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How to Pitch a Blog

Getting your business, product, service or expert voice in a blog has just as much, and sometimes more, cache than getting featured in traditional news or trade media. So how do you earn that coveted virtual ink? Whether you’re responding to a query or contacting a blogger cold, these key points can make or break…

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ESPN app needs a good copy editor

Here’s a case for investing in a good copy editor. Spell check is not a fail safe when it comes to editing any piece of writing, and its auto-correct function could get you into a predicament with certain words. Take a look at this ESPN app that lists Boston Red Sex [sic] in the MLB…

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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse stunt: Engaging customers with clever PR

I love pledges. Speaking from experience, they are a great way to generate publicity and have fun doing it. So when I read about Smith & Wollensky’s Pledge Alliance campaign, I just had to share. Throughout most of October, the Midtown Manhattan steakhouse will remove the name Smith from everything and replace it with the…

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Syndication on steroids: Create massive traffic with your press release

You’ve written a press release; Now what? Of course you will send it out on the wire, email it to your media contacts and post it in your online press room. If you stop there though, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to draw existing and new customers to your website. You can add…

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Why I despise the word utilize and so should you

For the last several years,  the word utilize has met the wrath of my red pen whenever it appears in any copy that crosses my desk. It’s a word that makes me squirm, cringe and send sidelong glances at anyone nearby who has heard my treatise on why I despise the word utilize. So why…

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Spice up your site with these 5 web copy essentials

Websites have become essential to the marketing mix of most businesses. When it comes to web content, however, you need to understand how to balance the fundamentals of writing for traditional marketing channels and the unique elements of writing for the web. Here are 5 essential elements to consider when writing your web copy: 1.…

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Yes, you can optimize your press release for search engines

Press releases aren’t just for the media anymore; they are for customers too.  They have become an effective tool for search engine optimization, or SEO. Why? For one, press releases provide a way for you to update your content, which attracts search engines. Secondly, like your web pages, adding keywords into your press releases will…

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7 ways to make your press release score, not bore

Let’s say you’re launching a new program or service and you want to write a press release that will grab the attention of your customers and the media. Here’s what you DO NOT want to do: XYZ Company announced the today the release of its new program blah, blah, blah. Ho-hum press releases start this…

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Feeling stuck? Get out of your writing rut!

For me, writing is akin to breathing. For others, I know writing causes quite a bit of anxiety, much like algebra makes me break out in cold sweats. We all have our strengths, right? Personally, I don’t believe in spinning my wheels trying to make a weakness stronger. My philosophy? Focus on what I do…

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