Posts Tagged marketing communications

Brand Journalism Is a Modern Marketing Imperative

Interesting article! Brand Journalism Is a Modern Marketing Imperative. in today’s Ad Age Daily. Though I think he is correct, isn’t this really just Public Relations? In our Integrated Marketing Communications for our small offices and small businesses, we, as storytellers, may be telling different stories, but our stories always relate to our brand. We […]


Guest Post – Secret to Connecting With Language

Imagine getting your ticket to visit a colony of creatures living on Mars. Would you simply go there without doing any research on their culture, their habits, or their sensibilities? Of course not! Yet many marketers erroneously waste their time spewing out generic messages to their prospects. They are not aware of how often these […]


Five Ways Good Design Can Help Your Business

Lately, Ad Age Daily has been offering some excellent articles that are relevant to us in the Small Business and Small Office Communicator community, and I’ve been happy to share them with you. Today’s article, though aimed at big businesses that hire large ad agencies, applies equally to us smaller folk. Over the years, I […]


Integrated Marketing Communications – Inside and Outside Resources Do It Best

Just read a great article in today’s Ad Age, As Marketers’ Internal Teams Get Stronger, How Agencies Can Collaborate. I have been advocating this since my early days at Minolta. When you combine their creativity with research data available to the folks who do creative every day with the creativity and brand knowledge of folks […]


50 Stats You Need to Know About Content Marketing

50 Stats You Need to Know About Content Marketing from NewsCred


More Content for SEO is Better but Don’t Sacrifice Quality

The online component of today’s integrated marketing communications includes both Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) strategies. And underlying that is the need for more content to keep attracting search engine traffic. But, as we generate information, it’s important not to sacrifice quality by remembering to write for people… our customers and […]


SEO – Quality Content More Important Today

Search engines are important, but today, it’s more important to our integrated marketing communications efforts to create quality content online… for humans… our customers and potential customers… who will actually be reading and responding to that content. This was not always the case. As Small Office Communicators, many of us learned that writing for search […]


How to Create Predictable Emotional Response (PER) In Copy

As a wordsmith for over a decade, I have to say that for the longest time I couldn’t figure out why people didn’t respect copy. It seems they would look to improve every other aspect of a marketing campaign before they’d look at the copy. Then I figured it out… Copy isn’t just a bunch […]


Marketing With Stories – Wrapping It Up

This series of blog posts about marketing with stories gave you a lot to think about. You’ve learned that marketing stories aren’t that different from any type of story that you read in childhood or that your parents told you. All marketing stories have some components that make them exciting. The story is about someone […]


The Most Important Factors in Marketing with Stories

Last blog post I told you about the ways in which you can repurpose your marketing stories for maximum exposure and impact. It’s clear that you can start with any format for your story and repurpose it to another. But there are a few things that I believe are the most important factors in creating […]



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