• Why You Need a Copywriter

      That’s me! I’m a copywriter. This morning, I was scratching my head, trying to think of something to write about. When you’ve been blogging as long as I have, it becomes increasingly difficult to come up with new topics and ideas. That’s why, this week, I had a dig around in the files on […]

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  • How Long Does Writing Copy Take?

    writing copy It’s the age-old question – how long does a copywriter take to write great copy? To an average Joe, writing is something that we all do. It doesn’t take long. You have an idea; you write it down; job done. Oh, if only it were that easy. Writing copy takes time There is […]

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  • Content Marketing – How to Keep the Good Times Rolling

    content marketing   Content marketing is probably the most crucial element in your marketing strategy. You start out guns blazing. Your team is overflowing with ideas. The first few months see your team writing article after article. Then something happens. Before you realise it, the ideas have stopped coming. Your teams have exhausted every avenue […]

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  • I’m 90% of the Way in Achieving a Paperless Office

      [Please note this is not a sponsored post.]   Running a paperless office has always seemed impossible to me. As a copywriter, I do all my work in Word, but my notes are taken the old-fashioned way – with paper and pen. It took me years to finally move over to a digital calendar, […]

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  • Why Copywriters Must Understand to Whom They Are Writing

      Are you talking to me? There are still many people out there who believe that copywriting simply involves writing stuff. I wish it were that simple. The problem is, if I don’t know who will be reading my ‘stuff,’ I have no idea how to write it. That might sound a tad dramatic, but […]

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  • Why 49% of Companies Outsource Their Content Production

      Content creation is often seen as a burden, which is why the Content Marketing Institute’s 2020 report showed that 49% companies outsource their content production because they don’t have the time, expertise or resources to do it themselves. When you consider it can take anywhere between three to six hours to write a high-quality, […]

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  • Content Calendars – Pain in The Neck or Valuable Tool?

      Your business needs content. A constant stream of relevant, original and topical content on your website will give your company the online visibility you want. Of course, that doesn’t happen by magic. It can either be done in-house or by hiring in a specialist – I’m not going to go into the pros and […]

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  • White Papers – Not Dust, No Starch, No Snoring

      Even the words ‘white paper’ trigger a yawn, and yet it should be one of the most exciting and entertaining pieces of marketing your company produces. Traditionally, they are viewed as being dense, technical documents that bore the pants off the reader. That’s why once sent out, the generally gather dust in the recipient’s […]

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  • Why Copywriters Are the Ventriloquists of the Marketing World

    Ventriloquism wasn’t even on my radar when I started as a freelance copywriter, but it soon became apparent that it would be an essential skill if I were going to make it in this industry. Most people make the mistake of thinking that writing is, well, just writing. It isn’t, especially not in the context […]

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  • How to Use Storytelling in Your Content Marketing

      If you are sitting comfortably, I’ll begin. Once upon a time, there was a marketer that wanted to make an impact in his industry. Everywhere he looked, his competitors were getting more business and greater exposure even though he believed his product was head and shoulders above theirs. Despite his blogs, social channels and […]

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