About Rachel Winstead

When she isn’t writing, Rachel spends as much time as she can outside hiking or

working in the yard. Kayaking and paddleboarding are two of her favorite outdoor

activities, and she’s looking forward to teaching her pit bull-mix, Sawyer, how to

balance on a board. She routinely goes camping in the mountains of North

Georgia with friends and her boyfriend, David.

Here are my most recent posts

Why Video Will Never Take the Place of Solid Written Content

If you’re a business without experience using video to promote your product, don’t fret. Video will always complement written content, but it won’t exactly replace it. Written content offers consumers a different kind of concept clarity than audiovisual content, and it facilitates seamless user experiences across all digital interfaces. The … [Read more...]

Eight Tips for Marketing Your Content in a Crowded Online Space

You’ve written or commissioned a great piece of content. The hard work is over – or so you think. Many businesses post content on their websites and then call the campaign a done deal. If you want to get the most out of your content, the real work begins before and ends long after the content production process. The secret ingredient in … [Read more...]

Crossing the Fine Line Between Originality and Plagiarism

During the Republican National Convention, viewers quickly noticed the similarities between Melania Trump’s speech and Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. The preventable blunder was the focus of many media reports in the days after, highlighting the importance of content originality in today’s digital age. Whether … [Read more...]

Writing for Amazon: A Quick Guide to Building a Lasting Brand

Amazon has been fighting a battle against fake reviews recently, but false reviews are only part of the problem with seller marketing on the platform. Amazon product descriptions read like bad advertisements from direct mailers in the 1990s. In a world where consumers are getting savvier about where and how they spend their -earned cash, no … [Read more...]

Give Your Social Media Strategy a Content Makeover

Compare one of your friend’s Facebook profiles with your business profile on Facebook. Do you notice any differences? I would be willing to bet that you can clearly see your friend’s personality, interests, and lifestyle on a personal profile page. Unfortunately, many businesses forget to flesh out their profiles with the same vigor. They copy and … [Read more...]

Uncover the Potential in Your Content With Diversified Content Sources

Most brands have informative content production down to a science. They hit “go” on the production pipeline and can produce dozens of helpful articles in a limited timeframe. While this type of content is important, it’s missing something crucial: the human experience. Consumers can go online anywhere and discover third person narratives from … [Read more...]