Do you have a branding, social media, or digital marketing idea that you are passionate about? We accept original, never-before published articles from industry leaders and marketers in the digital trenches who are willing to share their insights. Here are our submission guidelines if you want to write for Brand Driven Digital.
Guest posts should be between 600–1,000 words, featuring a casual yet informative tone. Please send all submissions to Chief Brand Strategist Nick Westergaard (include ‘guest post submission’ in the subject line). We will inform you whether your article has been accepted for publication no later than two weeks from the date of submission. If your article is not accepted, you may or may not hear from us, depending on how jam-packed our inbox is.
- Submit articles in Word format (no PDF files, please), as email attachments.
- Include relevant links in parentheses, next to the words to be linked (do not embed the links).
- If you include a reference to a business that you have a vested interest in, please disclose this.
- Additionally, we focus our content on helping small- to medium-sized businesses build better brands online through helpful and relevant blog posts on social media and digital marketing. We do not accept blatant SEO plays from businesses looking to employ link strategies.
- We reserve the right to edit your submission including the headline and subheadings.
- While you retain copyright, Brand Driven Digital may reprint your piece, with full attribution, in products, including marketing materials.
- We do not pay guest contributors for their articles.
What We Need from You
- A short bio — Approximately 45 words. Stick to the basics (what you do, where you work, etc.) and don’t be afraid to flex your marketing expertise (“working in digital marketing for 6 years …”).
- Your headshot — A professional head and shoulders photo of you for use in your bylined post. Remember, bigger is better when it comes to photos.
- Any relevant post images — Screenshots, charts, etc. We will select the featured image for the post but are open to input.
- Contact info — Your Twitter handle, LinkedIn profile, and Facebook profile if you desire.
- Here’s a sample of our author bios and info — Basically, we need all of this from you to run your post.
Additional Tips & Idea Starters
- Be clear and concise — Open your piece with a bold thesis, make your points, and summarize them at the end. A longer post is not always a better post.
- Make a list — Everyone loves list posts. Try positioning your submission as a list, such as 9 Forms of Visual Content You Need to Know About.
- Remember Rudyard — As Kipling once wrote, I keep six honest serving men, they taught me all I knew. Their names are What and Why and When, and How and Where and Who. You can’t go wrong when you frame your post as an answer to one of these Ws (or even the one H). For an example, see Why Hashtags Matter.
- Head of the class — Don’t be afraid to do a little teaching. Think of something unique that you know how to do and offer our readers the step-by-step instructions for doing this, as we did with How to Create a Google AdWords Campaign.
- Comparisons — Another way to approach your topic is by comparing it to something else, or even something from pop culture, such as What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Performing a Brand Reboot.
Again, please send all submissions to Chief Brand Strategist Nick Westergaard (include ‘guest post submission’ in the subject line). We will inform you whether your article has been accepted for publication no later than two weeks from the date of submission. If your article is not accepted, you may or may not hear from us, depending on how jam-packed our inbox is.