Carmen Broder

Publishing, digital marketing, & content creation.
BA and MA in English Literature. 

Contract Copywriter + Senior Copywriter for Black & White Zebra (Vancouver, BC). 2018 - present
Content Creator for Quietly Media (Vancouver, BC). 2015 - current.
Marketing Distribution Coordinator at NUVO and MONTECRISTO magazines (Vancouver, BC). 2018 - 2019.
Digital Intern and then Digital Projects at Greystone Books (Vancouver, BC). 2015 - 2017.

Notable skills:
Copywriting, keyword research, SEO powered content, web analytics, Photoshop, various CMS platforms, professional editing, social media ad campaigns.

The Seller’s Storybook; Or, The Grand Purpose Of A Media Kit

Preparing a media kit is like telling a story. It should have a beginning (company introduction), middle (metrics), and end (rate card). It should have a hero (your brand) and a villain (the problem your partners are facing). There might even be some world-building (your future editorial calendar) and lore (success stories, testimonials)! Put it all together and you can weave a fantastic tale that will convince even the most Scrooge-like advertisers to buy-in. Let’s face it if you can’t tell a


Sports Without Sports Fans. What Does That Look Like? The world may be stuck indoors but that doesn’t mean sports aren’t on our minds. The Last Dance, a Netflix Original series self-described as a “definitive account of Michael Jordan’s career and the 1990s Chicago Bulls”, is a trending topic these days. In one of the earliest scenes, Jordan speaks to a crowd of fans during a November 1997 game. “We need your support,” he says just before the roar of the onlookers takes over the court. Jordan s

Half Past Fate Review

Half Past Fate is a charming visual novel plus point-and-click adventure for the Nintendo Switch. The game follows the lives of several young urbanites as they navigate quaint vignettes of love and friendship. Based around a series of stereotypical “meet-cutes”, Half Past Fate tells all the relationship stories players are probably already used to hearing: the enemies-to-friends, the missed connection, the will-they-wont-they. The diverse cast of characters keeps each story segment from getting

What is a Heritage Hotel and why should I stay?

What is a Heritage Hotel? And Why You Should Visit One No matter what trip you go on, you are going to have to consider accommodations. Will you spend your nights sleeping in a cabin aboard a cruise ship, are you interested in shared-spaces like a hostel, or do you want a high-end experience at a name brand hotel? Hotels are a common choice. They are stationed in several cities, are hosted by numerous reputable brands, and can cater to any budget. Not to mention you can “pick” what part of the


Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet. “Enigmatic purples,” they write, “have […] long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance.” Now that’s a trend we can get behind! How can you harness this cosmic hue in your every day wardrobe? Take a look: Purple not your colour? No biggie! Focus on the “ultra” if you’re not a fan of the “violet.” Pick another beaming, bright colour and rock what feels right. Try LIBBY in fuchsia or EARTH in turquoise if

Frog Song (Emma Donoghue) Review

Emma Donoghue’s Frog Music, published in April of 2014, arrives in the wake of her immensely successful novel Room. Like its predecessor, Frog Music delves into a true crime story harvested from American news headlines. Unlike its predecessor, Frog Music turns its gaze back through time to the unsolved San Miguel Murder Mystery of San Francisco, 1876. Donoghue cocoons the unravelling tension of a crime novel in the “stinking miasma of all the steams and soots San Francisco can produce” (12).

Where Are All the Women in Mobile Game Journalism?

It’s no secret that the gaming industry is a male-dominated environment and despite recent attempts to overturn this daunting stereotype, there is still a long way to go. Mobile gaming is providing a foothold for many women to participate in the gaming economy in a big way. The mobile game market is dominated by female players and buyers; in fact, women, on average, spend 35% more time with their mobile games and are 31% more likely to make in-app purchases. Female players are a huge corner o

House of Cards – Season 3

"Frank Underwood has always been ruthless. It’s why he makes such a great villain in Season 3. But in Season 3 he has basically become a parody of himself. [...] It feels a bit gimmicky to have him become “mad with power” before he has even officially been elected. The writers have pushed him so far into the deep end that he is drowning, just like the fake story he tells Tom for his book. A redundant tyrant does not an interesting character make. The best part about Frank has always been the “will-he, won’t-he” struggle when it comes to tough actions and decisions. In Season 3, we just know that he will. "