Blog

18
Jul

How to write like a content marketing pro

Content marketing is a fantastic tool for companies to engage with current and potential customers. It allows for brands to control their message and can have a profound effect on sales if a piece of content goes viral. Well-written content should be at the heart of any marketing strategy. However, over two-thirds of businesses don’t currently have...
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15
Jul

Are hard-selling​ days over?

Traditionally, we characterise hard-selling as an overtly direct sales approach.  Honed for decades, this method can include cold-calling, aggressive advertising, and attempts to play on a consumer’s fears.  For example, a salesperson might try and convince a customer that a particular model is limited. If they wait, they could miss out or end up paying...
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12
Jul

Developing an office culture when working with a remote team

Remote working has gained a lot of popularity and is fast becoming a way to attract talent to successful companies. Employees who are able to work remotely report being happier and more productive compared to their office-based counterparts. For organizations, it also has the added benefit of being extremely cost-effective and can save around $20,000 on...
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09
Jul

Letting customers do the marketing for you

Over the past two decades, the internet has given customers more information and awareness than ever before. Marketing strategy has adapted dramatically to cater to this paradigm shift. However, despite early fears of the empowered consumer, smart marketers have learned how to use this change to their advantage. Digital Marketing Guru Jay Baer has been at the...
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01
Jul

Working remotely: an intern’s perspective

This is my first intern experience as well as the first time working remotely, the learning curve is bound to be steep. I have had to learn the job and also adapt to a completely new way of approaching work. I have to be a “self-motivated expert” to be able to work remotely. It is...
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01
Jul

Social Media Marketing: 102

In the first post of this series, we established why and how social media marketing can help SMEs and startups scale their business. We discussed the nuances of getting it right and also busted some myths about social media marketing. In this post, let us explore some tips about how to engage people on social...
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25
Jun

How technology is making PR relevant for startups

The primary objective of public relations is to increase awareness of a company, brand, or product. PR generates “buzz” and builds a brand’s image.  Today, more than ever, consumers look past the product and pay attention to a company’s social actions. A company’s overall image influences purchasing decisions. PR is both active and reactive. While it is often used to...
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18
Jun

How PR builds consumer trust and why it matters

The internet age has brought with it a wave of transparency, and many companies have had to rethink their public relations strategies.  Consumers are now turning towards brands with products that have a driving mission behind them and can be trusted. When purchasing a product, 70% of consumers consider a business’ commitment to social initiatives. Therefore brands...
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16
Jun

Social Media Marketing: 101

In this day and age of cutthroat competition, new startups are being launched and funded almost on an everyday basis. It has become crucial to keep up with disruptive marketing trends to sustain in the market. SMEs and startups cannot afford to lose numbers and need all the traction to take off and sustain, and...
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