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Erick Mertz
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Lives in 7604 SE Insley St, Portland, OR
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For years before becoming a full time #writer   I worked as a #nonprofit  administrator. It was a job I loved in spite of the fact that my work "to-do list" never quite shrunk down to a manageable level.

I wanted to share a little piece of my personal story of going from manager of  #nonprofitorganizations  to a #copywriter  with a keen eye for the problems unique to our work place.
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This weekend has one major bonus, baby! It's the only festival that knows when the stars are right.
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I'm a huge fan of #metalmusic  and this was one of the best, most insightful looks at how the whole genre of #extrememetal  fits into the social landscape.
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When I worked as an administrator in a non-profit organization, I believed in my time management skills. That is, until workload proved too much.

Eventually, I realized there was a better way to engage my client base.
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For fans of #rockmusic    #indiemusic  check out my interview with Nada Surf guitarist and Guided By Voices collaborator, Doug Gillard.
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I thought this #article  nailed the importance of bringing in top notch professional writing talent to your business. Click through and give a read.

Her point is one, you get what you pay for. That's a hard reality. More importantly though, she enforces the point that there is no substitute for clear and consistent message, especially one that allows managerial teams are paid to do: manage their #nonprofit .
The online landscape has shifted tremendously for marketers over the past few years. Content marketing was once the refuge of brands that couldn’t afford high-priced marketing campaigns, and had to invent creative solutions to boost traffic and generate awareness. But…
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Have a terrific and rejuvenating weekend all you #nonprofit  organizations out there. Get out and enjoy the Spring weather (if you've got it coming!).

Some food for thought for your end of week stretch run. When time management just isn't enough to create dynamite content, why not hire a professional for your newsletter and web #copywriting  needs?
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Check out my latest #blogpost  about how a simple time management strategy may not be the best approach for #nonprofitmarketing  and #nonprofitfundraising .
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I thought this article was a good reminder for #nonprofit  organizations either looking to start their #fundraising  campaign or were in the midst of one. Strong and consistent message with flexible approach.
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Check out a cool #indie  book project from a local #PDX  author. She's cool and has great insights on food, yoga and life.
 
A review of my book Meditations for Gym Yogis on Real Food Traveler! http://www.realfoodtraveler.com/2014/03/rft-veganvegetarian-editor-publishes-book/
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    Writer, 1976 - present
    Created new, original story content across a variety of platforms.
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Erick Mertz is a writer/filmmaker from Portland, Oregon. 
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Built my first chicken coop, have a small and complicated brood, but no eggs yet. Don't know which part I'm bragging about.
Education
  • University of Oregon
    English/Comparative Literature, 1995 - 1998
    Course of literary study focused on 20th Century American & British novelists.
  • Oregon City High School
    General, 1991 - 1994
    Newspaper editor.
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