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What Marketers Do When Recession Looms

I've written before about what marketers and business owners can do in rough markets. Looking at what's going on right now, maybe I should...

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Copywriting Jargon… Once Difficult, Now Easy!

It's come to my attention that you, dear reader, might be sorely lacking in proper copywriting "vocabulary." Possibly because you don't...

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Seven Toxic Habits That Could Wreck Your Writing Career

"It is a great thing," said Cicero, "to know our vices." With that in mind, let's dig in and take a look at some positively poison habits...

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A Painful Lesson in Supreme Service

With a pivot and a leap, I landed back on another moving walkway ready for another full tilt run... when something went "pop" in my left...

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How To Make a Sale Without Even Trying

A great piece of sales copy can show up where you'd least expect it. With an impact you might not expect either. At levels you never...

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A Must-Hear Interview… With Yours Truly

Sometimes, you find yourself on the other side of the microscope… like this time, when I was lucky enough to sit down with master...

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Pixar’s Rules For Storytelling – Business Insider

Former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats reveals some behind-the-scenes wisdom. What makes for a good — no, strike that, great...

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9 Ways The Mind Resists Persuasion and How To Sustain or Overcome Them – PsyBlog

Running into resistance, when you set out to make sales? Maybe that’s because you’re running up against one of these nine big...

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The Science of Persuasion

If you haven’t heard of Dr. Robert Cialdini, you’re probably not a copywriter. And if you are, but you haven’t read his...

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What Trump Gets Seriously Wrong…

Nope, I’m not gearing up for a political diatribe. That’s not our beat. But when it comes to productivity, there’s been...

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