7 tips for building trust
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7 tips for building trust

Author: Robin Powell | Posted on: 8 September 2017

7 tips for building trust

Most firms would like more clients, and that, undoubtedly, is a major motivation behind content marketing. Over time, regularly producing and sharing high-quality content that’s accessible, relevant and engaging does, most definitely, help firms to win and retain business.

But content marketing is also about building trust, and of course, the two are connected. The more trustworthy you are as a business, the more likely people are to do business with you, and to remain clients of yours in the future.

There isn’t a single sector where trust is not important; and there are some, particularly professions such as financial advice, law and medicine, where it’s absolutely essential.

Marketing Insider Group CEO Michael Brenner recently posted an excellent article on this subject, in which he quoted two different studies:

  • Bonfire Marketing found that 63% of customers will opt for an authentic brand when making a purchase
  • Accenture found that 43% of subscribers left their current provider company when they lost trust in the brand

Michael then gives seven tips for building trust through content marketing:

  • Be consistent in your brand story
  • Resolve customer complaints
  • Be personable and personalise
  • Demonstrate transparency 
  • Use social proof on your website 
  • Join the social responsibility movement
  • Be authentic

Read the full post here:

7 tips for busing trust with your content marketing


Author: Robin Powell

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Robin spent 14 years with ITV Central, ITN and ITV Sport, and seven years as a freelance Reporter for Sky News and for The Politics Show on BBC1. He founded Ember Television in 2010 and has developed a specialist expertise in content marketing for the financial services sector. An Oxford graduate, Robin has studied with the Open Business School and was a Visiting Media Fellow at Duke University. https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=45830333&snapshotID=&authType=name&authToken=6sSD&ref=NUS&trk=NUS-body-member-name https://twitter.com/ember_robin https://plus.google.com/114307932267328112195/posts
7 tips for building trust

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