5 Ways “Show Don’t Tell” Works in Marketing

“Show don’t tell” isn’t just a principle for writers. It’s for marketers, too. In creative writing, “show don’t tell” challenges you to make readers experience what characters think and feel, instead of saying it. In marketing (especially content marketing), “show don’t tell” means helping your audience see the value of [...]

2020-08-13T18:13:25+00:00

3 Reasons to Start Sending a Regular Newsletter

A lot of brands have an email newsletter of some kind. Maybe you email donors once a quarter to share stories about the people you’ve helped, thank your supporters, and ask for more donations. Or you share about product updates or new releases. That’s fine. But it’s just scratching the [...]

2020-06-18T16:55:40+00:00

4 Tips for Marketing to Church Leaders

Marketing to pastors, ministry directors, and other Christian leaders can be tricky. Whether you’re a faith-based organization or you simply have a product or service that benefits church leaders, this is a group of influential people, and it’s important to get your messaging right. Here are four tips for how [...]

2020-05-07T16:37:22+00:00

3 Types of Pages Your Website Needs in 2020

The vast majority of organizations have websites. But most aren’t using them to their full potential. Whether you’ve had a website for decades or you just launched yours last week, odds are you’re missing some crucial pages your customers need to discover your brand, research your solutions, and get what [...]

2020-03-12T16:48:34+00:00

5 Steps to Create Your Content Strategy

Anyone can create content. But if you want your blog, newsletter, YouTube channel, podcast, magazine, or social media accounts to be effective, you need to start with a content strategy. And that’s not so easy. Your strategy gives every piece of content a job, so you’ll always have a thoughtful [...]

2020-04-23T20:17:33+00:00

5 Questions to Ask About Your Website

A website is never really “done.” There are always things to add, remove, refresh, and improve in order to make it more valuable to your organization and your audience. But it’s often hard to know what to change and how to prioritize updates. As you start making plans for the [...]

2020-10-26T19:18:32+00:00

4 Ways to Get the Right Traffic

A good sales funnel runs like a well-oiled machine. Leads go in, and customers come out. At the top of your funnel (TOFU), eye-catching content makes people aware of your brand. Mid-funnel (MOFU), your lead nurture campaigns help your audience develop a relationship with you and see your brand as [...]

2019-10-17T16:34:25+00:00

Are Your Emails Trying to Do Too Much?

It’s pretty common to open an email and see several calls-to-action (CTAs) with separate links taking you to separate pages. But if your emails are underperforming, it could be a sign that you are diluting your message with too many CTAs. The more CTAs you have, the more spread out [...]

2020-04-23T20:18:00+00:00

What Does Your Audience Actually Want?

When every marketing decision comes back to your bottom line, it’s easy to focus on the things that create the biggest immediate results. That’s why so many email lists, blogs, and social media pages wind up being just a series of sales pitches. It might also be why your audience [...]

2019-04-18T15:45:42+00:00

Why You Need to Choose the Right Lead Magnet

You spend a lot of time trying to target the ideal audience for your lead generation campaigns. But once you find a good audience, you need the ideal offer for that audience. The right lead magnet makes your campaign a lot more effective. But choose the wrong one, and you’ll [...]

2019-02-21T16:38:44+00:00