8 Reasons Why Your Team Needs a Writer

One widely underestimated task in young companies seems to be marketing. Whether you are building a startup with a new product or are on your way to becoming a freelance superhero utilizing your expertise: You might be the best in your field, provide the ultimate solution to a common problem, or have an innovative product everybody needs – If no-one…

Storytelling: The Importance of Your Own Stories for Your Social Media Success

Working with clients and talking to founders we realized that some of them are missing the essential element for their social media marketing success: They need to be willing to create content and tell stories – the whole time. Many of the people we talk to believe that social media marketing is all about posting updates and being constantly active…

Content Creation: It is About Your Audience and Not About Your Product

One hot topic with clients that comes up over and over again is the content they need for social media and content marketing success. The question many new marketers have is: What topics should I cover? While it seems to be easier for newbies to accept the fact that they need content for their social media accounts, the question what…

The Importance of Content in Social Media Marketing

Often we get asked: How did you grow your Twitter followers to such impressive numbers? Why do my accounts not grow as much as I want them to? Why do I get nothing out of all my marketing efforts? Why do people not talk about my product in social media? And most of the time the answer is: It’s the…

The Power of Provocation – Hit THEM with YOUR Thoughts

You know what really sucks? Bad writing. But bad writing doesn’t necessarily mean that your style is bad. You can write a bad post in wonderful style, and it is still bad. Why is it bad? Because it is boring. There is almost nothing less helpful to your content marketing success than boring content. And „boring“ can have many faces:…

Your Most Valuable Assets Are: People

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) Looking at online businesses today, I sometimes get the feeling that many forget about the one most important purpose behind all online activity: The people. Here are some examples of what happens when people are not part of the equation enough. Relying on content specifications too much: We create content for Google, Facebook, Pinterest and many…

Grammarly: Just another Spellchecker, or your path to better content?

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) Content and social media marketers write a lot of content. For us, The Social Ms, the process usually goes: One of us writes a piece of content and the other reads, corrects, comments and adds his/her thoughts. I think this process adds to the original piece of content. But I know that sometimes it would be…