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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 - 11/5/2014 19:00

There was a time when you could probably allow your website copy and content strategy to remain fairly static. That was before the dawn of mobile technology and the evolution of consumer thinking and demands. The consumer today doesn’t just want to read your home or landing page. They want content that moves with the latest trends, that they can access on the go, on the fly, and from any device that is connected to the Internet.

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 - 10/22/2014 20:00

Canadian Thanksgiving, like all good things, came and went by too soon. It’s a time for being thankful for what we have and celebrating with our families. It’s also the time when we go out and buy the biggest turkey in the store without much thought about what we are going to do with the leftovers! 

Sheetal Pinto - 10/15/2014 20:00

If you are constantly digging around for new content ideas and topics with which to wow your target audience, you could try digging a little closer to home. Many businesses fail to realize that they have some excellent, ready-to-use content right under their noses.

Sheetal Pinto - 7/30/2014 20:00

When you invest a lot of time and effort into content marketing, it can be frustrating to find that it isn’t doing anything for you. It’s not bringing in more qualified traffic, not engaging the visitors who come to your site and it’s certainly not converting. So what could be going wrong?

Sheetal Pinto - 11/11/2013 19:00

There you are, optimizing your site for the top keyword terms in your niche. Good work. Now along comes Google to state that over 20% of all searches are terms that have never been searched upon before.

Sheetal Pinto - 11/6/2013 19:00

The importance of interesting, high quality content and effective marketing has become of paramount importance now to get good rankings on the search engines. However, traffic to your website is no good unless the visitor becomes a conversion – enquiring about your products and services, joining your mailing list, or better still, making a purchase.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/21/2013 20:00

It can be very disheartening when your content fails to resonate with your target audience, but it doesn’t always mean you are using poor quality content.  Did you ever consider that you might have read your target audience wrong?  Very often, content fails because it is focused on the wrong group of people.  Mapping out the personas of your potential customers can help you to nail your content first time and ensure it gets out to the audience that matters.

Sheetal Pinto - 8/7/2013 20:00

You’ve got the web designer working on your website and now you’re starting to look into the content that will tell everybody what your website and brand is all about.  You’ve no doubt decided what pages you want to include. At the very least, you have put a sitemap together. So how do you decide what words to put on those pages that will get your brand noticed and more people to your website. 


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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.