Tag: Direct Response

Good collaboration makes for good copy

Good collaboration makes for good copy

Copywriting can sometimes be like a lonely game… There you are, hidden away in your office, staring out over the rooftops, to the pavilion across the way… You see a man walking his dog and consider the fact that a few hours ago it would have been you walking your dog on that same pavilion. […]

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
An interview with, er… me?

An interview with, er… me?

A few weeks ago I sat down to speak with expert copywriter, Vikki Ross (of Sky, The Body Shop and Hotels.com fame). The feedback I received was great and I’m glad so many people found it useful. You’ll be pleased to know I’ve got a lot more interesting interviews planned… In fact, next week, I’ll […]

February 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
99 problems… but legal isn’t one

99 problems… but legal isn’t one

I’m an idiot. I’ve had my suspicions for a long time. But now I know for sure. You’re probably an idiot too. Sorry. It’s just the way it goes with us copywriters. Yes, I’m suggesting most of us copywriters are idiots. “Hold on, Glenn. Not so fast. Don’t you know I’ve got a top level […]

February 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Don’t be afraid to make your copy magical

Don’t be afraid to make your copy magical

There you are in the grandly decorated lounge of Agora owner Bill Bonner’s 18-century chateau… Gathered with you are what you’ve been told are some of the best copywriters in the world… You’re excited. In fact, you’re only just starting to figure out what this copywriting lark is all about, so to spend time with […]

January 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Five anti-predictions for 2018

Five anti-predictions for 2018

At this time of year, you tend to see every man and his dog laying down their predictions for the year… I find the exercise a bit ‘meh’, to be honest. Predicting how the world will change is a real fool’s errand. Don’t get me wrong… Keeping an eye on how general trends are shifting […]

January 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

No doubt you’re currently languishing in some kind of post-Christmas/pre-New Year malaise. And like me, you’re probably regretting how much you’ve eaten and drunk already, whilst at the same time wondering just how much more it is reasonable to eat and drink tonight. I understand. It’s a difficult consideration. For that reason, I won’t keep […]

December 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Christmas Gift: Copy Formula Secrets

A Christmas Gift: Copy Formula Secrets

Merry Christmas, my fellow copy enthusiast! We’re pretty much ready for the big day here at the Fisher household… Presents are under the tree… holiday odd jobs have begun in earnest (such as re-grouting the kitchen)… and the dog has his embarrassing Christmas jumper on (that’s him on the right there). I’m excited. Far from […]

December 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
I’m not sure your email is working…

I’m not sure your email is working…

Official figures vary… But somewhere between 55% and 75% of all email is now read on mobile. One report predicts by end of 2018… 80% of people will read their email on a mobile device. That’s huge. And as a copywriter, it’s something you must be aware of. Indeed, sat at a little wooden table […]

December 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Delayed objections and when to overcome them

Delayed objections and when to overcome them

I’m on the bus back to my London flat in Dalston reading the first draft of a new sales letter a copywriter has just sent me to review. In the time it takes me to get from Leicester Square to the Balls Pond Road, I’ve read it. It flows well, really well. I’m excited to […]

December 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Show your copy to people who don’t write copy

Show your copy to people who don’t write copy

Copywriters can be precious people… I should know. I am one. And sure, tell me my copy doesn’t work or that I could do something better and once upon a time I would have sulked for a week. Yup, I used to be like that. But these days, I’ve calmed down. I’d like to think […]

December 1, 2017 | By | Reply More