April, 2017 Archive

Copywriting SecretsHeadlines and LeadsKnow Your AudienceScientific Selling

Read this NOW, or the Puppy Gets It!

Years ago, I think it was National Lampoon sent out a mail campaign trying to get subscribers... or maybe it was renewals... with a picture...

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Finding the BenefitKnow Your AudienceOffers and ClosesScientific Selling

What Nascar, Kool-Aid, And Purple Oreos Have in Common

How sick and tired are you of having to choose between brands?...

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Copywriting SecretsCreativityResearchWriting Process

Idea Angst and How to Beat It

You hear a lot about something called “writer’s block.” Then there’s that thing we all used to get when most...

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Copywriting SecretsOffers and ClosesUncategorizedWriting Style

What’s Your Best Offer?

"Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry," Donald Trump once said, "I like making deals. Preferably big ones."...

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ConfidenceCopywriting SecretsCreativityResearch

The World’s Most Famous Copywriter?

Claude Hopkins looks like a crotchety chemist. Or a vacuum cleaner salesman. At least, he does in most of the pictures you’ll find of...

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Digital CopywritingKnow Your AudienceWriting ProcessWriting Style

How To Tame Technology

One thing that's definitely true about the world of online marketing is that it has closed distances and allowed lots of small "niche"...

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ConfidenceCreativityFact BoxKnow Your Audience

Secrets of a Direct-Mail Legend: Rodale

Once in awhile, you can't beat a good case study. And what better case study for a copywriter or direct marketer to learn from than the...

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Copywriting SecretsCreativityFreelancer Tips

Getting the Most Out of Sales Letter Layout

Great design can't do diddly to help bad sales copy. Great sales copy can often succeed despite bad design. But when great copy and great...

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ConfidenceFreelancer TipsGetting ClientsWriting Style

Anger in the Age of E-Mail

It's natural to get angry. And certainly, some pretty hot-tempered, "hair-trigger" individuals have still managed to do some very great...

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Copywriting SecretsFinding the BenefitFreelancer TipsGetting PaidPsychologyTruth in AdvertisingWriting Process

Why I’m a Fool For Cupertino

It’s shameless, really, the way I dote. To some of my friends, it’s even downright embarrassing. Yes, I confess, I’m...

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