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Know Thy Audience and Respect Them

If you’ve owned a business for literally any amount of time, you know one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself is, Who’s my audience? For some companies, this is a simple question. For others, it’s complex: they offer a variety of services or products for a variety of people and, basically, all they know is they have one.

Now, regardless of who your audience is, there are three things you can’t forget about them: 

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Grammar: Write English Good, Okay?

Oh, dear. This is probably giving you bad high school flashbacks, isn’t it? Red pen marks scrawled across your paper. A big message printed in capital letters and underlined at the top, “SEE ME ABOUT YOUR GRAMMAR.”

In all likelihood, if that’s your experience with grammar, you probably never really learned about it. Grammar, to a lot of people, is this complex beast that only ever seems to come up when someone is losing an argument on social media. (I see you out there on Twitter typing *their.)

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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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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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15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

General, Opinion, Social Media

 – The following article was prepared for, and reposted from the AthletesCAN Athlete Handbook – 

My name is Ryan Blais, I am a retired member of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team; an athlete from the discipline of Aerials. During the ladder years of my career I gained some notoriety from my strategic use of the web and, more specifically, by how I was leveraging social media to share my athletic journey. Although athletes leveraging social media in 2014 is now commonplace, this was certainly not the case back in 2006-2010 when I first started to experiment with these powerful new platforms. At the time, there were very few athletes successfully utilizing these amazingly powerful and accessible new tools.

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Tips for Applying for a Design Job at nine10

We’re always on the lookout for smart, talented designers who have a passion for their craft. We get a wide variety of applications for our design positions, but few of them submit enough information for us to evaluate them as a potential employee. In this article, I’m going to cover some of the things we’re looking for. Hopefully this will help you be more successful at applying here or at any other agency.

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Detailed Official 2013 Election Results for Grande Prairie [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 2013 race for mayor in Grande Prairie was tight and presented a few big surprises. We gathered the voting data from the public and created this infographic detailing the official election results, with detailed breakdowns of votes for each polling station and candidate. Enjoy!

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