Writing Killer Copy for "Boring" Industries

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It’s pretty easy to write compelling stories about a headline making company. But what if your company isn’t figuring out how to shoot humans from one city to the next in a giant vacuum tube or curing cancer or cracking encryption codes? What if your company is, well, kind of boring? How do you produce exciting and engaging stories about the nap-inducing enterprise? Content marketing ace Laura Busche tells how in this video filled with tact, grace, humor, and plenty of pithy examples.

  • Discover four simple questions that reveal the un-boring topics hidden inside your brand
  • Explore the best techniques for identifying the right voice and tone to use in your copy
  • Understand the basics of brand personality and the importance of human speak, not robot speak
  • Learn to spice your content by borrowing topics from fun industries like fashion and entertainment
  • See how other not-so-exciting companies tell their escape-from-snoresville stories

Laura Busche, director of content strategy at Creative Market and co-founder of the interactive agency Ozone Labs, has been working in content marketing, branding, social media, and on-line marketing since 2008. She authored the O'Reilly title "Lean Branding"; contributes regularly to Smashing Magazine andSitepoint; and is a member of the Global Shaper program at the World Economic Forum. She holds a business degree from American University and a M.A. in design management from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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  • Title: Writing Killer Copy for "Boring" Industries
  • Author(s): Laura Busche
  • Release date: August 2016
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781491971130