Here’s a clever technique for analysing sales letters that came up in the Copy Chief forum (hat tip Stephen Carter): Copy and paste the sales letter into Google Docs (or Word, or whatever). Then in BLOCK CAPITALS write what the copywriter is trying to do in each paragraph. Do this enough times and you start […]
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 […]
Should B2B copywriters use long form sales letters on corporate websites?
Ah, the long form sales letter. Such a bone of contention among copywriters. Many will deride their length, saying nobody has the patience to read pages of copy these days, whilst direct marketing copywriters, who test avidly, will tell you otherwise. When discussing long form copy, many people will picture those get rich quick schemes […]
The Copywriterâ€™s Crucible Puts ClichÃ©d Copywriting on Trial
Sooo, the new website is up and running, after a few minor technical hitches. On the home page youâ€™ll see Iâ€™ve followed through with the idea/threat of switching to promoting myself as an agency. Along with the elevated sense of self importance, Iâ€™m hoping it will push me up higher into the big leagues as […]
Persuasive Writing eBook Released – The Art of Using Words to Convince, Compel and Sell
Three months and several rewrites later, my eBook on persuasive writing has finally been released. It comprises of all the posts from my recent persuasive writing series, and a couple more to fill in the gaps. Experienced copywriters won’t discover anything new. But I’m hoping the eBook will be useful for visitors looking for advice […]
15 Punchy Copywriting Tips
“They were easier to read than ignore” – Victor Schwab If you’re looking for punchy copywriting tips, you’ve landed in the right place. It’s often said that copywriting can’t be too long, just too boring. And let’s face it, marketing and advertising is only tolerated at the best of times. So if your copy […]
An Underused, Full Proof Way to Sell More in Less Time that’s FREE
[photo courtesy of monamigreetings] Even if you compose the most concise copywriting to ever grace a page, the most persuasive words aren’t always written by you. There’s an ingredient you can add to your copy that can help you sell more in less time. It’s an underused tactic. But one that can rapidly satisfy a […]