How to Write a Creative Brief in 7 Simple Steps [Examples + Template]

The first step in any successful project is drawing up a game plan with a clear objective. That’s why marketers love creative briefs. But if you’re just starting out in a creative role, or are taking on your first gig as a designer or consultant, you might not know how to write one effectively.   The idea of a creative brief sounds simple, but it can be hard to wrap a bunch of important details into just a few pages. Whether you’re a consultant pitching a creative brief to a client, or a project manager presenting a brief to your team, it can be helpful to start by speaking with project stakeholders. These discussions will help you drill down on the company mission, project goals, and challenges your team faces. Then you’ll be able to write a compelling brief that focuses on what’s really important to your company or client. Once you’re fully informed and ready to write, use these seven helpful steps to draft a solid brief in a short amount of time. If[…]

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The Simple Guide to Creating an HTML Email [+ Free Templates]

When you create an email using a drag-and-drop or module-based tool, you’re actually generating an HTML email. There are two main types of email you can send and receive: plain text emails (these are exactly what they sound like — any email that contains just plain old text with no formatting) and HTML emails, which are formatted and styled using HTML and inline CSS. HTML emails are easy to spot — most of the styled, multimedia marketing emails in your inbox are HTML emails. For context, here’s a visual comparison of a plain text email and a basic HTML email: As a marketer, you’ve probably discovered that there are different benefits to each type. HTML emails aren’t inherently better than plain text emails, and in different situations, both types can be part of a successful email marketing program. In this article, we’ll cover how you can get started creating HTML emails, regardless of your experience level and comfort with coding, and some free templates you can use to get started. Let’s dive in. How to[…]

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6 Simple Strategies to Explode a Site’s Content Share Count

With so much content floating around on the web, it’s all the more important to figure out practical techniques to share content and get an audience to spread it like wildfire. Effectively communicating with an audience comes from engagement and concepts like this help brands as they create their own content on their website and social media sites. The more a company applies tips to their social media and content strategy, the more likely they will get their audience to share their posts and spread the word. Wondering what strategies to apply to explode a site’s content share count? Join us for our free webinar training to get the scoop and below we give you 6 tips so you can get a headstart on knowing how to promote your content and in the process get plenty of social shares! 1. Add sharing buttons to your blog posts It may seem obvious, but many people forget to add something that makes it a lot easier for an audience to share your content – sharing buttons! Quicksprout[…]

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4 Crazy Simple Ways To Start That First Profitable Online Business

Picture a typical worker on the job, maybe sitting at a desk, but probably not enjoying life. Maybe they find themselves daydreaming about quitting the job because – in the dream – they don’t need the money anymore. Sound familiar? That’s a pretty common dream; tons of people don’t exactly love their job. Entrepreneurship offers a way out, and thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever before for just about anyone to start a profitable small business that can support themselves and their families — freeing themselves forever from the many problems of working for “the man.” Since we’re hosting a free training session this week about what I think is the #1 simplest business model around, I thought we should talk about this topic. Before you Read below, you should register for the session, since it’s a time-limited event. Click here to register & then come right back. There are a lot of options, too. And they’re things that you can basically do from home, often with little more than a laptop, a[…]

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3 Simple Yet Profitable Online Businesses Solopreneurs Can Start Today

Tired of the 9 to 5 grind? Maybe it’s time to start thinking about creating and running a small business. Wait, it’s not as tough as you think! Thanks to the internet, smartphones, and other recent technological advancements, the barrier to entry has dropped considerably when it comes to creating profitable businesses. There are things you can do to make money online. Lots of them. And you don’t have to worry about taking out a business loan, dealing with overhead, and other things that affect a brick and mortar business. Starting is incredibly easy — that is, if you know what you’re going to sell. Since we’re hosting a free training session this week about the simplest business model around, this is the perfect time to talk about this topic. Before you read below, make sure you register for the session, since it’s a time-limited event. Click here to register & then come right back. Lots of people have an entrepreneurial spirit. They want to work for themselves, not someone else. They want to create[…]

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How To Profit By Blogging: The Newest Tactics To Cash In With A Simple Blog

Have a blog and want to make money? Of course! Everyone wants — and would like to — make money. If a blog is up and running and people on the internet are saying it’s possible to make some cash, (we also discuss how to do it during our free webinar training) it’s normal to hope it’s possible. It’s not always a get rich situation, but when enough time and dedication gets put into it, it can become a lucrative business. Sometimes people already have blogs running with a lot of followers but are unsure how to make money. It’s possible for both newbies and experienced bloggers, and these tips below can help! After you set up your blog, focus on building an email list. Blogging Wizzard tells us that an email list is a fantastic business asset and can help you sell products and services. One of the key similarities between all of the top bloggers is that they are actively building their email list. An email list is your greatest business asset. It[…]

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