Genius vs. Everybody Else: How Better Content Works for the 99%

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I’m convinced there are two types of creators in this world: genius ones and everybody else. By my estimation, 99% of us fall into the latter category, myself very much included. As such, we must play by different rules.

You see, 1% genius talent (or creators) are so good and so talented at what they […]


ABOUT Blake Snow

Blake Snow contributes to fancy publications and Fortune 500 companies as a seasoned writer-for-hire. He lives in Provo, Utah with his supportive family and loyal dog and is thrilled you read this far.


The Art of Suspense in Business Storytelling

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Stories. Suddenly, everyone is telling them. Chief marketing officers want to hire, not just writers, but storytellers. Multinational corporations now have chief storytelling officers. Nike. Virgin. Accenture, Microsoft, Google, SAP, and Salesforce, among others. The most popular TED talks are really just stories in disguise.

Everyone is jumping onto the bandwagon. Do a quick Google […]


ABOUT Alice LaPlante

Alice LaPlante was a Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, and taught writing at Stanford for more than 20 years. She is the award-winning New York Times best-selling author of four novels, and wrote The Making of a Story, the best-selling textbook on writing published by W.W. Norton. Alice also is also a sought-after content writer, strategist, and story consultant for leading technology firms.


The Difference Between Ad Hoc and Traditional Communication Strategies (and Why Your Company Needs Both)

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The digital age has redefined the way brands and their audiences communicate. With the rise of social media, brands have more tools in their back pocket than ever before for genuine, rapid-response relationship building. However, that doesn’t mean they should do away with the traditional communications strategies that require longer-term planning and implementation. Let’s break […]


ABOUT Emily Blasik

Emily Blasik is a freelance writer and Nutritional Therapy Consultant in training from Dallas, TX. When she’s not blogging or practicing yoga, you can find her hanging out at a local coffee shop—nose-deep in a good mystery novel, snapping photos of her extra frothy cappuccino or planning her next travel adventure.


The Future and Its Voice: The Rise of AI, VUI and Where Humans Fit

The Rise of AI, VUI and Where Humans Fit

Alexa. Siri. Google Assistant. Cortana. These names are becoming as ubiquitous as the name Google in most households. The use of AI (Artificial Intelligence), such as voice assistants, in commonplace daily tasks is multiplying at a dizzying rate. From vacuum cleaners to chatbots to copywriters, artificial intelligence is taking on tasks that up to now have […]


ABOUT Khaleelah Jones

Khaleelah Jones is a digital marketing consultant who has worked with tech startups, educational institutions and non-profits on acquisition and engagement strategy, implementation and KPI modeling. When she’s not working, she can be found reading, writing, pontificating history, yoga-ing and making up verbs.


Five Ways to Effectively Use a Landing Page with Social Media

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One of the must-have online marketing tools is a well-designed landing page. Landing pages are essential to B2B and B2C services when marketing a product, and, when done right, can yield great results. They serve many purposes: to provide information, generate and track leads, and increase SEO status.

In this climate of heavy marketing through […]


ABOUT Arris Shabaglian

For more than a decade Arris has worked as a freelance writer, editor and communications consultant. She has also taught university level courses on the art of communication, public relations and journalism. Arris is a Pinterest addict who loves a good night’s sleep and a nice cup of coffee. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three kids (hence the need for a nice cup of coffee).