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That’s not news! Telling the difference between news and advertising

Today’s overwhelmingly online communication environment presents society with many challenges, not the least of which is determining what is genuine news, in the true sense of the word. In a time when the self-publishing of content by both organisations and individuals is simple and prolific, there has emerged a real challenge to achieve understanding about what constitutes real news, ie that which…

The power of the white paper

White papers certainly aren’t new to the content marketing arena – but despite the growing number of tools in the marketing tool kit, white papers can still be one of the most effective. A well-executed white paper can help to set up new relationships, build trust and position organisations and people as critical thought leaders. If a white paper isn’t already a…

Dialling up communication in the mobile age

The rise of smartphones has been so widespread and rapid, the days where we could only use landline phones and pay phones seem like a distant memory. In a recent study 74% of Australians admitted they relied on their mobiles just as much as their home desktop computers when searching for information, ideas and advice. In the US, the number of mobile-only…

Activating the power of influence

You’ve probably heard the term influencer marketing thrown around more and more often as it’s become increasingly popular with big brands and their marketing strategies. But what is it and how do we leverage it within our own marketing mixes? Influencer marketing involves leveraging well known social influencers to deliver a message to key stakeholders. It typically goes hand-in-hand with social media…

Marketing mini-series Part 3: Components of a content marketing plan

There are many questions to consider when putting together an effective content marketing plan. What do you hope to achieve? What sets you apart? What do our customers need from us and what do we as a company need? To help answer these questions it’s important to put together a thorough plan. Here are seven key components to any effective content marketing…

Marketing mini-series Part 2: The benefits of content marketing

Just because other companies are deploying content marketing strategies, doesn’t necessarily mean you should invest the time and resources into developing your own strategy. However, what should convince you to dive into content marketing are the proven benefits that make it one of the most practical, valuable and useful marketing strategies you can adopt. According to the Content Marketing in Australia 2016:…

The window to your organisation

by Ashleigh Stallard The importance of keeping your website focused More often than not, your website is the ‘face’ of your organisation. It is the first port of call for prospective clients and customers, and like it or not, is often what people use to judge an organisation.

Lessons from a smart cookie

by Amanda Robson Earlier this week, America’s Super Bowl grinded to a halt as its New Orleans stadium host, the Superdome, plunged into blackout darkness. Meanwhile, the marketing team for cookie company Oreo was primed and ready for the game, with a multi million dollar ad about to launch its new campaign. When the lights went out however, the team leaped into…