Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome to the new website of Joan B. Marcus Communications. Many thanks to Mike Smull of Big Pixel Studio who helped to make our vision a reality. Putting together the content and design of our site drove home several important points. If you want to keep your website launch on time and within budget, here are… Continue Reading

It’s or Its, Who’s or Whose

It’s or Its, Who’s or Whose

There is a wonderful quote by British playwright Shelagh Delaney making the rounds on the Internet and Twitter recently. “Nothing passes. Everything stays with you. Everything makes it’s (sic) mark.” But horrors! This wonderful quote also includes a glaring misuse of the maligned possessive and apostrophe. I rather doubt Shelagh Delaney used the word, “it’s,”… Continue Reading

How to Launch a Successful Grant Program

How to Launch a Successful Grant Program

What does it take to launch and sustain a successful grant program? If your nonprofit is exploring grants as a funding option, review the following key elements first. In particular, consider the strength of your organization, the success of its programs, the resources needed to develop a successful grant proposal and your ability to administer it. Organization. A successful grant… Continue Reading

How to Find Not-So-Obvious Writing Errors

How to Find Not-So-Obvious Writing Errors

American journalist, author and grammarian William Safire once said, “If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.” Mr. Safire’s tongue-in-cheek comment makes the need for editing obvious. The problem for many writers, however, is finding the not-so-obvious errors. Here are some… Continue Reading

How to Develop Compelling Website Content

How to Develop Compelling Website Content

If you want to increase the time visitors spend on your website,  here are three key ways to ensure that your website content is compelling: Understand your customers. Any time you market your business or organization, your starting point should be your customers or target audience. Learn as much as you can about your customers, especially… Continue Reading

Memorable Marketing Message Builds Brand

Memorable Marketing Message Builds Brand

Every company or nonprofit should have a marketing message, or what I refer to as your “logo in words.” This strong, succinct statement should capture the customer need or pain point you address, your solution and what makes your solution better than that of your competition. Here are several ways you can incorporate your marketing… Continue Reading

About Us

With more than 35 years of experience in marketing communications, Joan B. Marcus Communications knows what it takes to build your brand through the power of words. We understand the big picture. We sweat the small stuff. We take writing seriously.

Contact Joan B. Marcus Communications today to build your brand through the power of words.