Tag Archives | Copywriting

How to create content that is an ambassador for your brand

Anything you can do to influence and enhance a positive perception of your brand is a good thing. Strong brands have clearly defined personalities and can be recognized not just by what they say, but also by how they say it. But, while many companies put considerable effort into the tools, platforms, and even the…

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Why Businesses Need a Customer Newsletter

We work with a broad range of clients, from manufacturers to health care providers to attorneys, and we almost always recommend a customer newsletter as a vital  part of their content marketing plan. After all, you’ve already invested time and energy getting to know your customers and the people in your database. They already know,…

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Six Content Projects to Rescue Q3 Sales & Marketing Numbers

By the time you reach the half-year mark, it is easy to see what kind of year you’re going to have. If you’re on track, well done. But, if those numbers could look better, you still have time to turn things around. Here are six content marketing tactics you can use to accelerate your efforts…

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6 New Content Rules for Mobile Websites

We are two months into “Mobilegeaddon”. In April, Google started favoring mobile-friendly websites. It’s a move that sent web developers scrambling to make sites mobile friendly and responsive. But before you give yourself a pat on the back for getting mobile-friendly, take a look at your web content on a mobile device. Why Web Content Written For…

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Talking about copywriting with Barry Coziahr

I am passionate about all things writing so when Barry Coziahr asked me to join him to talk about my favorite subject on his podcast Real Live Marketing… I grabbed my hat and coat. I am always up for the chance to evangelize the need for good sales and marketing content, but I was also…

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Is your content good-looking? Fast editing and typographic upgrades

The things that make your digital content look unprofessional are not limited to typos and grammar snafus. If you misuse formatting and typographic conventions your website, blog, brochures and other content will look amateurish and make your readers doubt your expertise. Editors and copyeditors look not only at grammar and spelling but also at content…

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Law firm marketing: Generate clients with landing pages

A lead generation landing page has just one purpose; to capture the contact information of people interested in your legal services. Why? Because less than half of the qualified website visitors you attract through your marketing activities such as blogging, social media and advertising, are ready to buy now. And if they leave your website…

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Blog post idea generation can be easy if you use these 5 triggers

5 ways to generate article ideas for your business blog

What is the most important thing you can do for your business blog? Publish fresh, interesting content regularly. Easy to say: not so easy to do. If you find yourself looking at a blank screen and praying the muse will strike, you are making the job of generating blog post ideas harder than it needs…

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Sales person uses sales not marketing collateral to help close a sale

Marketing collateral is not useful to sales reps

Is your sales force using all those beautifully designed, expensive marketing materials your marketing department and creative agencies are producing? According to a survey “State of the Sales Rep” published by Barinshark in October, frustrated sales people across America are engaged in productivity-busting activities because they don’t have the sales materials they need to do their jobs.…

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great web content is great for business

Put web content before website development & design

Content is the currency of the Internet. No matter how clever, graphically beautiful, or technically impressive your website, it exists to convey information. Despite this, website content is often an afterthought. A website should look great and it does need to work smoothly, but the Internet is not a beauty pageant. Your website is a…

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