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Blog Readability Checklist for the Content Marketer

by Julee Klein, ETMG CMO Blog writing is an important cornerstone of content marketing. So ensuring that your blog content is highly readable is mission critical. ETMG has been providing writing and editing services for almost 20 years now. Along the way, we’ve picked up some practical tips to develop blog content that is clear […]

So You Want to Start a Marketing Blog?

By Kathy Wilson, ETMG Senior Writer, Editor, and Marketing Blogger   With the advent of the Internet, the webpage, and the smartphone came the blog. Whether a company’s business is B2C or B2B, marketers have increasingly come to rely on a marketing blog to reach their target audience. Everyone is a potential blogger, but can […]

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 […]