Tag Archives: Briar Copywriting
Never Underestimate the Comfort of Continuity
In the old days, you would market your business through adverts, direct mail or word of mouth. A recommendation would be enough for someone to seek you out to do business with you. Today, marketing is far more complex. Customers are more demanding and expect you to show them why they should spend their […]Read more
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 […]Read more
The Definition of Quality Content
In your business you use content everywhere: editorials, marketing, PR, SEO, social media, website copy, blog posts, brochures, email marketing, newsletters, white papers, video, blah, blah, blah. And yet many of you are still writing it in-house, using juniors with no marketing experience, or subject matter experts that know their onions but struggle to […]Read more
What Should You Be Writing About?
Search engine optimisation is the way to get your website noticed. You know that. But how do you generate the constant stream of high-quality content you need to attract links? Notice what I did there? I said that it is the content that must generate links. If you go out and (God forbid) buy […]Read more
A Quick Guide to Powerful Copywriting
Creating copy for your marketing that is interesting, relevant and that sells isn’t always as easy as it sounds. You must think about your audience, why you’re writing, what you want to achieve from it and that’s before you start looking at it from your customers perspective. The easiest way to explain how to […]Read more
These Are The 4 Things Your Website Visitors Want
What were your first thoughts when you were designing your website? Colours? Fonts? Gadgets and gizmos? Graphics and images? How cool should it look? Did your customers enter your thoughts at all during those initial stages? No? Ah, you could have a problem. Yes, yes, yes, I know your website should reflect your business, […]Read more
How To Spot a Copywriting Charlatan
You’ve heard of cowboy builders that give the rest of the industry a bad name, well all sectors them. The problem you have, as a consumer, is spotting them before you get burned. Looking at the world of marketing, and in particular copywriting, how can you be sure the person you’re hiring knows what […]Read more
How Are You Going To Write That Article?
Promotion is vital for your business and now and then you’ll be presented with a fantastic opportunity to get your name ‘out there’. How? By being invited to contribute an article to one of your industry’s leading titles (whether online resource or physical magazine). They give you some vague guidelines (usually word count) and […]Read more
How Do You Know if You’re Doing SEO Copywriting Right?
Do I think all SEO copywriting is bad? No. There is some terrible stuff out there, but that’s because someone who doesn’t know better has written it. SEO copywriting can be great content, so how do you know if you’re doing it right? The simple answer is this. Do you work from an SEO […]Read more
11 Common Blogging Mistakes
It’s so easy to get started blogging anyone can do it. All you need is a blog, a few ideas, a willingness to write great content and active social media channels to let people know what you’re writing about. You know it’s perfect for your website traffic, positioning yourself as an expert and boosting […]Read more