• Direct Mail Sales Letters Rock (if you get them right)

    In my previous two posts, I started looking at whether email marketing has had its day, and then how to create effective emails if you decide to market your business that way. This time around I want to look at direct mail (the sales letter). My first post looked at why a physical sales letter […]

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  • Should You Invest in Email Marketing or Sales Letters?

    Email marketing was all the rage a few years ago. It heralded the start of a revolution in marketing. It was cheap, fast, and its results were easy to measure.  Fast forward a few years, and it’s now become a modern-day annoyance for consumers. From an initial trickle, their inboxes now overflow with communications they […]

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  • Direct Response Marketing – How to Create a Successful Sales Letter

    Believe it or not, direct mail is still a valuable sales tool.  You would have thought, with the proliferation of email marketing, physical paper letters had gone the way of the dinosaurs. But you’d be wrong.  Practically every company now dabbles in email marketing. Even the advent of GDPR doesn’t seem to have had an […]

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  • Writing A Sales Letter – Tips From Legendary Copywriters

    Sales letters remain a common form of marketing. However, they are also the trickiest to write. Understanding the art behind them and the needs of the customer are imperative to success. To help you out, I wanted to share this infographic with you. I found it on Crazyegg, and it shows you what the legendary […]

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  • How to Write a Sales Letter That Wins Every Time

    OK, let’s start at the beginning. The title of this piece is a wee bit misleading because no single formula will ensure every sales letter you write will be a success. So why did I start with a big fat lie? Because I think it’s crucial for you to understand that. Yes, you started reading […]

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  • Why Your Sales Letters Aren’t Working

      You would think that writing a letter would be easy. Ok, most of today’s communications are electronic, so the art of letter writing is on the wane, but the act of committing your thoughts to paper can’t be that hard, can it? Judging by a lot of the direct mail I get these days […]

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  • Sales Letters – Finding the Perfect Recipe

      There is no real mystery about how to create a compelling sales letter. The approach you use will depend on the aim of the letter, the audience you’re addressing and the nature of your company or organisation. However, regardless of that, there are some core elements all sales letters have. This post will look […]

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  • Sales Letters That Sell

    Sales letters have been around for a long time. The way they are constructed has changed very little and, being an off line form of marketing will remain that way. That said there are a lot of really bad sales letters out there. Many are inward facing – by that I mean they focus on […]

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  • How To Think Like a Copywriter

    Every freelance copywriter will know that every new project brings with it a whole new set of challenges. Which is why it is vital that, before you start anything, you clearly understand the goals of your project. If you know where you need to end up, it will be a lot easier to get there. […]

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  • Your Sales Letter – Where Do You Start?

    As a copywriter I am frequently asked by my clients to write direct mail sales letters. These are quite an art form in themselves and can be quite complex to write. But the work begins long before you actually put pen to paper or finger to keyboard. In fact this is true for just about […]

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