When you think of a copywriter, you think of someone who puts words on a page. Someone who comes up with creative ideas for selling your product. Not someone who actually picks your biggest selling product of the season. And let’s face it, I didn’t expect to be in a position to be advising anyone […]
Snoop Dogg Pimps Rolling Papers With Smokable Book of LyricsSnoop Dogg is promoting his new line of Kingsize Slim Rolling Papers with a unique smokable book, created from rolling papers printed with his lyrics.
Ad of the Day: Orange Enlists TSA Types to Silence Your Cell Phone at the Movies
Retailers Rush to Adjust to Price-Smart Shoppers. As power shifts to consumers, propelled by the Internet and apps, many stores are scrambling to move beyond the time-worn cycle of markups and discounts — and still make money.
We’ve been talking about QR codes—those slightly out-of-focus, black-and-white squares—for several years now. “Conceptually, this is neat,” writes Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic. “People who are looking at paper but connected to the Internet via their phones can combine the two in one seamless experience.” We see QR Codes everywhere—but do we use them? Not really.
How legendary adman George Lois (claims that he) made Aunt Jemima get into the syrup business.
Ad Campaign: Jean Paul Gaultier Whips Marionettes Into Shape for Diet Coke Diet soda is one of the few substances scientifically known to be ingested by fashion models. So, it’s not completely off the wall that Jean Paul Gaultier has been named creative director for Diet Coke in Europe. (He replaces Karl Lagerfeld in the […]
Brand Logos Redesigned for Hipsters. Any hipsters out there wanna comment?
I’m a sucker for CEOs who do their own company spots. (OK, not really, but it’s amusing.) DollarShaveClub.com’s 90-second promo clip is on the cutting edge, with more than 3 million views. Smells like Old Spice? Sure does, but also smells like cross-promo opp.
Hey, Straus Family Creamery Super Premium Ice Cream Organic mint chocolate chip! More mint flavor, please. (Let’s see if they respond. This is as keyword-y as I can get.)
I was copywriter and brand marketing strategist on the launch of this world-renowned spa in Tuscon, AZ. Most of the work was done while there were still bulldozers on the property and none of the rooms were finished. Sometimes we’re not just creatives, we’re illusionists.
I’ve been wondering this for years, because as I explained to a client recently, while I think case studies are valuable, I think the case study format is tired. And I see a lot of tired writing plugged into case studies. I like Jack Price‘s answer to this question on Quora. He writes: “A common […]
Writing a blog becomes a lot easier when you have a framework to follow. (Hey, it sure beats scratching your head each week trying to figure out what to publish.) What I found for most clients is that, at a minimum, it’s best to set a quarter as a goal for your plan. Even better […]
On the very first day of Copywriter or Sales 101 class, you will hear the “features-versus-benefits” conflict. You will hear the professor say that people buy because of benefits. “Features tell but benefits sell” is a phrase that will likely be spoken. You’ll hear how features describe a product or service while benefits describe why […]
Copywriters beware. If you’re reading this thinking you’re going to get lessons on copywriting, you won’t. See my earlier post about why this copywriter won’t write about copywriting. Instead, I’m going to give you a quick peek into the (potentially alarming) psyche of your DM copywriter: We study you. Constantly. Always. Looking for what makes […]
There, did I say copywriting enough times that Google crawls it and thinks I am one? Great, now that that’s out of the way. Here’s the deal. If you need a copywriter, you don’t need an article about 10 tips on copywriting. Like, if you need a heart surgeon, you don’t need an article about […]
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