October, 2017 Archive

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How To Get Started

I got a note from a reader who aspires to a copywriting career and wanted to know how best to get started. You can imagine, I get that...

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“Need to Tell” vs. “Want to Tell”

Dumping a gut full of "want to tell" copy onto the page can feel cathartic. It can make you feel smart. It can make you sound funny or...

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7 MORE Ways to Thank YourCustomers Like You Mean It

In the another post, we figured out how to heap lots of “thanks” upon the plates of our best customers. Without further ado,...

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Surprising Psychology Secrets for Marketers

What’s more persuasive, email or face-to-face communication? Per a UK psychology study published on this fascinating British...

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Why Only Some People Are “Creative”

On D-Day, hundreds of thousands of Allied troops pulled off the largest invasion in history, forcing their way into Nazi-occupied Europe....

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Time-Tested Fridge Wisdom

It’s commonly said that the Greeks talked about two kinds of knowledge… One you gain from study, the other you gain from...

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Seven Pledges

What’s the best thing you can do when you’re unsure of what comes next? According to billionaire Warren Buffet, you should work...

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The World’s Toughest Girl Scout

Jennifer, in case you haven’t heard, is a 15-year-old Girl Scout from Dearborn, Michigan. And Girl Scouts, as I’m sure you know, have...

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#486: A Sweet, Dark History of the Promise Lead

When writing a Promise-Driven Lead, where should you start? The default for most marketers is to study the product and just figure out what...

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10 “Speed-Copy” Secrets

The better you get at writing good copy, the more clients will want access to your time. In the beginning, you'll want to give it to them....

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