Monthly Archives: June 2010
“You talking to me?”
What is the one marketing mistake I see companies making time and time again? It’s all over their website, brochures, leaflets, email marketing – in fact every piece of marketing spiel they produce. Give up? They talk about themselves. Who’s doing the buying? I know you think the world of your company and its products […]Read more
Do You Know What Your USP is?
What is unique about your company? What is it that sets you apart from the competition? In other words what is your Unique Selling Point? Before you attempt to write any marketing materials, you must identify your USP. It can be anything, such as: Guaranteed next day delivery worldwide Your product guarantees a boost in […]Read more
Make Your Copy Stand Out
If you think of a piece of copy, the main elements that you’ll immediately think of are the headline, body copy and call to action. These are all very important aspects of any piece of copywriting, but they aren’t the be all and end all. There are other elements that a freelance copywriter can […]Read more
8 Ways to Boost Your Press Releases
The press release is one of the most underused forms of marketing out there. And yet they are one of the most effective forms of marketing. Many companies don’t use them because they don’t think they have anything newsworthy to talk about. But what about that new website, the new product being launched, the new […]Read more
Use Copywriting to Boost Your Sales
If you’re not a copywriter but want to write some sales copy, where do you start? Well, the best place is with your reader. Your reader will be doing the buying so make sure their needs are placed before your own. That means forget great swathes of writing about how great your company is – […]Read more
Make it Better with Copywriting
Since setting out in the world of copywriting, there are two questions I am constantly asked: 1. What does a copywriter do? 2. How do you write? The first is simple to answer. Copywriting is sales writing. It is my job to look at a business, learn about its products, services, people and ethos and […]Read more
What is Freelance Copywriting?
The video above gives you an idea of what a freelance copywriter can do for your business. Everywhere you look, someone is trying to market something to you. In newspapers, via email, newsletters, in banner adverts, flyers etc., sales messages are everywhere. Copywriting is all about getting a creative message in front of your customers. […]Read more
Email Marketing : Why Isn’t It Working?
Help! I have just started an email campaign and it’s not bringing in the results I want. What’s gone wrong? Why isn’t it working? Sound familiar? Email marketing is an art that has several elements that work together. Miss one of those out, and you could be heading for disaster. If your email marketing campaign […]Read more
How to: Direct Response Copywriting
Whether you are talking direct mail campaigns or direct response adverts – this is one form of copywriting that is set to stay. Many people think that direct response copywriting doesn’t work, but if it doesn’t, why do so many companies continue to use it? The key to ensuring your direct response campaign works, is […]Read more