August, 2017 Archive

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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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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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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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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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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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Better Than Money

“We must not be free because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” – William Faulkner My friend Paul...

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The Fastest Way to Master Copywriting

What's the fastest way to master copywriting? You could sign up for the courses online. You can read all the books. You can go to the...

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Life: Once Complicated, Now Easy

The Boomers, they predicted, would sideline their ambition for a life of luxury and convenience... and start yearning for something a...

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Are YOU Creative?

In the another post, we asked why some people are creative and others aren’t. This time around, let’s put it even more plain:...

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Finding the Elephant…

What's it mean to be "creative?" Says the great John Cleese, that's an almost impossible question to answer. Easier is to ask yourself,...

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