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listicle, what is a listicle?

7 reasons to write a listicle

Ah, the listicle: it’s part blog, part article and the backbone of content marketing.

Serious businesses sometimes shy away from the simplicity of the listicle to showcase their content, dismissing them as the sole domain of the trashy online tabloid. But the simple fact is that the listicle lets you present even the most complex information in an interesting, engaging and inviting way – which is why news outlets as well regarded as The Guardian, the New York Times and even The Economist use the technique.

So if your business isn’t yet publishing listicles, here’s 7 reasons it should be: Continue reading “7 reasons to write a listicle” »

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How to write, writing, online, digital, tips

5 tips when writing for the web

Read our simple guide on how to write well for online.

People often ask us what they should think about when writing for the web. And we tell them that to some extent good writing is good writing: it doesn’t matter whether it’s a website, a printed brochure or even a novel.

But there are some important things to bear in mind when writing for a website that make it a little different to any other medium.

Here are 5 things we think you need to think about every time your writing will be read online. Continue reading “5 tips when writing for the web” »

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content marketing tips, how to make content marketing easier, hacks, content marketing

6 content marketing hacks to save you time and money

The cheat’s guide to making content marketing easier.

Content marketing is an effective way for businesses to build and engage audiences without having to spend a fortune. But many businesses don’t have the time, knowledge or resources to do it right.

So here are 6 ways any business can do better content marketing with less. Continue reading “6 content marketing hacks to save you time and money” »

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real estate, writing, content marketing, copywriting, tips

Real estate writing

Writing for real estate is a skill in itself, so we’re proud to have real estate writing expert Emma Sorensen oversee our real estate copywriting & content marketing team.

Emma directs the day-to-day operations of our real estate writing team. He real estate writing work has been featured in realestate.com.au, Cosmopolitan magazine and more. Continue reading “Real estate writing” »

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content marketing failures, content marketing tips,

5 reasons content marketing doesn’t work

Why isn’t your content marketing working? Here’s 5 possible reasons.

Content marketing is today’s buzzword. Everyone’s doing it. So what could be going wrong if your own content marketing efforts are not bearing fruit?

We’ve noticed five common reasons content marketing doesn’t work. Continue reading “5 reasons content marketing doesn’t work” »

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why use a copywriter, DIY writing, benefits of copywriter

5 ways a good copywriter will help your business

If you’re thinking of scrimping on the cost of good copywriting, we give you 5 good reasons to reconsider.

Lately I’ve seen a few examples of organisations – including big ones – rolling up their sleeves and having a go at writing their own advertising or content, without using a specialist copywriter.

I know what they’re thinking. Everyone uses words, right? So how hard can it be? Interestingly fewer people seem inclined to view themselves as designers (perhaps the software puts them off).

Well, the results I saw spoke for themselves…. And that wasn’t a good thing.

It’s true that we all need to write but no matter how good you are at something, nothing beats doing it for a living. A big part of why you’d bother hiring a professional copywriter is simply that they do it every day. But what a exactly does a professional copywriter bring to a business’s content and advertising, beyond simply knowing how to write? Continue reading “5 ways a good copywriter will help your business” »

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blogging, blogging tips, how to blog, how often to blog, content marketing

How often should you blog?

“How often do I need to blog?” is probably the most common content marketing question we’re asked.

blogging, blogging tips, how to blog, how often to blog, content marketingThe most common question people ask us about content marketing is how often they need to blog.

It usually goes something like this: “Do I really need to say something every single hour/day/week/fortnight/month? I just don’t think I’m that interesting.”*

The answer we give is that, like pretty much everything in life, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to how frequently you should post.

Continue reading “How often should you blog?” »

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How to get people to open your emails

How to get people to open your emails

Our 5 tips that are guaranteed to get more people opening your eNewsletters

How to get people to open your emailsYou’ve slaved away on the stories for your eNewsletter. But then your tech guys send out the email with a subject line like “November Newsletter”. So no one even opens it, let alone bothers to read the perfect stories you’ve crafted. What a wasted opportunity.

These days we all need to be part-time marketers, because we all send emails, no matter what our job. But what’s the point of sending an email if no one opens and reads it?

Whether it’s an invoice you’re sending to a customer, or an eNewsletter you’re sending to a huge mailing list, the same general rules apply when you’re trying to get people to open your emails. Here are our top tips: Continue reading “How to get people to open your emails” »

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how to write, writing tips, business writing, professional

How do you learn to write? 6 tips to improve your writing

Our guide to becoming a better business writer

how to write, writing tips, business writing, professional“You learn to write by writing. It’s a truism, but what makes it a truism is that it’s true.” – William Zinsser, On Writing Well

The sad news is that there are no shortcuts to writing well. But we can let you in on a little secret: the best way to learn to write is to practice. You simply need to write.

While practice might be the cornerstone of learning to write well, there are some other simple ways you can improve your skills: Continue reading “How do you learn to write? 6 tips to improve your writing” »

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