Blogging

How to Come Up with Content Marketing Ideas that Actually Work

Whether you’re creating content as basic as a blog post or as sophisticated as an interactive brochure, your efforts will be rewarded only if you actually engage your target audience, answer their questions and prove your value to them.

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The Most Dangerous Writing App Will Cure Your Writer’s Block – Or Else!

I wrote this blog in ten minutes. Or, more accurately, I wrote this blog in ten minutes after having my first two attempts erased by a new online writing app with a relentless twist: the Most Dangerous Writing App. This app was created by Manuel Ebert, a Silicon Valley tech writer and “chief sadist” who…

Writing with Style: Friendly Reminders on Why AP Style Matters in PR

As the realms of journalism and PR continue to evolve, so do the rules of writing and AP style. We may like to think that it’s the pure strength of our ideas and fabulous content that win the day, but the truth is that clarity and presentation are vital to help those ideas shine. For…

How Long Should Your Meta Description Actually Be?

All the way back in December of 2017, Google officially changed the way it displays your meta descriptions on its search engine results pages (SERPs), bumping up the character limit from approximately 160 characters to about 320. But as of May 2018 – fewer than six months later – they seem to have reverted back…

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When the Well Runs Dry: 8 Tips for Coming Up with Fresh Blog Topics

Content is king: Almost everyone in marketing has read that headline or heard that phrase. But if you’re responsible for developing your company’s blog calendar, you know how heavy that crown can become. The seemingly bottomless well of great blog topics you had when you first got the blog running can quickly dry up, particularly…

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The 5 Traits Blogging and One Simple Exercise Have in Common

The other day I clicked on the type of article I’m embarrassed to admit caught my eye. I’ll save you a similar fate: “Harley Pasternak’s Best Weight-Loss Tip Is So Easy, You’ll Think He’s Kidding” is completely focused on the importance of walking. That’s right; one of the best pieces of advice from a renowned…