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 […]

Why I Love Ad Tech Ghostwriting

Why I Love Ad Tech Ghostwriting

I spent the morning analyzing my content creation and strategy business. I noticed that a growing percentage of clients are coming to me for ghostwriting. The bulk of them are in ad tech. They tell me it is challenging to find writers with the domain knowledge needed to pen a piece that is going to […]

Why Aren’t You Blogging?

Why Aren’t You Blogging?

When I get busy, I tend to neglect my own blog so I can focus on creating content for my clients. I am not proud of this, but it is a deliberate decision. Blogging doesn’t fall through the cracks. It is not something I forget about. The truth is, there is only so much content […]

Infographic: The 2017 State of Content Marketing in the UK

Zazzle, a UK-based digital content marketing agency, surveyed thousands of businesses about their content marketing. While 79 percent of those surveyed felt the use of content marketing is effective, only 6 percent were “definitely sure how to implement content marketing” strategies on their own. I’d wager a poll of American marketers and business owners would […]

What Makes Content Engaging?

What Makes Content Engaging?

Part of the reason why content marketing is so popular is because it is more engaging than traditional advertising tactics like, say, a stagnant banner ad. Your audience spends time reading or watching your content and may even be compelled to share it on their own social media networks. This helps you build trust and […]

Those Pesky Millennials Are at It Again

Those Pesky Millennials Are at It Again

If you work in marketing, you can’t go a day without reading something about millennials. And with good reason! These guys are now the largest generation in the U.S. and have tremendous buying power. Their digital-first preferences have changed the way brands approach customer service, branding, and sales. (For more on the “Millennial Effect,” check […]

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 […]

Measuring a Year in Words (infographic)

Measuring a Year in Words (infographic)

2016 was good to us. We partnered with more than 20 clients, from big names like Twitter and The Hartford, to innovative digital start-ups. We wrote pieces for Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, AdAge, AdExchanger, MediaPost, Today’s Parent, and many a company blog. Granted, we usually didn’t write under our real names, but hey, that’s just a […]

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Influencer Marketing

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Influencer Marketing

Photo Cred: 42 Works Rather than convincing all of your prospects to do business with you, what if you just had to convince a few of them? Then, those new clients could tell the rest of your potential customers about how great you are. Of course, this only works if you focus on the right […]

Confessions of a Ghostwriter

Confessions of a Ghostwriter

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of ghostwriting. I pen thought leadership pieces for execs, and they run in major media outlets and industry trade pubs like AdExchanger, MediaPost, and TechCrunch. I also write articles for business leaders to share on LinkedIn, Medium, and company blogs. I love what I do, and I don’t do […]