Welcome to the series “How to create valuable content for your audience”. The purpose of this series is to give you a foundation of how to create valuable content for your audience to host on your website or social channels. Part 1: Understand your audience and what they want The first step to creating better content for your audience is to understand what your audience wants from you and how they perceive you.  In this

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

July of this year marks the 9th year anniversary since Google bought the software company ITA who had built the reservation systems for the likes of Orbitz and Hotwire. This acquisition was at the heart of their move into the flights market, and Google launched Google Flights in September 2011. At the time this was huge news in the travel industry with a large amount of speculation that they were going to shake-up the market

Google Ads Exact Match Update
21 Sep 2018
Henrike Overbeck

Google has announced a new update to Google Ads in which they are changing the meaning of exact match keywords and their close variants. Whilst the match type already matches keywords to close variants, this change will begin to include variations that share the same meaning, implied words and paraphrases instead of only the specific words. Google will use machine-based learning to match your current exact match keywords to additional search queries. How these changes

What You Need to Know In August 2017, Google quietly launched Questions and Answers. It was initially rolled out only to users of the Google Maps app for Android, before a wider release to all desktop users in December. The feature allows local business owners and the public to answer consumer questions on Google Maps, adding another layer of data to Google’s local knowledge panel. Questions and Answers is a useful tool that gives businesses

At first glance, that headline sounds pretty unrealistic, doesn’t it? How could Facebook ads sway the majority of Americans and Brits to do the unthinkable and vote for Trump and Brexit respectively? But it happened. And now the information that is unravelling makes for scary, but unsurprising reading. FACEBOOK USERS & REACH Let’s start at the very top. Facebook says that it has over 2 billion active users. In the middle of 2016, that figure