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Who Cares About the Oxford Comma? We Do!

Posted May 22, 2019 by in Creative

It’s the little things in life that bring real joy. A cool drink on a hot day, a favorite song on the radio, a well-placed Oxford comma. Ah, yes, the Oxford comma: grammar’s hot-button issue (you may be shocked to hear that grammatists have tempers, but oh boy—the Oxford comma gets us going) [...]

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What is a Xennial? – IWCO Direct

Xennials Explained: When is a Millennial Not a Millennial?

Posted March 29, 2019 by in Direct Marketing Trends

The problems millennials have created have been a point of conversation more than once around the Saturday coffee table (a time-honored Leone tradition). My two oldest siblings are staunch believers that millennials ruin just about everything (though, they add, it’s not always their fault). When I point out they are millennials—Pew Research lists millennials  […]

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3 Grammar Rules Marketers Can Safely Break – IWCO Direct

3 Times You Can Break the Grammar Rules in Your Marketing Copy

Posted February 15, 2019 by in Creative, Direct Mail Tips

Grammar is nit-picky and tricky, and it’s constantly evolving with our culture and turning hard-and-fast rules into bendable guidelines. Yes, there are still rules, but they can be a bit obscure or not entirely enforced in colloquial speaking, so we can run into situations in which following proper grammar rules makes writing sound overly formal  […]

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