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
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?
Once upon a time, you could have a great product or business and customers would find you. Sure you may have top-loaded your website with keywords, but everyone was fine with that arrangement. You can still do that today, of course, but the process of appearing first on the list is a fierce competition. If you're a… Continue reading Watch out! You’re losing potential clients RIGHT HERE.
It's a major misconception that happy people aren't serious enough about serious issues. But beware, writing off happy people as ditsy or shallow is at your environmental organizations peril.
At a home improvement store one early Saturday morning, I couldn't help but look around. My fellow DIYers and I had some things in common with your green clients...
While putting in the time to write a great environmental blog is a commitment, it's one that will pay out in the long run.
Every decision you make has the opportunity to lose the attention of your reader. But if you can't even nail the first sentence, you're toast.
While Al Gore has been building his environmental credentials for over a decade, with the release of his latest documentary, we have a new superhero.