brand journalism

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, […]

Twitter Best Practices: Check Your Followers

By N. Storms – Social Media Manager   The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly This may come as a shock to you, but some of your followers on Twitter aren’t quite who they seem to be. Oh sure, they may have a slick picture and a friendly name, but are they following you because […]

Creating Infographics: 5 Things to Know

by Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer and PR Professional In spite of the proliferation of infographics, many marketers are still avoiding them. The main reason—they’re a lot harder to produce than they look! Yet few tools help companies communicate complex marketing messages as well as the elegant infographic. Stuck at the starting line? Here’s how […]

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 […]

Why Video is Priceless [INFOGRAPHIC]

We all love videos. And at ETMG, we love creating videos. But did you know videos posted to your website provide a 74% increase in your visitors’ understanding of your product or service compared to pictures? True. Videos also increase the likelihood of your visitors purchasing your product or service by 64%. Need more convincing […]

5 Things You Must Do with Visual Content

by Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer and PR Professional You’ve just spent a decent amount of money getting excellent, original and high-quality photos. There was no doubt a specific reason for getting them; maybe you were putting together a brochure, for example, or a print ad. But it would be a shame if the photos […]

The Internet in Real Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

ETMG would like to thank Michael Lord at PennyStocks for reaching out and sharing this great interactive infographic with us. Click image to open interactive version (via Penny Stocks Lab). Read More: The Future of Multimedia Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC] If Social Media Were a High School Dance…[INFOGRAPHIC] Facebook and the Truth About Direct Mail

The Future of Multimedia and Visual Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Infographic originally posted by BeyondPR on August 27, 2013 Q: How important is visual storytelling to your brand and your marketing efforts? A: Very! PR News and PR Newswire recently surveyed PR and marketing professionals regarding the use of visuals in various communications and campaigns.  The key take-away? The use of multimedia and visuals in […]

If Social Media Were a High School Dance … [INFOGRAPHIC]

by The ETMG Social Media Team If social media were a high school dance, men and women would be hanging out on opposite sides of the gym. Wondering where and how to reach your targeted dance partners/customers? Or at least get them to visit your punch bowl on Pinterest? Don’t let your social media marketing […]

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 […]