Marius Carlos, Jr.

Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter, Managing Editor

Multi-awarded journalist and copywriter with 12 years of experience in content for digital and print.

Hey there, thanks for dropping by. I'm on ClearVoice to find the best clients I have ever had the fortune of working with. I design powerful, decisive content for individuals and organizations. I don't leave out anyone who needs my help with planning and creating content. I am adaptable, skilled, research-oriented and focused on content strategies. Connect with me today and let's plan your content.
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University of the Philippines-Diliman, Comparative Literature, European Literatures
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News Features

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breakingasia.com
Article
Shining A Light On Asia’s Suicides

While not everyone knows how to handle it, there is a general consensus that it is never to be taken lightly, not even for a brief moment, for it is the steel hook from which we Asians hang our personal and collective histories. As life takes on a multitude of forms in the wake of its daily evolution, there is a striving to make it more meaningful.

February 11th, 2019
breakingasia.com
Article
Going SOFT, Going HARD: The Transforming of the Korean Man

In South Korea, the classic image of the strong[man] has always been the ruler, the king, and five thousand years of monarchic rule (one way or another) has left an indelible imprint on the Korean DNA as to what it meant to take on the role of a ‘man’ and make one’s family proud as one took on this seemingly mystical mantle.

January 26th, 2019
breakingasia.com
Country Profile: Syncretic and Dynamic Vietnam
March 2nd, 2019
breakingasia.com
Article
Manners: The Big, Ugly Mirror of China

In 2019, a quick search on YouTube for “rude Chinese tourists” would reveal almost an endless stream of amateur videos shot with mobile phones, allegedly highlighting the misbehavior of other Mainland Chinese tourists in the United States, Thailand, and other international destinations.

January 20th, 2019
breakingasia.com
Article
Lovable India: Going Beyond Bad News

India has become the victim of ‘poverty shaming’ for years now, and people seem to have forgotten that there’s more to a country than meets the eyes. People always speak of unsanitary toilets, clogged roads and railway systems, but do these really represent what a country is about?

February 20th, 2019
breakingasia.com
Article
Asian Films at the Oscars 2019

In recent years, it appears that South Korea and Japan are maintaining the vanguard of Asian films at the Academy Awards.

February 16th, 2019
breakingasia.com
Article
Top Amusement Parks in Japan

Japan is also home to many amazing theme parks and amusement parks that you should definitely visit if you happen to be in the right city. Because nothing beats a Japan getaway than getting to know the country through its amazing amusement parks.

February 10th, 2019
breakingasia.com
Article
Modern Art Vietnam: A Case of Breaking Away

While there are many talented artists in Vietnam, the strictures of the socialist government prevent many of them from fully expressing themselves, especially when questions of politics and freedom are included in the artistic narrative.

February 6th, 2019
breakingasia.com
Article
Perilla Oil: Making Korean Cuisine Healthier

South Korea presents such diversity with its cooking techniques and cuisines that it will literally take a few years to get to know them all, because there are regional variations, as well as unique takes in every province and city. But there are what we may call ‘universal constants,’ and one of these constants in Korean cuisine is perilla oil.

February 6th, 2019
breakingasia.com
Article
Is Thailand Truly an LGBT Paradise?

One of the magazines that Breaking Asia was able to obtain shows a glossy publication in full color featuring cultural shows, parties, and stories promoting LGBT expats living in Thailand from theTourism Authority of Thailand.

February 3rd, 2019
breakingasia.com
Article
How WeChat Is Dominating Online Life in China

WeChat, or Weixin in China, is being evolved to become Facebook’s biggest rival in providing consumer communication and value-added services via the mobile app.

February 3rd, 2019

SEO & Digital Marketing

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rankleads.com
Hacking Lead Generation PRONTO
January 31st, 2019
netmark.com
Article
A Guide To Top Marketing Plug-ins For WordPress

2019 is truly the year of big changes in the digital marketing landscape, and the WordPress platform is experiencing a continuous resurgence not just for personal expression, but for marketing of all kinds.

January 17th, 2019
rankleads.com
Ad/Promotional Copy
Lead Generation in 2018: Vital and Urgent Changes

Generating quality and relevant leads online is a vital proposition, one that requires a constant feel of the landscape, as well as how developing technologies are affecting Internet usage and usability.

December 25th, 2018
netmark.com
Article
25 Common Mistakes in Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Google loves white hat SEO. But how much white hat SEO are people practicing, and do people still believe some popular (and bad) practices from a decade ago, or more?

December 18th, 2018
netmark.com
Article
Google’s Toolbox of Webmaster Solutions: SEO Edition

For this post, we are going to look at Google’s very own recommendations for webmasters, on how they can make the small changes in how they design websites and content, to get better results with the search engine.

December 11th, 2018
netmark.com
Article
30 Burning Internet Marketing Statistics for Success in 2019

So much has happened in 2018 for digital marketers that it is only fitting that we begin wrapping up this year with updated digital marketing statistics that people can use to make sound decisions for their internet marketing campaigns moving into 2019.

December 11th, 2018
rankleads.com
Ad/Promotional Copy
Making B2B Lead Generation and Marketing Work Together

Old school marketing and B2B lead generation both come from the same tree, so there definitely shouldn’t be a lot of upward resistance when you are learning B2B lead generation for the first time.

December 11th, 2018
netmark.com
Article
New Problems, Novel Solutions in Digital Marketing & SEO

Just like any other marketing effort, digital marketing is all about solving problems. And 2018 was no different from the previous year: it brought a fresh set of challenges that digital marketers simply had to overcome if they were interested in killing it in 2019.

December 4th, 2018
netmark.com
Article
Organic Internet Marketing: Ten Fiery Truths

Organic internet marketing focuses on the long-term goal of attracting traffic naturally, without having to rely solely on PPC campaigns and other types of paid advertising to generate useful, paying traffic to a website.

November 27th, 2018
rankleads.com
Article
Supersizing Business Leads This Year: Tips & Tricks

If your business is suffering from expensive lead generation or if you are suffering from the worst fate of all of having no quality leads for months, you need to start doing something now to connect with businesses that may need your products or services.

November 20th, 2018
netmark.com
Article
Plain and Simple: How Do You Get Your Website Ranked Better?

Google wants websites to be as useful and relevant as possible to Web users. When a website is poorly structured, loads slowly, and has bad content, people complain that Google delivers bad search results.

November 20th, 2018
netmark.com
Article
Design Your Website So Google Loves It

When your website is not optimized for Google, and consequently, other search engines, you lose out to other businesses that have been paying attention to how the online landscape has changed over the years.

October 30th, 2018

Fiction

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kritikongkultural.wordpress.com
Whitepaper
Angels in the Mire

Fields Avenue beckoned to everyone at night. In the morning, it was merely a tiny section of the city that people barely noticed as they travelled toward the central districts of Angeles.

February 9th, 2019
manilatimes.net
Website Copy
Junior’s Fate

Junior knew full well that Oni was innocent. The boy was a hard worker – a good kid. He wondered why his parents, often opinionated about their neighbors’ lives, was silent about how Oni died. They grieved, yes, but Junior also felt that they have washed themselves of all responsibility.

January 28th, 2017
manilatimes.net
Website Copy
Honesto’s Wake

You would think that the dead would be given a break in this day and age. However, the fundamental laws of economics state that even the poorest dead need to pay up before they are laid to rest.

January 21st, 2017

Politics, Literature, Culture

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breakingasia.com
Press Freedom Under Fire: An Interview with Joel Pablo Salud
February 23rd, 2019
philippinesgraphic.net
Article
Children and incarceration: A question of sanity

What the 17th Congress seems to have missed in its formulation of RA 10630 is the fact that the Philippine government is routinely, comically, and shamefully substandard in the implementation of social welfare programs.

February 3rd, 2019
kritikongkultural.wordpress.com
Documentary
Before the Neon Lights of Walking Street

In contrast to the almost painfully detached city architecture of the rest of Angeles City, neon lights and bright colors, anarchic use of symbols and signs, and even anachronistic statues make Walking Street in Fields Avenue impressively vivid everyday.

March 7th, 2018

Book Reviews

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philippinesgraphic.net
Ad/Promotional Copy
History, Journalism and the Nation-Machine in Joel Pablo Salud’s Blood Republic

While there’s nothing wrong with wanting teenagers to start reading, it appears that the pantheon of “pop” writers that are being brought in front of the public all want to do the same things over and over—until the saturation creates permanent brain damage to the readers.

March 29th, 2017
thefilam.net
Ad/Promotional Copy
Light and darkness as depicted in Jim Pascual Agustin’s ‘Wings of Smoke’

The most striking aspect of Jim Pascual Agustin’s new book of poetry, “Wings of Smoke,” is its natural flair for vivid contrasts, with each line retaining its power as each poem rears and strikes repeatedly, until the final set of images are unleashed.

February 16th, 2017

Film Reviews

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thedeadwalk.org
Article
Stampede & Apocalypse: Train to Busan (2016) – Directed by Yeon Sang-ho

Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie apocalypse film Train to Busan (2016) explores the zombie trope in film quite satisfactorily, but adds another sharp element that we don’t often see in zombie-inspired flicks: the psychology of the end days or apocalypse.

October 10th, 2018
thedeadwalk.org
Blog Post
Deathly Despair: The Other Side of Horror in Nicolas Lopez’s Aftershock

True to the modern tradition of disaster-slash-horror films, this movie delves deeply into the human psyche, its excesses and wants, and turns those things upside down to reveal the raw, blistering layers underneath.

March 18th, 2018
thedeadwalk.org
Blog Post
Nightworld: A Different Kind of Crossing Over

Unlike other films in the “psychological thriller” genre, the story of the protagonist (Brett) has been fleshed out well, though the overall storyline is not substantially unique nor engaging.

February 27th, 2018
thedeadwalk.org
Article
The Cloverfield Paradox: When Space Eats You Alive

The Cloverfield Paradox’s plot is actually just linear, for all intents and purposes. It attempts to be a dystopian tale at the very beginning, but the formal requirements of a dystopian tale fall off the moment the “big event” takes place.

February 5th, 2018

Game Reviews

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thedeadwalk.org
Blog Post
Of Slasher Flicks and Slasher Games: Halloween on the Atari 2600

Despite the lack of formal assignations in the game, we can safely say that the homicidal maniac is indeed Michael Myers, the playable character/main protagonist is Laurie Strode and the child (who must be saved) is Tommy Doyle.

March 6th, 2018
thedeadwalk.org
Blog Post
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on the Atari 2600 – Wizard Video Games

As with all horror movies, people watch it mainly because they have a subconscious desire to be frightened. More than anything, horror movies bring us closer to the things that we fear the most and we are given a way to contemplate our fears in the safety of our home or theater.

February 3rd, 2018
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