Sarah Mitchell

  • Social media tips to smash your next event

    When was the last time you attended an event and no one mentioned social media? Every conference organiser’s dream is to trend on Twitter or get a buzz going across social media. From the opening remarks, we’re encouraged to tweet, snap photos and promote the conference in real time. If you want better social media coverage of your event, make sure you’ve done your groundwork b ...

    Sarah Mitchell/ Lush Digitalin Social Twitter- 18 readers -
  • How to gain trust for your brand

    It’s hardly news we’re in a crisis of trust. According to the Edelman Trust Barometer 2017, we’re currently experiencing an implosion of trust. Every day we’re treated to headlines about fake news, alternative facts and failing media organisations. So what can you do to combat the trust problem? Edelman reports trust in governments, media, NGOs and business is in unprecedented decline.

    Sarah Mitchell/ Lush Digitalin Social How To's- 20 readers -
  • Have you set the right content marketing goals?

    If you’re not getting the results you want in content marketing, maybe it’s because you haven’t set the right goals. Every strategy, regardless of industry, should focus on what you can do to get a return on investment. If there’s one way to improve your chances of creating long-term investments from your content marketing efforts, it’s by setting the right goals.

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  • The secret to effective writing for business

    If brevity is the soul of wit, then there’s nothing amusing about most business writing. Our old friend Shakespeare would be disappointed. We’re due for a scolding from Winston Churchill and Dr. Seuss. One of the most effective things you can do to improve your writing is to do a lot less of it. Here are my recommendations.

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  • Your B2B website is NOT a Swiss Army Knife

    Are you expecting too much of your B2B website? The complaints about websites are endless. A lot of them center on what the website is doing wrong or what it could be doing better. In my experience, a lot of the angst directed towards our online HQs is misdirected. Let me explain. Your B2B website is an opportunity to leverage your search engine rankings and content marketing ...

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  • How to kickstart your creativity in 2017

    It’s the end of the year and if you’re like me, you’re ready for a break. I find it difficult to be creative when I’m tired, and lately it’s been hard to find the inspiration to get words on paper. I’ve asked my colleagues at Lush what they do when faced with a creativity block and discovered a lot of useful tips.

    Sarah Mitchell/ Lush Digitalin Content How To's- 28 readers -
  • How to solve a content marketing conundrum

    New research on the habits and successes of B2C marketers using content marketing in North America reveals a strong commitment to the discipline. It also shows most content marketers are struggling with the same issue: having enough time to create consistent, high-quality content. Last week the B2C Content Marketing 2017: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America by Conten ...

    Sarah Mitchell/ Lush Digitalin Content How To's- 19 readers -
  • How to avoid brand damage on social media

    What do Prince, Brad Pitt, Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center have in common? They’ve all been the victims of companies trying to camp on to a real or perceived media event. I wish it was a joke but there’s nothing funny about it. There’s no doubt we should be doing a better job for our companies and clients.

    Sarah Mitchell/ Lush Digitalin Social Facebook Twitter How To's- 16 readers -
  • B2B content marketers rewarded for staying the course

    Content marketers are being rewarded for staying the course according to new research released in the USA last night. That’s especially good news for Australian marketers who tend to have skipped the trial and error phase experienced by early adopters. While the annual report from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs covered familiar territory, it also identified ...

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  • How to avoid a content marketing hangover

    Business is content drunk and it’s not a pretty sight. Like a university freshman at the first big party of the year, the wider marketing and communications industry has abandoned all decorum and is spewing content in all directions. But smart marketers have a trick for avoiding an expensive content marketing hangover while still enjoying all the benefits of being at the party.

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  • 7 steps to a winning publication with content marketing

    What does a quality brand publication look like? When you consider how much ‘content’ is spewed onto the buying public, getting it right isn’t that easy. Project of the Year is being announced at the Content Marketing Awards in Cleveland, Ohio, this week. My pet project, Traction News, is short-listed to win the big prize. Here’s how and why it got there.

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  • There really is life after journalism, I promise

    I have good news and I have bad news. If you’re a career journalist, like me, you’ll well and truly be aware of the bad news already, but stay with me — because in a minute I have something you’re going to want to hear. But first the bad news: The news game is in crisis. The rivers of gold that have always funded journalism — advertising revenues — have dried up.

    Sarah Mitchell/ Global Copywriting- 10 readers -
  • A brand journalism approach to growing your audience

    Attracting an audience is a key principle of content marketing. But you have to know what kind of information is going to resonate with your customers and prospects to find and keep the people you want. Too often content marketers operate on a basis of blind faith – or blissful ignorance – when it comes to creating relevant information for a target audience.

    Sarah Mitchell/ Lush Digitalin Content- 22 readers -
  • Writer’s block: Three ways to get over it

    Suffering writer’s block? Here are tips to solve it. Writer’s block can happen to anyone. How do you get over it when you’re under pressure to get your next blog post, email or customer letter out? My colleague at Lush Digital Media, Peta Bree Rule, offers practical advice gleaned from her years as a journalist. You might be surprised at how easy it is to overcome. -Sarah.

    Sarah Mitchell/ Global Copywritingin Content- 15 readers -
  • 9 Reasons Content Marketers Should Use Pop-up Boxes

    9 Reasons Content Marketers Should Use Pop-up Boxes Are you using pop-up boxes on your website? You know what I’m talking about — those forms that magically appear when you visit a site for the first time (or every time) encouraging you to sign up for a newsletter or some other form of regular content.

    Sarah Mitchell/ Lush Digitalin Content- 19 readers -