Emily Alexandra Gordon

Emily Alexandra Gordon

Copywriter, editor, and journalist

I'm a versatile, meticulous, and spirited communicator, specializing in branded content, copywriting, and journalism. Preoccupations: politics and social issues, tech and design, books and culture.

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{Blog post} Amy Blankson on the Benefits of Positive Psychology

"Positivity leads to three times higher creativity, 31% higher sales, 23% lower stress, and a 50% increase in the likelihood that you’ll live to age 94."

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{Blog post} "The End of Globalization?" Hackathon

In the final session of the online course taught by Yale’s David Bach, student teams from four time zones received immediate feedback on their presentations from former Secretary of State John Kerry and Michael Warren, managing principal of Albright Stonebridge Group.

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{Blog post} Roz Savage Teaches Courage

“You have to be vigilant to make sure that you don’t have any barnacles on your bottom,” said Roz Savage, the world’s foremost female ocean rower, who spoke to students at the Colloquium in Advanced Management.

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{Blog post} A Hands-On Lesson in Reframing Problems

As part of a Yale SOM module on design and innovation, Professor Rodrigo Canales led students from throughout the Global Network for Advanced Management in a hands-on workshop.

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{Blog post} Lessons of Japan

“Once long-term inflation expectations decline, it is not easy to raise them,” said Takehiro Sato, a member of the policy board at the Bank of Japan, in a talk at the Yale School of Management.

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{Blog post} Bridging the Infrastructure Gap: Lessons from Latin America and Africa

A career in advising governments on structuring public-private partnerships (PPPs) is an opportunity to leverage finance to do good, said Isabel Marques de Sá, chief investment officer for public-private partnerships at the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation.

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{Profile} Valerie Casey: Spearheading the Design of Sustainability

"This is the best time to be a designer. We have power as a collective not just to be activists, but to activate new thinking."

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{Branded content: blog post} Resilient Buildings

For The Rockefeller Foundation, I interviewed leading architecture critics for a story on resilient architecture.

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Street Fight

{Liveblog} Street Fight Summit

Live reporting of the events at a hyperlocal business conference, featuring speakers from PayPal, Patch, GoLocal24, and other companies.

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{Short feature} Whimsical old map depicts California at a time when "Hollywood was a state of mind"

Interview with Glen Creason, map historian at the Los Angeles Public Library, about a witty '40s guide to California by the illustrator Lowell E. Jones.

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{Blog post} Hedge Fund Founder Robert Pohly on the Importance of Street Smarts

“The hedge fund business is a wonderful business,” Robert Pohly told students. “It has great margins. But it’s also an incredibly flimsy business.... So you’re going to have to understand what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.”

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{Copywriting} Case studies

For the agency Digital Pulp—which serves universities and nonprofits as well as consumer brands—I wrote most of the client case studies on their newly relaunched site.

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{Copywriting} Slideshare on Mobile World Congress

Live social-media reporting on the Barcelona conference from the Ogilvy IBM brand newsroom. I edited or wrote all copy and supervised design.

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{Feature} Everybody Loves Rea Irvin

Illustrated article for Print magazine on The New Yorker's founding art director and creator of the iconic Eustace Tilley.

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{Branded content: blog post} 5 Reasons People Get Swamped by Their Email

Lighthearted post for IBM's Social Business Spotlight blog, promoting the release of IBM's Verse email platform.