Content & Writing

WordPress version 5.2 delivers more security features, tools to fix ‘fatal’ website errors

WordPress announced Tuesday the latest version is now available for download and includes several security updates. “There are even more robust tools for identifying and fixing configuration issues and fatal errors,” wrote WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg on the company’s blog, “Whether you are a developer helping clients or you manage your site solo, these tools …

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Adobe, WordPress, Google Docs lead CabinetM list of content marketing tools

Content marketing technology is the sixth most common layer of customers’ martech stacks, said Anita Brearton, CEO of CabinetM, a marketing technology management platform. And based on her company’s list, Adobe, Google and WordPress are the most common of that mix. “There is no longer a clean line between content marketing and marketing technology,” said …

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3 inspiring campaigns that remind brands to be human during the holidays

We’ve heard a lot lately that brands need to show empathy, that they need to make a “human connection” with consumers. While that has always been true, it’s recently become more important with consumer trust at a historic low. This development makes trust a vital trait for brands to build—more than one in three consumers …

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The brand storytelling genius of the Coca-Cola Santa

Since 1995, Santa trades in his sleigh once a year for a Coca-Cola truck and tours the UK, sharing the soft drinks that have become closely associated with the winter holidays. This year, facing pressure from health advocates, Coca-Cola plans to scale back the campaign. Controversy aside, the Christmas trucks are a prime example of …

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WPP merges agencies to form ‘data-driven’ Wunderman Thompson

Wunderman Global CEO Mel Edwards (left) will take on the same role at the new agency, while J. Walter Thompson CEO Tamara Ingram (right), will become Chairman. Photo provided by WPP. Advertising holding company WPP Group said Monday it would merge the venerable creative shop J. Walter Thompson with the data- and direct-marketing-oriented Wunderman to …

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Hooked on a feeling: The forgotten factor in online advertising

If there’s anything the recent past has reminded us, it’s that feelings still trump considered thought. This is also true for advertising, but not in the way you might think. The marriage of ad and tech has brought some amazing advances. But as we move to the future, does that mean we’re also doomed to …

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