• Should You Invest in Email Marketing or Sales Letters?

    Email marketing was all the rage a few years ago. It heralded the start of a revolution in marketing. It was cheap, fast, and its results were easy to measure.  Fast forward a few years, and it’s now become a modern-day annoyance for consumers. From an initial trickle, their inboxes now overflow with communications they […]

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  • Writing A Sales Letter – Tips From Legendary Copywriters

    Sales letters remain a common form of marketing. However, they are also the trickiest to write. Understanding the art behind them and the needs of the customer are imperative to success. To help you out, I wanted to share this infographic with you. I found it on Crazyegg, and it shows you what the legendary […]

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  • How to Write a Sales Letter That Wins Every Time

    OK, let’s start at the beginning. The title of this piece is a wee bit misleading because no single formula will ensure every sales letter you write will be a success. So why did I start with a big fat lie? Because I think it’s crucial for you to understand that. Yes, you started reading […]

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  • Sales Letters – Finding the Perfect Recipe

      There is no real mystery about how to create a compelling sales letter. The approach you use will depend on the aim of the letter, the audience you’re addressing and the nature of your company or organisation. However, regardless of that, there are some core elements all sales letters have. This post will look […]

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  • How to Create a Successful Direct Mail Letter

    Although there are many different uses for the direct mail letter, they all have common characteristics that make them successful. Of course, your list and your offer will also have a big impact on your success rate but the characteristics I will be talking about are those that make the letter powerful, engaging – a […]

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  • How To Direct Mail

        Direct mail has always been a very effective marketing tool – but only if you get it right. It won’t have a place in every business, especially with the advances in online marketing. But it is still very much alive and well. If you dabble in direct mail and want your campaigns to […]

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  • How To Think Like a Copywriter

    Every freelance copywriter will know that every new project brings with it a whole new set of challenges. Which is why it is vital that, before you start anything, you clearly understand the goals of your project. If you know where you need to end up, it will be a lot easier to get there. […]

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  • Your Sales Letter – Where Do You Start?

    As a copywriter I am frequently asked by my clients to write direct mail sales letters. These are quite an art form in themselves and can be quite complex to write. But the work begins long before you actually put pen to paper or finger to keyboard. In fact this is true for just about […]

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  • How to: Direct Response Copywriting

    Whether you are talking direct mail campaigns or direct response adverts – this is one form of copywriting that is set to stay. Many people think that direct response copywriting doesn’t work, but if it doesn’t, why do so many companies continue to use it? The key to ensuring your direct response campaign works, is […]

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  • Direct Marketing Recipe

    Indulge me for a moment and think of yourself running a busy kitchen. Business couldn’t be better; bookings are up, in fact you now have a waiting list for tables. You have to bring in a new chef to cope with the extra workload. On Wednesday evening he arrives ready and raring to go. But, […]

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