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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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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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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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Why Your Customers Lie

Every one of your customers is an untrustworthy, fraudulent, false-hearted, cheating, calculating, double-dealing... (deep breath)......

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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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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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What Nascar, Kool-Aid, And Purple Oreos Have in Common

How sick and tired are you of having to choose between brands?...

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A Direct-Mail Designer’s Open Letter (to Copywriters)

We write plenty here about writing copy, but not so much about how it should look when it hits the mail (or the web). Lucky for us,...

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