You may have seen it in the news this week: Irish bloggers will now have to openly and immediately declare that content they are writing on behalf of a brand, and for which they are being paid, is in fact, an advertisement.
If you want your business to be found in today’s online world, you need to be blogging. It’s as simple as that. A high ranking in organic search engine results is vital to your content, and your business, being found, and to potential customers finding out that the product or service you provide is the solution to their challenges or needs. In essence, blogging is one of the key components of an effective inbound marketing campaign.
Content creators, picture the scene: You have slaved over a hot laptop to produce a finely-crafted, thought-provoking, entertaining and informative piece of content you are confident will attract and engage your target audience. Then a colleague takes a look at the finished article and says: ‘Hmmm, can I suggest a few changes?’ (Or worse still, wants to make changes after it has been published). This is when a tool that enables you to collaborate with colleagues to compose high-quality inbound content would come in handy.
Irish whiskey is on the up and up, and while recently attending the Irish Whiskey Awards and Whiskey Live events, it struck me that there were a lot of lessons digital marketers could take away from the lift in spirits, so to speak, within that industry. Here’s a few I distilled down for good measure…
Inbound 2016 gave HubSpot the chance to unveil several new products last week, appealing to a wide range of both digital marketing agencies and businesses looking to increase their lead generation and conversion rates with great content.