The French army turns to sci-fi writers to imagine the future. Here’s an interesting article from the BBC news site. It was retweeted by Sci Futures who, although not involve in this project, specialise in exactly this sort of approach for business and government. In summary, the French military has engaged a team of sci-fi […]
For writers, a sobering thought from Seth Godin: Ten words per page That’s how many words get scanned the first time through. Perhaps five on a billboard. Which means that your memo, your ad, your announcement, your post–you get ten words. He’s right. Read the rest, here. Photo by Romain Vignes on Unsplash
Seth Godin on the importance of simply writing, but writing simply: Overwriting has a long tradition, particularly among academics. Make it a bit more complex and wordy than it needs to be. Write run-on sentences. Apparently, complicated writing must be more true. One reason for this commitment to overwriting is that it keeps the hordes […]
To say one thing and mean another. Irony is a stock-in-trade of both rock lyrics and rhetoric. Visually and lyrically, Genesis provides a great example.
Cognitive load is a challenge for content writers … and the answer is NOT more muzak. How do you engage without overloading?
Okay, “post-social” may be a little apocalyptic, but it’s getting ever-harder to get cut-through on social channels. What does this mean for content marketing and the content you create? Cut-through in a crowded, cynical marketplace In this fake-news, foreign interference, data-for-sale world, our audience is cynical of everything they read online. At the same time, […]
It’s getting tougher all the time to drive engagement for even the best content. Search and social channels are more crowded, while audiences are increasingly cynical and overwhelmed. Strong SEO copywriting is vital, however strong your underlying content. Great writing sits at the heart of great SEO. But, it’s not a complete overlap. For SEO, […]
Marketing, especially content marketing, should be all about people. This neuromarketig article highlights how easily we lose the human aspect.
Write because it is there. Write about facts and real stuff and write from your imagination. Write daily, weekly or monthly…
How do you capture attention when your audience is overwhelmed with social feeds, emails and noise? When B2B means busy-to-busy? Earn the right to be read.