Category Archives: Content Writing

How Storytelling Drives the Finance Sector

Gone are the days when pushy marketing messages and banner ads were all you needed to entice customers. These days, consumers are way pickier and rightly so, seeing as online competition has increased dramatically – so what’s the solution? Well, immersive storytelling has become an increasingly important part of branding and marketing. The right approach

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8 Simple Ways to Write Persuasive Web Content

If you’re a talented writer, the transition from print copy to web copy might seem like a seamless one. After all, how much difference can a screen make? The truth is, all the difference in the world. When most writers write their copy, they envision their target market and picture an ideal customer reading it.

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Wait! Do I Have Your Attention?

Did you know that the average human attention span is down from 12 seconds in 2000 to just 8 seconds in 2018? That’s less than a goldfish! Still with me? Great! We’re an impatient bunch – and it’s hardly surprising. With so much content thrown at us on a regular basis, we can skim, skip

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5 Annoying Things People Say To Writers

If you’re following me on Twitter, you’ll know that I regularly use the hashtags #AmWriting and #WritersLife. That’s because, as a writer,I take solace in the writing community. Why? Because we understand each other. We don’t repeatedly ask one another about when the book will be finished or question why a writer isn’t working 9-5

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Can Content Marketing Be Humourous?

The corporate world doesn’t have to be all stiff collars and well-ironed shirts – does it? A little fun and banter can a long way in a potentially ‘stifling’ work environment, but is humour necessarily needed when it comes to content marketing? The answer is, yes – sometimes. So, when Can Content Marketing Be Humourous?

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How to Manage Your Content Marketing Team

When it comes to managing a content marketing team, you must have patience and an appreciation of different writing styles. While the job might seem easy on paper, it takes great skill to bring the best out of your staff, so here’s how to lead and guide a team of writers in an effective way.

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The Diversification of Content Marketing in 2018

When you hear the term ‘content marketing’ – what comes to mind? A bunch of glasses-wearing intellectuals knocking up a new website or planning a ‘gripping’ email send? Go on, be honest! The truth is, content is no longer just about words. It’s about creating experiences and that requires a host of diverse content marketing

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Why Social Media Writing Isn’t As Easy As It Looks

Social media writing can’t be hard, right? ‘LOL’ isn’t hard to spell and we all know where the # button is on a keyboard and mobile – so what’s the issue? Well, producing readable, engaging and original content for social channels that people want to interact with and share is not as easy as it

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Scary Social Media for Halloween

As witches practice their cackles and mummies rewrap their bandages, one thing is clear – Halloween is just around the corner with marketing wizards everywhere hastily preparing their seasonal social media campaigns. October is the perfect time to spook, scare and ramp up those sales, but are you ready for the creepiest night of the

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How To Overcome Writers Block

According to Wikipedia “Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years.” As a writer I can tell you

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