A Very Good Day: Guest Speaking at Wesleyan University about Branded Content

A Very Good Day: Guest Speaking at Wesleyan University about Branded Content

Well, this is great news. Based on feedback on last year’s presentation, Dr. Rachel Besharat Mann asked me back to Wesleyan University to educate students about branded content. Last week, I led a 90-minute interactive session for Dr. Mann’s Contemporary Literacy class. The students were fantastic — prepared, engaged, and eager to ask questions and […]

Branded Content August Roundup

Branded Content August Roundup

School is back in session here in Ridgefield, CT. Where did the time go? August was a great month! We kicked it off with our annual trip to Cape May, NJ with dear family and friends. We closed it with a family trip to Lake Winnipesaukee (pictured!). When I wasn’t enjoying some needed downtime, I […]

What I am Writing about this Summer

What I am Writing about this Summer

One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to learn and write about so many different topics. Here’s a quick roundup of some of my current projects. Hope you are staying business this summer, and finding time for fun and relaxation, too. An eBook about 5G sponsored by T-Mobile, in partnership […]

The Time I Got to be a Branded Content Professor for a Day

The Time I Got to be a Branded Content Professor for a Day

When branded content is done right, everybody “wins”: the audience, the sponsor, and the publisher. But we need to educate audiences about this fast-growing space: what it is, and isn’t, how it differs from traditional journalism, and how to tell if you are are engaging with content that has been paid for by a sponsor. […]

A Ghostwriter’s Musings on Ghostwriting

A Ghostwriter’s Musings on Ghostwriting

When people ask what I do for a living, I tell them I am a writer and marketing strategist. If they ask me to drill down, I rattle off the types of projects I work on. When I get to “ghostwriting,” people tend to stop me. “Who do you ghostwrite for?” “Do you like it?” […]

JR Lisk, Inc. Launches New Company Website

JR Lisk, Inc. Launches New Company Website

Today, JR Lisk, Inc.’s new website is officially live. I am especially excited about a few things: – I got to work with graphic designer and web developer Mariel Fitzgerald. Mariel and I used to work together at Mediaplanet. The collaboration was like riding a bike. I hope to work with Mariel on many more […]

JR Lisk Partner, River + Wolf, Ranks among Top Brand Naming Agencies Worldwide

JR Lisk Partner, River + Wolf, Ranks among Top Brand Naming Agencies Worldwide

JR Lisk, Inc. would like to congratulate our partner, River + Wolf, on making Clutch.co’s list of top brand naming agencies for the second year in a row. River + Wolf Founder and Chief Creative Margaret Wolfson credits the achievement to her deep experience in the space, and the talent and work ethic of her […]

We Earned Our Editor Credit on Amazon

We Earned Our Editor Credit on Amazon

Last spring, JR Lisk helped Brian Jones, founder of Nuts & Bolts of PR, create a PR workbook that teaches people how to take PR into their own hands. Brian had so many tips, tricks, and success stories to share—he needed help organizing his insights and presenting them in the most useful way possible. Brian […]

My Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala Photo Diary

My Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala Photo Diary

This October, I attended the Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala for the first time. The event is a celebration of the nation’s fastest-growing companies. The three-day conference was packed with educational talks and panels aimed at helping entrepreneurs scale their companies and navigate common “growing pains.” For nearly five years, I have been a part […]

A Layperson’s Guide to GDPR

A Layperson’s Guide to GDPR

  If you are a marketer, publisher or digital business, GDPR probably makes you shutter. For the rest of you, it probably makes you shrug. Let’s quickly break it down, in plain English. What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation governing data protection and privacy in the European Union […]