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by Dan Stefano, on Aug. 3, 2020

On March 7, 1965, the day that would be remembered as “Bloody Sunday” for the brutal attack against civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., John …

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by Keira Koscumb, on Jun. 25, 2020

Did you read the title in Forrest Gump’s voice? I hope so. I also hope my poor attempt at humor using a popular movie quote didn’t turn you off from …

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by Jeremy Church, on Jun. 5, 2020

As we enter the summer of 2020, Americans would be hard pressed to remember a time in the last half century that has featured more physical, emotional and economic chaos …

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by Dan Stefano, on Mar. 12, 2020

From political campaigns to coronavirus, simultaneous with news stories breaking down stump speeches, debates and briefings we see fact-checking articles in a greater number than ever before. It’s a sign …

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by Jeremy Church, on Mar. 3, 2020

Today’s rapidly changing information cycle can either be a cure for bad news or make it worse. In the case of an epidemic (or likely pandemic) like the coronavirus, this …

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by Paul Furiga, on Dec. 4, 2019

It’s fitting that the release of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” the feature film celebrating public TV icon Fred Rogers, was timed to coincide with the holidays. While the …

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by Keira Koscumb, on Nov. 22, 2019

Is authenticity still authentic if it’s self-serving? Marketers have long known that customers value sincerity, transparency and genuine interactions with brands, each generation claiming to crave this authentic experience more …

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by Hollie Geitner, on Jul. 11, 2019

From Grey Street to Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Adding color, clarity and purpose to your communications I’m a '90s girl. I came of age when grunge was in, and the …

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by Robin Rectenwald, on Jun. 27, 2019

In a recent blog post, we touched on how customers choose a brand based on what it represents or how it makes them feel. This is worth a deeper discussion, …

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by Jeremy Church, on Jun. 20, 2019

Righteous indignation is now one of the hottest cottage industries in America. Today, it runs the gamut from decrying every piece of political news to shaming the United States women’s …

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by Dan Stefano, on Jun. 13, 2019

Shakespeare – love him, hate him or resent him for bringing down your grade in high school English – was right about one thing, at least. “All the world’s a …

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by Paul Furiga, on Aug. 3, 2015

Storytelling is the pinnacle of communications. But it's also the most misunderstood marketing and communications approach of all the tools in the arsenal of great communicators. The bad news: In …

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by Paul Furiga, on Jul. 17, 2015

Communicators and marketers agree: great storytelling is the pinnacle of their profession. It's also the most misunderstood skill for communicators, marketers and those they serve. Why? In my previous post, …

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by Paul Furiga, on Feb. 19, 2013

In South Africa, Olympic star Oscar Pistorius is charged with murder. A double amputee whose carbon fiber “Blade Runner” artificial legs enabled him to compete against able-bodied runners in the …

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by John Durante, on Jul. 19, 2012

New times sometimes call for new, (and sometimes not so new) approaches. In the never-ending pursuit to communicate effectively, managers and marketers alike are making “new” attempts at pressing their …

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by John Durante, on Sep. 8, 2009

This blog is usually filled with discussions and perspectives on the importance and technique of telling meaty stories with context, enlightenment for audiences and above all else, authenticity. At WordWrite, we believe …

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