3 websites corporate communicators should know about

These three resources can make life easier for corporate communicators by assisting with research and providing an extra set of hands when needed.

Only four hours after I submitted my last post to PR Daily on writing and language sites you should know about, a friend told me about a few other sites that should have been included on that list.

As a follow up, here are three more useful sites for corporate communicators.

These aren’t writing sites per se, but they potentially can make your work life easier.

Askwonder.com

Described as “your personal research assistant,” Wonder allows you to ask a question and within six hours, you will receive an email with detailed answers and resources from a Wonder researcher. Typically, questions asked are more complex and detailed than questions you would ask Google or Siri.

Sample questions on the site include, “How many jobs do graduating college students apply for on average in the U.S.?” and, “I need contact information for 10 PR firms in NYC that have under 40 employees.”

Whether you’re putting together a last-minute presentation for your client or writing an article, Wonder is a great option for gathering research and background materials.

Fiverr.com

Fiverr is an online creative marketplace that offers professional services starting at $5 per assignment. Services include graphic design, voice overs, proofreading, songwriting, website analytics, pet modeling, and Web programming. Vendors are allowed to sell upgrades and additional services for more than $5.

Fiverr is a great option for smaller corporate communication departments that need to outsource assignments or need outside expertise.

Fivesecondtest.com

From UsabilityHub, Five Second Test uses five-second surveys to test website designs, landing pages, logos, brochures and marketing materials. Your submitted design is shown to users for five seconds and then they are asked to list what they remember about the design.

UsabilityHub also offers click tests, question tests, navflow tests and preference tests. The tests are great for user experience testing, or to determine first impressions of your design.

Ragan.com readers, have you had any experience with these sites? Do you have any other sites to add to the list?

Laura Hale Brockway is a medical writer and editor from Austin. Read more of her work at impertinentremarks.com.

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