How to tell your story and explain your value online can make or break your career. Consumers have become so savvy to quality writing that poor copy will cause them to move on from your materials in the blink of an eye. So how do you evaluate your copy and make it as compelling as possible? These are the five principles I use when writing copy for my own projects and for clients: 1. Outline You wi
By Christa Avampato on Mar 04, 2015
Don’t look now, but legal marijuana has become the fastest growing industry in the US. Now that 23 states have legalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use (and the District of Columbia legalized possession last week), a new generation of marijuana dispensaries, delivery services apps and auxiliary devices for marijuana use and cultivation have sprouted into what is now estimated as
By Joe Kukura on Mar 03, 2015
Slowly but surely, media buyers are turning the channel on TV advertising. In the TV industry, an emerging concept known as programmatic buying is automating ad purchases and, more importantly, allowing sharper audience targeting. Programmatic buying promises to be a much-buzzed-about topic at the 2015 NAB Show. In September, agency executives participating in a panel during Advertising Week predi
By John Egan on Feb 28, 2015
From Hollywood to the White House, cybersecurity is top of mind. On Feb. 13, the White House hosted a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University. Hundreds of miles to the south of Stanford, Hollywood executives continue to ratchet up cybersecurity in the aftermath of the Sony Pictures email hack. At the cybersecurity summit, President Obama said attacks like the one on Sony’s computer system hurt
By John Egan on Feb 25, 2015
Comcast, perhaps the most hated company in the United States, was able to warm the nation’s cold hearts during Sunday night’s Academy Awards broadcast with a heartwarming TV spot that really stretched the artistic bounds of a television commercial. “Emily’s Oz” presents Emily, a seven-year-old girl who has been blind since birth. In the short commercial, she describes how she “sees” the classic fi
By Barry Eitel on Feb 23, 2015
Most startups find themselves suffering from a lack of funds while they are trying to establish their businesses, and while it can be tempting to cut corners and keep costs down, there are some things that are really worth spending a little money on to get them right. Ensuring that your company is professional and well-managed is one of those things, so it is worth considering how you can achieve
By James Timpson on Feb 20, 2015
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By Whitney Butler on Mar 05, 2015
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." - Anais Nin "I write to taste life twice"--Anais Nin I am a wife, mother, educator, advocate who might occasionally--ok, more oft than not-- feel too much, think too much, cuss too much, over analyze, over-react, overly sensitive--but I don't know any other way to be--that's just me. If you find any of my articles witty, enjoyable, provocative, infuriating, aggravating, insightful or educational--then my work here is half way done.
Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
I am a freelance writer with special interest in politics, economy, business, marketing, science and technology. I hold an MBA (Finance and Accounting) from the University of Ibadan with 20 years experience in start-up business and marketing management.
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Darren, also known as "Punditty," was managing editor of The American Pundit political writing contest in 2012-2013.
Delilah Jean Williams is an environmental journalist, published author, political junkie, photographer and former reporter.