Copywriting & PR

15 Jan 2018

THE WRITERS FOR HIRE: A LOOK AT 2017

Two-thousand seventeen was an exciting year at The Writers For Hire, Inc. We celebrated some big milestones and witnessed our community come together in amazing ways, during a time of crisis. At the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in May, we had a great time chatting with O&G industry representatives from Houston and around the globe. […]

19 Dec 2017

DON’T LET A CRISIS FREEZE YOUR BUSINESS-BLUE BELL’S 2015 RECALL IS A LESSON IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT

When it comes to customer loyalty and crisis response, communication is key. And a little planning can go a long way toward repairing the damage. Blue Bell is a great example of how a company can bounce back from a potentially reputation-damaging event. For ice cream connoisseurs living in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and a few […]

13 Nov 2017
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ARE YOU WRITING FOR YOU OR WRITING FOR THEM?

A Tip on How to Balance Good Writing with Good Customer Service I had spiders in my garage. Lots of them. Probably hundreds, to be honest. But they were just in my garage — they hadn’t infiltrated my home. Yet. In fact, I hadn’t seen a single spider in the living room, the bedroom, or […]

08 Nov 2017
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READING BETWEEN THE LINES: AVOIDING COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWNS IN THE CREATIVE PROCESS

If there’s one thing that drives a project forward while keeping everyone working toward the same goals, it’s good communication. At some point or another, all agencies encounter communication breakdowns. You think a project is moving along beautifully only for it to hit a sudden stall as you come up against an (occasionally angry) brick […]

17 Aug 2017
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HOW TO CRAFT A WINNING PRESS RELEASE

What is a press release and how is it used? The first press release was facilitated by public relations industry “founder, Ivy Lee, in response to a 1906 New Jersey train wreck. Lee wanted to ensure that details about the crash were communicated from the Pennsylvania Railroad to media (in this case, The New York […]

03 Aug 2017
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WHY CONTENT MARKETING FAILS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (AND HOW TO FIX IT)

As the world moves toward an increasingly digital existence, the IT industry has been growing more than ever. With that growth comes a need for IT companies to stand out from the pack and establish themselves as leaders in their field. Content marketing — which is a form of self-promotion that uses web content such […]

01 Feb 2017
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INTERVIEW: SECRETS TO GREAT CONTENT MARKETING

What is content marketing, and what can it do for your business? Wintress Odom, owner of Writers For Hire, explains during her latest radio interview on The Price of Business. Topics covered include: Finding and selecting relevant subject matter Getting the most out of your content marketing campaign Getting your subject matter experts on board […]

24 Oct 2016
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CELEBRATING 15 YEARS IN BUSINESS

When Wintress Odom started writing 15 years ago, she never imagined that The Writers For Hire would become a full-fledged business with dozens of employees. Even five years after the article below was published in The Houston Chronicle, she still marvels at the growth and changes the business has been through. Join us as we […]

27 Oct 2015
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THERE’S A NEW “MASTER” IN THE HOUSE

Earlier this year, our owner Wintress Odom was awarded with Copyblogger’s Certified Content Marketer-Master level designation. This certification was awarded after completing advanced coursework on online content strategy, then submitting three pieces of content for the Copyblogger editorial team to review. The Certified Content Marketer designation is only given to people who demonstrate an ability […]

26 Jan 2010
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EIGHT PROOFREADING MISTAKES THAT COUNT!

How’s this for a proofreading horror story: Because of a teeny little typo, people calling for a free cab service on New Year’s Eve ended up connecting with an “adult” chat line instead. Oops. That’s the kind of mistake that most likely ends in a lost client and a very, very unhappy boss. Proofreading is […]