I have an important public service announcement for small business owners: “Sex with Strangers” marketing is not marketing. So please stop doing it. I’m sure that’s one of the oddest things you’ve ever heard so think of it this way. You’d never walk up to a stranger...

A few of our clients want to grow their email lists, so this topic has been very top-of-mind for me. Once you know the basic rule to grow an email marketing list, it’s a pretty straightforward process. Here’s what I’ve been telling them: One easy rule to...

Our team of professional copywriters and marketers hear the same crazy copywriting myths over and over again. And they drive us crazy. We collected the top 10 in this blog post. Let’s debunk those myths, shall we? 1. Copywriters and copyright are the same The US Copyright Office...

I unabashedly love the people on my team, and I try to show my team love on a regular basis. After all, without them, I wouldn’t have a company. They think I’m OK, too. When two people separately told me that they’re happy to see my...

A long-time client of mine is constantly dinged by Yoast (an SEO plug-in on WordPress) for using passive voice. Search engines hate passive voice in copywriting, because it turns a simple sentence into a complex one. If you learn how to avoid passive voice, your copywriting...

One of the first questions I ask prospective clients is, “What is your budget?” Most people have no idea how much “marketing” costs, so they don’t know how to answer. (This also leads me to believe they don’t have a marketing budget. Newsflash: You need...