Found 11 topics tagged ‘Writing for Clarity’

Never Assume Anyone Knows What You’re Talking about

Imagine you’re seeing a 25% open rate on your emails. That means whenever you send a broadcast, 3 in every 4 recipients will be unfamiliar with what you sent last time. Some recipients will be new to...

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Imagine you’re seeing a 25% open rate on your emails. That means whenever you send a broadcast, 3 in every 4 recipients will...

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How NOT to Use Bold Type...

Bolding the odd word or phrase can help skim readers catch key ideas you don’t want them to miss. It’s also great for SEO. But in order to preserve impact, use bold words sparingly. It’s tempting to...

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Bolding the odd word or phrase can help skim readers catch key ideas you don’t want them to miss. It’s also great for...

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Don’t Say Everything All at Once

Take your time. In the pursuit of saying more with less, I’ll admit—not every big idea can be reduced to a snappy soundbite. Sometimes there really is a lot to say. Still, there are better options than trying...

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Take your time. In the pursuit of saying more with less, I’ll admit—not every big idea can be reduced to a snappy soundbite...

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One Email. ONE ASK.

Sometimes, the purpose of an email can be simply to inform. But often, we’re trying to get someone somewhere. An action page. A donation form. A video... When your email has a destination, be protective of...

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Sometimes, the purpose of an email can be simply to inform. But often, we’re trying to get someone somewhere. An action page. A...

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Formatting for Skim Readers: Essential Tips

Here’s an important piece of digital communication that you’ve probably never read: Few of us pay attention to stuff like this. And not because it doesn’t contain important information. It does. You’ve probably never...

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Here’s an important piece of digital communication that you’ve probably never read: Few of us pay attention to stuff like...

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This Little Trick Will Increase Your Conversion Rates

Whether your call to action (CTA) is a button or a link, don’t get too clever. Speak directly to your supporter and tell them exactly what you want them to do. In our tests, this always increases...

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Whether your call to action (CTA) is a button or a link, don’t get too clever. Speak directly to your supporter and tell...

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