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A Lucky Accident

I got a note awhile ago from consultant Bob Serling Bob writes: "Years ago, I was using a print broker for some of my mailings. She had...

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How “Free” Really Works

Colleagues of mine call it the "Krishna Principle." I've also heard it called the "Rule of Reciprocity." The idea is that, by giving...

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14 Ways to Make Your Prospect Relax

I’m not unveiling any big secret by telling you that a lot of what you’ll do when selling is all about emotion. And it has to...

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Does Sex Really “Sell?”

Does sex really sell? Not necessarily. In a poll that showed up on BizReport.com, the older the prospect you’re targeting, the more...

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The Two Best Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Seriously, I don't much believe in writer's block. Oh, there have been times I don't know what to write. And even times I've felt a little...

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David Ogilvy on What it Really Takes to Sell

In a YouTube video decades before there was YouTube... David Ogilvy sets the record straight on what really works in advertising. Are his...

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The Science of Love and Persuasion

Quick -- what do testosterone, estrogen, dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin all have in common? They're the...

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Seven+ Ways to Keep Your Clients

Over the years, have I written my share of crotchety emails to product managers, traffic managers, legal assistants, publishers, and...

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How Curiosity Can Save a Copywriter

Somebody once asked David Ogilvy for a list of traits that matter most when hiring copywriters. Above all, he said, they have to have an...

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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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