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In Bits and Bytes, Creating Attention-Grabbing Content Is an Art

“…Then, in the twentieth century, speed up your camera. Books cut shorter. Condensations. Digests. Tabloids. Everything boils down to the gag, the snap ending . . . Classics cut to fit fifteen-minute radio shows, then cut again to fill a two-minute book column, winding up at last as a ten- or twelve-line dictionary resume.” Sounds […]

How Are Your Email Campaigns Doing? 4 Tips to Improve Your Open Rate

If you’re like me, the first thing you do each morning when you check your email is check off the messages that look like spam and hit the “delete” button. We’re all inundated with so many marketing emails that many of us choose to ignore most (if not all) of them. This holds true not […]

How To Spice Up Your Content Marketing

Blogs. White papers. Ebooks. Infographics. Email campaigns. Social media posts. There are so many ways to reach new and existing customers. But your competitors are producing the same types of content with the same goals in mind. So how do you make sure your content stands out? The trick is to spice it up. Boring […]

True or False? Fact Checking Matters in Content Marketing

What’s the fastest way a journalism major can fail an assignment in news writing class? Spell a proper name incorrectly. As far as my journalism school professors were concerned, misspelling your interviewee’s name was a cardinal sin – and it earned an automatic F. It didn’t matter if your reporting was stellar, if the piece […]

What Do Deadlines Have to Do with It? Quality Content Marketing, On Time

Would any piece of writing ever get published without a deadline? I know – it’s a triggering question. When it comes to effective business writing and content marketing, stress is in no short supply. Your PR agency is waiting for an outline. There’s an emergency requiring immediate communications with your stakeholders. You need a new […]

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