• 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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  • Google isn’t Killing Your Business, You Are

    I wrote and first published this article seven years ago. After a quick update, I think it’s well worth giving it another airing because it is as relevant today as it was back then. Despite what many marketers think, Google is not God.   A quick tweak of their algorithms can make your traffic plummet overnight, […]

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  • What Is The Biggest Mistake Businesses Make?

    Marketing – whether content creation, SEO, online or networking – is not and should not be a one-time practice.  To look at the biggest mistake businesses make, I want to turn to the world of F1.  Picture this: it’s the British Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton has had a flying start and, during the course of […]

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  • Why Copywriters Make Great Listeners

    Most people think that to be a copywriter you only have to be able to write.  Of course, that’s a big part of the job. But writing isn’t just writing. There’s a lot more to it than that.  A professional copywriter does several things really well: Writing Researching Listening It’s that last one that I […]

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  • Top 3 Secrets to Email Marketing Conversion

    [This blog was first written in 2010 and revised for today’s situation, namely the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.] The face of business has changed. COVID-19 has forced us all to re-evaluate how we do things, especially in a business context.  During this period of lockdown, keeping in touch with your customers is essential. It’s […]

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  • For Whom Are You Writing Your Content: Understanding Your Audience

    Today, I’m digging an article out from the archives. With most businesses on hold, now’s a good time to review your content strategy. Have you noticed that it’s not working as you expected? If so, it’s probably down to the fact that you’ve forgotten who you’re creating the content for. Every word you write – […]

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  • Freelancers Are the Nimble Fish That Keep Your Business Running

    Freelance workers keep businesses going – FACT.  We are the unsung heroes who are ready to help out in times of need – whether due to an influx of work or to deliver specialist knowledge. I am one of those heroes.  As a freelance copywriter, my writing skills have helped many corporates out of a […]

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  • Sheep Make The Worst Marketers and Writers

    It’s time to forget about being one of the crowd.  All through your school days being different was tantamount to social suicide.  However, you’re in business now, and things are very different. Being the same as everyone else is the last thing you want.  It’s time to become the stripy elephant Here’s a scenario for […]

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  • Copywriting: Kirstie Allsopp Leads The Way

    This blog is an oldie but a goody. Sally Ormond takes a look at the world of copywriting and why we could all learn a thing or two from Kirstie Allsopp. If you’re looking for a new home, there’s no one better than Kirstie Allsopp to help you find it.  As a fan of Location, Location, Location,I […]

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  • The Human Face of Copywriting

    How do you make your copywriting human? What’s the secret to generating engagement with your readers? Are there any shortcuts that work? Well, here are the answers to those questions and more… This download is my gift to you. To get your content singing the right tune, call Sally Ormond on +44(0)1449 779605 today.

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