Nobody reads blogs anymore. Many blogs are just egoistic exercises in self-aggrandizement.
Besides, consumers no longer trust these so-called “social media influencers” with their #OOTDs (Outfits Of The Day), selfies, and larger-than-life egos.
Air Asia knows a thing or two about catching attention (source of image)
Let’s face it. We have all hit the content marketing wall.
Writers of all stripes and affiliations know what I mean. Your brain freezes. Your fingers stiffen. Your energy levels dip.
How are you going to deliver that compelling piece of customer-focused content?
Communicating clearly is a constant pain for publicists like us. If we do it well, nobody is going to say a thing. If we botch it up, however…
Just yesterday, our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted on Facebook about the ongoing need for public officers to communicate more clearly to the public. He shared a link from The Irish Times which described how Apple’s “lost its way with words” in a recent employment ad using “gibberish”.
As a communicator who blogs in his free time, I write both for work and leisure. While my years of experience does make a difference to how elegantly I can put digital pen to paper, it can still be a bitch trying to craft amazing copy on a regular basis.
What then are the secrets to writing well?
Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle has an ageless recipe for great content that rocks. One that is proven to work time and time again, across the centuries.
Do you want to know what it is?
Can you write in a compelling fashion? Are you able to persuade your marketing prospects with your prose?
In many marketing and sales professions, being able to write well gives you a significant edge over others.
Wordsmiths are highly valued in most organisations – especially if your words can magically transform complex and arcane concepts into attractive ideas exhibiting Zen-like simplicity.