Show – Don’t Tell – To Make Your Content Marketing Come to Life

Countless experts say that target audiences are looking for good storytelling in content marketing. Fortunately, most marketing professionals acknowledge this now by using creativity and craft to drive toward a unique and valuable connection to their intended customers. Yet, do they come up with stories with “show” details related to plot lines, pain points and […]

The Value of Guest Blogging

Blogging has become a content market staple for many businesses as it gives them an opportunity to share their direct expertise and perspective with an audience, while improving SEO. While writing for a company or personal site provides an obvious benefit, brand leaders should explore the idea of guest blogging. This is a type of […]

Content Marketing Best Practices: Capturing Our Clients’ Voices

In content marketing, it’s an important but little-discussed topic: When collaborating on an article with a client, how do we capture their voice? After all, when we work with a client, we usually work on more than just articles with them. We represent them across all public appearances, including interviews, podcasts, webinars and speaking engagements. […]

Better Understanding Visit Duration and Conversion Rate

More than nine out of 10 marketers and businesses see content as a valuable business asset with 56 percent of businesses planning to spend more on content creation in the immediate future, according to 2020 survey by Siege Media. The inherent value of creating content is well understood, but many organizations still struggle to fully […]

5 Ways to Make Your Content Come Alive

In an ever-expanding sea of content marketing, it’s challenging to command the attention of your target audience. Research shows that more than 60 percent of B2b decision-makers ignore the content they encounter. At W2 Communications, we recognize that our content marketing must stand out to convey our clients’ messaging successfully. Ultimately, this requires the immediate […]

5 Ways to Benefit from Link Sharing on Instagram Stories

All Instagram users can now add links to their Instagram Stories, an ability that only verified users or those with 10,000 followers could do until now. This update opens a new world to small businesses and small creators, offering them the same opportunity to share links with their followers and drive traffic to announcements, events, […]

How to Build Winning, Long-Term Relationships with Content Clients

“We’re breaking up” is a phrase no one wants to hear, whether in love or content marketing. Sadly, those words remain an unfortunate reality, especially in the agency-client relationship. In fact, many of these partnerships last less than two years. Since launching our Content Development services in December 2010, W2 Communications has bucked this trend […]

Getting Started in Small Business Social Media

As ubiquitous as social media is, every day small business owners around the world are evaluating the pros and cons of making the leap for the first time. Perhaps you’re an entrepreneur who has recently started a small business and you’re trying to figure out which mix of social channels to pursue out of the […]

Research Informs the Right Communications Strategy

Stakeholder research is incredibly valuable to informing an effective communications plan, developing targeted messaging and creating narratives that speak to real industry concerns. I’ve often seen vendors who think they understand their target audiences’ sentiment based on gut intuition or select anecdotal evidence (like a particularly vocal salesperson representing one customer’s feedback as an entire […]