Kendra Thompson

Kendra Thompson

Finding Inspiration: DesignThinkers Conference 2016

DesignThinkers 2016

Finding Inspiration: DesignThinkers Conference 2016

Creativity, Design, Lifestyle, Personal Development

Like any other profession, a marketing team is composed of a variety of individuals. Each of us is skilled at something unique, and when put together with the skills of others, we create a strong team. But even a team that runs smoothly will reach the ceiling when their members stop investing in their skills. For a team or a business to keep growing, so must its members.

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4 Steps to an Effective Ad

How to create an effective ad

4 Steps to an Effective Ad

Business, Creativity, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Personal Development, Photography, Sales

Ads. We hate them, we avoid them, we ignore them. Yet for some reason, we still believe they’re an effective way of getting new customers. So how does a business advertise its services these days? I interviewed Chris Beauchamp, former Creative Director at nine10, in search of an answer.

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Copyediting vs. Copywriting

If you’ve ever been in the position of finding content for your website, you may have come across these terms: copywriting and copyediting. But like two wads of play dough, the terms have been thrown around so much they’ve become mushed together into a blob that’s hard to separate.

Copyediting and copywriting are in fact two very separate skills: understanding their uniquenesses will allow you to seek the right professional to help you with your written content.

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Ask the Intern: Quality Under Control

Quality control website tips

Ask the Intern: Quality Under Control

General, Intern, Marketing

My eyes are glazing over. The light from the dual screens in front of me bores a hole through my retinas to the front of my brain. I bring my hand to my face to wipe a drip of drool forming in the corner of my mouth, as I continue scrolling down the website page to search for any inconsistencies. I inspect the page for clarity, broken links, spelling mistakes. Here I am, wrestling for the first time with nine10’s task of ‘QC’: quality control.

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Dear Client: Your Content Is Key To Great Marketing

Creating Website Content

Dear Client: Your Content Is Key To Great Marketing

Creativity, Inbound Marketing, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales

So you want an amazing website.

You want all the professional bells and whistles, the sleek design, and the clever taglines that make a website admirable. While all these are important, there’s one core ingredient that brings a good website together.

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Nice to Meet You (Sincerely, The Intern)

nine10 Intern

Nice to Meet You (Sincerely, The Intern)

General, Intern, Personal Development

I’m Kendra, the newest member of the nine10 team. This summer I’ll be interning alongside awesome marketing experts, and blogging about my experiences.

I’m a student at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, majoring in Professional Communications. “What does that even mean? Sounds like a cover up for something intense,” you say. Unfortunately, it’s not a secret Alberta combat training program. It means I am learning the skill set of strategic writing, editing, and publishing. I could edit magazines, write technical manuals (my nemesis) or create content for marketing agencies. At nine10 I’ll be writing content for blogs, websites, and occasionally trying my hand at different skills around the agency. In the coming months I’ll be sharing what I learn via the nine10 blog, so make sure you check it out!

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