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?” […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Surprisingly Tricky Task Of Writing Company Summaries

The Surprisingly Tricky Task Of Writing Company Summaries

Helping a new company boil down what it does into a few sentences is a surprisingly challenging task. The last four years, I have been helping businesses, big and small, do just that. Writing a company description is especially hard for a nascent organization that is still working out exactly how its products or services […]

Naming a Tech Business? Read This First.

Naming a Tech Business? Read This First.

The ad tech space is notoriously crowded, which makes finding a good name particularly challenging, as well as important. JR Lisk, Inc. partnered with the naming experts at River + Wolf, a NY-based brand naming and writing agency, to write this piece for Medium on ad tech naming trends and tips. The article discusses three […]

What you don’t know about ad blocking

What you don’t know about ad blocking

I can see all sides of the ad blocking conundrum. On one hand, we are fed up with obtrusive, irrelevant ads that interrupt our online experience. But then again, advertising subsidizes publishing. We need ads to monetize digital journalism. Plus, when used correctly, ads are a powerful marketing tool for raising brand awareness and driving […]

Content roundup: Mobile ad spending on the rise

Content roundup: Mobile ad spending on the rise

An increasing number of advertisers are spending more of their ad budgets on mobile marketing tactics. This trend is a logical result of changing user behaviors. As marketers, it’s our job to be where the people are, and more people are spending more time on their mobile devices. In January 2014, for the first time, […]

Why being a mom makes me a better  businesswoman

Why being a mom makes me a better  businesswoman

Like many new mothers, I was nervous about reconciling my career aspirations with my determination to be a hands-on “supermom.” But it was actually my daughter who gave me the courage to launch my own business; and in many ways, I feel more capable, confident and creative than ever before. Here are five reasons why […]

B2B native advertising on the rise

B2B native advertising on the rise

I was happy to share my two cents about native advertising in a recent article for BMA Buzz, the Business Marketing Association’s newsletter. (Check it out here.) As the article reports, 54 percent of B2B marketers have tried native advertising in the last year, and 59 percent plan to increase their native ad buy this […]

Digital ad fraud: What’s the deal with bots?

Digital ad fraud: What’s the deal with bots?

This past December, the Association of National Advertisers and White Ops, Inc. released a 50-plus page report on bot fraud in digital advertising. (Bots are web robots—software programs that masquerade as people by performing automated online tasks.) Their research found that bots are everywhere, visiting real sites created by real companies. These bots “inflated the […]