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How to Craft a Compelling Elevator Pitch

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - Kim Brebach

Why your elevator pitch needs to be short tight and simple

A recipe with 8 essential ingredients. 

The concept of the 
Elevator Pitch comes from Hollywood, where aspiring scriptwriters would jump into the elevator with a producer and pitch their new script idea in the time it took for the elevator to reach the penthouse suite. If you think that’s a tough task, MGM boss Louis B. Mayer used to ask scriptwriters to write their synopsis on the back of his business cards. By comparison, the 30-45 seconds you have in an elevator seem luxurious.  Read more


7 Tips to Make Your Copywriting Stand Out

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - Kim Brebach

Exceptional copywriting it easy. Find out how.

The good news is your competitors are far from perfect. 

Despite the many new ways to deliver your message, words are still the main currency of our communications. Mastering words is more crucial now because everybody is a writer and publisher: everyone has a Facebook page, a blog, a Twitter page and everyone writes emails.  Read more


6 Mistakes with Words That Make You Look Silly

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - Kim Brebach

Words- you are what you say so make it correct

Small glitches with grammar that cause big problems. 

Whatever you write or speak about and whoever your audience, the fastest ways to lose credibility is to make silly grammatical errors. Sure, you might say that content is far more important than a minor grammar slip, but you'd be wrong: little slips can turn into almighty clangers.
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5 Reasons Why Taglines Fail

Friday, November 09, 2012 - Kim Brebach

Avoid these mistakes and yours will stand out

And 8 rules for making them work. 

Strong branding can make your company stand out in a crowded market from competitors. As in real estate, position is everything in marketing. Your tagline is part of your brand and, without one, your audience will be left in the dark. Taglines should work to define your brand, in the same way that clothes define a women: they reveal more about her character.To be effective, taglines must follow a few simple rules:
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Branding – How to Avoid Deadly Mistakes

Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - Kim Brebach

Find out how millions can result in a branding failure

The bigger they are, the bigger their mistakes. 

We all see brand names or logos that make us shake our heads and ask: what were they thinking? Or smoking? Some make us cringe: Nissan
Tiida and BenQ Joybook. Some make us laugh: Wii. Some make us frown and ask: they spent how many million on a that new logo and brand? A case in question was the  London 2012 Olympic logo. It looked like smashed pottery and the supporting mascots Wenlock and Mandeville were attracted deserved ridicule.  Read more


Content Writing – 6 Rules for Convincing Case Studies

Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - Tracey James

Why great case studies are great sales tools

The most under-rated resource. 

Nothing is more convincing than a customer who’s happy to tell the world that your product solved a major problem in his business. You might say that case studies are a pain to create – especially with the often tedious, multi-layered, time consuming approval process – but we’d say the pain is more than worth the gain. Case studies (or success stories if you like) have multiple uses throughout the sales cycle and elsewhere:
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Chateau Chunder – Marketing Lessons from Aussie Wine

Friday, November 02, 2012 - Kim Brebach

What you can learn from the Aussie wine decline

Rise and plummet. 

The ABC ran a documentary this week that charted the rise and fall of Australian wine exports to the UK. ‘
Chateau Chunder‘ was made by local production company Electric Pictures, in co-production with Brook Lapping, for the ABC and BBC. The title comes from the early days, when Aussie wine in the UK was called Chateau Chunder from Down Under.  Read more


The Mayonnaise Jar

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Kim Brebach

Why focusing on the right priorities is timeless

A philosophy lesson to change your life. 

A professor stood before his philosophy class, with some strange items in front of him on the desk. When the class began, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.  Read more


How to Write Headings That Grab Readers

Monday, October 08, 2012 - Kim Brebach

How great headings will get your content read

They don't 'read' anymore. 

The digital world's information glut have caused people to stop reading. There just isn’t time, so visitors to your website or blog will skip-read or just check the headlines. They'll look for things that stand out and grab attention. They want to ‘cut to the chase’ and make snap decisions about what to read, keep, share or delete.
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Why Voice is the Vital to Engaging Content

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - Kim Brebach

Why VOICE is the essence of engaging content

There’s more to engaging visitors than catchy headlines. 

Sometimes it seems that we marketers all sing from the same hymn sheet. Yes, consistency is a good thing but a fresh perspective can provide new insights and serve as a reality check. This post is in that vein – questioning our norms.
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