Content Marketing World 2018 - Session Scheduler

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Our CMWorld 2018 Mobile app is launched so you will be able to build your schedule there with just a click of a button. While choosing breakout sessions is not required, sessions do fill up fast. And seating is first-come, first-served, so it is a good idea to plan out your schedule ahead of time.

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The elephant in a nutshell: We need to talk about metaphors in marketing.


Doug Kessler (Co-Founder and Creative Director, Velocity Partners)

Location: Grand Ballroom B

Date: Thursday, September 6

Time: 11:05am - 11:50am

Pass type: All Access, Main Conference, Main Conference Plus - Get your pass now!

Track: Writing/Content Development

Session Type: Breakout Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Metaphors are magical, mysterious messengers of meaning. They’re also the most used, abused and misunderstood aspects of language. A good one can instantly clarify even the most complex issue—and be remembered for decades. A bad one can clog up your communications like a hairball in a U-bend. So let’s strap Metaphor to the lab bench of scrutiny and tickle out its secrets.


Writers, people who commission writing and anyone interested in the power of language will learn:

-- How metaphors work and why they’re so powerful

-- When and how to use them in your content marketing

-- Using metaphors for educating, demystifying and just plain delighting readers

-- How marketers can use them well (and badly), with examples

-- How to avoid beating a metaphor to death or mixing it to oblivion (as I’ve done throughout this description)