What’s the optimal length for online content?

Ever wonder if your blog post is too short or your article too long? I’ve been wrestling with the issue lately, so I set out to find answers. As it turns out, the answers aren’t black and white, but savvy marketers can weigh the considerations below to help identify the optimal length for their own […]

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‘Accessible expertise’: Balancing ‘readability’ and complexity in marketing content

In George Orwell’s “1984,” the Party had several ways of ensuring conformity, limiting independent thinking and banishing impermissible thoughts and actions. These included the “memory hole” down which unacceptable images and stories were sent for permanent deletion from human consciousness to the fact that Big Brother was, of course, watching you. But the central initiative […]

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A case for the ‘who,’ what’ and ‘how’

marketing communications

“Start with why.” Simon Sinek’s simple yet profound message yielded one of the most watched TED Talks in history, a New York Times Best Seller and a fresh take on communications that reshaped the way organizations present themselves to customers. There is no denying the introspection and timelessness of quotes such as, “People don’t buy […]

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Tips for efficient, effective content feedback

writing feedback

Last year, we posted about giving good design feedback. Several of the tips – like being direct and providing examples – also apply when you’re sharing feedback about content. Here are a few more ideas that will help writers ensure the final product hits the mark. In my experience, these techniques are highly effective and […]

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6 benefits of an editorial calendar

editorial calendar

If your 2018 content marketing resolutions include “improved consistency” and “better organization,” a well-crafted editorial calendar might be just the tool you need. While each editorial calendar is unique, experts recommend including several of the key features listed below to reap maximum benefit. Let’s explore primary components of an effective editorial calendar and discuss how […]

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3 marketing strategies for making your health care SaaS startup get the attention it deserves

health care marketing

It doesn’t take flashing neon “Look at me, look at me!” signs to make your startup health care software as a service (SaaS) firm stand out in a crowded market. You can gain momentum with three tried-and-true marketing strategies: Provide targeted solutions. Health care executives don’t buy products – they buy solutions for specific problems. […]

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Unfunny like a clown: The power and pitfalls of humorous marketing content

humor in marketing

I’m thankful for many things this holiday weekend. Near the top of the list is the fact that the movie, “It” and its omnipresent Pennywise the Clown have come and gone. I’m a certified coulrophobic – one of those people who are terrified of clowns, and not just the kind born in Stephen King’s dark […]

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What your healthcare software as a service company needs to know about branding

healthcare software branding

Competition in the health care software as a service (SaaS) market is wicked. The good news is that demand for these cloud applications is soaring. How can your fledgling company edge out prominent competitors? One solution is branding. Branding is how customers perceive your company, your products and your services. Apple’s iconic branding focuses on […]

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