Why is someone on your website? Or, perhaps, the better question is…Why do you have a website? That may seem like an obvious answer. But environmental organizations today face some new challenges when creating or updating websites. The main obstacle arises from the shifting, fluid importance of today’s website. And, equally important, the shifting expectations of readers … Continue reading What Makes an Exceptional Environmental Website – Part I
To say what we mean is harder than it seems. Everyone who’s ever been in a fight with a loved one knows that. But right now, when much of what we read online is doubted, second-guessed or assumed to be fake, getting our message across clearly is more important than ever. I chafe a bit … Continue reading Just. Do. This. One. Thing. It’s harder than it seems.
Today, we’re getting more and more of our important information through online messaging. That includes those all important messages that keep your environmental organization or green business ticking. Whether you’re sending your messages through social media, through email blasts, through Facebook ads or any of the other countless ways to communicate your important message. Some … Continue reading 5 Mistakes You’re Making in Your Environmental Message Right Now
I once read an article in Writer’s Digest that really stuck with me. In it, author David Corbett explained the “subtle difference” between emotions and feelings. Now, that might not blow most people’s minds, but it did mine. As I was reading, I couldn’t help but geek out about how to use that subtle difference … Continue reading It’s a winding road from emotions to action. Here’s how to navigate it.
Listen, we all know what’s going to happen when we’re approached by an environmental organization. And what’s worse, we know you are probably using some specific tactics to make me ACT NOW. For the savvy prospect, here are the urgency methods we’re likely to see right through. These also happen to be my personal top … Continue reading How URGENT marketing is ruining environmental communication
The most powerful, most truthful writing speaks to just one person. If you’re not a copywriter or marketing manager, that might not make sense. But writers have a trick up their sleeve when it comes to picking their audience. Instead of appealing to the masses, instead of trying to reach the hearts of a large … Continue reading How Do You Talk to An Environmentalist?