Evo Industries

Content Strategy, Copywriting, Digital Marketing Strategy, Email Marketing, Energy and infrastructure

Background

Evoheat are an Australian company who have since 2006 manufactured around 60,000 domestic & commercial heating units per year.  Total Marketing Australia have been providing marketing support, strategy and implementation to Evo Industries since the inception of both companies in 2005. As growing businesses, both companies supported and guided each other with their respective skills, personnel and expertise.

Challenges faced by the brand

The new brand needed to be identifiable as a part of the same stable of brands. So one of the challenges was developing the new website to have a the same skin, look and feel as the old website, but with a new colour scheme and tone of voice.

They were entering into a highly competitive marketplace with many global players that have deep pockets. Evo Industries on the other hand begun as a start up and were completely self-funded. They didn’t have the same marketing budget as their global competitors Rheem and Zodiac, yet they needed to make a huge dent in the market with a modest budget.

Gaining access to the right individuals with specialised knowledge about the technology within Evo Industries. They only have a a small team who are very busy with other aspects of the business. So there was a challenge to gain access to specialist knowledge.

An Australian audience who are for the most part unfamiliar with this technology in Australia. Even though it’s tried and tested overseas, it’s relatively new in Australia – so the challenges of convincing the audience needed to be overcome.

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Solutions

The highly skilled team of developers and designers at Total Marketing managed to refresh the branding without straying too far from the core website branding. So there was a consistent layout, logo, site map and content between the two sites.

Athena took it upon herself to study of the industry stakeholders, technology, along with the social, environmental and economical impact of the technology on society. In this way, they were able to overcome the need for accessing a subject-matter expert in the organisation.

Athena created an ongoing monthly content strategy that was cost-effective, high quality and targeted to relevant industry publications and websites, which reached Evo Industries’ target audiences and answered their questions about the new technology, prompting them to become either loyal followers of the brand or to enter into a buying cycle.

Athena built trusted relationships with editors, specialists and thought leaders in the industry by providing fresh and high quality content for them to publish, which was designed to promote and educate readers on Evo Industries’ work, product range and past successes.

Athena and Leon created a comprehensive digital marketing strategy incorporating PPC and geo-located landing pages which was successful in generating organic web traffic to the site, improving web ranking and driving genuine sales leads to the site.

Leon project managed the creation of a complex new website so that it was simple and easy to use, yet user-centric and enabling much more effective sales conversions.

Leon managed the relationship with Evo Industries, ensuring that the business’s core needs were being met throughout the course of the year.

Athena changed the brand tone of voice so that it was comprehensive, technically accurate and yet simple enough to be understood by the average person.

Results

In 2014, Evo Industries formed an alliance with a German-American organisation 2G. Evo begun selling new technology from their partners 2G into Australasia.

Over the course of 2014, Evo Industries won a prestigious award for one of their projects; expanded their office to another state and took on more staff.

The team at Total Marketing produced a powerful marketing strategy for their ever expanding stable of brands: Evoet and Evoheat.

In terms of the PPC campaign, the target of selling over a dozen units after 24 months was achieved. This was achieved through a blend of relevant content marketing, a sales funnel that was closely monitored for adjustment and by using a sales CRM, which enabled inbound sales to be captured and delivered to the sales team at Evo.

The content marketing planned and executed by Athena meant that Evo had all of the right and relevant information for their prospective clients when they were needing it. This addressed their concerns and barriers to purchase and then moved them through the sales funnel towards the sale.

With a carefully managed digital marketing and content marketing strategy in place, Evo Energy Technologies moved to the top of Google search rankings in Australia and S.E Asia for a variety of industry products. As a result, the nascent brand gained huge exposure and following on social media platforms, as well as increased sales conversions through their new site.

“We engaged Athena for her copywriting services and can highly recommend her. She was quick to grasp the essence of our business and translate that into sparkling copy. She is the ultimate professional and a pleasure to deal with. We look forward to using her services in the future.”  Read more Carl Diamond Google Analytics Consultant, Diamond…

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“Athena is a talented news writer and editor for our website, Edinburgh Book Review. She thinks outside the box and often comes up with new ideas for content. Athena’s easy to work with, accurate and reliable.”  Read more Saskia Iseard Founder, Edinburgh Book Review

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Direct Line Insurance

Content Strategy, Copywriting, Energy and infrastructure

At a glance

  • Conducted an audit their existing content and found there wasn’t enough content around business van ownership which would be of interest to a particular target audience (business van and ute owners).
  • Created a series of how-to helpful resources for their website about van ownership, saving money on business vehicle insurance and common challenges for tradespeople.
  • Worked with client to create a suite of FAQs which answered the commonly asked questions via social media and customer service inquiries.
  • Worked on a content marketing strategy which encompassed blogging on 3rd party sites about van ownership and insurance.
  • Worked with freelance content writers, third party blogger sites, designers to pitch out and manage the creation of infographics and blog posts.

Background

Direct Line Insurance were a client of a digital agency where I worked. I worked directly with them as their account manager and also acted as their content strategist for a sub-brand of van insurance. I helped their corporate team with articulating the right messaging and the right content that would be relevant for their customer personas, the people who would be interested in buying their van insurance.

Through customer research, we gleaned that the types of customers interested in Van insurance were

  1. busy, self-employed tradesmen who are time-poor and also wanting tips on how to save money in their business.
  2. Owners of small businesses with a fleet of several vehicles used by sub-contractors.

These people were highly engaged on mobile devices and often listened to radio. They were interested in ways that they could save money and time on their commutes between jobs. They were interested in ways they could save on having insurance for their vans and work vehicles.

Content strategy

I worked with their on-site team to create a content marketing strategy which was strengthened by using a mix of radio and mobile based advertising, as well as content marketing which was delivered via a mobile application.

This mobile app provided personalised money saving tips for van owners and included discount offers for petrol stations across the UK and real-time traffic updates for people out on the road every day.

The mobile app also had a calculator which recommended the right Direct Line insurance policy for the individual according to their van’s payload, location and budget.

An RSS feed with relevant content from the mobile optimised website ensured that people were able to access personally relevant money and time saving tips, according to their interest.

I helped to develop an editorial tone of voice which suited the audience – van owners. I helped Direct Line to coordinate the kind of content they needed for both the mobile app and the online blogs. I managed two content writers to complete the copy according to their needs.

Results

The mobile app received over 4,000 downloads while it was active. There was two updates to the app and it was rolled out on Android and iOS. Direct Line considered the van insurance mobile app as successful  because it contributed to the early-to-middle sales funnel (the brand awareness and evaluation  phases).The mobile app positioned their nascent van insurance brand within a place of high authority with their target audience. The mobile app allowed Direct Line to capture and qualify thousands of new sales leads through that platform. The mobile friendly blog and personalised RSS feeds which fed into the blog was used primarily to create thought leadership and to foster trust with potential customers by providing them with the information that they need, to help them become better or more efficient in their work – information about taxation, sub-contracting, real-time traffic updates, discounts on petrol and other incentives which are highly important to them.

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Van Insurance – Online Knowledge Centre

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British Gas ‘Price Freeze’ content marketing campaign

Content Strategy, Energy and infrastructure

Background

British Gas was one of my key clients at an agency I used to work with in 2011-2012 in the UK. I worked with their corporate team to create a content strategy around a seasonal offering from British Gas – an offer that allowed customers to freeze their gas prices for the year at a static amount and pay the same amount each month, rather than have to deal with price fluctuations.

Recommendations

I recommended that British Gas develop a series of helpful and practical blogs around cost-savings and helpful tips for staying warm and being wise with energy during the colder months. Also I recommended that the brand attempt blogger outreach to influential bloggers in Britain who would be willing to host sponsored posts about these helpful hints. I recommended that British Gas also try to use native advertising and sponsored posts on sites like the Daily Mail and The Guardian.

Implementation

I created a content calendar, selected influential UK bloggers with a large following in the health and lifestyle catergory. I got costings and data on native advertising in lifestyle magazines and national news media like The Guardian and the Daily Mail. I researched topics which would be relevant and useful to the average British Gas customer. The customer persona for the British Gas brand was  the  decision maker of the household, this person is generally also the primary caregiver of the household and the bill-payer. By targeting this customer persona with relevant content that is interesting and helpful to them, it builds brand trust, thought leadership and also with time, brand loyalty.

The content strategy involved the creation of several infographics which visualised the leaky, coldest parts of the home and nifty ways to fill the gaps. Another infographic visualised the ideal energy-saving home. Tips for the winter included articles about winter warming tips for cooking food in the most energy efficient way, doing the washing in an energy efficient way and tips for making your kids become more energy conscious around the home. These blog posts and infographics were used on social media and in the blog part of the British Gas website in conjunction with several paid PPC advertising campaigns around the Winter Price Freeze campaign.

Results

Pitching out these helpful hint articles to lifestyle blogs and news sites with backlinks to the original articles on the British Gas site was successful. The objective was to create high quality branded content which reflected the British Gas brand and led to greater brand trust and authority on energy-saving. The off-site content was also placed on high ranking and reputable blogs and also used in conjunction with PPC campaigns around the Price Freeze offer. This led to a boost in google search rankings under several keywords like energy-saving tips and winter energy saving.