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Tapping into Creativity: Our Favorite Methods and Resources to Flex the Flow

“Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.” — Virginia Woolf In content marketing, particularly in the tech industry, we’re always striving to balance the informative with the creative. As content strategists, bringing order to a client’s universe is a big part of the role. The question often at the […]

Once Upon a Data Set: Using Numbers to Create Compelling Narratives

Once upon a time, there was a lead-generating blog post supported by well-researched facts and engaging writing. Although this might sound like a fairytale, the most effective content uses real data to tell a story. From user surveys and case studies to corporate analytics and government statistics, there’s a lot of great data available in […]

Eyes on the Prize: Tips for Interviewing Subject Matter Experts

If you’ve interviewed a subject matter expert, you know their insight can really help bring a topic to life. Yet sometimes when a world of experience is available, it can be challenging to know precisely where to guide the discussion. With a little effort (and some tips from seasoned pros!) a productive interview can be […]

Real Writing in the Age of AI: Why Human Writers Aren’t Going Anywhere

What does AI have to do with storytelling? This was the question that came to mind when I saw the speaker lineup for the Virginia Professional Communicators Spring 2023 Conference, which I had the privilege of attending with my Version A colleagues. (Side note – we won two awards!) At first glance, the three lectures […]

Timing Is Everything: 3 Tips to Carve Out Perfect 10 Content

As summer heats up, many of us on the East Coast are headed to the shore to cool down. If you’re a surfer, enjoy watching the pros hang ten, or your kids try boogie boarding, you know catching the perfect wave is all about timing. No matter the season, the same principle applies to content […]

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