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Marketing vs. Messaging… Awareness vs. Interest

Whenever someone approaches me about creating content for their business, I always ask, “Are you trying to create awareness or interest?” And more often than not, they respond, “Aren’t they the same thing?” Now I’m no Noah Webster (to everyone who appreciates that reference, meet me behind the card-catalog next to the encyclopedias for a […]

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SEO ≠ Searchers’ Engagement Optimization

I’ve always been intrigued by the science of search engine optimization (SEO if we’re talkin’ the talk), and fascinated by the idea of building a message around keywords and phrases that bring web searchers and surfers right to your post, page, or site. But I’ve learned that content without connection is just noise. And while […]

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Don’t dumb it down, clear it up!

So often, our efforts to outshine the competition lead to overselling ourselves. We try to position ourselves as experts in our field, and confirm that position by using complex language and industry-specific terms. We try to impress rather than inform, and we end up saying something that’s confusing instead of compelling. Clients often tell me […]

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