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‘How to’ Articles

Looking for advice on how to make the most of the web for your business? Our team of independent digital marketing experts have shared a wealth of tips and experience on everything from how to approach your website design to making the biggest possible impact on social media. Whatever your question, it’s very likely the answer is here.

How to Use Hashtags on Social Media

Hashtags were popularised by Twitter over 10 years ago to help users group Tweets via common topics of discussion. Lots of other platforms like Instagram and Facebook also use hashtags, with a similar purpose of grouping posts together. If you don’t know what a hashtag is then have a look at my example image of a […]


Budgeting for Your New Business: 5 Essential Tips

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and go into business for yourself. Congratulations! You’re in for an exciting (and sometimes nail-biting) journey. But the main adjustment to make when transitioning from employment to entrepreneurship is of course money. Going from a reliable, set income every month to the unpredictable “feast and famine” of working […]


How to Create a Helpful Press Kit

In the increasingly online-first, social media driven world of modern marketing, traditional press coverage sometimes seems to take a back seat. However, those who don’t consider all angles of media visibility may be missing a trick. If you want to be visible in newspapers, magazines, and broadcast media, arming yourself with a professional press kit […]


How Can The Yell For Business App Help Your Business?

It’s essential that all small businesses communicate effectively with new leads, raise their profile online, and generally stand out against their competition. And here at Yell, we offer a suite of free digital marketing essentials – including free business listings, a free online visibility scan, and even a free DIY website builder. With this in […]


How Do I Use My Business Videos?

How? “Why?” is the best question anyone can ask, but “How?” is the second best. “Why?” gives us the basis of true understanding, but “How?” gives us the practical application of that understanding. So today I want to take a look at how we now use the videos we have been making using the ideas I […]


4 Simple Steps To Manage Your Reputational Risk

Even the cream of the crop can’t please everybody all of the time. Reputational risk can come in all forms. From a full-blown meltdown in the national press to a manager acting in an unprofessional manner at an expo; from a disgruntled customer cussing you on social, to an unhappy member of staff telling their […]


How to Improve Your Copy Alongside Your Real Job

For anyone who has to write copy alongside their ACTUAL job, finding time to polish skills can be tough. Practising writing comes way below actually having to do it for real. Don’t get me wrong – writing on the spot and under pressure is great for you. There’s nothing like doing for making you sharpen […]


How to Use FOMO for Marketing Success

Marketing and psychology are intrinsically linked. We need to know how prospects are going to react to certain stimuli to maximise our chances of a sale. For those of us with a passing interest in marketing psychology and language, you may have heard the term “FOMO”. It was only added to the Oxford English Dictionary […]


How to Write Your Business Video Brief

A video is an amazing way for your business to get across its personality and key messages. Yes, you’ve made the right decision! But before you can even get to the briefing stage, there’s a whole lot of work you need to do. Wait – work? Why am I working if I’m paying for a […]


Social Media for Beginners: 9 Steps to Business Success

Social media is becoming an essential part of doing business online, so if you’ve not particularly needed social media up to this point, my hat goes off to you! You’re obviously doing something right with your other channels – congrats! But starting to work with social media can be a real turning point for your […]


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