• Take Responsibility For Your Marketing Strategy

    If you’re lucky enough to have enough of a budget to secure professional help for your marketing, it doesn’t mean you can pass the buck when things go wrong. Of course, I’m not referring to those of you that employ a marketing agency to run that side of things for you. This post is aimed […]

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  • Why Hire A Copywriter If You’re Going To Change Their Words?

    Here’s the scenario: you’ve found a brilliant copywriter to work with you on your website. During your initial meeting, you told her all about your business, its services and your customers. Together you teased out the main benefits you offered and produced a guide to who your ideal customer is – their hopes, fears, lifestyle […]

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  • Why Don’t You Want To Be Different?

      From an early age, we’re led to believe that being different is a bad thing. Throughout our school journey, we want to fit in with the ‘in’ crowd. We see our parents frown at those who embrace their individuality through makeup, clothing, behaviour etc. Their disapproval rubs off on us, reinforcing our ‘different is […]

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  • Copywriting Done In-house Can Be Unsanitary And Flamboyant

      Hang on a minute; writing is writing, right? It doesn’t matter what format it takes – advertising, marketing, fiction, and academic – its just words on a page or screen. Oh boy – that’s the kind of idea that’s responsible for all the terrible sales copy out there. Why? Because everyone thinks they can […]

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  • Corporates, You Need a Virtual Copywriter. Here’s Why

      Every business needs content and corporates need more than most. Looking beyond your website content, there are also: Brochures Emails Internal communications Whitepapers Reports Articles and blogs Scripts Case studies It’s an uphill struggle. To keep up with this demand, you can either palm tasks off on your already overworked staff that doesn’t have […]

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  • Are Freelance Copywriters Expensive?

      If you look solely in terms of a quote on a piece of paper, then yes, an experienced, professional freelance copywriter will look expensive (not to be confused with content writers who tend to generate large volumes of content for not a lot of money). Why? Well, for starters a freelance copywriter has heaps […]

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  • Do You Really Have to Blog to Build Your Business?

      Ask anyone who’s involved in online marketing about how to get great rankings, and they’ll recommend you start a blog. Does that mean you’ll only rank if you have a blog? No. But before you start dancing around the office, here’s a cautionary word or two. It is possible to rank well and get […]

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  • Why Professional Copywriting Isn’t as Cheap as Chips

      Content – you can’t live without. Whether it’s creating new web content, brochure copy, an email campaign, white paper, case study or article, it takes time, skill and a certain flair to produce something that’s engaging. You usually tell yourself you don’t have the time to create it yourself when the simple truth is […]

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  • The is Why You Need a Second Pair of Hands

      Earlier this month I wrote about why virtual relationships between copywriters and corporates work, an idea that I now want to expand on. Getting meetings with corporate clients can be like wading through treacle. Take this recent example as a case in point. It took a year to get in to see a potential […]

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  • Yes, Your Copywriting Project Does Need Research

      Marketing budgets have never been tighter, I get that, but that doesn’t mean you should start to skimp on the important stuff. I have noticed a trend recently in the enquiries I have been receiving. One or two, once they have received my proposal and quote, suddenly announce: “It’s OK, you don’t need to […]

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