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Is Your Marketing Content Meh? Spice it up with a creative spark!

Is Your Marketing Content Meh? Spice it up with a creative spark!

By Astrid Ruiz Thierry / 2019 / 0 Comments

Let’s be honest. A lot of business marketing content is lackluster. It feels like anyone could have written it. If your content lacks voice, it’s because it lacks your voice. But writing a catchy title is not going to help you grow your audience. What you need is to boost the content that follows the…

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The (Dis)empowerment of Analytics in Content Marketing

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2018 / 0 Comments

A fellow writer, Nate from Write by the Rails, posted a thought-provoking piece about how he is once again giving a damn about his blog. Turns out, analytics had gotten him down, discouraging him from writing. So he stopped writing quality content. This is the kind of (dis)empowering force analytics can have. When numbers are…

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Just for Fun: Saturday Morning Advice from Writers

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2018 / 0 Comments

I attended a Write by the Rails (WbtR) monthly meeting this past weekend. And as always, marketing reared its grimacing head during the discussion. We writers find ourselves consistently struggling to get the word out about our particular skills and products in between practicing our craft, and these meetings help us civilly release some pent…

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CMI’s Content Management and Strategy Survey: How Does Your Business Stack Up?

CMI’s Content Management and Strategy Survey: How Does Your Business Stack Up?

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2018 / 0 Comments

Content Marketing Institute has long been the top source for content marketing education, news and information for the world of content creation. Hot topics, new twists on old strategies and fresh ideas never disappoint. Their recent survey of 411 marketers in the industry provides us with fresh insight into our competitors and shows us how…

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Why Your Business Needs an eBook and How to Get One Published

Why Your Business Needs an eBook and How to Get One Published

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2018 / 0 Comments

We’ve been talking a lot about brand lately, so let’s continue that theme and dive into another proven tactic for strengthening yours — eBooks. Don’t groan and immediately say you can’t write and publish a book. We’re here to help. AND you’re likely closer to having one than you think.

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Setting the ‘Write’ Tone in Business Communications

Setting the ‘Write’ Tone in Business Communications

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2018 / 0 Comments

Think about the various tones you’ve experienced in your lifetime. There was Mom’s tone when she told you for the 537th time not to let the dog in the house with muddy paws. There was grandma’s tone when you knew she was luring you over so she could pinch your cheeks. There was the tone…

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How Voice Affects Branding: Writing so Your Customers Hear You

How Voice Affects Branding: Writing so Your Customers Hear You

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2018 / 0 Comments

We’ve established that you need a strong voice for your content marketing. As you work through the process of discovering who your organization is in the written world, let’s talk about how this voice affects your overall branding. The Voice of Your Brand and Why It Matters Another way of describing your company’s voice is…

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Find Your Perfect Voice to Nail Your Content Marketing

Find Your Perfect Voice to Nail Your Content Marketing

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2018 / 0 Comments

Every blog has a voice. What’s ours you ask? We’d say a mix of snark, humor and a lot of knowledge about content. We like to think we know (and appreciate) our readers and can talk to you in a voice you relate to. A writing voice creates the tone and feel of your pieces.…

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Can Your Organization Manage the Content Marketing Time Crunch?

Can Your Organization Manage the Content Marketing Time Crunch?

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2018 / 0 Comments

Did you know that “70 percent of marketers lack a consistent or integrated content strategy?” And with content marketing being the key marketing tool of our time, this is a remarkable statistic. Whether or not it applies to you and your organization, it’s an eye opening enough statistic to make you stop and think, “Wow.…

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Avoid These Ghastly Grammar Goofs and Other Content No-Nos

Avoid These Ghastly Grammar Goofs and Other Content No-Nos

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2018 / 0 Comments

Watching the news these days, you may be led to believe that grammar has fallen by the wayside and that it’s no longer important to present yourself professionally in written correspondence. Well, we here at All Things Writing say, “WRONG!” Your writing is every bit as important to your image as your spoken word, and…

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Bring Your Editorial Calendar Into Focus: Use Your Vision Statement

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2018 / 0 Comments

When you’re planning your editorial calendar, the first place you turn for ideas might not be your business plan … but maybe it should be! There’s a key statement in there that can provide tremendous direction for your blogs: the vision statement. Your vision statement is more than just your mission. Vision statements should be…

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Take a Peek at Marketing Materials, Past vs. Present

Take a Peek at Marketing Materials, Past vs. Present

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2018 / 0 Comments

Any amateur can tell that the world of marketing has changed over the years. But experts know the ins and outs of the changes and how to market on and offline. Lucky for you, we’re going to tell you how things have shifted and the dos and don’ts of each situation. The Marketing Winds of…

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2018 Content Marketing Trends

2018 Content Marketing Trends

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2017 / 0 Comments

Many of us check the color and pattern trends for interior design each year, and we follow what the hottest fashions will be, too. Have you stopped to consider how the trends in content marketing will be shifting in 2018 and how this will affect your business? Lucky for you, we’re one step ahead and…

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Are You Planning to Do Content Marketing in the New Year? Don’t.

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2017 / 0 Comments

So, the new year is rolling around again, and you might be thinking, of course I’m making plans for my business, and content marketing is part of the plan. Stop right there. That’s right. We said stop planning. Stop planning, and start committing! Remember last year when you planned to blog? Or how about the…

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Content and the Art of Translation

Content and the Art of Translation

By Erin Pittman, Lead Editor / 2017 / 0 Comments

If you peruse the career experience of our All Things Writing team, you’ll find some pretty awesome listings: nationally published, ghostwriter for high governmental officials, authored four books. We’ve got a great team with incredible experience, some of which we don’t even list out. For instance, did you know that all of the writers are…

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