While working for an agency in the UK I worked directly with the UK arm of the eHarmony Group and helped them to create an Australian sub-brand for their brand. They were expanding to create an Australian website and needed to optimise the copy on the site for a new audience.
- As an Australian I had a good understanding of the sort of colloquialisms that they should use and so I helped to create their tone of voice document which was unique to the Australian market.
- I planned and executed a content strategy involving on-site blog content, off-site third party blog sites around the theme of Christmas gift-giving for new couples along with infographic gift guides.
- Liaised with content writers and designers to create infographics, blog posts and feature articles related to dating during the Christmas period.
- Content ideation around Melbourne versus Sydney styles of dating and other Australian oriented content around regional Australian areas (wine region in SA).
- Collaborated with the digital engagement team to create Australian relevant PPC ad content and landing pages for driving conversions.
- The eHarmony Christmas infographic gift guide was incredibly successful in terms of organic sharing and actually made it to the reddit front page at one stage. It was reused in subsequent seasonal campaigns by eHarmony and on their social media in the years following.
- The high quality on-site blog resulted in an increase in web traffic to the regional AU eHarmony site and was used in conversion rate optimisation for increasing sign-ups on the site. Here’s an example of a post I did for eHarmony.
- The eHarmony team saw the editorial tone of voice consulting as helpful in the creation of the Australian sub-site and useful in targeting the new site to a new audience in a meaningful and authentic way.
eHarmony Christmas Gift-Giving Guide
First draft of the infographic went something like this…
The final designed version…
Forman & Field are a high-end gourmet hamper producer in London. They target high spend and time poor customers who want to add something unique to special occasions like Christmas, Easter, Hannukah, Valentine’s Day and other occasions, with delivered hampers of gourmet goods.
Working agency-side I helped Forman & Field to articulate their content strategy and to find the right mix of content in order to promote their seasonal Christmas hampers to their target audience/customer personas: Gen-X and Gen-Y, busy, city workers in London and regional cities who love gourmet food but don’t have time to make it all themselves.
- The creation of a calendar of content topics according to seasonal demand and seasonal food hampers that are available.
- Pitching out content topics to freelance content writers, managing and editing their work, giving feedback and coaching on copy.
- Targeting off-site blogging campaign on reputable lifestyle and foodie blogs in the UK, with high quality and relevant content that piques the interest of the target audience.
- Working with an off-site ppc team and creating keyword rich content for PPC ads and copy for landing pages, optimising the landing pages for conversion with compelling copy on seasonal products and limited time offers.
Infographic creation for Forman & Field
Working with their in-house comms team, I created a concept and worked together with a design team to deliver an infographic about English wine (a feature of their hampers) to coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee and to capitalised on the festive atmosphere at the time. The question posed, why would you pay for French wine when you can have equally good English wine from Forman & Field. The infographic was posted to partner sites and aided in the first stage of the buying cycle, helping familiarise the audience with Forman and Field’s high quality food and wine.