Are People Reading What You Write?

 

5-minute Interview with Judy K. Verses, Senior Vice President, Marketing Verizon

Four months ago, Judy K. Verses stepped into new shoes at Verizon. As senior vice president of marketing, she oversees consumer and small-business offer management, retention and win-back marketing, and channel and business development. Below, she talks with Target Marketing about this pivotal period in telecommunications history. Target Marketing: What do you see as the biggest marketing challenge the telecommunications industry is facing right now? Judy K. Verses: More than ever … there is a huge proliferation of choices, not only from competitors, but also from the various delivery systems. Now consumers can have voice, data and entertainment on the regular local network, via satellite,


Are People Reading What You Write?

Jill Goldsmith’s 27-word lead is classic Variety—slightly outrageous and an attention-grabber—and looked too good to miss, especially since we’re considering ditching Comcast for DirecTV. A good headline and lead will get a reader into a story or a memo, e-mail, white paper, book, story, report, blog or letter. The problem most of us have is losing the reader along the way. I’m delighted to welcome an old friend and long-time colleague, Bob Scott, as a guest columnist. Since the 1950s, Bob has been using Robert Gunning’s formula for helping writers make their prose clearer, more coherent and comprehensible. This is a piece you may well want