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Copywriting – How to be Natural and Authentic

  This is longer than my usual stuff, so you might want to grab a coffee while you read. Recently, I was asked to talk at a…

Simple Copywriting is Not For Dummies

  Pretty much every new project I work on with a new client includes the same conversation. It goes something like this. Me: “The message we write for our prospects must be simple, concise…

The Easy Way to Write Great Content Every Time

  On the face of it, writing content should be the easiest thing in the world. You have a product or service to…

How to Make Your Company a Zebra Among Sheep

  How do you decide on the approach your marketing content will take? Do you look at your business, its ‘personality’, the way…

Writing By Numbers Will Ruin Your Reputation

  How long should my content be? That’s the biggest headache most business owners have, in terms of boosting the effectiveness of their website. It’s not something that’s kept me…

Why You Need One Chief and a Cast Iron Copywriting Brief

  Every business needs content. That’s a given. Whether it’s for your website, brochures, newsletters, emails…

The Formula For Winning Content

  As a copywriter my heart sinks when I get an enquiry from a potential client (usually an agency) asking for x number of words on a specific subject with x% of keywords in it. Really? It…

Behind The Doors at Briar Copywriting

  Ever wondered exactly who’s behind Briar Copywriting? OK, this website gives you quite a few clues, but it doesn’t really tell you about Sally Ormond the person. Towards the end of last year,…

Can You Ever Be Truly Unique?

  It’s what you’re constantly told by your marketing department, marketing agency, copywriter and just about every other Tom, Dick and Harriet. If your business is to survive you must be unique. You must…

No, You’re Not the Market Leader, I Am

  Marketing leading. Industry leading. Cutting-edge. State-of-the-art. Innovative design. Breakthrough technology. Ground-breaking technology World-class. How many times have you come across one of those phrases on a…