Posts in Content

China: Tips for marketers taking a new digital role in the country

Recently, I wrote a piece on what brands should take note of before entering the Chinese market.

However, brand marketers and advertising professionals have to do some preparation of their own before coming to China. Here are some tips for your consideration.

0 comments

The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

What better way to kick off the most festive month of the year than with a run-down of digital marketing stats?

Go on, grab and mince pie, you’re officially allowed now…

2 comments

How will Snapchat's redesign affect branded content?

By all appearances, Snapchat is struggling. The social photo sharing app, although still popular, has seen its user growth stagnate and while it's getting better at monetizing users, has yet to prove that it will ever become a profitable business.

Snapchat's woes don't appear accidental either. Facebook recognized that Snapchat presented perhaps the biggest threat to its dominance and has engaged in a concerted effort to thwart Snapchat's rise, one that seems to be working.

0 comments

Four simple tips to make boring copy more exciting

Certain brands are born to sound sexy. Take Burberry, for instance, and Mercedes-Benz and Apple - these brands sell luxury products with such slick and alluring design that they almost sell themselves.

But what if your product is far less appealing?

1 comment
angus quinn

A day in the life of... content marketing manager at Skimlinks

Angus Quinn is content marketing manager at Skimlinks. What does he do, and what does it take to do it?

We're about to find out...

0 comments

Four examples of persuasive packaging copy

We often talk about online copywriting here on the blog. From product descriptions to SEO-friendly headlines – it’s easy to focus on how brands use words to draw in digital shoppers.

But what about copy in a real-life context? 

0 comments

10 deliciously creative Domino's Pizza marketing campaigns

In 2010, Domino’s Pizza was known as the poor man’s Pizza Hut. 

Not a patch on Papa John’s, and unable to satisfy the growing consumer desire for a ‘posher’ slice found in the likes of Pizza Express.

1 comment

Digital publishers fall back to earth

The digital publishing industry was hit with a surprise late last week as reports broke indicating that digital media darling Mashable was sold to Ziff Davis for just $50m.

That's a small fraction of the $250m investors had valued the company at in its most recent funding round last year.

0 comments

Emojis in email subject lines: smiley face, or smiley poop?

Emojis are in lots of subject lines these days. But do they work?

We get asked this question all the time. Here’s what we learned about emojis by looking at >1.5m subject lines.

1 comment

Four reasons you may need to rebrand your business

Whether it’s due to a bad reputation or increasing competition in the market, rebranding is often a good option for companies looking to turn around waning fortunes.

It’s not always easy, of course. What if a rebrand alienates an existing customer-base, or backfires as a result of inconsistent or flimsy strategy? These are big questions to consider. 

0 comments
the OU and Channel 4

How higher education providers are marketing to new students

Brochures and pamphlets were once the main source of information for potential new students.

Now with many higher education providers taking steps towards digital transformation, and students naturally looking online to research educational courses - other forms of marketing are taking precedence.

1 comment
jamie maddison

A day in the life of... a content strategist

Jamie Maddison is senior content strategist at NewsCred, an enterprise content marketing company.

But what does Jamie actually do? He's here to tell you...

0 comments