Write The First Time
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Words matter. If your content isn't on a search engine's first page, you don't exist. We improve your page rank by using analytics and search trends to get inside your visitor's head. Transform your SEO marketing into relevant news they will act on (and share via social media). We understand where your audience is now and where they want to go. Our media motivates.

 
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Don Lipper Bio

Don Lipper & Elizabeth SagehornBefore he became an expert in SEO/SEM, PPC marketing, search taxonomies, keyword trend analysis and more, Don Lipper wrote for a variety of national magazines including Time, People, Money, In Style, Premiere, Men's Fitness and many others. He worked for six Hollywood studios in all aspects of production, distribution and marketing. He has been a frequent contributor and online producer for a number of web sites including Warner Bros. Online (where he produced most of the web sites for Warner Bros. Television), CNet, Space.com and many others.

Don is a former (his wife says "recovering") stand-up comedian who has been seen on Comedy Central, ABC, BBC, Fox and in clubs across America.

Elizabeth Sagehorn Bio

Elizabeth Sagehorn is a marketing maven who managed national campaigns for the FOX Kids Club and Hanna-Barbera. She also has written for national, trade and custom publications. An avid researcher, fast writer and ruthless editor, she keeps Write the First Time running at warp speed.

  • Ace Investment Strategies
  • American City Business Journals
  • Charles Schwab
  • CMC Markets
  • CNet.com
  • Comstock’s Business Magazine
  • Disney
  • Edutopia
  • Fox
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • FundsWorld
  • Gamespy
  • Global Forex Trading
  • Groupomac Hispanic
  • Lending
  • Hanna-Barbera
  • HomeSpace.com
  • Idealab!
  • iExchange.com
  • Indymac Bank
  • InStyle Magazine
  • InStyle.com
  • Interactive Educator
  • Kid Rhino Records
  • Market Traders
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Mediaworks NYC
  • Men's Fitness
  • MGM
  • Money Magazine
  • Money.net
  • Naylor Publications
  • Nestlé
  • NexGen Investment Software Systems
  • Numerous trade and business publications and web sites.
  • Optioneer
  • PC World
  • Peak Trading
  • People Magazine
  • Precision Prospects
  • Premiere Magazine
  • Prosper
  • Qmaxx
  • RebatesHQ.com
  • Saban
  • Solutions In Finance
  • Sony
  • Space.com
  • Striker Securities
  • Sunshine Media
  • The Golden One Credit Union
  • The New York Post
  • Time Magazine
  • Trading Institute
  • United Artists
  • Warner Bros.
  • Web Tank
  • Young & Rubicam

 

"Top qualities: Good Value, On Time, Creative. Don has been a great support writer on team WMT. He knows the art and science of SEO and speaks geek (love that!) He brings great ideas to the table and is always enhancing his work by staying up to date on the latest blog technologies. Dos was also imperative to helping me coordinate 10+ years of online marketing expertise for my book, The 36 Hour Course to Online Marketing. It is a pleasure to work with someone who knows so much about writing (traditional and digital) what content works, how to develop it and how to have content get FOUND!” -- Lorrie Thomas, CEO Web Marketing Therapy

“In addition to his obvious skills as a writer and researcher, Don is also an excellent thinker and planner. He has a thorough knowledge of where technology is and where it's going. I've worked with him on many projects over the years--including Wonka.com and the recent development of Glob World. In all cases, Don proves his worth a hundredfold by providing unique insights and intriguing suggestions to produce a much more effective final product.”  -- Jonathan Lane, Creative Director, Glob World

“Don is one of the most reliable people I have ever worked with. His attention to detail while remaining on-budget and on-schedule was greatly valued at Warner Bros. Online. Multi-tasking comes naturally to Don, and he is able to work on a variety of projects simultaneously while bringing each and every one finished on time. I would gladly enlist Don's services for any project I work on. " -- Troy Rutter, Producer, Warner Bros. Online

"When the time came to source out some advertorial for a Sony Style online campaign, I did what I often do: Made a call to Write the First Time. I've always found I can depend on them to get me lively content, done right and on time." -- Rob Medich, Advertorial Editor, Sony Online

"You guys make it so easy, you really do get it right the first time."-- Barbara Bagwell, Producer, How2.com

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Principals

Don Lipper Bio

Don Lipper & Elizabeth SagehornDon Lipper has been writing for major media outlets since he was 19 when he got a job as a reporter/news writer at a local NPR affiliate in western Massachusetts (WFCR). Since then, he was worked as a writer at a variety of national magazines including Time, People, Money, In Style, Premiere, Men's Fitness and many others. He worked for six Hollywood studios in all aspects of production, distribution and marketing. He has been a frequent contributor and online producer for a number of web sites including Warner Bros. Online (where he produced most of the web sites for Warner Bros. Television), CNet, Space.com and many others.

Don is a former (his wife says "recovering") stand-up comedian who has been seen on Comedy Central, ABC, BBC, Fox and in clubs across America.

Elizabeth Sagehorn Bio

Elizabeth Sagehorn is a marketing maven who managed national campaigns for the FOX Kids Club, Hanna-Barbera and many others. She also has written for a number of national, trade and custom publications. An avid researcher and one of the fastest writers in the business, she keeps Write the First Time running at warp speed.

Top Services

Ad Copy That Converts & Cost-Effective Campaign Management:Google AdWords Our ads convert browsers into buyers. We deliver a solid return on investment, converting leads into sales and doubling response rates overnight. According to Google Analytics, one of our ads achieved an unheard of 97% click through rate for nine months!

There's much more to connecting with customers than just SEM and PPC. As Google AdWords professionals, we'll show you where your competition is spending their ad dollars and how to beat them. These days, businesses are made or broken with online advertising. You want to be on the winning side. Contact us to get ads that convert today!

Articles/Blogs: Whether you want business, tech, entertainment and lifestyle articles or SEO-enhanced audience magnets, we create personalized content that directs customers to your web site.

Our SEO-robust articles rank at the very top of search engine results. Check out the top four Google listings for "FBAR amnesty tax resolution" or the top six listings for "Santa Barbara vacation rental tips." Those are some recent examples of our work. In addition to high Google rankings, our engaging headlines earn high click-through rates because they zero in on the exact needs of your audience.

We design our SEO marketing around your unique keywords so that, unlike an ad that vanishes when you stop paying for it, our content will keep attracting visitors 24/7. Ask for samples of SEO content that clicks.

Books: You get the prestige of being the author of a best-selling book, and we get the fun of creating it. Writing a book is a quick way to establish yourself as a thought leader in your field, but not everyone has the time or expertise to do it. We have ghost written numerous books for industry leaders, working tirelessly to get your tome written and published in as little as one month. If you don't already have a contract or agent, we can even help you self-publish. Tell us your topic and we'll show you how to become a book author in 30 days.

Financial Services Copy: From Franklin Templeton Investments to Charles Schwab to Money Magazine to tax resolution industry leaders, we've written copy that has created significant surges of interest in financial service products and services. We know PR and IR (and the regulatory and criminal difference between the two). Due to NDA, we can't link to our financial services samples, but if you contact us we'll show you how to get financial services SEO content that is "write on the money."

Social Media Content: According to survey company Wetpaint/Altimeter, companies that maximized their use of social media in 2009 saw an 18% increase in revenue, while those that didn't saw a 6% decrease. We can help you master new web tools (or do it for you) like blogging; micro-blogging (Twitter); social networking (Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning); podcasting (BlogTalkRadio); video distribution (YouTube); event coordination tools (Meetup); wikis (Wikipedia); photo sharing (Flickr, Photobucket) and product review sites (epinions.com) to help firms to communicate, educate and share information directly with current and prospective customers. Email, friend or tweet us to learn how to use social media to increase your exisitng customer loyalty and gain new market share.