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    Win before you begin - creative checklist for success

    Part of my role as Manager of the Creative team at Distilled is to ensure that both we, and the clients we work with, are set up for mutual success. That’s why I decided to make the ‘Creative one pager’, this is something I send to all new clients to inform them of what to expect from Distilled... Read more

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    How to Pitch to Journalists - the do’s and don’ts

    If you’ve ever pitched anything to a journalist, you’re probably familiar with the sinking feeling that comes with a failed or unanswered email pitch. In my time working in PR, I’ve written countless emails to journalists. From the good (instant, enthusiastic responses), the bad (no replies after... Read more

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    Top 11 Perks of Being a Distilled Intern

    This post was written by Arpun Bhuhi and Tammy Yu. The two spent their summers interning in the London and Seattle office, respectively. Arpun and Tammy have chosen to continue their digital marketing journey as analysts at Distilled. To aspiring digital marketers and SEOs, the Distilled digital... Read more

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    Tips for social media competitor analysis: Let’s stop talking about follower count

    This year, Hootsuite announced that 3.196 billion people are now active social media users. That is 42% of all the people on earth. In the UK, that percentage climbs to 66% and it’s 71% in the US. Even with recent data protection scandals, platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn... Read more

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    Creative Inspiration: Content We Enjoyed this Summer

    As we bid farewell to the glorious 35-degree-days of summer, and brace ourselves for the inevitable autumn chill, here’s a look back at the creative content that tickled us this summer. One of the reasons why I love writing these posts each quarter is because, if nothing else, it helps me and the... Read more

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    How to be positive at work and make your life easier

    This isn’t the typical type of post you might find on Distilled’s blog. I’ve always been a glass half full person but the honest answer is that my positive attitude is a result of listening, learning, testing and being open to the world. I’m going to give you my approach to being positive at... Read more

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    Optimizing Pinterest for the Buyer’s Journey

    This is a post written by our Seattle intern, Tammy Yu. Tammy is a recent graduate from the University of Washington who majored in Informatics and is soon to be a full time Distiller. According to Pinterest, 72% of survey respondents said Pinterest helps them find ideas for their everyday lives... Read more

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    2018 Distilled Creative: What we’ve learned and changing trends

    Each year we write a round-up of some of the most exciting projects we’ve worked on over the past 12 months. We’ve continued to create a wide variety of content; never restricted by format. This year’s roundup includes photo stories, maps, mind maps, calendars, a long format article, picture... Read more

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    What We Learned in August 2018: The Digital Marketing Month in a Minute

    Several fascinating findings were revealed in Ofcom’s annual review of the UK communications sector. Key takeaways include: On average, people in the UK spend the equivalent of a day online per week Facebook’s reach among 18-24 year-olds is in decline (by 4% YoY) The smartphone video advertising... Read more

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    Featured Snippets: Tips and tricks on reaching the top

    Most companies with a presence on Google will have an interest in appearing at the top of search results. Naturally then as SEOs, we are often asked how featured snippets can be acquired. If you’re currently working on winning some featured snippets, this blog post will give you some tips and... Read more

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    A Simple Approach to Optimizing Website Internal Linking Structure

    Having a great internal linking strategy is essential for a website’s success, both for user experience and for SEO. The ranking and indexing of a site depend on a number of factors, the layout of site’s structure via main navigation and on-page internal linking being some of the most important... Read more

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    Search basics: the difference between URL structure and Information Architecture

    I’ve recently noticed some confusion around the industry on the differences between URL structures and Information Architecture (IA). I thought it was worth clarifying a few points and giving you all some language that is useful when talking about the differences. Pre-requisites - if you aren’t... Read more