How to Improve Your Writing Skills

This enchanting infographic details planning, practice, structure, creativity, and how to get started with improving your writing skills.

Yes, There Are Still Great Blogs Out There To Discover… Here’s How to Search for Them

Blogs? Am I really writing about blogging? Well, yes. While the official umbrella term we now apply in the industry is content marketing, blogging continues to be the most common format that companies are utilizing to reach their perspective and current clients. I never actually realized that the term blogging would grow to obselecense, but it’s used a lot less than ever. In fact, I often refer to my writing here as articles rather than

If Your Content Team Just Did This, You’d Be Winning

There’s plenty of articles out there already on how terrible most content is. And there are millions of articles on how to write great content. However, I don’t believe either type of article is especially helpful. I believe the root of poor content that doesn’t perform is just one factor – poor research. Poorly researching the topic, the audience, the goals, the competition, etc. is resulting in terrible content that lacks the elements necessary to

5 Tips on Writing Marketing Content that Drives Business Value

Creating compelling marketing copy comes down to providing value for your fans. This doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, writing marketing content that will be meaningful and impactful for a diverse audience is a huge task. These five tips provide a strategic starting point for newbies while providing deeper wisdom for the more experienced folks. Tip #1: Start With The End In Mind The first principle of successful marketing is to have a vision. This vision

Are You Getting Bad Advice From Leading Marketers?

Maybe I’ve been in the marketing game too long. It seems that the more time that I spend in this industry, the fewer people I respect or listen to. That’s not to say I don’t have those folks that I respect, it’s just that I’m becoming disillusioned with so many who hold the spotlight. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. Matt. 7:15 There are a few reasons…

The 4 Elements You Should Have in Every Piece of Content

One of our interns who is researching and writing initial research for us was asking if I had any ideas on how to expand that research to ensure the content was well-rounded and compelling. For the last month, we’ve been doing research with Amy Woodall on visitor behavior that helps with this question. Amy is an experienced sales trainer and public speaker. She works closely with sales teams on helping them recognize indicators of intent