Top 9 holiday gifts for content writers & copywriters

The heart of any content marketing campaign includes content: articles, eBooks, case studies, and so on. And because rising above all the other content out there is about as easy as finding your best friend in a packed football stadium, it better be good! If you’re writing direct mail, lead generation emails or web copy,… Continue Reading


Lessons learned from the MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum

A little more than a week has passed since Ann Handley and the MarketingProfs team came to San Francisco for its annual B2B Marketing Forum. This was my first year attending and I’m so glad I did! Over three days in November, more than 1,000 marketing leaders came together to learn, network and share marketing… Continue Reading


How to write sponsored content that rocks like Dökken

In the San Francisco and Houston Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and many other publications, you’ll see sponsored content mixed with reported articles. It’s hard to distinguish sponsored content from editorial. That’s the point. Sponsored content, aka native content, is intended to blend with editorial on the page. (Hence the word “native.”) The difference? Money… Continue Reading


Marketing dictionary for writers who don’t speak marketing

Many content marketing writers (like me) don’t come from a marketing background. But when you’re part of a content marketing project, you’ll likely find yourself on calls and in email threads with experienced marketers. They speak a different language than you and me. Hubspot Academy’s excellent Inbound Certification helped me learn some of the lingo, but… Continue Reading