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How to Craft Question Headlines that Don’t Flop…

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During last week’s Editorial call here at Copyblogger, we had a lively discussion about ham. But that’s not the H-word I’m going to talk about today. More commonly, we analyze headlines. There’s nothing more disappointing than a unique, thoughtful, and helpful piece of content that has a headline that doesn’t ...

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Turn Off Bad Pop Music and Turn On Good Marketing Strategy…

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This week, we got into the sadness of crummy email marketing, the delight of writing productivity, and the puzzle of why anyone ever treated marketing and selling like they were two completely different things. On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman talked about how weak email marketing is even weaker than Nickelback. (Wow.) ...

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Is There Still a Difference Between Marketing and Selling?…

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Back when I worked in the corporate world, our organization, like many, had a great, big invisible wall between marketing and sales. The marketers crafted messages, thought about fonts and brand colors, produced beautiful brochures and websites, and figured out new ways to get people to know our company existed. ...

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A Quick, Punchy Week on Copyblogger…

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This was a short week on Copyblogger, as we took Monday off in observance of Memorial Day. On Tuesday, Stefanie Flaxman wrote about one of my favorite topics — the Necessary Mess, and why writers need it. She gives some helpful tips on how to get comfortable with the funky ...

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Skynet, Gluten-Free Cupcakes, and the Paradox of Automation…

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This is a weird time to talk about marketing automation. If you spend time on social media, you’re probably fed up with the plague of misinformation bots that cluster around any important conversation. Then we found out that companies like Cambridge Analytica had put their slimy hands on our data ...

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Be a Bad Writer to Be a Great Writer…

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I wrote about writing practice last week for a specific reason. Summer is quickly arriving here in the Northern Hemisphere, and when the seasons change, I reevaluate my habits and goals. What should I stop doing (aka, What’s not working?) What could I optimize? What would I like to add ...

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