Copywriting Secrets

How to “Stalk” a Client

Before you get the wrong idea, Cupcake, from looking at today’s “stalking” title… no, we are NOT about to review...

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What You Don’t Need to Get Ahead

Turns out that a survey of marketing execs from 32 different consumer-product companies showed a distinct disadvantage for companies that...

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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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The Things Copywriters Wish Designers Knew

The general rule is that good design can't make bad copy work, but bad design can destroy the performance of good copy. So it matters. Just...

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How Woody Allen Would Write Copy

An interviewer asked Woody Allen how to write a joke. Here's what Allen said: "It depends on where I want it to take me. First, I figure...

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In Picture Ads, The Eyes Have It

The common wisdom is that everybody loves a pretty face, right? Not always so, says Bryan Eisenberg over at grokdotcom. Oh sure, the...

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Short Words, Bigger Word Power

I grew up loving what the nuns used to call "25 cent words." In high school, we called them "SAT Words." These are the words, they told us,...

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Sleep, The Ultimate Writing Tool

Sleep, it turns out, gives your brain time to "repack" the day's collected memories for longer-term storage. In the process, your powers...

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“They Laughed When I Stopped Shaving…”

What’s this on my lip? Nothing less than the unfettered whiskers of a man determined (if not a little deranged). Yep. For the month...

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