Marketing Events During Coronavirus be like…

It’s not every day you show up to a marketing event and the presenters walk on in hazmat suits (Thailand style).  But then this was no ordinary marketing event… This was Project Persuasion 4.0 – Marketing Gone Wild. Over 3 days I filled my notebook with the unconventional ideas and ‘down the rabbit hole’ strategies […]

How to ‘Live a Wild Life’ When You’re an Introvert

Where should I go to live in January? Split? Tenerife? Or somewhere new? If you didn’t already know, I’ve been working remotely for 10 years (before ‘digital nomading’ was a thing). Am I telling you this to brag? Not intentionally. My main goal is to shine a spotlight on something John Carlon said on David […]

What the World’s Highest Paid TV Star Can Teach Copywriters About Persuasion

Can you guess who’s the world’s highest paid TV star of all time? No, it’s not Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. Nope, it’s not Dr. Phil. It’s not even Simon Cowell or Ellen DeGeneres (despite both banking a bumper $75 mill each). Coming in waaaay ahead is TV’s ‘Queen of Media’ Oprah Winfrey. By the […]

How a Dog Helped De Beers to Sell More Diamonds

Did you know that a dog invented branding? Tis true. It wasn’t devised by an ancient sect of theologians, psychologists and savvy Greek business owners of luxury spas. Branding was invented by a dog. Allow me to explain… If you’ve read Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion (and if not, add it to your list […]

6 Steps to Writing Winning Copywriting Proposals

How you respond to enquiries can be decisive in winning projects or eating baked beans for dinner. It can also turn a one off project into the start of a long-term relationship. So try to be tactical in how you make your offer. Apply the same rules as you would to any other piece of copy – find out what your prospect’s […]

Can You Sell Without Selling?

The game is up. Turns out copywriters aren’t needed anymore. The days of clever wordplay being effective at tricking people into buying stuff are over. People are just too savvy to fall for the same old mind tricks. There’s a new show in town called ‘attraction marketing’. You can forget about prodding at people’s pain, using exclusivity […]

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