The Danger of Using Jargon in Your Marketing

Every industry has specialized vocabulary that describes its concepts, problems, products, services, tasks, and roles. Sometimes these are unique words that evolve from acronyms or concepts that other industries don’t deal with regularly. Other times, this specialized vocabulary might repurpose existing words in a new way. However it forms, this [...]

2018-09-24T19:52:04+00:00

Is Your Marketing Too Wordy?

The average goldfish has a nine-second attention span. The average Internet user has an eight-second attention span. That’s what your marketing is up against every time someone hits your landing page or opens your email. Your readers are literally less attentive than a goldfish. That’s not a criticism of how [...]

2018-09-26T15:27:59+00:00

Is Your Audience Working Too Hard to Understand You?

Nobody would be surprised if a pastor kept a Bible dictionary open while reading a theological commentary. When you read highly academic texts, you need tools to help you understand complex terms that the author doesn’t take the time to explain. But marketing isn’t academic, and your audience shouldn’t have [...]

2018-11-15T16:49:10+00:00

How to Make Your Ads Look Like They Belong

Imagine you’re at a friend’s house for lunch. After you spend a few minutes catching up, a stranger opens the front door, sits down at the table, and leans into the conversation. That’s what it feels like when your ads look out of place on someone’s website. To the reader, [...]

2018-07-25T19:31:28+00:00

3 Tips to Reach Your Audience in a Noisy World

Your audience is already drowning in videos, images, ads, and posts. You can’t just throw content online and hope for the best. Every minute, YouTube users upload hundreds of hours of video. Twitter users generate more than 300,000 tweets. And in 2017, more than 4,000 apps were added to the [...]

2018-06-27T21:29:04+00:00

Why Your Leads Need Consistent Messaging

Why do people sign up for your email lists? Before you ever start writing a lead nurture campaign, you need to answer to this question. Relevancy is one of the most important factors to consider when emailing your list. You need to consider why your subscribers signed up, and what [...]

2019-01-17T16:18:14+00:00