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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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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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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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Secrets of a Direct-Mail Legend: Rodale

Once in awhile, you can't beat a good case study. And what better case study for a copywriter or direct marketer to learn from than the...

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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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