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Blog Readability Checklist for the Content Marketer

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 and engaging. Here’s what we’ve […]

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

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 they want to engage with you or your […]

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 […]

Book Review-Marketing White Belt: Basics for the Digital Marketer

Reviewed by Special K, ETMG Writer and Blogger Entrepreneurs and marketing professionals looking for a primer or a refresher course on marketing basics will appreciate Christopher Penn’s book, Marketing White Belt: Basics for the Digital Marketer. Penn not only teaches Internet Marketing at the University of San Francisco and co-hosts a weekly podcast, Marketing over […]

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 […]