seem blurringly alike in your memory. If you're lucky, one of the performances was memorable, perhaps because it resonated with you in some way.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/15/2019 06:00

In the early days of social media marketing, big numbers were a big deal. Brand marketers were hankering after more likes, more shares, more followers, and just more love in general. Today, that craving hasn’t gone away entirely, but here’s a fun fact: 196% of social media users that engage in online conversations about a brand, are not even following the brand. 2Internet users spend a lifetime average of 5 years and 3 months on social media.

Sheetal Pinto - 7/25/2019 06:00

Better Content = Stronger Connections!

Have you ever been intrigued by the title of a webinar or conference seminar? “9 Breakthrough Strategies to Build Your Business in ’19!” screams one headline. “Everything You Need to Know About Attracting New Customers!" says another.  The promise of insights often leads you to register for the session quickly. But how often is the headline the best part of the presentation? Are you sometimes disappointed with the scarcity of useful content and left wondering why you wasted your time?  Weeks later, you start receiving multiple emails' pitching' you the presenter's services. You realize the event was a fishing expedition designed to get your contact information. Instead of building your trust, the sponsors have disappointed you and may have inadvertently alienated any future relationship.

Sheetal Pinto - 7/18/2019 06:00

How Negative Reviews Can be Used to Drive Positive Traffic

It’s no surprise that the internet can be a mean place at times. For a small business, negative reviews online can feel particularly aggressive and personal. Unlike the Amazons and eBays of the world with their deep pockets, there’s no PR team to deal with public criticism or cushion the blow.

Sheetal Pinto - 7/11/2019 06:00

Crafting Quality, Conversion Driven Landing Pages

For new content marketers, SEO can feel like rocket science. While it is a science, it doesn’t require a PhD to understand and master. A key metric of success with SEO content is conversion. Understanding the science behind conversion, and how to leverage more of it, can help marketers succeed with their brands online.

Sheetal Pinto - 7/3/2019 09:53

The Importance of Using the Right ‘ism’s’ in Your Content

For Canadians, summer has kicked off to a great start. Between NBA Championships and Canada Day, it seems like us Canucks have our Canadianisms on full HD colour display for the world to see. For our neighbours south of the border, even this post might be too Canadian. After all, is it colour or color?

Sheetal Pinto - 6/27/2019 09:53

Call Me, Definitely!

What do you think of when you think of a CTA for your digital content?

Is it “Read More” or maybe, “For a limited time, you can subscribe for $9.99 and pay no delivery fees?”

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.