The ‘top of the funnel’ stuff. That’s what most sales and product team think of the B2B marketing manager’s efforts. It’s the ‘always-on’, ‘brand recognition’ type-stuff. However, as procurement processes and buying experiences increasingly start and progress online, it is remiss of B2B businesses to think of content marketing & digital advertising in these terms, however difficult it may be to allocate a direct data point back to the sale or lead. The people that

07 Apr 2019
Robin Richmond

Digital marketing within FMCG has its own unique challenges. While not as saturated as the hugely competitive travel or finance verticals, it can be challenging to find a digital strategy that works well for your brand in the FMCG space and to get a full understanding of what success looks like. Over the past five years 8 Million Stories have been fortunate to work with several excellent marketeers across a range of FMCG brands and

11 Mar 2019
Diana Skof

As marketers, we have to ask ourselves: Is it worth investing all of a campaign’s budget into one hero piece of content that generates media attention? Or, using a sport analogy, is it worth investing in one player without thinking about the rest of the team? To create a good overall performance and keep the fans happy, Google suggests using the Hero, Hub, Help Model. Its goal is to strengthen a brand through storytelling that

On June 8th, 2017, the United Kingdom will once again be asked to vote in a General Election, two years after the last election.  With Theresa May announcing her intentions to hold a snap election, the battle lines have been drawn for this year’s UK political showdown. Digital Politics Last year saw Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton battle it out for the US Presidency and with it came the deluge of talk show analysis, debates

Content Marketing Ideas
18 May 2017
Pam Reichhartinger-Lawlor

You have most likely arrived here on this page as you are looking for content marketing ideas for your company or website. Content ideation is indeed an important factor in the content marketing process. After all, isn’t content marketing all about great content ideas? I beg to differ, and here’s why. Content marketing ideas do play an important part in effective content marketing. However, it’s all about the overarching strategy that is wrapped around the

Understanding Your Audience
16 Feb 2017
Robin Richmond

At the end of 2016, I took part in an industry roundtable event, discussing the key things brands should be focusing on in 2017 and exchanging views on what the latest digital innovations were likely going to be. One executive talked enthusiastically about 2017 being the year of mobile (please note, 2006-2016 were also “the year of mobile”) and one CMO spoke passionately about the opportunities around virtual reality. I must admit, some of what

AMP pros and cons
11 Nov 2016
Pam Reichhartinger-Lawlor

According to Google, 40% of people click away if a page takes three seconds to load. As such, it comes as no surprise that an open-source coding standard is looking to speed up the web. The open source initiative is called Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and many publishers as well as some e-commerce businesses have started to use this new framework in recent months. Before analysing the impact AMP have on your digital marketing efforts,