If saving time and money is high on your agenda, then giving your agency a good briefing is essential. With everyone pressed for time, it’s something we are all getting poorer at. It’s time to rein it in, though. Why should you invest time in getting the brief right?Continue reading
Have you forgotten what thought leadership is truly about?
Public service announcement: this serves as a gentle reminder for why you set about adopting thought leadership in the first place.
If you work in a B2B company and haven’t yet implemented a content marketing strategy with a thought leadership undertone, then you are way behind. While not a novel concept (it came to a head around eight years ago), not all B2B companies have adopted the approach. On the other hand, some have been doing it for years.
For old time’s sake, let’s revisit the definition of thought leadership:Continue reading
Copywriting tips for politically correct content
With the globalized world becoming more aware of the sensitivities of diverse cultures and lifestyles, this guide provides tips, red flags, and resources to ensure your words don’t offend others. Specifically, this guide touches on gender, race and sexual orientation.Continue reading
How to gain credibility in CSR reporting
Today, we’re inundated with sustainability propaganda in a climate where more companies are turning to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports to make their statements – but is it all just greenwashing? The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting standards is one way to gain credibility.Continue reading
Words to watch out for – if English isn’t your native business language
cylindr’s home market is Scandinavia. And, while the Scandis (thanks to one of my colleagues last week for proving to me that the word “Scandi” has become mainstream these days) are known for being well-versed in the English language, there are still a few common errors that squeeze through the cracks in the world of business.Continue reading
6 ways to strengthen your content marketing in 2019
It’s nearing the end of February and that new year resolution to get fit is starting to fizzle. But the year is still young and it’s not too late to start planning your next content marketing move. Here are six handy tips to help flex your content marketing muscles.Continue reading
What human connections do for marketing
For today’s B2B brands, there is a key element to help you forge strong connections with your customers. Humans.Continue reading
Why bad English-language writing is bad for business
Customers and potential customers judge you and your company by the content you produce – and if you’re marketing to an international audience with poorly-written English-language material, you can expect to be judged harshly. In an era of ever-increasing concern about fraud and personal data safety, badly written content could be scaring away even more potential customers – and making you look like a twit.Continue reading
What makes a good content copywriter?
If you’re looking to hire a B2B content copywriter – or you’d like to become one, this post is the perfect place to start.
Why it’s worthwhile to be an industry advocate – or 8 reasons to stop talking about yourself!
Shifting the perspective of your communications and taking on the role of an industry advocate can bring many benefits for your company. Offering customers valuable, objective advice on your industry can boost your credibility, website traffic, social media engagement – and give you better sales leads.