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 […]

Why Your Business Needs Video

Why Your Business Needs Video

Businesses of all sizes are investing in video. Here’s why: People prefer them. Research shows that 60% of site visitors will watch a video, if available, before reading text. (Source) They are shareable. Content that includes a multimedia element is more likely to be shared than text-only content. They are effective. After watching a video, […]

New Website Coming Soon

New Website Coming Soon

I am excited to share that we are in the process of updating http://www.jrlisk.com and will be rolling out a new site design later this year. Stay tuned, and Happy New Year!   -Jacqueline Lisk  

The Content Marketing “Sweet Spot”

The Content Marketing “Sweet Spot”

When working with clients to document a content marketing strategy, I always end up talking about the “sweet spot” – that magical moment when an audience’s needs and interests intersect with the company’s products, services or expertise. Here are a few “sweet spot” examples: One of my clients is a managed IT services company. We […]

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 […]