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7 Effective Call-to-Action Examples and Why They Work

7 Effective Call-to-Action Examples and Why They Work | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it

CTAs are critical for achieving any results online, because traffic, subscribers, and followers don’t do you any good until they become leads and eventually customers. That’s why calls-to-action can be used in more places than just your website. They should also be employed in your: blog social media email blasts pay-per-click campaigns guest articles anywhere else you publish or market online It takes practice to craft the perfect CTA for a given offer and page, but there are a few guidelines to keep in mind that can help you....


Via Jeff Domansky
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This is straight out of Direct Marketing 101 (no, there are no new ideas under the sun) but worth remembering regarding asking for what you want.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 6, 2013 2:22 PM

Marketers, PR, bloggers and content pros note these call to action tips.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, July 7, 2013 4:47 PM

Don't delay, do it now.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, July 7, 2013 4:47 PM

Don't delay, do it now.

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How To Be Hilarious On Twitter, From A Writer Who Tweeted Her Way To TV

How To Be Hilarious On Twitter, From A Writer Who Tweeted Her Way To TV | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
When a veteran stand-up comic is also funny on Twitter, it doesn’t exactly come as a shock. When an unknown phenom makes you physically choke on guffaws, though, it’s a revelation and also something of an extended audition.

 

...After catching the attention of the comedy cognoscenti in 2010, the then recent Harvard graduate soon got jobs writing on the Oscars and Disney’sA.N.T. Farm., before moving to a staff writer position at NBC’s ensemble sitcom Parks and Recreation. (The show was just renewed for a sixth season.) The in-demand writer is also an accomplished poet who’s writing asatirical guide to science for ladies.

 

Megan Amram’s frothy blend of dark humor and smart, surreal silliness has found more than 356,000 followers on Twitter so far. Although not everybody trying to generate laughs online is doing so for the same reasons, or with the same twisted flair, Amram’s consistent comedic quality is enviable for anyone trying to make their mark with brief bursts of humor. The multidiscipline writer recently spoke with Co.Create about puns, poetry, and how to be funny on Twitter altogether....


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Anyone who thinks you can't make a reputation on Twitter is hiding one's head under the ostrich and the earth. 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 21, 2013 1:48 PM

Great tips and inspiration for Twitter humor...

Aleatha Shepley's curator insight, May 21, 2013 11:39 PM

That's funny

Emily at Two Pens's curator insight, May 23, 2013 3:04 PM

She's an accomplished poet, too!