• Authentic Copywriting – The Importance of Being You

    Authentic copywriting   Your copywriting (i.e., the content you use to promote your business) must be as original as you. There is only one you; it’s what makes you stand out from everyone else. Therefore, your copy must also be different. The problem is, when starting out on the web, the first thing you do […]

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  • The Importance of White Space in Copywriting

    White space copywriting   Copywriting is an industry, like design, that uses a lot of white space. It doesn’t mean the writer has run out of things to say. On the contrary, it emphasises, organises, and aids understanding. The world is full of clutter, bombarding our brains with ‘noise’ until they become overwhelmed and shut […]

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  • Marcom, UI, UX, ATF, BTF – WTF?

      The world of copywriting used to be simple. A client got in touch, gave a brief, research was done, and an initial draft was written. The only annoying question asked (from a copywriter’s perspective) was ‘have you written something similar before because we want someone with experience in our industry.’ Today, its ‘what’s your […]

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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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  • In the World of Copywriting, Why WHY Is Important and Why WHAT’S Not

    Copywriting is all about the WHY and not the WHAT. What does that mean? The WHY refers to the reason why you offer what you offer. Your service or produce is fulfilling a need. It’s there to solve a specific challenge your customers face. The thing is that customers don’t always realise you have the […]

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  • Is Your Marketing Up to Scratch for the UK Market?

      Marketing is marketing, right? When breaking into a new market, all you have to do is launch a translation of your website, and away you go. If only it were that simple. Unintentional offence There is so much to take into consideration when entering a new market, regardless of whether they speak the same […]

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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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  • Building Your Brand Reputation Through Content

      Have you noticed that practically all aspects of marketing come down to one thing – content? Even your brand reputation depends on it. Your content says a lot about your brand, so it plays a crucial role in building its reputation. Getting your content right will deliver viral brand awareness, an increased conversion rate, […]

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  • Writing Persuasive Content Without the Cheese

    Let’s get one thing straight from the start. Persuasive content is not brightly coloured, bold, italicised or a combination of all three. All that does is to create a look that’s cheesy, unprofessional and downright stupid. The power must come from the words you use and not the form that they take. Another thing to […]

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  • STOP PRESS: Grammar Rules Are Not Set in Stone

    I can hear all the grammarians taking in a deep collective breath. So, before you get ready to type your outraged retort, allow me to explain my viewpoint. The English language isn’t static; it’s been on an evolutionary journey from the first moment it was uttered. Initially, when it was merely a spoken language, grammar […]

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