Jillian Richardson

I make complex ideas fun and easy to understand.

Jillian is a full-time freelance writer and comedian. She has covered everything from the gig economy to real estate, cute puppies, and TV shows.

Jillian teaches an online course called "Kickstarting Your Freelance Career" on Skillshare. She is also the 3rd most viewed writer on the Contently platform, which has over 160 authors.

Jillian has been published in Quartz, The New York Post, The New York Observer, Salon, Marie Claire, The Content Strategist, The Freelancer, The Establishment, and more.

Aside from writing, Jillian is available for content strategy consulting and social media management jobs. She also LOVES covering events.
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These Absurd Ad Campaigns Will Actually Brighten Your Day
contently.com
These Absurd Ad Campaigns Will Actually Brighten Your Day
November, 12 2015
Why Comedy Central Is Replacing Commercials With Branded Content
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Why Comedy Central Is Replacing Commercials With Branded Content
January, 30 2017
Meet the Startup That Wants to Fix Journalism’s Big Gender-Bias Problem
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Meet the Startup That Wants to Fix Journalism’s Big Gender-Bias Problem
June, 16 2015
How College Ambassadors Can Revamp Your Brand
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How College Ambassadors Can Revamp Your Brand
October, 20 2014
Brilliant Move: Glacéau Fruit Water Sponsors Amy Sedaris’ Adventures on Tinder
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Brilliant Move: Glacéau Fruit Water Sponsors Amy Sedaris’ Adventures on Tinder
October, 27 2014
5 Examples of Humorous Content Marketing
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5 Examples of Humorous Content Marketing
August, 8 2014
The Style Guide for Progressives That Will Make You Rethink Your Language
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The Style Guide for Progressives That Will Make You Rethink Your Language
July, 11 2016
Bret Easton Ellis Warns More Celebrities Will Choose the Red Pill à la Kanye West
observer.com
Bret Easton Ellis Warns More Celebrities Will Choose the Red Pill à la Kanye West
May, 7 2018
7 Email Capture Boxes That Will Make You Want a Fuller Inbox
contently.com
7 Email Capture Boxes That Will Make You Want a Fuller Inbox
January, 19 2016
Meet the Woman Publicly Shaming Publishers for Email Trickery
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Meet the Woman Publicly Shaming Publishers for Email Trickery
February, 8 2016
Jake Gyllenhaal Going Nuts on Craigslist and 5 Other Awesome Guerrilla Marketing Stunts
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Jake Gyllenhaal Going Nuts on Craigslist and 5 Other Awesome Guerrilla Marketing Stunts
July, 24 2014
5 Companies That Used Content Marketing in Crazy Ways to Recruit Employees
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5 Companies That Used Content Marketing in Crazy Ways to Recruit Employees
January, 5 2015
What You Can Learn From the Best Marketer of the Year
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What You Can Learn From the Best Marketer of the Year
December, 17 2014
8 Great Unsubscribe Pages That Will Make You Love Email Again
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8 Great Unsubscribe Pages That Will Make You Love Email Again
December, 22 2015
5 Brands Who Rocked Their Year-End Review Content Marketing
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5 Brands Who Rocked Their Year-End Review Content Marketing
January, 13 2015
Instagram Video: The Love Child of YouTube, Vine, and Lil Jon
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Instagram Video: The Love Child of YouTube, Vine, and Lil Jon
July, 24 2014
5 Brands That Know How to Use GIFs
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5 Brands That Know How to Use GIFs
July, 13 2015
Strangers Get Naked, Courtesy of Showtime
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Strangers Get Naked, Courtesy of Showtime
July, 18 2014
4 Things You Need to Know About How Under-30s Are Using Social Media
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4 Things You Need to Know About How Under-30s Are Using Social Media
October, 7 2014
5 Brand Videos That Comedians Love
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5 Brand Videos That Comedians Love
August, 6 2014
Why Super Bowl Content Marketing Now Involves Terrell Owens Baking Pies
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Why Super Bowl Content Marketing Now Involves Terrell Owens Baking Pies
January, 13 2015
How to Crash All of the Political Parties in DC This Weekend Like a Media Titan
observer.com
How to Crash All of the Political Parties in DC This Weekend Like a Media Titan
April, 25 2018
10 Times Periscope Was Actually Kind of Useful
contently.com
10 Times Periscope Was Actually Kind of Useful
March, 28 2016
These 5 Brands Are Supporting LGBTQ Pride in a Big Way
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These 5 Brands Are Supporting LGBTQ Pride in a Big Way
June, 16 2015
The 7 Story Types and What You Can Learn From Them
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The 7 Story Types and What You Can Learn From Them
April, 27 2015
The Best 5 Christmas Ads So Far
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The Best 5 Christmas Ads So Far
December, 9 2014
4 Pieces of Branded Content That Marketers Love
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4 Pieces of Branded Content That Marketers Love
June, 24 2014
How to Be a Marketer, According to Stock Photography
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How to Be a Marketer, According to Stock Photography
July, 7 2014
The Godfather of the Branded Web Series Reveals His Secrets to Success
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The Godfather of the Branded Web Series Reveals His Secrets to Success
July, 17 2014
The 15 Stages of Emotion You’ll Feel at a Content Marketing Conference
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The 15 Stages of Emotion You’ll Feel at a Content Marketing Conference
August, 1 2014
The 10 Best Halloween Ads of All Time
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The 10 Best Halloween Ads of All Time
October, 21 2014
5 Podcasts Every Content Marketer Should Listen To
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5 Podcasts Every Content Marketer Should Listen To
June, 15 2015
The 4 Best Social Readers for Tracking Industry News
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The 4 Best Social Readers for Tracking Industry News
June, 4 2014
This Is What an Inauthentic Brand Publication Looks Like
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This Is What an Inauthentic Brand Publication Looks Like
July, 8 2014
5 Ad Campaigns That Shatter Gender Stereotypes
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5 Ad Campaigns That Shatter Gender Stereotypes
October, 9 2015
The 10 Best Browser Extensions for Marketers
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The 10 Best Browser Extensions for Marketers
August, 13 2015
How to Work in an Office, According to Stock Photos
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How to Work in an Office, According to Stock Photos
June, 10 2014
And the Trippiest Marketing Campaign Ideas Goes to: Totino’s Pizza Rolls
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And the Trippiest Marketing Campaign Ideas Goes to: Totino’s Pizza Rolls
November, 12 2014
5 Brand Parodies That Won the Super Bowl
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5 Brand Parodies That Won the Super Bowl
January, 30 2015
I Used Embarrassing Icebreakers at a Marketing Conference. You Should Too
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I Used Embarrassing Icebreakers at a Marketing Conference. You Should Too
November, 2 2016
Can LinkedIn Help Barbie Reinvent Herself for 2014?
contently.com
Can LinkedIn Help Barbie Reinvent Herself for 2014?
July, 16 2014
8 Valentine’s Day Marketing Campaigns That Aren’t Boring
contently.com
8 Valentine’s Day Marketing Campaigns That Aren’t Boring
February, 12 2016
6 Storytelling Lessons From the Emmy Nominees for Outstanding Commercial
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6 Storytelling Lessons From the Emmy Nominees for Outstanding Commercial
July, 21 2015
6 Brands That Used Tinder as a Social Media Marketing Platform
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6 Brands That Used Tinder as a Social Media Marketing Platform
November, 25 2014
Totino’s Takes on Buzzfeed and Wins With One of the Best Listicles of the Year
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Totino’s Takes on Buzzfeed and Wins With One of the Best Listicles of the Year
November, 26 2014
10 PSAs That Actually Get Your Attention
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10 PSAs That Actually Get Your Attention
November, 25 2015
Does Sex Still Sell? Or Does It Do More Harm Than Good?
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Does Sex Still Sell? Or Does It Do More Harm Than Good?
July, 30 2014
10 Campaigns That Should Win Best Branded Content at Cannes
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10 Campaigns That Should Win Best Branded Content at Cannes
June, 24 2015
Infographic: Email Is Eating More of Your Life Than You Think
contently.com
Infographic: Email Is Eating More of Your Life Than You Think
March, 3 2016
Despite the Haters, Wendy’s and Boyz II Men’s #PretzelLoveSongs Is a Content Marketing Hit
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Despite the Haters, Wendy’s and Boyz II Men’s #PretzelLoveSongs Is a Content Marketing Hit
July, 16 2014
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