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Monday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Content to Captivate: A Hands-On Writing Workshop

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Should be familiar with the struggles of generating fresh and effective copy.
What to Bring:
Bring laptop plus a piece of copy you're working on.
Words shape commerce. The best ones arrest readers, prompt decisions, and cause value to sell.
But choosing which words to use--in what order--isn't easy. That's what this workshop is all about.
Led by Jean Tang, this hands-on workshop gets participants channeling inspiration--NOT simply information. Figure out what makes amazing content legendary, get a methodology for DIY, and then apply it to your most dire copywriting project: be it web, mobile, print, or personal marketing content.
In response to the surge of demand at SXSW 2014, we're adding an intro and conducting the hands-on portion in small groups. After kicking off with a 20 minute talk on the tenets of effective writing, participants break into format-specific groups: one perhaps for blogs, another for web content, a third for email campaigns.
Bring us a piece of your marketing copy: say, a homepage, blog series, branded messaging, tagline, bio, or social media profile. We’ll provide a constructive critique and actionable redrafting plan. Walk-ins welcome.

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Daniel DiGriz

CMO, MarketSmiths
Marketing isn’t a quick fix. That’s why MarketSmiths CMO Daniel DiGriz believes in sustainable marketing solutions, intended to extend reach, establish authority, and increase leads.
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Jean Tang

Founder & TopSmith, Marketsmiths.com
Jean Tang began copywriting at the age of 4. That’s when she started swallowing books whole—and training her brain to organize itself on paper. Later, she went to Juilliard (piano) and Cornell (business & fashion), became a lawyer (honors graduate), and then a journalist and cookbook... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 303-304