Blogging, Bags & Being Safe
April is renowned for showers that bring forth the flowers that bloom in May! It seems an apt adage for this month as we've been working on a few contracts which will reap rewards for our clients in the long-term.
We've been managing and writing blog posts for two British-based companies. Their products and services are completely different. However, their ethos to their blogs is the same. They're determined to bring valuable information to their customers as well as growing their brand and building relationships.
Blogs can be similar to those April showers. Sometimes they can seem fruitless when they don't immediately generate lots of comments. However, like those showers, the roots are always growing and burrowing away beneath the surface. Readers might not comment but that doesn't mean they don't appreciate the content. It also doesn't mean they won't act on the content or direct their friends to read it too.
The blogs we're currently updating are fun and fashionable. Their products are very different: one is a designer baby changing bag firm and the other collates great discount deals for stores across the UK and online. However, they both share one clear purpose: to encourage readers to click through to find out more about the companies' great products and services. Their other purposes differ from SEO needs to cultivating relationships.
Finally, we'd like to share a link to one of our clients' websites. We completed a rewrite of an article/press release for them and their product provides such an essential service that we think it's worth spreading far and wide (plus they were great guys to work with!).
If you ever buy over the internet then you need to know about their website. It allows you to check the security, validity and history of any website before you complete a purchase. It's simple and quick. All you do is input the web address of the site where you're making your purchase and you'll receive lots of information to help you decide if they're safe to use or not. The information ranges from company history to any discrepancies between registered addresses and where the site is hosted. Check them out at www.scamadviser.com
Fitness & Fashion
We've recently secured long-term contracts with two diverse companies.
The first client works in the fitness industry helping to supply personal trainers across the country. We'll be undertaking a variety of writing assignments as well as helping with some initial publicity.
The second client works in the fashion industry. Since Maggie is a former fashion editor, she's loved researching this client's product, writing articles for them and providing a top line edit of their latest beauty magazine.
Fitness and fashion are both growth industries in the UK and McShane Media is committted to helping home-grown companies as much as possible.We're confident our two latest clients will become established brands.
We were contacted by a client in America this week who needed a report urgently edited for the UK market. Could we help? Of course we could!
The report, on energy consumption by computer data centres, had originally been written for an US audience. Some companies would think only the spelling needed changed to make it work for the UK. However, as our client realised, that was not the case. As well as spellings, there were grammar and sentence structure changes.
It was imperative the edit was delivered within two hours at most. Within an hour, we'd delivered the finished article to a very happy client who was 'very impressed' with our work.
Maggie will be blethering about our latest projects, marketing news and events.