Team Impressa is a 100% digital team, which means that all of our collaboration has to be done online. When it comes to things like blog posts and social media content, that’s not terribly complicated. But how do we keep everyone on the same page when we’re working on more complex projects like website redesigns and in-depth ebooks or white papers?
We work with a lot of tech clients here at Impressa Solutions, and many of them share the same two challenges when it comes to content strategy: how do we a) communicate what we do in an easy-to-understand way, and b) make sure people are seeing our messages?
A client dumped us a few summers ago. After a very warm working relationship over several months, I received a very cold email out of the blue telling us our content and consulting services–including the content marketing strategy we were making them–were no longer needed because they decided to do “viral marketing.”
Many businesses are quite scattered when it comes to marketing strategy. Instead of constructing a plan, many take a scattershot approach–putting in a little bit of effort here, a little bit there, trying this for a hot minute, and then a big push for whatever option seems to be the cheapest or was sold the best. That isn’t a strategy, but it’s a fantastic way to diminish potential ROI and see less than impressive results. Instead, focus on building a brand blueprint,
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I get a major case of the warm and fuzzies when a client hands us the reigns and lets us create all kinds of cool content for their blog. When the sky is the limit, we are able to whip up a wonderful content mix that offers a range of something to cater to every persona that makes up their ideal audience. This allows us to create an entire library of brilliant on-brand content that’s basically begging to be shared and maybe even go viral. But this doesn’t mean this is always a good idea, as there are a few negative outcomes you could anticipate.
In our several years of content writing and marketing experience, we’ve observed that crafting content can be a waste of time unless you map out a hole-free content journey for your buyers.
Having a strategy for your content is imperative to its success. Now I know some folks just toss some content out into the world and get lucky, but that’s not the case for most who are seeing traction and profits from their content marketing. Yes, you are excited to jump in, but look before you leap! Making a content marketing strategy is usually the ticket, and I whipped up a webinar on the very topic. If you don’t have 30 minutes or so, here are five tips to get you started.
As an entrepreneur myself, I understand the allure of a content writing service. You simply sign up, pay up, leave some instructions, and you’ll have an article delivered to you! I know, I’m making these content writing services seem pretty darn nice, right?
Team Impressa works with a lot of startups, and most of them face very similar challenges. The issue, essentially, is that there’s a lot that needs to be done, and the internal team is too small to tackle everything themselves. This includes content strategy.