Tag: Copywriter

Helpful advice for copywriters: an interview with Glenn Fisher

Helpful advice for copywriters: an interview with Glenn Fisher

I was recently asked to do an interview by a young guy in Germany who’s looking to start his own online Internet marketing business. As I’m grateful to the many people who accept my own interview requests, I happily agreed to spare an hour to take a Skype call with the chap. Indeed, if anyone […]

August 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Copywriters: Are you writing truly enough?

Copywriters: Are you writing truly enough?

“And the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them.” These days it’s almost cliché to say so… But, as a copywriter, I find the writing of Ernest Hemingway such a useful resource. If you’re not regularly reading his […]

July 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
An offer you CAN refuse – a better way to deal with trial periods

An offer you CAN refuse – a better way to deal with trial periods

Where did the 30-day trial period come from? Seriously – if you know, please comment below and tell me. If you’ve written copy for online products or services, no doubt you know the 30-day trial well. Or maybe, if you’ve written for a product or service that’s being sold on Clickbank or some other joint […]

May 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
“If you want to improve as a copywriter, buy this book.”

“If you want to improve as a copywriter, buy this book.”

“Write Better Copy is a life jacket for those who are dipping their toe into the wild marketing waters and sinking,” writes Blanca. She’s a fellow copywriter and journalist who picked up my Write Better Copy guide looking to understand more about how copywriting works. She continues: “When I started to study copywriting, I desperately […]

February 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
My girlfriend has a soft spot for this irreverent copywriter (and it’s not me)

My girlfriend has a soft spot for this irreverent copywriter (and it’s not me)

Another copywriter has been amusing my girlfriend! But it’s OK. There’s nothing dodgy going on. In fact, if you’ve ever seen the famous copywriter Drayton Bird give a talk, you’ll already know he’s a charming old sod.And irreverent too, which is probably why I get on with him. (I guess our shared appreciation of swearing […]

November 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
A postcard from Delray Beach

A postcard from Delray Beach

Hello! Just wanted to post a quick note from my travels, which I’ll hopefully follow with some extended thoughts soon. Indeed, I’m working on a new piece at the moment all about understanding the importance of emotions in copy. Ironically, this seems to be the main focus for many of the speakers at this year’s […]

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Reading List: October 2013 – Isaacson, Sullivan and Pamuk

Reading List: October 2013 – Isaacson, Sullivan and Pamuk

As always, I’ve got a mixed bag of recommendations on the reading list for you this month. We’ve got a biography of a recognised genius, a book of general copywriting advice and a detective novel set in Istanbul. See what I mean about a mixed bag? Hopefully you’ll choose to read one or two. Unless, […]

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The first thing you must do to write successful sales letters

The first thing you must do to write successful sales letters

To write truly successful sales letters, you need to understand inherently what makes people buy things. It’s not easy. It takes time. You need to watch people. You need to listen to people. You need to interact with people. Put the time in and eventually you’ll start to think differently. You’ll be able to look […]

September 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
An interview with top American copywriter Brian McLeod

An interview with top American copywriter Brian McLeod

It takes a pretty clued-up guy to help turn a tiny spare bedroom start-up into a hugely successful, nine-figure business that employed over 200 people… That said – you and I both know copywriters are pretty clued-up folks, right? US copywriter Brian McLeod certainly proves that. After co-founding one of the most successful product development […]

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Reading List: September 2013 – Kurkov, Marais and Ariely

Reading List: September 2013 – Kurkov, Marais and Ariely

A slightly European feel to this month’s copywriter reading list… Though, that said, we do end on an Israeli American Psychologist! So, without further ado… Here are my picks for this month: The Gardener of Ochakov by Andrey Kurkov I really like this guy’s books. In fact, I’ve been reading him ever since his first book […]

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