Content strategy posts

Words, Words, Words: Subscribe vs. Follow

In iOS 14.5, Apple will make a seemingly small change that could have a big impact. This change doesn’t have anything to do with how you use your phone. It involves a word, and serves as a reminder of how word choice matters. In its Apple Podcasts app, people will now...
Reuse Content for Easy Video Wins

Reuse Content for Easy Video Wins

Videos are a great way to engage your audience, but they can get expensive and be very time consuming to produce. Here’s a quick — and relatively affordable — way to bulk up your video library: convert existing written material to video. Do you have a how-to article...

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Balancing the “Wow” Factor

Balancing the “Wow” Factor

With so much content available online, it’s easy to want to write to extremes. If click bait has taught us anything – it’s that even when something is obviously over-the-top and false, people will react. But over-the-top writing – whether in tone or in substance – is...

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Show Off Your Thought Leaders

Show Off Your Thought Leaders

Developing marketing plans (and the content to support them) can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. But by thoughtfully using what you already have – namely the expertise and ideas of your people – you can elevate your brand as well as the people within it....

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What’s Your Plan?

What’s Your Plan?

At the start of many web site relaunch projects, “content governance” gets brought up by someone in the room. Content governance is a set of guidelines for how content gets created, approved, published, and maintained. Too often though, by the time the launch rolls...

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Writing for Accessibility

Writing for Accessibility

In making the conference rounds this year, we’ve noticed a lot of talk about making digital content accessible for people with all kinds of abilities and disabilities. The good news for content writers and editors is that a lot of making content accessible for screen...

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Keeping a Style Guide Alive

Keeping a Style Guide Alive

Whether it’s 200 pages or two pages, most organizations have some kind of style guide. A style guide sets the standards for content—whether presented online or offline—and defines the rules and guidelines for ensuring consistency across all content. It usually...

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