Writing

Marketing Memes – Have You Gone Viral Yet?

Whether you’re aware of them or not, marketing memes are everywhere online these days. Brands are creating their own memes—even in security, data center, and other high-tech sectors. As a marketing professional, are you taking advantage of these short form visuals? First off, what is a meme? A meme (rhymes with “dream”) is an image, […]

Editing and Layout: 4 Agreements for Better Documents

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer   A piece of writing isn’t finished until it’s been edited and laid out, in that order. We know that now, but it wasn’t always so. In the Beginning: Layout and Corrections The earliest documents were copied by monks, word by word, thousands of times over centuries. […]

5 Ways to Engage With Your Twitter Followers

By ETMG Social Media Team One thing that’s becoming clear to social media marketers is the fundamental differences between Facebook and Twitter as social marketing platforms. While both are essential, they are as different as night and day in how brands harness their power to engage with followers. Facebook is about people you already know; […]

What’s in a Marketing Collateral Template?

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer   Any template is a guide. A paper stencil of leaves to help paint a border on a wall is a template; so is a business letter sample format. In both cases, these templates allow their users the freedom to create within a defined and protected set […]

Storytelling: The Secret to Great Copywriting

By Kathy Wilson, ETMG Writer “Copywriting is the art and science of writing copy (the words we use on web pages, ads, promotional materials, etc.) that sells your product or service and convinces prospective customers to take action. In many ways, it’s like hiring one great salesman to reach all your customers.”[1] As a copywriter, […]

6 Keys to Writing a Great Case Study

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer In technology marketing, case studies are extremely effective. Telling a story about customers who succeed using your product is golden. There’s nothing like it. It helps potential customers with the same challenges understand how easy it is to realize similar results by adopting your company’s solution. The […]

9 Reasons Why Hiring a Ghostwriter is a Smart Move

By Nancy Langmeyer – ETMG Writer/Editor   As content once again becomes king of the online world, companies are scrambling to come up with insightful content that establishes their executives as global thought leaders. This can be a seemingly impossible task for many companies. One solution is to hire freelance ghostwriters as a resource for […]

The Case for the Content Editor: Polish Makes Perfect

By Kathy Wilson, ETMG Writer In today’s world of information overload, most of us are tasked with writing for a broader audience than just our personal journal. Whether you’re writing a blog, a newsletter, web content, a technical document, or a piece of marketing collateral, you need to overcome the challenges that writing for various audiences […]

6 Elements of a Great Email Newsletter

by Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer and PR Professional Because of their low distribution costs, email newsletters can be a marketer’s best friend—yet very few newsletters actually contain “news” or anything else worth looking at. If you want an email newsletter that readers won’t delete, it needs to have these six things: 1. Value. Your […]

Video Storyboarding Secrets

By Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer Video storyboarding is a time-tested method for bringing your video script to life. But what is a storyboard, exactly? And why does it matter? A video storyboard is a series of pictures or boxes that represent, shot by shot, what the finished video will look like from beginning to […]