Digital tools and tips to ease your online workflow

In the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown I was invited to host an online discussion for The Strategy Circle entitled “Digital tools and tips to ease your online workflow”. Coming from a broad digital background including online publishing, content marketing, web development and project management, this is a vast topic for me to approach – as diverse as business itself. It’s tough to hone in, in enough detail, in a way that covers everybody’s unique business needs in an hour discussion.

The way I see it, “online” or “digital” is no longer a tool you sometimes use or a division of your company – for many businesses it’s the future (if not present!) of your business operations. The COVID-19 lockdown period has catapulted many businesses from digital reluctants to a state of more tech savvy than they’ve ever been – and learning. And it’s a future that, now more than ever, we all have to embrace as a new reality.

As a follow-up I promised to share a list of some of my favourite online tools that for me really help to save time, streamline workflows, increase productivity, save money or really just put important business systems in place. I’ll do that here, so that I can share it easily with those who were – and weren’t – at the workshop session, and I’ll add to it over time as things change or new tools come up.

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5 Reasons your brand should be doing content marketing

1. Actions speak louder than words

While it’s often a good idea to sing your brand’s praises, talk is cheap. In business, as in life, what really counts is showing your customers how cool/ interesting/ethical/committed/relevant you are.

Your content is the best evidence of your expertise. Nobody knows your brand, product or even market better than you do and content marketing is a great way to position your brand exactly as you want.

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