Brand Management

5 hot tips for better business blogging.

5 hot tips for better business blogging.

For businesses keen to get noticed in the fast-paced, digitally-based world of inbound marketing, blogging is a critical social media activity. Research shows that it can help drive traffic to your website, establish your authority as a thought leader and generate leads.

What is marketing attribution and why does it matter?

It can be difficult for business owners to see the value in certain marketing exercises, especially if they are not working with a long-term strategy or a cohesive plan for marketing to their ideal audience. Measuring the value that marketing initiatives give in terms of a monetary return can be tricky but it’s not impossible and it’s definitely necessary to ensure that a business gets the most out of their marketing spend and effort.

Ways to attract website traffic using online content.

Ways to attract website traffic using online content.

As content marketing experts, we know that generating high quality content is an essential part of a successful marketing strategy. The cold sell is out, giving your clients information that they actually want and can share is in.

Three big marketing challenges for SMEs today.

Three big marketing challenges for SMEs today.

Owning your own small or medium-sized business can be rewarding, exciting and frustrating. There’s so much to do every day and so many areas of your business that require your attention and input. As a small business ourselves, we understand that!

Rebranding? Avoid these three (big) no-nos.

Rebranding? Avoid these three (big) no-nos.

Building, maintaining and sharing a strong brand is an essential part of successful marketing and a successful business. As the world changes, a business’ offering, target market, or outlook might also change and, in order to ensure relevance, a rebrand might be necessary.

Why brand audits count (and shouldn’t be a once-off thing).

Why brand audits count (and shouldn’t be a once-off thing).

Your brand is a living, evolving part of your business. It’s the way in which you present your company and your value to the world (read more about the importance of a re-brand here). Factors such as company culture, imagery, even the colour of your logo, have a major impact on how your brand is perceived by your current and prospective customers.

Five snappy tips for using Instagram for business marketing.

Five snappy tips for using Instagram for business marketing.

For most successful businesses, digital (and especially social media) channels have become an important part of an integrated and effective marketing strategy. From Facebook to LinkedIn, mastering the art of digital marketing is a must for businesses wanting to grow their brand awareness and boost their sales. And, as a blossoming social media channel, Instagram has the potential to do just that.

Just started as a freelance Marketing consultant? Avoid these rookie errors.

Just started as a freelance Marketing consultant? Avoid these rookie errors.

Congratulations! You’ve just started out as a freelance Marketing consultant. Whether you’ve left a corporate firm or started fresh off a recent qualification, you’re about to enter the fast-paced and rewarding world of working for yourself.

Three things a professional designer can do for your marketing that you can't.

Three things a professional designer can do for your marketing that you can't.

Small businesses often have tight budgets and whether you’re just starting out or are looking to refresh your business’ look and feel, you might think that hiring a professional graphic designer to work on your brand is not for you. However, the opposite is true. 

Phase 2: Think about your website design wisely.

Phase 2: Think about your website design wisely.

96% of people notice design first, 6% of people notice content first.

Agreeing that website design is important, lets get into it. When designing your website, keep the design flat. This means that you won't have flashing content that will frustrate the visitor and encourage them to leave your website. Flat design is very attractive when the right mix of imagery, colours and fonts are used together.