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The Secret to Writing Better PPMs: Go Formal

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 by Lauren Gudath

Writing a venture capital or private equity PPM? Embrace the formality of the process. Learn how doing so can help you create a better private placement memorandum and save you time.

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How to Create High-Impact Infographics

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 by Ruth Burk

Not sure when to use high-impact infographics to help convey your B2B marketing messages? Consider these three general applications.

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How to Create a Great B2B eBook

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 by Lauren Gudath

B2B eBooks are in vogue–and starting to replace longer B2B marketing white papers. (I haven’t written a white paper of more than eight pages in ages.) Are marketers just calling “white papers” eBooks? Maybe. Is there anything wrong with that? Yes and no. Readers may have more patience with an eBook than a white paper. […]

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How to Write a Great Thought Leadership Blog Post

Monday, June 10th, 2013 by Ruth Burk

Thought leadership can take many forms—byline articles, white papers, keynote PowerPoint presentations, and more. One of the biggest trends in thought leadership is the blog post. Blog posts can highlight a point of view in a brief, easy-to-absorb format, using links to direct readers to more detailed information on your website. Here are five useful […]

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How to Write Great Marketing Messaging

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 by Ruth Burk

You’re tasked with creating solid and rich marketing messaging. Suddenly, everyone around you wants to weigh in on content—and the “messaging madness” ensues. Whether you’re developing the foundation for a multiproduct campaign or creating detailed product descriptions to support your latest release, the most time-consuming aspect of the process is getting agreement around central themes. […]

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How to Write a Concise and Complete (aka Great) 25-Word Product Description

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 by Ruth Burk

What can you do with 25 words? Write a note to your kids about how to reheat dinner. Make a grocery list. How about tell a complete, compelling story? It’s possible to finesse about two dozen words into a product description that’s not so high-level it glosses over everything, but also not so detailed it […]

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How to Write a Great Food Blog

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 by Stacy Crinks

In May the Content Bureau blog turns to a subject that we can all enthuse about ad infinitem: food. To kick off the May food raptures, Stacy interviews Amanda Haas, the lovely and talented founder of the acclaimed website and food blog, One Family One Meal. Stacy: Bless you, Amanda, for helping me with this […]

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How to Write an Edgy White Paper

Friday, April 15th, 2011 by Ruth Burk

Ho-hum. Another white paper. Most clients struggle to turn this staple of the high tech industry into something exciting, engaging, and most important, actually read. An edgy white paper is refreshing. Challenges your thinking. Shows true zeal. We’ve written hundreds of white papers. Though often few and far between, the edgy ones are my favorite. […]

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How to Ghostwrite a Great Conference Blog

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 by Lucy Suros

Your annual user conference starts in two weeks. You’ve packed glossy brochures in cozy boxes. Printed thousands of badges. Reserved buckets of ice for your nightly foot-soaking. And to chronicle the big event on your company blog, you have your very own ghost eager to haunt the conference halls. Let’s call him Bob. To be […]

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How to Write the Perfect Valentine

Friday, February 11th, 2011 by Stacy Crinks

I have mixed feelings about valentines. Here’s why: A college friend’s boyfriend presented her with the creepiest Valentine’s Day gift ever: a clear wine bottle, label scrubbed off and replaced with his own charming creation entitled, “100 Mini Love Notes.” YES! This is true! Inside were…. one hundred itty bitty teeny weeny hand-inscribed love notes, […]

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