Marketing Copywriting and Editing

When Is Your Copy Editing “Done”? As a marketing copywriter, your skills are a double-edged sword. You have the power to help your clients clarify their message, tell a compelling story and connect with your audience. But you probably also notice a lot of things when you write that others may not. While your client may write up something once, be happy or unhappy with it, and move on, your own attention to detail and ability to structure a narrative makes your work powerful. And…Continue Reading “Marketing Copywriters: What’s Your Writing Workflow?”

Marketing when your product isn't so exciting

Marketing is Hot Stuff, Right? Models, lingerie and fashion shows. What could be sexier than working for literally the hottest store in the mall? At 21, my first “real” marketing project was to create a promotional postcard for the manager of our local Victoria’s Secret. Yep, this is it, I thought at the time. The start of my long and glamorous advertising career. Yeah, No. I got it half right. My career has been long, and winding, but maybe not so flashy. At least not…Continue Reading “Five Ways to Market “Unsexy” Products”

freelance work

In-house marketing departments are being tasked with more and more difficult projects, especially in the digital space. It’s no wonder they are hiring out to keep up. From apps to creating an omnichannel customer experience and developing new products, the world for marketers is more technical today than ever before. At the same time, marketing departments are under constant pressure to reduce the size of their staffs and budgets. More work, and tougher work, needs to get done with less people. As a result, marketing departments are hiring more outside…Continue Reading “Marketers Rely on Outside Agencies More Than Ever”

I have always been fascinated by LinkedIn’s premium account options. For most people, the free account does enough to get by, but without niceties like seeing the full list of who has viewed your profile lately. Recently, the business network tightened the screws on would-be Premium account subscribers. For a while the cheapest plan was the “Premium Plus” option at a mere $9.99 per month. Sometime in the last couple of months, LinkedIn quietly removed that account level. Now the cheapest way to get a premium account is…Continue Reading “LinkedIn Drops “Premium Plus”, Cheapest Plan Now $30/Month”

Twitter, what used to be a simple microblogging website, is now a full-fledged business marketing tool. For B2B (business to business) marketers, the possibilities of using the social platform are endless. The company’s 2013 study revealed that 59% of its users access B2B tech brands, as opposed to the average Internet users (only 40%). Indeed, this illustrates the kind of strong audience that Twitter has. In fact, there are more than 2.6 billion registered Twitter users. To ensure your business is catering the right audience,…Continue Reading “These Users Drive 80% of Your Business on Twitter”