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Seth Godin on the hidden cost of chasing that last 2% of understanding. “When you find yourself overwriting, embracing redundancy and overwhelming people with fine print, you’re probably protecting yourself against the 2%, at the expense of everyone else.” Read … Continue reading →
Ad-blocking software has been big news over the last couple of weeks. This week, even The Times devoted a leader to it (Ad Armageddon, firewalled, though it should be accessible via my Tweet). That increasing numbers of people now choose … Continue reading →
Here’s an interesting piece on the neuroscience of storytelling, from Melcrum. The difference between story and dry facts lies essentially in the different associations that story creates, activating different parts of the brain. Worth a read.
It is not stated beliefs that drive action, but the certainty with which those beliefs are held. In September’s Harvard Business Review, Zakary Tormala and Derek Rucker outline the finding of their research and suggest how these can be applied. … Continue reading →
Marketing case studies, done well, can be persuasive pieces of marketing content. They are, effectively, just brief stories. Readers, especially prospective customers at the top-of-funnel to middle-of-funnel stages read about a situation similar to theirs’ and they relate to it. … Continue reading →
Tom Albrighton explores the importance of rhythm in writing. Having suffered at the red pen of an editor who managed to combine high pedantry with a tin ear, I felt I should share. Also, inspired by Animal in Tom’s post, … Continue reading →
I’ve just come across this great post from Chameleon’s Tom Berry (@Bezmeleon): Publish and be Damned. Next time you create a piece of content, I implore you, just do a quick check. Ask yourself: “am I creating this content simply … Continue reading →