Linkedin Elevate – Recognising the Value of Content

Linkedin ElevateThe recent launch of Linkedin Elevate has shown the value that this professional business forum is now giving to good quality content.

Elevate is a new service from Linkedin that is designed to help companies and employees curate high-quality content, share that content via their social networks and actually measure the impact it has on their audience.

The value of sharing content is of course the relevant factor. If you as an individual or a corporate body are seen to associate with positive messages and stories then you become ‘attractive’ to prospective customers, investors and employees. Continue reading “Linkedin Elevate – Recognising the Value of Content”

Why Stories are worth spreading – by Andrew Thorp

AndrewThorp1Here is a guest post taken from an article by Andrew Thorp, who I shall refer to as the ‘Chief Storyteller’ at  Mojo Your Business – an award-winning consultancy and training company specialising in communication.

Andrew is passionate about helping companies understand what makes them different to their rivals. He then will assist them in crafting that into a compelling story; then help them to tell their story really well.

Here, Andrew shares his thoughts after speaking at a recent M3 Connections event at RBS in Manchester.

There are several content marketing experts in my business network but the most evangelical is surely David Lomas of M3 Media Publishing. I had the pleasure of sharing a platform with him last night at one of his ‘Connections’ events (at RBS Manchester) and was asked to speak on ‘The Importance of stories in promoting your business’. Continue reading “Why Stories are worth spreading – by Andrew Thorp”

How are you Filling your Sales Funnel?

marketingmagnetFor many years, much of the web content we see has been rather sales-focused. We were all informed as businesses, to think of our websites as ‘our shop window’ and our prospects were put into a ‘sales funnel’.

Maybe nowadays we should look at our websites as more like ‘consulting rooms’ and our sales funnel as the route to our surgery.

By this I am suggesting our website should be a place where people can come to ask questions and look for ways to understand their worries.

We must do this before our prospects are ready to actually buy anything, as many of them don’t actually know what they yet want… Continue reading “How are you Filling your Sales Funnel?”

Get mobile-friendly to beat your competitors

With Google’s latest algorithm changes, we all have to address the issue of ‘Mobile’. This algorithm focuses on how mobile-friendly your website needs to be – in order for it to be noticed. Therefore all businesses will need to pay attention to the mobile-friendly message, or they may disappear from the face of the earth! OK, so it’s not actually, quite as desperate as that – until your business suddenly stops showing up in Google’s search results. I would think maybe then this issue needs your very urgent attention. But seriously though, shouldn’t we all have built mobile-friendly or mobile-ready websites by … Continue reading Get mobile-friendly to beat your competitors