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  • Just because freelance writers aren't employees doesn't mean they aren't a valuable part of your marketing team. Here's how to seek out those who are right for you and bring them on board, and what signs to look for that they might not be working out.

  • Sometimes, your content crashes and burns. That might mean no one reads your article, it doesn't get shared, or you get bombarded with nasty comments. But, all that's OK. In fact, it might be for the better.

  • When a brand story is crafted correctly, consumers will be proud to associate with and represent your brand, and they will market it of their own volition via word-of-mouth.

  • Which phrases in headlines are most effective in encouraging people to engage with articles on Facebook? To find out, Buzzsumo examined the performance of 100 million article headlines published this year.

  • Copywriters know that creativity doesn't always come right when you need it. Here are four common causes of creative block—and ideas for overcoming them.

  • Before salespeople can convince a prospect to buy, they have to convince that buyer of the need for change. Facts and figures that are devoid of emotion often fail to persuade, but stories based on these four plots often succeed.

  • Setting yourself up with good writing habits can mean faster, better output. Here are 12 ideas for how to make yourself a more productive writer.

  • A hook is the initial sentence (or single word) that grabs the attention of readers and entices them to keep reading. Here are six ways you can approach writing a tantalizing hook.

  • Most bloggers write their posts during business hours and do their blogging from home, according to research from Orbit Media Studios.

  • Tired of brainstorming? It works if done right, but it's not the only way to shake loose creative ideas. Here are 5 effective ways to uncover core brand elements, reframe concepts for stronger appeal, generate fresh approaches—and unravel other marketing and communications problems.

  • Small content teams are expected to do big things these days, even though no company—large or small—has enough time or budget for content. So how can you create enough content to satisfy the voracious demand for it?

  • In this online seminar, you'll learn how to fine-tune your content planning and development to better mirror reader habits. You'll discover what your audiences want to read and need to know, and how to reach and genuinely influence prospects. You'll leave with the tools to harness your readers' preferences to improve your content's trust factor.

  • Over 2 million blog posts are published each day. No wonder many marketers struggle with generating fresh content ideas to fuel their marketing efforts. Here are seven tactics to overcome your idea-generation hurdles.

  • Which words are most effective in encouraging consumers to click on mobile push notifications? To find out, Leanplum examined more than 2.6 billion mobile push notifications sent by brands between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

  • No reason to burn the midnight oil, especially if you're writing marketing emails. A study by Grammarly looked at when mistakes are made, and it found the best times for error-free writing. Check out the findings.

  • Just 18 words. Marketing and Sales pros who know this powerful stat, fly; and those who don't, die. (Well, their emails do.)

  • Your customers are already drowning in emails, so how can you make your campaigns read-worthy enough to grab their attention? Check out this infographic for tips on crafting stellar emails.

  • Emails from brands with special offers in their subject lines tend to underperform those without special offers in their subject lines, according to recent research from Yes Lifestyle Marketing.

  • Search engines want to show the world your content, but not if you've made mistakes that undermine the user experience and search engines' guidelines. So give them what they want by avoiding these eight common mistakes that content creators make.

  • Jargon isn't necessarily gibberish. Use it right, and you can make your content more effective. But the most commonly used jargon doesn't do that at all.