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The Difference Between Hiring a Writer and Hiring a Content Strategist

I was talking to a potential new client the other day, and he told me they had tons of writers. So why was he looking to hire Egg?

“We don’t have anyone who really gets our client. That’s what we need you for.”

His writers, it seemed, did their jobs. They wrote what they were assigned. But what the company needed was a content strategist. You see, writers are a dime a dozen (and I truly hate to be able to say that), but professionals who can go one step further are rare.

Local Business

How to Successfully Launch and Grow Your Local Business

Originally published on AllBusiness.com

If I could go back 13 years to when I first launched my marketing company, I would do things a little differently. Of course, I’ve learned a lot along my entrepreneurial journey, and am much savvier about running a business now than I was then.

Recently, I launched a second business — a local craft workshop company — and was able to learn from my own wisdom gleaned from mistakes made with the first. May you also benefit from these tips so that you get to success even faster than I did!

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4 Things You Shouldn’t Ignore When Creating Content in Your WordPress Blog

If you’re creating content in your WordPress blog yourself, you probably use the bare minimum features in WordPress. I get it; there’s a lot there, and most of it can seem overly technical.

But I want to introduce you to a few key things to pay attention to when creating content so that you maximize your ability to appear in search engines.

I use—and highly recommend—the Yoast SEO plugin, so I use the terms that the plugin uses. Likely, even if you’re using another SEO plugin (or none), you can find similar components in your version of WordPress.

1. Meta Description

how to write a meta description

Female Entrepreneur

Why I Don’t Like Being Labeled a Female Entrepreneur

Originally published on AllBusiness.com

No, this post isn’t about gender identity—it’s about how arbitrary I find the labels “female entrepreneur” and “woman entrepreneur.”

People like to create two categories for business owners: entrepreneurs and female entrepreneurs. I have never understood why the two have to be separated.  Haven’t we reached the point in our society where we’ve stopped delineating between the capabilities of each gender? (Watch the videos in the Always’ #LikeAGirl campaign for tear-jerking examples.) Can’t we just focus on the subject of entrepreneurship without breaking it down further?

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When Analog Marketing Goes Where Digital Can’t

While I wouldn’t say that I’ve been anti-analog marketing, I have built Egg around the perks of reaching customers online…that is, until now.

I recently launched a creative workshop business that is hyper-local: I host creative classes at businesses in my neighborhood, so suffice it to say that 85%+ of my customers live within a few blocks of me.

How to Keep Your Business Partnership From Imploding

Originally published on AllBusiness.com Running a business on your own, especially if you’re a first-time entrepreneur, can be daunting. There’s so much to do . . . so many mistakes to be made . . . So it’s understandable that…

Marketing Eggspert Interview: Monica Ho of SOCi

Welcome to our interview series, where we introduce you to marketers around the globe. Every few weeks, we’ll dive into best practices and tips from people who live and breathe marketing. To be considered for an upcoming interview, please contact sian@eggmarketingpr.com.

Tell us who you are and what you do (include job title).

I am the CMO of the leading reputation and social media management platform built for multi-location brands,  SOCi.

How To Follow Up with Contacts After a Networking Event

  • January 25, 2019

If you’re like me, you network with other professionals, in the hopes of finding new clients. But what are you supposed to do after you meet people at networking events and exchange cards?

It’s important to get organized after the networking event. I know, I know, I’ve had business cards scattered all over my desk and not done anything with them for a week after an event. But it’ll help you in the long run.

Business

If You Don’t Know What You Want for Your Business, How Can You Get It?

Originaly published on AllBusiness.com

The other day, I was chatting with someone I hadn’t seen in a while. She asked how my business was doing.

“Business? Er, it’s fine.”

My reply shocked me, because normally I grin and say, “Really well, thanks!” But lately I’ve been feeling a little adrift in terms of what I want for my business, and therefore business hasn’t been booming like normal. I realize it’s my own damn fault.

I’m a big believer in setting intentions and making what you want a reality. I do it in my personal life, so why wasn’t I doing it for my business? Can you relate?

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