Distillations

I’ve learned a lot in the last few years, much of it has helped me become a better content strategist, writer and speaker. Even the frustrating stuff has made me a better and a more qualified evaluator of the marketplace and the role I can...
Your small business does not have to scale; in fact, there is a lack of scale advantage for small business. You read that correctly. If your core product or service doesn’t scale well or easily, you can count on keeping much of the competition—who are...
Email typos make your brand look sloppy and unprofessional. As an editor, strategist, and writer with more than 15 years of experience editing magazines, newspapers and news sites, blogs, emails, e-books, landing pages, white papers, case studies, video and podcast transcripts, emails, and email newsletters,...
The current landscape for employment makes it a priority to find a way to set yourself apart when applying for content marketing jobs. Over the last several months, a large number of digital-first brands—including Shopify, Facebook, and Twitter—have shed jobs at an alarming rate. This...
It’s always great to see a huge project you’ve worked on come to fruition. Moz’s Beginner’s Guide to Content Marketing for SEO is one such effort....
Your small business’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic will likely determine how well your brand comes out of it on the other side. With much of the country shut down for school, travel and work, would-be consumers suddenly have lots of time on their hands....
Local retailers are looking to convince shoppers to return during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they face a tough task ahead. Despite being at wits-end after being cooped up for two months, people won’t easily cotton to the idea of spending any time soon, as fears...
A content strategy throughline refers to your brands focus on creating and sharing content that connects your brand’s goals with the needs of the audience. This results in heightened content performance, increased business success, and enviable levels of customer satisfaction. Legendary strength coach Mike Boyle...
Search intent is the latest SEO buzzword, and for good reason. If, as content creators, we can understand what content Google is looking to reward for a given search query, we stand a much better chance of being rewarded with higher rankings in the SERPs,...
Why is becoming a better writer important? Because the ability to effectively distill, convey and share your ideas in a succinct fashion and with clarity is the hallmark of top communicators in any vertical. The best product doesn’t always win. The best message typically does. Becoming...