Why real estate agents love content marketing

Real estate agents are taking to content marketing in a big way. Little wonder, given that probably no profession lends itself as easily to the benefits of this form of marketing as easily as selling property does.

So what can we learn from this? And why do real estate agents love content marketing so much? Continue reading “Why real estate agents love content marketing” »

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How to write a legal case summary that gets read

Most law firms realise that they can win work by producing content that engages potential clients and shows off their expertise. And an effective way to do this is by producing summaries of recent judgments.

The problem is that most legal case summaries are neither good, nor effective. They lack relevance, and rarely get clicked on, opened or read.

So, if your law firm is failing to get its case summaries noticed, here are 8 tips to help: Continue reading “How to write a legal case summary that gets read” »

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How to write anything

Whether you’re writing a corporate document, a website, an advertisement or a novel, the writing process is always the same… So what’s this secret formula that will help you write anything?

Alarm bells should ring when you ask someone how they’re going with a document and they tell you they’re half way through it because they’ve written, say, 500 of a thousand words. Chances are unless they’re some kind of writing genius – if such a thing exists – their work will be flawed.
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Why your website is more than just a calling card

Many professionals treat their websites as nothing more than a modern day version of a calling card. But they shouldn’t. These days a good website can, and should, be so much more.

Put simply, a good website has two essential components. It still retains the old calling card information (what we call the ‘static’ content) – the who, what, where of your business. But, just as importantly, it also has ‘dynamic’ content in the form of regularly updated blogs or articles that attract people to your website and build your brand.

So let’s take a look at how this works, using lawyers and other professionals as our example….

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The greatest piece of content marketing ever

It can be tempting to think of content marketing as something new. But it’s not. In fact, probably the greatest piece of content marketing ever was launched almost 120 years ago…

I’m talking about the Michelin Guide, a guide book that started out as a French tyre manufacturer’s attempt to drum up business and ended up becoming the definitive guide to the world’s most fashionable restaurants and hotels…

So what lessons can we learn from the Michelin Guide’s success? Continue reading “The greatest piece of content marketing ever” »

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What Hemingway can teach us about digital writing

What a 20th century master can teach us about how to write in the online age.

Ernest Hemingway died almost 55 years ago. But his writing philosophy and techniques have never been more relevant.

Here are seven things he can teach us about writing in the digital age. Continue reading “What Hemingway can teach us about digital writing” »

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The 7 deadly sins of social media

Our guide to common social media mistakes and how your business can avoid them.

Social media can be a great tool for growing your professional presence and showing off your expertise to new audiences. It’s a key distribution channel for any content you create or curate – like blogs and articles.

But there are many traps you’ll need to avoid if you want to spread your influence effectively. Here are seven of the deadliest. Continue reading “The 7 deadly sins of social media” »

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The e-Newsletter mistakes businesses keep making

These 7 common mistakes make many businesses’ email newsletters less effective than they should be.

Most businesses know the value of a great eNewsletter, especially if they offer a skilled or complex product or service.

That’s because an eNewsletter helps show off your expertise. It can build trust and credibility. It can reach a different audience to social media. And it can keep you top of mind when it comes to making a purchasing decision.

But many businesses make such rudimentary mistakes with their eNewsletters that they’d almost be better off not sending one at all.

Here’s 7 of the most common mistakes we see. Continue reading “The e-Newsletter mistakes businesses keep making” »

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