Just Because You Know How to Write Doesn’t Mean You Are a Copywriter

Just-Because-You-Know-How-to-Write-Doesn’t-Mean-You-Are-a-Copywriter

Some people assume that one type of writer is just as good as another; the assumption is that the primary skill of a writer is the ability to write well, so that skill should transfer pretty easily from one type of writing to another. This isn’t always the case, however. This is especially evident when you take the skills of … Read More

What Does a Discovery Process Look Like for a Copywriter?

Though it’s often seen as “just” writing, there’s a lot that goes into copywriting. Good copywriters are part writer, part marketer and part brand-building machine. They have to know the industry they work in inside and out, or have to spend enough time to do the in-depth research necessary to understand the industry so they can put everything into the … Read More

Is There a Difference Between a Copywriter and a Creative Writer?

Is There a Difference Between a Copywriter and a Creative Writer

Writers are writers, right? That’s the opinion that many people seem to have, assuming that all writers have the same general skill set and that one writer is more or less as good as another. This is often used to justify hiring a lower-priced creative writer to write content instead of going with a professional copywriter. The assumption is that … Read More

5 Ways You Know It’s Time to Outsource Your Copywriting Needs

5 Ways You Know It’s Time to Outsource Your Copywriting Needs

Copywriting is increasingly being outsourced, especially among larger companies that no longer want to keep an internal writing staff on payroll. Some companies take pride in generating all of their copy internally, but there are some pretty compelling arguments to outsourcing. It’s possible that you’re feeling the pressure to outsource as well, but aren’t sure if you should or not. … Read More

Overlooked Content Marketing Strategies that Work

Overlooked Content Marketing Strategies that Work

There are a number of strategies that marketer Jeff Bullas points to as far as helping with your content marketing—and a surprising number of effective strategies are often overlooked. Things like content audits to improve the overall quality of your available content and re-launching old content with updated images or supporting material can have amazing effects on site popularity. Repurposing … Read More

Getting the Most Out of Content Marketing Performance

Getting the Most Out of Content Marketing Performance

If you want to improve your content marketing performance, it’s important to determine the exact results you want and the strategies you’d like to use to achieve them. Understanding your audience helps with this, as does figuring out how to connect different initiatives across channels for a combined end effect. When working on maximizing content performance, make sure that you … Read More

6 Ways to Generate New Content Ideas When the Well Runs Dry

6 Ways to Generate New Content Ideas When the Well Runs Dry

Chances are, most of the time you have an unbelievable number of ideas for content topics. Sure, some of them won’t work out once you start planning them out, but you’ve still a goldmine of good ideas just waiting to be tapped. Every now and then, though, you’ll wind up staring at a blank screen with no idea what you’re … Read More

SEO, Content and Inbound: The Holy Trinity of Internet Marketing

If you ask any random business owner how to best market their website today, they may pull the letters S, E and O out of the air, or reach for content marketing, but too few really understand how the concepts of SEO, content and inbound marketing interact to create a sort of Holy Trinity of inbound marketing.  It’s not that … Read More