• Your Marketing Must Focus On One Idea Only

      “The number of ideas to use in an ad should be odd – and three’s too many.” Timo Everi, Hasan & Partners Helsinki     Working as a copywriter for many years, I’m used to clients trying to squeeze as many ideas as possible into a single piece of marketing to keep their costs […]

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  • Content Creating – The Number One Mistake You’re Making

      Content creation is a big part of running any business. It doesn’t matter if you’re a one-person band or a multinational corporation, you need content. The problem is, many companies create their own content. Nothing wrong with that you might think, but nine times out of ten they fall into the same trap. This […]

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  • Go Green With Your Old Content

      Being green is the new black. We’re told to recycle everything, so how about recycling your content? Over the years, you’ll build up a valuable library of content. It contains things like blogs, articles, videos, reports, white papers, and case studies. Rather than leaving it on your hard drive, make it work for you […]

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  • How To Make Your Content Irresistible

      Before I launch into this post about how to make your content irresistible, I want to point out I’m making a few assumptions: You are a fair writer with a good grasp of grammar You have a deep understanding of the topic that you’re writing about You know the audience you are writing for […]

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  • Do You Know Who Your Audience Is?

      How to write content your readers will love One of the most common mistakes I see in marketing content is an apparent disregard for who is going to read it. Companies know they have to sell to their customers. They even know the type of person who makes up their ideal audience. And yet […]

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  • Stop Littering Your Copy With Playground Taunts

      Why is it, when growing up, someone always has something bigger and better than you? Their toy is better, they’ve seen the latest age 18 release at the cinema (which, considering the fact you’re only 12 they obviously haven’t), and they went abroad on holiday while you went to Skegness. Not much fun is […]

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  • The Copywriter’s Green Cross Code

      If you’re a similar age to me and grew up in the UK, you’ll probably remember the government’s various public safety films that featured the likes of Tufty Fluffytail, ‘Charley says’, and the Green Cross Code Man (aka Dave Prowse who also played Darth Vader). Well, the copywriter’s green cross code is nothing like […]

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  • Don’t Make People Hunt For Your Content

      You’re good. You know that. Your writing is spot on and full of golden nuggets. You write every post confident that people will flood your site to read it. The problem is a drought has hit; where there should be people clamouring for your wisdom, there is nothing, nada, zilch. It’s great that you […]

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  • I Want What They’ve Got or Why You Shouldn’t Try to Copy Your Competitors’ Copy

      Apart from the obvious plagiarism side of things, there’s another excellent reason why you shouldn’t copy the same approach as your competitors. Every year I am asked, at least twice, by potential clients to “just write it as they’ve done it. We offer the same so you can use their content but just change […]

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  • Why Ignorance and Copywriting Go Hand in Hand

      Why should you go to the trouble of finding a copywriter who can create your content for you when you have a team of people already working with you? They all have the necessary basic qualifications for work and can write pretty well (some better than others). Granted, they’re often tied up with their […]

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