Posts Tagged ‘needs of the market’


How to Pump-Up the Slumps

I scrolled through some archived e-newsletter content I published three years ago (wow). Amazed that as a freelance copywriter, and (adding to the mix) now a blogger, social media content writer/strategist, and soon to be info-publisher, I’m – to the week – experiencing similar thoughts and challenges about life and business building. Labor Day weekend [...]

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How Copywriting Uncovers Hidden Value

A local paper ad caught my wife’s attention. It was promoting an international coin buyer’s event taking place over the weekend at a local hotel. Our experience prompted my thoughts about some important copywriting and marketing principles. I was reminded how it’s essential to think about the untapped value within your products and services. Along [...]

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How to Stimulate Your Reader’s Imagination

I’m a visual person. I default to thinking in pictures and images. For example, when I set goals I see the process, the path, and the end-result of achieving it. Then I move forward in that direction (at least that’s the plan). Visualization stimulates energy. Imagination taps into emotions. Images ignite thoughts and compel action. [...]

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3 Online Marketing Assets Worth Controlling

I have control freak tendencies. Why are you giving me that look? Come on now. You have your issues too! Truthfully, this sometimes freakish behavior has value. For example, you should consider it a good thing that you want to maintain control over your business assets. I marvel at people who face the wind while [...]

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“Est” Syndrome & How to Beat It in Your Content

Sometimes I can’t get-over-myself. This occasionally happens when I write proposals to promote my services to a potential client. My first hurdle with self promotion is taking myself just seriously enough to boldly inform someone that I’m the person to get-it-done for them. Something similar happens with product and service promotions. The “est” syndrome. This [...]

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Does Your Content Pass the “Bar-stool Test”?

Does your marketing message connect? Is it rising above the content noise in today’s marketplace? As a professional copywriter and content publisher it’s essential that what I write connects. Clients pay me for the connect-ability of my writing to their target audience and market. When it connects, people buy, use their services, make an investment, [...]

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What’s In a Name? 3 Questions for Creating a Business, Product, or Service Name that Sticks & Sells

My oldest daughter asked me to help her brainstorm some names for a business her and a friend are launching. Being the marketing-minded Dad that I am I quickly launched into a marketing-101 lesson (why do I do this?). Hey, I’m passionate about my daughter’s success and avoiding the mistakes so many new launches make. [...]

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How to Make Your Content “Sticky”

I walked across our kitchen floor a few days ago and experienced that somebody-spilled-something-sticky-feeling on the bottom of my bare feet. Ever done that? That’s bad-sticky! But when we talk about sticky-content…that’s good-sticky! Speaking of sticky – do you know the story of the Post-it® Note? You know, those little yellow notes we can’t live [...]

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A 5-Question Filter for Your Marketing Content (Including Social Media)

You receive a marketing piece via mail…and Wow! Or you log onto a website and the embedded flash reminds you of a Vegas show. My first fleeting thought is – “Someone dropped some cash on that…!” Hold that thought…because there’s a deeper question that begs answering. And it’s a question that the ever-changing marketing landscape [...]

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How to Declare Your Independence & Do More Profitable Marketing

Some post-Independence Day reflection has me thinking about the value of the holiday – given what it represents. We celebrate with fireworks, grilling some form of meat, sipping a cold beverage, hanging-out with friends and family. And we remember – at the “twilight’s last gleaming”…as a celebratory burst of fireworks explodes overhead – to reflect [...]

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