Tag Archives: Writing

20 Jan

Could You be Missing Out on Your Real Target Audience? Here’s what to do about it

By Emily Rogers, Digital Account Executive   We all know the marketing buzzwords and phrases such as “target market,” “demographic” and “know your audience.” But when it comes to a marketing strategy, it’s easy to assume that you had your audience figured out a long time ago. In fact, businesses usually begin with a specific […]

13 Oct

Three Questions to Ask in Every Content-Generating Interview

By Lynn Corbitt, Account Executive   Whether you’re writing web copy, a blog, a press release or some other type of content, chances are high that you, personally, won’t have all the knowledge needed for the piece. Maybe you’re writing a press release for a client, like I’ve done plenty of times here at Rasor. […]

24 Aug
4 May

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! How to Draft Attention-Getting Headlines

By Libby Esterle, Senior Account Executive   Back in the day, newsboys relied on the simple and effective phrase “Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” to sell papers, in particular, “extra” editions that ran apart from the usual publishing schedule. Running in the streets wearing cute newsboy caps probably helped as well. However, given that […]

21 Oct

How a Style Guide Helped Catch a Killer

By Libby Esterle, Senior Account Executive As a communications and marketing professional, I know that each person has their own unique writing style that is reflected in their voice and tone. I, for instance, tend to be a bit more straightforward and matter of fact when I write, whereas some of my other agency colleagues […]

10 Sep
17 May

Stuck with a Blank Page? Here’s Where to Look for Inspiration

Oftentimes when our team creates blogs, we’re inspired by client work, industry news or random sources of information (like pizza or office dogs). But, every once in a while, writer’s block hits and it feels impossible to come up with anything uniquely new. So, we turn to some of our favorite sources of inspiration to […]

22 Mar

Tips for Effective Public Works Project Email Subject Lines

The email subject line is critical for your public works projects email campaigns. A well-crafted subject line can immediately grab the recipient, and engage them into opening the email. But a poorly directed subject line will result in the email hitting the trash folder. Below are tips for writing effective email subject lines. Keep it […]

8 Jun
21 Sep

Is Spell Check Ever Enough?

By Victoria Knepp, Account Associate Long story short, no. In the marketing communications industry, grammar, spelling and punctuation are everything. One minor mistake could ruin your agency’s or even worse, your client’s reputation. Even today, with your good ol’ pal spell check, there are some laughable errors out there. The problem now is that we […]