2020 has been an interesting year in marketing to say the least. Yes, we have all undeniably suffered under the conditions of the pandemic – but where there’s hardship there’s also opportunity to be found and many of us have been forced into new and exciting places.
Writing a blog is the perfect opportunity to share your knowledge and passion with your readers. Generally, a blog consists of written content, visuals, multi-media and often has a comment section so your readers can interact with you. When you are writing a blog, remember you don't have to be a “professional’ writer. Your blog content can either be informative, persuasive, conversational or informal. However, if you want your blog to be engaging and successful, follow our ultimate guide to blogging.
Marketing Eye has been the outsourced marketing team behind Logistix Contractors marketing initiatives. The marketing strategy involved a redesign of its website, which matches the seamless service they provide at the forefront of their business. As a premier logistics company, we helped deliver a new tone of voice to their audience by providing an informative and visually engaging platform. Content development and SEO was also implemented as part of the marketing strategy.
Entegra Signature Structures is a well-known and highly successful steel fabrication company that supplies and erects sheds and steel frames throughout Australia primarily for commercial purposes and agriculture. As part of Marketing Eye's work with Entegra over a number of years, we managed all of their marketing as their approved outsourced marketing arm. From the development of a marketing strategy and redevelopment of their website through to marketing collateral and brochures, Marketing Eye was instrumental in transforming their brand. Entegra is a business that has grown from strength to strength with strong company values and good supplier relationships. They focus their marketing efforts internally and externally, and use social media and digital marketing to drive lead generation for their sales team.
The main speaker is incredibly dear to me, as he has known me for a very long time. He has seen me transform from a young enthusiastic business woman (girl), to a woman that has more confidence and knowledge in so many different areas of business and industry sectors. At long last I can say that to most companies - I can add value. I think that transition is obvious in so many ways, and when you see someone on that journey, it is quite interesting to say the least.
Finding inspiration is also a challenge. The first few blogs may seem easy, but what happens when it feels like you have covered every topic? How do you take a fresh approach and avoid the ‘white page syndrome’ – staring blankly at a page for hours on end, creating further pressure to perform.
If you want to make the most of your blogging, come up with regular ideas and get the best out of your content strategy, read on.
We discussed his plans, then I went through an overview of Marketing Eye and what we do. In my overview, I discuss four different areas of our business; outsourced marketing department, technology, media and education.
When I go through media, I always discuss our publication Marketing Eye Magazine and the company's significant social media presence. In particular, I talk about the number one reason people arrive at our website, our blog.
He said, "I know about your blog. I saved one of them to my iphone in 2013 that resonated with me".
Creating a blog in itself can be difficult, but creating a strong social media following for your blog can be even more challenging. Here are some tips.
What comes first the blog or the social media following? This is dependent on the individual. For example, some individuals already have a strong online presence through their social media accounts. They might already have a large following on their Instagram posting about lifestyle, and want to take it that next step further. They then create a blog geared towards lifestyle, so they are able to write more in depth posts.
Business blogging can be tricky – your writing has to be professional, yet casual; informative, but not cut into the products/services you are selling, and (most importantly) open.
However, the work you put into it is extremely beneficial when it comes to your company’s branding, giving the world an insight into what’s behind the scenes. On top of that, writing a blog can grow your business as you position your company as a thought leader in its industry.