Search engine features, guidelines and rankings change on a regular basis. It has become almost impossible for the average person to comply with all of their demands and compete with not only other merchants, but also the search engine itself. They still serve up most of our organic traffic, but it seems wise to plan […]
Canadian businesses are finally embracing the internet as a sales and marketing tool. One of the first things that may come as a surprise in the digital world, are the differences between online and offline shoppers. That naturally extends to the profiles of their ideal customers.
Many Canadian businesses and potential bloggers are intimidated by (or frustrated with) building a following, especially in the beginning. Starting a Blog is like walking onto the stage of an empty concert hall and starting to sing. Maybe you’ve put out a few flyers and told your friends, but to fill the theatre you have […]
Online writing may include blogging, marketing copy, website content or newsletter content, and they all share the need for clarity. One of the first things we learn about writing online is that we have seconds to capture a reader and their attention span is short. Clear, concise writing wasn’t invented online, however, it has always […]
Social media contests are all about engagement and actionable data. They pack more punch than traditional social media marketing due to the sharing potential, which you can encourage with entry requirements and features like bonus entries. It’s also a brilliant way to score coveted User Generated Content (UGC), such as photos and videos. Additionally, expert marketers […]
For years now, many independent Canadian retailers have viewed the internet as a competitor. They blamed it for falling sales, then threw up their hands at the prices and selection that they couldn’t possibly compete with.
Bloggers can gain an impressive, loyal following on the social Web through excellent content, communication, and trust built through fellowship and familiarity. Their value to brands is in their influence over consumer purchasing, often in a very specific niche. A nod of approval from the right blogger can seriously increase sales, and having one as […]
The most valuable numbers Canadian businesses can have is data about their own customers and website. Web analytics tools are critical to collecting, analyzing and using data. Data defines our past and refines our future through tools that enable us to find specific answers. This, in turn, can inspire and support strategic marketing and company-wide […]
When most marketing departments think of working with influential bloggers, they envision sponsored posts and reviews. When it comes to press releases, they send out standard information in their usual format. By doing so, they’re missing an opportunity to be published on hundreds of blogs, free of charge.
As a business writer of original content, I take pride in giving it all I have. I spend a great deal of time researching, paraphrasing, formatting and illustrating articles and blog posts. Then, I apply writing and marketing skills to produce a useful, original article.