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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 Your Customers Like You Mean It

In the last post, we figured out how to heap lots of “thanks” upon the plates of our best customers. And yet, like a plump...

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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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#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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Can You Judge a Customer By His… Computer

A few years back, Apple had a long-running ad campain, “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC.” It worked, but why? Perhaps because...

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Brainstorming For One

You brainstorm to get ideas when you have none. Ideally, you do so in a group. So you can feed off each other. So you can legitimize...

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What’s The “Big Idea?”

What’s the single toughest secret you’ll ever learn, if you hope to blow the doors off the world of writing sales copy? For all...

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Seven Ways to Say Thanks…

Why thank customers? The short answer, of course, is “why not?” Unless you were raised by wolverines, it’s a common...

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The Boomer’s NEXT Marketing Mega-Wave

When Kathleen retired recently, it was national news. Why? Precisely because, at the moment I write this, Kathleen is exactly 62 years, one...

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Which Promises Work Best?

“That’s right – it filets, it chops, it dices and slices. It never stops. It lasts a lifetime, mows your lawn, and it...

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