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Ego-Butter: How to Give a Copy Critique

I’ve gotten a few copy critiques in my day. I crave them, no matter how harsh, because that’s what makes the writing better....

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A Surprising Storytelling Secret

I recently gave a Skype interview on how to use stories to make sales. I’m sure you guys know, I’ve talked about this a few...

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Brainstorming By the Rules

Alex Osborn, a founder of a super-successful New York ad Agency and of the Creative Education Foundation, came up with a list of...

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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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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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