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Be a Superstar Reviewer: Four Tips for Getting What You Want from Your Copywriter

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Ruth Burk

All marketing managers want to get the most from their copywriting budgets. When you hire the Content Bureau, we’ll typically ask you to review up to three drafts of copy. Is there a right way to review B2B copy? Absolutely! For best results, make your feedback the following: Timely. Just like a box of cereal […]

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Give It 20! Or, How to Jump-Start Any Project.

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by Lucy Anderton

February is the month where winter goes to die. Sparkling, soft snow has dwindled into gray crusty blobs, and weary people trudge through their days with little, personal clouds hovering overhead. Gone is that rush of energy delivered in New Year’s happy grasp. It takes all we have to finish that white paper, let alone […]

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How to Write an Award-Winning Tagline

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Laurel Sutton

Part three of a three-part series. One of the most fun categories to judge at the 2016 LIA Awards was taglines (endlines). This was because—as we say in the naming biz—we had seven words rather than seven letters to play with and consider! The taglines we reviewed were mostly from advertising campaigns, both print and […]

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Words to Watch: The Stocking-Size Style Guide

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 by David Hayward

We love creating editorial style guides and brand guidelines because they can help a company to produce more effective content for years. These references can be especially helpful for people in your organization who produce content but don’t count writing as a core skill. But not all companies want or need a comprehensive new guide. […]

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How to Write Award-Winning Copy

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by Laurel Sutton

Part two of a three-part series. As I mentioned in my previous post, I was recently invited to join the judges of the Verbal Identity panel of the 2016 LIA Awards. Now that the LIA winners for Verbal Identity have been announced, we can examine why those Gold and Silver winners took the honors. I […]

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How to Create All Your Marketing Program Content At the Same Time (Quickly, Cost-Effectively, and with No Drama)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Stacy Crinks

Yes! This is possible! It’s all about bundling. Our clients—ambitious marketers at large B2B technology and financial services companies—tend to use us for the “hard stuff.” These days, the “hard stuff” isn’t just the long stuff, it’s a bundle of marketing program assets that work together to nurture our clients’ customers along the buyer’s journey. […]

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How to Design a Co-Branded Data Sheet

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Todd Nocera

Co-branded data sheets are exceptionally popular marketing assets, and it’s easy to see why. These one-pagers not only make it super easy for partners to sell your products, they also make for a great leave-behind with prospective customers. But it can be tricky to co-brand a piece that conveys your core messages—summarizing your product’s features […]

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How to Create a Co-Branded Case Study

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by Lisa Stonestreet

You’d love your partners to put their all into marketing your shared offering, but the truth is that they’re as busy as you are. Add to that the possibility that they’re less than well equipped to produce professional marketing collateral—and your path is clear. To help partners sell your products, we suggest creating co-branded case […]

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How to Create a Partner-Facing PowerPoint Pitch Deck

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Allison Hayase

To make it ultra easy for partners to sell your products, we suggest giving them a ready-to-use, co-branded sales deck. This asset includes logos from both of your companies, as well as customized information about how your products work together to benefit your target customers. Objective: Generate interest in your joint solution, and spark a […]

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Play Nice: Write the Perfect B2B Sales Playbook for Partners

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by Lauren Gudath

If you sell B2B products through partner channels, a sales playbook just might become the most effective marketing asset in your arsenal. That’s because a good playbook gets partners talking about your products directly with their customers. Some playbooks are massive tomes focused on product details and corresponding messaging. Chances are, your partners will find […]

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