Summer 2008

Do you harbor punctuation pet peeves? Suffer from grammar grievances? If so, you just might find relief in a few of our previous "Word Watch" columns:


  Hypercorrections

Wasteful Words

Killer Creative

Apostrophe Catastrophe

Thanks for your interest in The unCluttered Communique. Unfortunately, we're no longer posting new issues. But since you've come this far, we really want to give you something to read. So here are a few lead articles from previous issues.

A (Pretty) Penny for Your Thoughts:
The Benefits of Thought Leadership

Time was, only strategy or management consulting firms dared to call themselves "thought leaders." But companies in other industries have caught on—and are catching up—to the need to demonstrate their thought-leadership capabilities.

What's in a Name?

Playing the Name Game for Fun—and Profit

For those in the midst of naming (or renaming) a company or product, the stakes are high. A good company name can provide a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace. And a bad name can relegate your company or product to obscurity.

8 Steps to a Successful Direct-Mail Campaign
What makes a mailing work? Ask a variety of direct-mail experts and you'll get a variety of answers. But in general, a successful direct-mail campaign follows these eight basic steps.

Creating an Effective Website:
An Exercise in Simplicity

For those of us who have struggled to whittle down web copy, here's a thought: maybe, just maybe, we're forcing too little copy to do too much.




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