English Majors: Putting Useless Talents to Work for Your Content Team
Throughout the movie Planet Terror, protagonist Cherry Darling frequently counts off her various “useless talents.” I can relate. My plethora of useless talents is what led to me major in English. Inspiring, right? I can draw cats and unicorns, play guitar, sing, write fiction, bake delicious vegan cookies — those are all cool talents, but […]
InfluenceHR Is Just Two Days Away — Are You Ready?
InfluenceHR is just two days away! This one-day event is going to help you transform your company. If you haven’t registered yet, do it now before your competition gets the memo. This isn’t another HR conference for HR practitioners; it’s a marketing conference designed by marketers for marketers. The speakers and panelists are giving up […]
Friday Roundup: Contextual Computing, Editing vs. Proofreading, and Giving Back
Now that you’ve managed to make it through the short workweek, it’s time to get ready for the weekend again. While you’re waiting for the bar to open, take a look at what’s been happening on TSC’s blog and beyond. Why HR Consumerification Should Look More Like Google, Not Apple — Find out how contextual […]
Infographic: Editing vs. Proofreading — What’s the Big Deal?
People who don’t know any better often use the words editing and proofreading interchangeably, but they don’t mean the same thing. I tend to ignore this error — I usually know what they’re talking about, but maybe you don’t. Maybe you’re one of those people who just bandies the two words about interchangeably. If so, […]
Friday Roundup: Marketing Velocity, Melding of Enterprise and SMB HCM, and Writing Blogs
It’s the Friday before a three-day weekend. So try not to work too hard, OK? And while you’re trying to look busy, take a look at what’s been happening here on the TSC blog and beyond!
4 Writing and Editing Blogs You Should Bookmark Now
Being able to write compelling, sound copy can mean the difference between looking like the smartest person in the room and looking like a drooling idiot. Knowing proper grammar rules (or having an editor who can remember that stuff for you) can also save you a lot of embarrassment. And even those of us who […]
New White Paper From the Tech Unit: Marketing Velocity and the 5 Keys to Making the Cash Register Ring
We can all agree that closing deals is the most important outcome of effective sales marketing. But how to drive better results eludes many organizations. The culprit in nearly every struggling sales marketing effort is a lack of velocity.
Friday Roundup: InfluenceHR, Gender Bias in Marketing, and HR Tech Trends You Can’t Ignore
Dude, it’s finally Friday! Grab some coffee and take a look at what’s been going on here on TSC’s blog and beyond. There’s Still Time to Get InfluenceHR Tickets — Get your tickets today and save $170 off the on-site price.
New E-book From the Intelligence Unit: Three Trends HR Marketers Can’t Ignore in 2014
HR is changing and so is the technology that supports it. If you aren’t in front of it early, you are going to miss out. Three trends are changing the HR tech landscape at a rapid pace, and this new e-book from The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit lays it all out for you. Learn how: […]
Four Words We Could All Stand to See Less Of
I’m a copy editor. I read a lot. I spend entirely too much time thinking about the English language, punctuation, grammar, syntax, and other fascinating stuff that probably makes most people’s eyes glaze over. But that’s why TSC keeps me around. Everyone has their pet peeves. I’m tired of people thinking they can’t split infinitives […]
There’s Still Time to Get Tickets for InfluenceHR
The Early Bird Discount expired last Wednesday, but you can still buy tickets at the discounted rate of $425 — that’s still $170 off the on-site price. InfluenceHR is the only event of its kind, so don’t miss out. Register today! InfluenceHR is the only event featuring game-changing speakers who will deliver actionable insights from […]
Friday Roundup — InfluenceHR, Email Marketing, and Must-read Blogs
Let’s take a look at what’s been going on this week on the TSC blog and beyond. Your Chance to Save $295 on InfluenceHR Is Gone — The Early Bird Discount expired Wednesday, but you can still buy tickets. InfluenceHR is the only event of its kind, so don’t miss out. Register today!
Today Is Your Last Chance to Save $295 on InfluenceHR
InfluenceHR is returning to San Francisco June 5, 2014, and we can’t wait to see you there! Your chance to get tickets at a discounted price is ending TODAY. Tickets are just $300 today only — a savings of $295 over the on-site price. Tomorrow, that price will be going up.
InfluenceHR Is Coming to SF and Your Best Discount Expires Wednesday
InfluenceHR is returning to San Francisco June 5, 2014, and we’re pulling out all the stops to get you there! Want the biggest bang for your buck? Tickets are just $300 right now — a savings of $295 over the on-site price. But you have to move fast. This discount expires this Wednesday, May 7.
Only Has-beens Rest on Their Laurels
I learned a valuable lesson about not getting too comfy too quickly with success at a pretty young age. Most people who know me now don’t know that I had a brief career as a cartoonist when I was in junior high. I drew a lot, and I thought I was pretty funny, so I […]
Friday Roundup — InfluenceHR, Company Culture, Recognition, and More
It’s Friday, y’all, so whether you choose to celebrate by blaring the Rebecca Black song on your iPhone or by fleeing your cubicle to enjoy the beautiful spring weather, be sure to check out what’s been going on this week on the TSC blog and beyond. InfluenceHR Early Bird Discount Ends Soon — Discounts for InfluenceHR expire […]
Up Your Marketing Game — Discounts for InfluenceHR Expire Soon!
Want to make it to the conferenceand delight yourhead of finance all at the same time? Tickets are just $300 right now — a savings of $295 over the on-site price. But move fast. This discount expires May 7. InfluenceHR is the only event featuring game-changing speakers who will deliver actionable insights from companies transforming HCM marketing every […]
Adventures in Copy Editing
I’m a member of The Starr Conspiracy’s Quality Control team. My job is to keep typos, awkward writing, grammatical errors, and other embarrassing mistakes from leaving the shop. Sometimes I have to be a pain in the ass and ask people to rewrite stuff, ask stupid questions, and spend way more time than a sane […]
Looking for Agent X: The Starr Conspiracy Is Hiring
The Starr Conspiracy is currently looking for a senior art director and a senior copywriter to join our Creative Department and do great things.
InfluenceHR Is Coming to San Francisco June 5!
InfluenceHR is back in San Francisco in 2014 — arriving at Hotel Nikko on June 5! InfluenceHR is the only event featuring game-changing speakers who will deliver actionable insights from companies transforming HCM marketing every day. You’ll want to get your ticket soon, though! The Early Bird discount expires May 7.