You don’t have to be an SEO pro to make your business more discoverable. You can create smart content by understanding your customers.
Most ideas can usually be explained with simple language everyone understands, but many marketers rely on their industry’s jargon out of convenience: it quickly communicates the concept you want to convey.
Whether you’re posting on social media, writing a newsletter, or thinking about new lead magnets, it helps to have a well of ideas you can draw from. But coming up with a steady stream of topics can be tough. That’s where it helps to have a variety of sources you [...]
“Show don’t tell” isn’t just a principle for writers. It’s for marketers, too. In creative writing, “show don’t tell” challenges you to make readers experience what characters think and feel, instead of saying it. In marketing (especially content marketing), “show don’t tell” means helping your audience see the value of [...]
Marketing to pastors, ministry directors, and other Christian leaders can be tricky. Whether you’re a faith-based organization or you simply have a product or service that benefits church leaders, this is a group of influential people, and it’s important to get your messaging right. Here are four tips for how [...]
New Year’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on how last year went and what you’d like to be different next year. For many people, New Year’s resolutions are a helpful way to make commitments to create change. So why shouldn’t they do the same for your organization? We’ve [...]
Who’s your audience? Who are the people you want to talk to? Who buys your products, uses your services, or supports your mission? Most organizations have a broad understanding of who these people are. But with buyer personas, you can hone in on the specific groups of people you’re trying [...]
Sometimes having a clear, well-defined brand message makes a bigger impact on sales than the price or even the quality of your products. Donald Miller puts it this way: “People don't buy the best products and services. They buy the ones they can understand the fastest.” With any given ad, [...]
It’s pretty common to open an email and see several calls-to-action (CTAs) with separate links taking you to separate pages. But if your emails are underperforming, it could be a sign that you are diluting your message with too many CTAs. The more CTAs you have, the more spread out [...]
Imagine a friend invites you over for dinner and you’ve never been to their house before. They give you their address and tell you how to navigate their apartment complex. But when you show up at the address, there’s no apartment complex. It’s a house. Even with the address right [...]