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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 […]

FTC Takes Aim at Social Media Marketing

By Julee Klein – Senior Manager Production & Account Services The world of social media, mobile marketing, and brand journalism is a swiftly tilting planet. Channels and platforms are evolving so quickly that many marketers have accidentally/intentionally blurred the lines between testimonial and endorsement or product review and paid product promotion. Is it time for social media […]

How to Write for Email vs. Social Media vs. the Web

While we don’t normally condone cheating, we are big fans of writing engaging marketing copy. In fact, that’s what we do all day long. But, we realize that writing effective copy for various online marketing channels, like Facebook, email, or a website can be quite a challenge. So in this case, we recommend using this […]

Book Review – Content Marketing: Think Like a Publisher

By Special K, ETMG Writer and Blogger   In her recent book, Content Marketing: Think Like a Publisher — How to Use Content to Market Online and in Social Media, Rebecca Lieb succeeds at both introducing content marketing and providing extensive discussion of hands-on tactics and strategies. Lieb, a digital advertising and media analyst for […]

Social Media PR Gaffes to Avoid

By Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer.   To many of us, social media represents a smorgasbord of PR opportunities. Yet every so often, some genius manages to sneeze on the potatoes. A couple of weeks ago, someone created a phony Facebook profile – with a stock image of a teenage girl – to defend the […]

Using Public Domain Images for Your Blog

By Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer   If you need art for your blog or marketing project, there are billions of images online. Of course, most of them actually belong to somebody – but not all of them. In fact, there are a growing number of free public domain images available that can be great […]

Using Brand Journalism to Tell Your Story

By Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer   The former journalist in me bristles at the notion of “brand journalism.” There’s only one type of journalism – objective, unbiased and unvarnished truth! No spin! Nothing but facts! But journalism is also about telling stories. And telling stories has real marketing benefits, because practically everything has a […]

Attracting Web Traffic with Fresh Content

By David Wright – Contributing Writer Driving traffic to your website requires a steady stream of new content. Unfortunately, many businesses have trouble creating new web content and, as a result, struggle to attract potential customers. While you can’t get away from writing good copy altogether, there are a few easier alternatives that will help […]

Good Research Makes Better Blogs

By ETMG Social Media Team   Good research can make the difference between a quickly dismissed, “junk food” blog and one that your readers bring up in conversation and forward to their colleagues. Sure, research takes time – but it also lends authority and credibility to what you write, thus increasing its value. These research tips […]

10 Tips for Writing Blogs That People Will Read

By Ron de la Cruz– ETMG Project Manager   Are you new to managing a corporate blog? Does the prospect of writing a blog post seem a bit overwhelming? These 10 tips will guide you in creating a blog post that people will read: 1. Know your “Why.” Have a clear objective in mind when […]