Ann Handley is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs -- which means that she heads up All Things Content on the MarketingProfs Web site and is the Primary Caregiver of this blog, the MarketingProfs Daily Fix. She also blogs at The Huffington Post as well as her personal blog, Annarchy.
Prior to that, she was the co-founder of ClickZ.com.
Even before that, she was a longtime freelance journalist writing on everything from local politics to babies to travel to start-ups and banking and humor. (And sometimes, several topics at once.) She wrote regularly for the Boston Globe as well as a million (give or take) mainstream and trade publications. She wasn't discerning -- the truth is, she wrote for anything that would put bread in her jar.
She received a Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Arts in English at Simmons College, Boston, and currently lives near Boston with her family and four dogs (long story).
Loves: cooking, sweet potato chips, sitting on a beach with a really good book. Hates: Writing about herself in the third person. Aspires to: Someday write for the New Yorker.
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Guest Post: How I Got the Job (Or, Optimizing Opportunities in a Stale Economy),
09 Apr 2009 in Featured Posts
by DJ Francis
In the midst of a recession, most marketers are preoccupied with keeping their current job. Unemployment continues to rise and job opportunities are scarce.
That’s why you must take full advantage of any opportunities to improve your jo…
Guest Post: Me 2.0,
07 Apr 2009 in Featured Posts
by Dan Schawbel…
No Joke: Digital Marketing World Is TODAY,
01 Apr 2009 in Featured Posts
After months of anticipation and planning, the uber-cool MarketingProfs Digital Marketing World happens TODAY: Wednesday, April 1. The day-long event (10:30amET until 5:00pm ET) is a virtual gig, which means you just need to fire up your desktop to…
Guest Post: Marketing in 140 Characters or Less,
23 Mar 2009 in Featured Posts
by Linda Ziskind
What can you say using only 140 characters? Actually, quite a bit, though you wouldn’t know it from the recent print media coverage of Twitter, the social networking tool that delivers user updates in 140 characters.
Except for a f…
10 Things I Hate About You,
19 Mar 2009 in Featured Posts
So MarketingProfs is a virtual company, which means that the 25 or so of us on staff are scattered throughout the country, working out of our respective homes. In a practical sense, this means we can shuffle around in our slippers at the “office.”…
Guest Post: ‘How I Got My Job Through Twitter’,
12 Mar 2009 in Featured Posts
by Kevin Smith
I really mean it when I say that Twitter got me my job.
About a year and a half ago, I started to realize that my job dissatisfaction was rapidly rising. I was joining the ranks of people who read Dilbert for the empathy more than the…
What’s a Dry Cleaner Doing on Twitter?,
11 Feb 2009 in Featured Posts
The other day, I got a notification from Twitter that @TheDryCleaner was now following me, at @marketingprofs. I found that a little curious: What’s a dry cleaner doing on Twitter?
I thought of the place where I take my own clothes, a tiny little …
Registration Opens for Our Free All-Day Virtual Event,
28 Jan 2009 in Featured Posts
Registration is now open for this spring’s free virtual event, MarketingProfs Digital Marketing World. Taking place online, the full-day event is totally free to attend …. and the program (if I do say so) is stellar. So why miss it?
Why Do People Use Twitter?,
20 Jan 2009 in Featured Posts
Why do you use Twitter? A week or so ago MarketingProfs CEO Allen Weiss asked on Twitter, “Sitting here with my wife trying to figure out what motivates people to use twitter….any ideas?” Allen had just returned from a few days of meetings with me…
MarketingProfs Membership: Give a Gift, Get a Gift,
26 Dec 2008 in Featured Posts
Christmas might be over but the spirit of giving continues here at MarketingProfs. Until New Year’s Eve, December 31, you can buy a Premium Membership for someone else, and get another one for yourself, free! That means that as a MarketingProfs…