How to Know if You’re Using “Whom” Properly or Pretentiously

How to Know if You’re Using “Whom” Properly or Pretentiously

As a linguist I pride myself on being more concerned about why people use language than whether they are using “proper” language. We like to say “We’re descriptionists, not prescriptionists.” And it’s true. We describe, not prescribe. But I have a hidden pet peeve and it’s surrounding the word “whom.” Most linguists and language documentarians […]

 
 

ABC’s of Getting in Gift Guides

ABC’s of Getting in Gift Guides

You know that moment when you realize you don’t have a gift for your mom, or boss, or pet sitter? That moment when you head to the internet and look for gift ideas? Where does Google take you? Probably to a gift guide or two! How do you ensure that you’re on those lists? Here […]

 
 

Is Your Media Kit Ready for the holiday rush…already?

Is Your Media Kit Ready for the holiday rush…already?

When we think of holiday shopping, we imagine Black Friday sales and the last minute rush. But the retail boom of the fall and early winter months are multi-dimensional. Retailers and shop owners want to connect with their target market to take advantage of those eager spenders – and they want to do it early! […]

 
 

Why More Brands Should Consider Hiring a Freelance Copywriter

Why More Brands Should Consider Hiring a Freelance Copywriter

A quick search on LinkedIn Jobs or other job listing sites reveals just how many brands are currently hiring someone to take over the writing and rewriting of their marketing and PR efforts. From big name clothing brands to mainstream food brands, so many are eager for a fresh voice and a creative spirit. And […]

 
 

What Small Businesses Can Learn from Large Airlines

What Small Businesses Can Learn from Large Airlines

More than just about anything, customer loyalty and return business is the key taking your small business to the next level. Those two things build consistency, focus, income streams, and word of mouth marketing. And if it’s true for small business, it has to be true for big business too, right? (Or at least these […]

 
 

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