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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 Paul Furiga, on Feb. 19, 2020

Chances are, you haven’t met a storyteller like AREL. But someday soon, you will meet her—or someone (something?) like her. AREL is not a person and, in fact, it’s my …

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by Megha Pai, on Dec. 20, 2019

The future is now — 2020 is right around the corner. As we enter a new decade, marketing continues to evolve in fresh and exciting ways. Since these changes are …

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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 Robin Rectenwald, on Nov. 8, 2019

It’s amazing to think how long humans have been using stories to connect and to teach important lessons. From cave drawings and Egyptian hieroglyphics to journalism and story time in …

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by Paul Furiga, on Sep. 18, 2019

Whether you surf the internet, peruse the Amazon best-seller lists or scroll through your email, it seems the marketing buzzword you’ll find most often these days is “storytelling.” And who …

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by Logan Armstrong, on Sep. 4, 2019

In today’s world, social media serves many purposes — it allows us to connect with new friends, keep in touch with old ones, and maybe check an old flame’s profile …

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by Paul Furiga, on Aug. 30, 2019

Welcome to the new WordWrite website. As a team of fluent storytellers, one of the things we’ve learned over the last two decades is that great stories evolve over time …

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by Hollie Geitner, on Aug. 23, 2019

Despite the focus on digital media today, the traditional press release is still an important part of the public relations tool kit as it was more than a century ago …

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by Paul Furiga, on Jul. 24, 2019

Check your phone, computer or TV: Everywhere you look these days, it’s crisis, crisis, crisis. Sometimes it looks as if every pocket of our world is lurching from crisis to …

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by Dan Stefano, on Jul. 9, 2019

Car salesmen get a bad rap, trying to peddle vehicles while burdened with pop culture-fueled stereotypes as swindlers and lowlifes. Indeed, there are fast-talkers with dubious intentions, but most are …

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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 Hollie Geitner, on May. 1, 2019

If you’ve been following us awhile you know we are the agency of Story. WordWrite was the dream of our founder and CEO, Paul Furiga. He believed thoughtful and powerful …

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by Hollie Geitner, on Jan. 24, 2019

As we head into Super Bowl LIII on February 3, some commercials are already making waves on social channels. Side note: Remember when you had to wait until the actual …

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by John Durante, on Sep. 20, 2018

Arizonans and all Americans have now had ample time to observe and reflect upon the expansive media coverage of Senator John McCain’s passing. Many were stunned by a degree of …

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by Jeremy Church, on Jul. 26, 2018

In any given year, we typically handle about 12 crisis situations for clients – 10 of which you will never hear about. Yet when it comes to the idea that there’s no …

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by Hollie Geitner, on Jun. 28, 2018

Before embarking on any project, the general rule is to have clearly defined objectives and goals. Without them, the entire project is likely a waste of time and resources. But, …

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by Intern, on May. 24, 2018

There’s an old saying in the literary community, “write what you know.” Ideally, writers across our industry—bloggers, content marketers, social media managers— would be able to follow that advice. But …

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by Paul Furiga, on Apr. 4, 2018

Why are so many organizations creating brand journalism platforms in the 21st century? The most important reason is this: Great journalism is, at its heart, great storytelling. So successful “brand journalism,” …

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by Robin Rectenwald, on Oct. 11, 2017

WordWrite Communications serves a variety of clients, but we also have a passion for helping local nonprofits tell their great, untold stories. In September, I was asked to speak to …

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