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Marketing in Technology Companies: Watch out for Rigidity

One of the smartest marketing people I ever met told us the essence of marketing one day at a meeting: “You try something. If it works, you do it again; if it doesn’t, you try something else.” At the time … Continue reading

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Fear of Writing White Papers: Is It Justified?

In talking to technical writing friends and colleagues over the years, I was struck by an admission that always amazed me. I kept meeting competent tech writers who confided to me that they would never attempt to write a white … Continue reading

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Power Games for Writers in Business: Degrees and Courses

My inbox is constantly filled with offers to teach me how to write and make easy money as a copywriter. I always have to smile at these emails because after many years in marketing, I usually know what “tricks” are … Continue reading

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Power Games for the Writer in Business: Research

If you are writing in business, you will be writing about something – providing instructions, explaining technology, or promoting products. To do this effectively, you not only have to write well, but you also have to understand how people read … Continue reading

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Writers in Business: The Dangers of Dressing for Success

I have never wanted to be anything else but a writer as far back as I can remember. I didn’t aspire to be Shakespeare or Jane Austen, but I did want to spend my life manipulating language. As luck would … Continue reading

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Types of B2B Writing Jobs: How Much Security Do You Need?

I am going to do a quick post today about the basic employers you can have as a professional technical writer or marketing copywriter, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. This choice is very personal, and depends on the … Continue reading

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Marketing to High-Tech Customers: Features and Benefits

If you are part of an engineer-led company, one of your biggest headaches is apt to be identifying product benefits. People who are very close to a product think that “everybody knows” what the benefits are and just describing the … Continue reading

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